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Continuing my ongoing series discussing the current Protests with Veterans of the 60's movement, I am happy to bring a local Detroit man to the conversation.
Meet Nick Medvecky.
Nick will bring a whole new layer to the discussion - for he was himself framed and imprisoned on a false drug charge with a sentence of 25 years. His real crime, was messing with the wrong FBI informant. The real focus, years and years of COINTELPRO interest in him.
Not only is his tale a cautionary tale for activists, with the degree he earned while under arrest, and his experience as a journalist and photographer, he now is using his voice to explain what our Prison Industrial System truly is.
His blog, American Tribune chronicles those experiences.
Nick Medvecky is basically a New York City boy who went into the military back in 1959, became a civil rights activist in the Old South where he was rewarded with a stint on a chain-gang. In 1965 he adopted Detroit, Michigan, as his home. There's little in the way of progressive and left movements, and international travel that his wasn't active in.
Following a career in journalism and criminal defense investigations, Nick eventually fell afoul of one too many gov't agencies. In 1990 he was convicted of cocaine conspiracy and served a total of 22 yrs in the federal prison system.
Today, as Dr. Publico with a doctorate in psychology, he publishes a blog entitled AmericanTribune.org. Nick has a unique perspective on "class crime."
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