In the early spring of 2012 I had enough and decided to become politically active. From the unsolved black on black homicide of my neighbor in 2006 that nobody was trying to solve to shenanigans from the County I was at the end of my rope.
First I wrote polite emails, then impolite emails, then batpoop crazy disturbing emails. Eventually I thought about running for office. Explored a primary against Governor Markell, got a little press and radio coverage before I decided to leave the Democratic Party and run for the 34th district representative as an Independent. I got my clock cleaned.
On October 6 2012 my campaign basically stopped. That day I met Dr. Jahi Issa. The doctor had some allegations that were very disturbing. A man had been lynched, another man had been abducted by the killers and had escaped with injuries but the police weren't doing anything about it, he himself had been 'set up' and arrested for no reason at Delaware State University during a student protest.
I now know for a fact that Dover Police are refusing to investigate Henry Fordham's complaint of assault on September 21, 2012 by what Fordham says are two white males who resided in his neighborhood until the day of the assault. According to police Fordham lied to them about how he came to be in the company of his attackers and he is 'known to them'.
Neither of which gives anyone the right to assault Fordham or relieves the police of their duty to collect evidence and arrest criminals on complaint of crime. http://troubleindover.blogspot.com/2012/11/poking-holes-in-stories.html
Fordham had a nasty cut under his left ear, had been stabbed in the mouth on the left side of his face, and had a ligature mark on his neck. He identified his assailants by first name, description, and address. Neighborhood residents confirm that the two individuals named by Fordham were at their residence the morning that Fordham was attacked until 'word got out and people started talking' then they left. Both of their first names are known and the last name of one man is known.
I can also confidently state that Delaware State University has changed it's narrative of the reason for arresting Dr. Issa ( he has been fired from his job of Associate Professor at DSU ) and both narratives have fatal flaws. Namely that they are both bullshit. http://troubleindover.blogspot.com/2012/12/will-there-be-third-story-from-dsu.html.
The deaths by hanging from trees with their own belts of Johnny Clark at Silver Lake Park in May 2012 and Charles Conley in the alley off of 200 N. Governor's Ave in October 2010 are both officially suicides. There is some question of this finding from friends, relatives and some in the local community. I don't have any definitive answers on the suicides, never having seen the official records. They remain question marks in my mind.
I saw a video of the arrest on December 5, 2012 that perfectly matched the version of the event that Dr. Issa had consistently been describing since I had met him on October 6, 2012.
What I do know is that Dr. Issa is being falsely prosecuted. I can only speculate as to motive, I know that is what's happening. I do know that Dover Police Department is refusing to take the complaint of Henry Fordham seriously and that somebody definitely assaulted him at Silver Lake Park in the early morning of 2012. I know that nobody even bothered to collect evidence when my neighbor was killed. A slug was actually left in my wall and I was told to call in if I found it. So much for chain of custody.
Are these events occurring due to incompetence/arrogance/corruption or is there institutional racism in Delaware? I suspect a combination, other activists I'm working with believe complicity and a white supremist elite are at work. Time will tell.
What we know is that the First State is the one the civil rights movement missed. Please help us get out the word.