Blagojevich’s Star Attorney, Sam Adam Jr., to be the Keynote Speaker at Benton Harbor-NAACP Event at Lake Michigan College in October

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After the scandal regarding President Obama's Illinois Senate seat, Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed representation. He called father and son legal team- Sam Adam Sr. and Jr. This is the same legal team that successfully defended R&B star R-Kelly in 2008, and Sam Adam Jr. will be the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund Banquet on October 9th, 2010 at Lake Michigan College.

Why should the people of Illinois and the taxpayers in this county pay me? When we have dead babies on the street, when we have police officers in uniform that are day to day being shot and targeted by gang members

Sam Adam Jr. is considered by some the next Johnnie Cochran. His theatrical style and winning record has made him a legend around Chicago land courtrooms at the ripe old age of 38.

Sam Adam Jr. will be the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund Banquet. Adam will discuss the current state of the judicial system and understanding constitutional rights.

Sam Adam Jr. is one of the most sought-after lawyers for high-profile cases. In 2008, he successfully defended R&B star R-Kelly in his notorious sex tape trial and lead the defense team in the infamous Rod Blagojevich trial earlier this year. The Ex-Governor was only found guilty on 1 of 24 counts in August, 2010.

Many legal experts have considered this a victory for Blagojevich and his team. However, prosecutors have vowed to retry Blagojevich early next year. Sam Adam Jr. thinks the state of Illinois should spend the money improving a broken public-school system and lowering crimes rates instead.

After hearing the jury's verdict on August 17, 2010, the fiery Sam Adam Jr. and his father Sam Adam Sr. launched into a diatribe against the Chicago's longest-serving U.S. attorney after hearing the jury's verdict, calling him "nuts" and accusing him of running a "banana republic."

"Why should the people of Illinois and the taxpayers in this county pay me? When we have dead babies on the street, when we have police officers in uniform that are day to day being shot and targeted by gang members," Adam said. "Why should the people of Illinois pay a criminal defense lawyer when we've already been through trial?"

People can get a glimpse into what NBC Chicago has called, "The Sam Adam Show," next month during the Annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund Banquet.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Lake Michigan College, Upton Room, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Cost to attend is $50 (suggested) per person. The theme of this year’s banquet is, “New Day, New Way!”

Ticket price includes a 1-year membership to the NAACP
The public also is invited to attend the pre-banquet Brainstorming Meeting at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please mail tax-deductible donations to:
NAACP
1940 Union St.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
For more information, and/or tickets contact: Alzeni Crumble at a_crumble(at)yahoo(dot)com; 269-926-6515 or Rev. Edward Pinckney at 269-925-0001.

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