Saturday, March 09, 2013
Now comes word that former Eagle, Freddy Mitchell, (AKA "FredEx") has some tax issues , and that he could be looking at some jail time.
This continues a disturbing trend among many of you Negroes who have been blessed with a certain amount of wealth here in America. From Wesley Snipes to Ja Rule, you all have been holding back on Uncle Sam or trying to find ways to hide what was rightfully his. You all need to understand that a good accountant is just as -if not more- important than any other professional that you might employ. And if you do happen to have a good accountant, please listen to their advice; do not let greed get the better of you. (I see you Mary J.)
The tax man has been taking down us Negroes for a long time. History is full of stories of famous Negroes who have been smacked down by the tax man. Remember how he treated poor Redd Foxx? They raided his house and literally started taking everything in plain view. And then there was Joe Louis. The "Brown Bomber" never had a chance. The IRS gave him the hardest punch he ever got.
Of course none of us enjoy to paying taxes, and lord knows we pay plenty.
We aren't asked to pay as much as these celebrities, but we don't make as much money as they do, either.
We understand that it's a sacrifice we must make and cannot escape.
"Fed up with Foxx's failure to pay $755,166.21 in back taxes, IRS agents raided his three-bedroom Las Vegas home, carting off cars and furniture and nearly everything else they could cram into their trucks. "They took my necklace and the ID bracelet off my wrist and the money out of my pocket," says Foxx, 67. "I was treated like I wasn't human."
Looking forlorn amid the rejected junk scattered across his floor, Foxx, the star of the '70s hit Sanford and Son, cannot muster any of the defiant energy that once made him one of TV's highest-paid actors. "I've done nothing to deserve this," he moans, claiming that he has been paying off his tax debt with the $15,000 to $20,000 he earns each week performing at the Hacienda Hotel at the end of the Vegas Strip. Foxx speculates that the agency is after his reported $500,000 Harlem Nights fee. "They're mad about the money I made on the movie," he says."
Sorry Redd, it took you too long to learn that Caesar is no joke.
Finally, tonight my racism chase takes me to a little town called Coopertown, Tennessee. I have to give Shane Sullivan, the town's new police chief credit, but I am afraid that it might be hard for him to find even one officer who is eligible to join his force. I mean we are talking about a small town in Tennessee here.
"COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.
Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired on the heels of a series of police scandals that for a few months left Coopertown with no police at all. Years before that, a mayor was voted out of office after the local prosecutor accused him of racism and running a notorious speed trap.
Law enforcement experts say Sullivan’s polygraph approach is unusual, though some departments use the devices for other purposes during the application process. Others try to root out bias in other ways. One polygraph expert warned that lie detectors can’t accurately predict racism for reasons that include people’s inability to recognize their own racism.
Sullivan said he doubts racists will even apply for the force if they know about the tests." [Source]
Chief, never underestimate the power of a racist who needs a job.