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The true story of the Allen Central Game: an open report

Yesterday, February 19, 2007, I asked my brother in arms Roger McCredie, who is the Executive Director of the Southern Legal Resource Center, to help me put together a demand to the attorney general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for a criminal and civil investigation into the actions of Mr.. Ned Pillersdorf, a volunteer basketball coach at the David High School in Floyd County, Kentucky. It was Mr.. Pillersdorf who invented the story about a black basketball player of his team being “taunted” last year by fans of Allen Central High School with a Confederate battle flag. This out and out lie of Mr.. Pillersdorf’s was used as the basis for cancelling the Allen Central vs. David game this year which, after the lie was exposed, led to the game being played behind closed doors and nevertheless won overwhelmingly by the Rebels of Allen Central. However the lie had done its work as I was invited to speak at Allen Central earlier this month but then informed on absolutely no notice, after traveling to Kentucky, that my appearance had been forbidden by the school superintendent who apparently feared that my being there to speak the truth would call more media attention upon his school system. This action constitutes a denial of my right to free speech and I felt that the logical and appropriate recipient of my request should be the honorable attorney general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Now it is not generally known that Roger McCredie in his youth was an award winning investigative reporter, and he is still in full possession of all those skills, which is highly advantageous to the Southern Legal Resource Center. This morning he called me into his office and said “H.K., you potentially have a very good case but I sure would not be looking for too much sympathy from the attorney general’s office.” He went on to say “It looks like they are pretty cozy over there in Kentucky.” He then handed me a stack of evidence documents which revealed the following: Mr.. Ned Pillersdorf, a transplanted Yankee from Brooklyn, New York, whose lie set in motion this entire chain of events is married to Janet Stumbo who is the assistant coach of the David basketball team and who also participated in this lie according to the news media. She is also now a judge on the Kentucky court of appeals. Last year she defended a democratic candidate for county attorney, one Champ Maze who was charged according to the Kentucky Law Review with attempted vote buying and obstructing of justice. Most significantly, the attorney general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to whom I was intending to send my request for an investigation into this violation of my constitutional rights is the Hon. Greg Stumbo and he is a cousin of Janet Stumbo who is also Mrs.. Pillersdorf.

Playing into such a fantastically stacked deck, especially in the pursuit of justice is obviously a waste of time which I have little of and resources of which I have none. However I ask my Southern family to stand with me and never fear as with the help of my friends and brothers and sisters I shall go forward and pursue the inequities that have been done to me, because by them being done unto me they are being done to all Southerners. I ask for your continued prayerful support for me and for our cause, as well as for the superb freedom fighters at the SLRC.

Faithfully your brother,

H.K. Edgerton