As we conclude the week, we, the CDLU, had a wonderful email exchange with a client of Balch & Bingham.
Informing them that the NAACP suspended their Birmingham Chapter President for being one of the stooges in the Balch & Bingham/Drummond North Birmingham Bribery Case, we wrote
If the NAACP can see a wrong, we ask, why can’t [Balch clients]?
We asked, do Balch clients want to appear they are “condoning the institutional racism? The targeting of poor, black children? The suppression of African-Americans from having their toxic property tested?”
And we let them know this is about a consistent pattern of unscrupulous behavior.
We understand Balch & Bingham angrily feels we, the CDLU, and our website are the cause of the loss of their clients, their money-making partners, the bad publicity.
But Balch’s claim is utterly false.
Balch alone is responsible for their partners’ alleged selfish, arrogant, corrupt, unethical, and criminal conduct.
We understand Balch & Bingham angrily says we, the CDLU, are “friends ” with Burt Newsome and are simply advocating on his behalf out of friendship.
But again Balch’s claim is utterly false.
Two years ago, we did not know or have any interaction with Burt Newsome, neither on a professional or personal level.
Balch alone cannot stand the fact that a tiny, public advocacy group is holding them accountable for their partners’ alleged selfish, arrogant, corrupt, unethical, and criminal conduct.
We, the CDLU, have no needs.
We are simply seeking inherent goodness, impartial justice, and honorable conduct.
Balch & Bingham appears to want to fight us as their enemy, which we are not. Balch needs to realize that they, themselves are their own worst enemy.
Balch’s acts of impunity are no longer tolerated by the public; and acts of contrition, reconciliation, and forgiveness are the only path forward to salvage the firm.