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Reply to "Newburgh Four: Poor, Black, and Jailed Under FBI 'Entrapment' Tactics"

Shortly after these brothers were arrested, the story about an FBI plant was plastered all over the front page of the NY Daily News. He had been ratted out, given up and I believe was the same gentleman who attempted to sue the government for outing his cover. The majority of the black people in this area DO NOT BELIEVE that these men came up with and executed this plan on their own. I don't believe that they should be in federal prison for this. People that I know who knew these people from the neighborhood cannot believe that the younger men even had anything to do with it.

Consequently because of this case, there is now an FBI detachment in the City of Newburgh which is largely Black and Latino. I find this disturbing because several young black men and boys in the city had been murdered including a son of a childhood friend of mine, yet there was no presence there during that time. Even after the city was declared to be the murder capital of New York State. No one even the state gave a damn, why because it was nothing but a bunch of poor black and latino people in the community killing each other. But once they were accused of wanting to kill some white folks or attack the infrastructure of some corporation THEN this presence was urgently needed. Same old bull.

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