Monday, January 19, 2009

The Boston Molasses disaster on Martin Luther King Day reinforces Boston's racism and classism.

Here is a short summary of the Boston Molasses Flood of January 15, 1919, in which a bunch of people died and a lot of property and animals were destroyed.

What a story. Of course must never lose focus of the fact that certain trends the way they were presented back then on money and class are the same issues Martin Luther King was dealing with 50 years later at the time of his untimely demise read: murder -- in this country. Meanwhile today, 40 years after that, Derrick Gillenwater is dealing with the same issues with these hateful Judges who are murdering Justice; denying him basic Due Process and First Amendment Rights with impunity in the legal malpractice case against prominent Boston Attorney Jeffrey Denner.
The distillery was brought to court; 119 different suits of damages were brought against them. The United States Alcohol Company claimed no responsibility for the mess. They accused anarchists of blowing up the molasses tank. There were some bomb-throwing anarchists around at that time, but there was no proof to show that any of them tossed an explosive at this particular structure.

Still, the distillery felt confident that they could win the case because most of the twenty-one people who died and most of the people who were suing them were poor people.

See what I mean?

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