John Wiley Price “Our Man Downtown” Fights Government Persecution and Media Crucifixion Trial Puts Justice, Civil Rights Legacy and Era of Community Service on The Line “In the past, the greatest weapon the white man has had has been his ability to divide and conquer. If I take my hand and slap you, you don’t even feel it. It might sting you because these digits are separated. But all I have to do to put you back in your place is bring those digits together.”– Malcolm X DALLAS – District 3 Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price remains one of the best modern examples of a servant’s heart. For the past 8 weeks, he has been on trial and in a fight to save a legacy of service and a lifetime of hard work forging Black unity, building Black pride and fighting for the civil rights of the disenfranchised. “Our Man Downtown” is accused of accepting more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for his vote on contracts with the city. He is also accused of mail fraud. Price, the county’s longest-serving member of the commissioner’s court, is one of four defendants who were indicted by federal authorities in… Read full this story
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