Originally Posted by Katie Valk
Martin Luther Kings birthday

‘One hundred years later the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land……Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice…….We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality….We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one……I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulation….Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed……I say to you today, my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.’

... or driven out of their home for the last 30-years? Doesn't sound very MLK-like to me.

A person should be judged on how they treat others. Based on that, he should be judged for BOTH his past treatment of African-Amercians and his peaceful existence on the island for the last 30 years.

Sounds like he owes the African-American community in the U.S. an apology and he owes the people of Belize nothing more than that which has already been given, and he continues to give as far as I understand.

If he is guilty of murder or some other crime for which justice is due, that's one thing...

However, unless you are an African-American ex-pat living in Belize who was harmed by this man's action, this unjust persecution of a man living peaceably isn't warranted at all imo.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.