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article imageDemonstration to release Malachi Z. York in front of US Consulate Special

By Andrew Moran     Oct 9, 2009 in World
On a cold, rainy day in downtown Toronto, supporters of Doctor Malachi Z. York demonstrated in front of the United States Consulate for seven hours in prison uniforms and a jail cell to emphasize their views that Dr. York must be released.
Last month, Digital Journal reported on a protest to release Doctor Malachi Z. York. The demonstration was staged at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. Men in support of the 64-year-old scholar and Honorary Consul General wore orange prison jumpsuits, had duct tape on their lips and one activist sat in a prison cell.
On Friday, proponents of the release of Dr. York staged another display, similar to September’s, but this time in front of the United States Consulate at University and Queen. Digital Journal had the opportunity to have an in-depth interview with one of the heads of this event, Tristen Coffey.
Toronto Malachi K. York Demonstrators
On Friday, Digital Journal captured photos of Toronto demonstrators who want Doctor Malachi K. York released from an American prison.
Andrew Moran
First of all, who is Dr. Malachi Z. York? Well, York is an author, professor and a humanitarian who has published extensive work in fields such as anthropology, world politics, religion and countless other issues. Coffey describes him as a “prolific writer and has written of both criticism of government and status quo, as well as assisting in activism.” Much to his chagrin, Coffey states with a smirk, “It’s funny because he’s a Republican.”
In 2002, York was arrested on child molestation charges and, two years later, he was sentenced to 135 years in prison in Florence ADMAX, Colorado which is suspected to be one of the most dangerous prisons in the United States.
Toronto Malachi K. York Demonstrators
On Friday, Digital Journal captured photos of Toronto demonstrators who want Doctor Malachi K. York released from an American prison.
Andrew Moran
Why is the InnocenceSociety protesting to release Malachi Z. York then? Two reasons: 1) the founder of United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors suffers from Acute Angiodema, which is a medical condition that causes the increase of adrenaline, suffocation, heart failures and strokes. The second reason is because of his trial.
York’s trial has been surrounded with controversy since day one. Evidence, according to the Innocence Society, one of the child victims lied about the testimony, another alleged victim was bribed by one FBI agent and York has accused the court of prosecutorial misconduct, thus asking the judge in July 2009 to vacate his 135-year prison sentence. He is expected to be released on December 15, 2119.
Coffey elaborated on York’s work and how a lot of people are unaware of the type of issues he has written about throughout his life, “Most people are not aware of William Cooper, I wouldn’t put him in the same category of Jordan Maxwell, but he’s written about secret societies within the government.”
Toronto Malachi K. York Demonstrators
On Friday, Digital Journal captured photos of Toronto demonstrators who want Doctor Malachi K. York released from an American prison.
Andrew Moran
The group of demonstrators handed out copies of a documentary called “Mysteries Behind Closed Doors: The Dr. Malachi Z. York Case – The Untold Story” and Digital Journal was able to obtain the film. The documentary’s opening narrative states,
“Raising the consciousness of his people, Dr. York’s progressive solution for Nubians in America lead to the success of living for and by each other through their culture and way of life.” The narrators add further, “With 476 acres of undeveloped land owned by the tribe, Nuwaupians stood in the way of a 20 year municipal plan of the Eatonton officials. Late 1997-1998 A.D., Eatonton town officials disrupted the progressive growth of the Nuwaupian community with bogus planning and zoning violations preventing them from building their Egyptian style theme park. Since 1998, one zealous county sheriff, Howard R. Silis, would spearhead a frivolous investigation of false allegations of child molestation and later racketeering charges, of illegal structuring money against Malachi York and the Nuwaupian community.”
Coffey explained, regarding the Tama-Re compound, that York and his group were positively contributing to the Georgian community but would not give “the corrupt organization, known as the sheriff’s department, their cut.”
Toronto Malachi K. York Demonstrators
On Friday, Digital Journal captured photos of Toronto demonstrators who want Doctor Malachi K. York released from an American prison.
Andrew Moran
According to interviewees in the documentary, such as Robbie Ward and Thomas Chism, Dr. York worked on his writing day and night, helped create Nubian communities and provided assistance to children in whatever they needed.
The narrator further adds, “Dr. Malachi Z. York’s goal was to raise the conscious level of Nubians worldwide.” Coffey explained to Digital Journal that York awakened and is still awakening people that Nubians are indigenous, related to Moors and descend from the Omecs, “so he’s bringing people into awareness and reality of this matrix of the system we have in existence, which was not welcomed by Sheriff Richard Sils.”
While a lot of his followers and supporters view him as innocent, some do not. Bill Oniski, an author who covered York’s case and wrote the book “Ungodly: Fact Sheet,” wrote, “When he was finally indicted, state prosecutors literally had to cut back the number of counts listed — from well beyond a thousand to slightly more than 200 — because they feared a jury simply wouldn’t believe the magnitude of York's evil.… It is believed to be the nation’s largest child molestation prosecution ever directed at a single person, in terms of number of victims and number of alleged criminal acts.”
Digital Journal asked Coffey if the government or lawyers involved considered a retrial or possibly even releasing York and he responded, “Later people like Abigail Washington recanted her recantment. Basically, she’s committing perjury, you can’t recant recantment. You’re already in dangerous waters when you recant it. When you recant your recantment, you’re no longer a credible witness.” Coffey further explained, “Whenever I talk to someone within the legal profession, they always seem to find it impossible that what happened in that courtroom is possible.”
Toronto Malachi K. York Demonstrators
On Friday, Digital Journal captured photos of Toronto demonstrators who want Doctor Malachi K. York released from an American prison.
Andrew Moran
One example he cited, is that Dr. York was sentenced to 135-years on Martin Luther King’s birthday, which is a statutory holiday, “That’s not right under Habeas Corpus,” Coffey vehemently explained. “It’s basically a massive embarrassment of the United States judicial system,” Coffey adds, “I can’t even tell you how much money they spent on this Waco-type raid that they did.”
As the paperwork provided to Digital Journal, Florence ADMAX is suspected to be one of the most dangerous prisons. Digital Journal asked if York has been able to contact anybody since being sentenced and Coffey mentioned that he has been in touch with the co-founder of Innocence Society. People are also able to visit Dr. York. He elaborated that he was transferred to a variety of different prisons, even though he was isolated, such as Marion, which was also unsafe but said that someone died in Marion so that is the reason why they built ADMAX.
Since Labor Day’s exhibition, Coffey has had a lot of people become interested in York’s legal case, his history and the primary goals of Innocence Society. Some people have even joined the group since then. Demonstrations have occurred and will take place in Korea, Jamaica, African nations and across North America in support of Dr. York.
Coffey became first involved in this movement a few years ago when he became aware of Malachi York and his writings. He started reading his work and someone told him he was in jail. Coffey was surprised to find out that York was charged for child molestation but then he immediately began to research the case and printed out every tidbit of information to compare the pros and cons. “I probably owe the library thousands in ink cartridges,” jestingly said Coffey.
After all of his research he realized that what he is now doing is good because more and more people are starting to become aware of the situation. All of his colleagues “share the common ground” and pay for everything completely out of their own pockets without any donations or financial backing.
Future protests will be held at the end of the month in Georgia and another one will be held soon in Toronto, which Digital Journal will cover.
For more information you can visit the Innocence Society website or telephone them at 647-891-6014.
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