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A group of Michael Jackson fans is meeting with Los Angeles councillors to discuss the future of a building named in the singer's honour.
Officials at Gardner Elementary School, where Jackson attended classes in 1970, opened the Michael Jackson Auditorium in 1989 in tribute to their most famous pupil.
But they decided to cover up Jackson's name with plywood in 2003 after the Thriller hitmaker was accused of child molestation.
Now Jackson's fans have launched a campaign to have his name reinstated on the building, claiming the late star shouldn't be punished as he was cleared of any wrongdoing at his 2005 trial.
The group has collected more than 2,000 signatures and will meet with the Board of Education to plead their case next week (begs18Oct10), reports TMZ.com.


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The fact that they even covered the name before the trial's findings bespeaks of ignorance on many levels........Go see "Waiting for Superman"
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Americans should feel ashamed of themselves. Instead they keep up the pretense of being right in regards to hating Michael. They consider his global fan base "crazy". Well the land of 'innocent until proven guilty' is hypocritical, backbiting, and down right bigoted. Michael is free now. Those who remain of Earth will continue to suffer for their scheming, lying, and hate mongering in regards to Michael.
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THIS MAKES ME SICK! ITS A SHAME! MICHAELS LEGACY FOREVER!REST IN PEACE MY KING!
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The people who run that school are not very educated, they would not cover MICHAEL JACKSON'S NAME,if they studied OUR CCONSTITUTION, MICHAEL was proven NOT GUILTY! and that should have been enough for those people....... They should be ASHAMED!!!!!! of themselves..........
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UncoverMJsname, initiated a facebook account and then HelpUncoverMJXx twitter account ... They have been granted a allotted time to speak at the next school board meeting, October 19th 2010. They will be allowed a certain amount of time to relate the importance of removing the plyboards from the Gardner Elem School Auditorium that cover the name of our beloved Michael Jackson. This is their chance to appeal to Superintendent, Ramone Cortines and make him understand how this injustice must end. The continued boarding up of Michael Jackson defies our country's ideals and this point needs to be brought home. It should NEVER have been boarded up based on false allegations.In this and all elementary schools, the children are taught about our supposed ideals in America. They are taught about civic duty, civic pride and hopefully about civil rights. What does our country present as a basic civil right? Presumed Innocence! We have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, in a court of law by a jury of our peers and this is a fundamental right prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, for ALL citizens. This is what we teach our children, so therefore we must abide by it.If they do not restore Michael Jackson’s name to the auditorium they are teaching the children that basic civil liberties do not exist, or that they only apply to some but not ALL. Why is Michael Jackson being denied this basic fundamental right? He was unfairly accused, he withstood a 5 month long trial by jury and in the end 14 Not Guilty verdicts where handed down and he walked out of that courtroom a free and INNOCENT man. Michael Jackson was investigated by the FBI, extensively and when asked by the DA, Tom Sneddon if they could help him, they said “NO” … If the FBI had ANY evidence against Michael Jackson, they surely would have pounced on the chance to help convict him of such a heinous crime. It is clear that there was NO evidence; NONE. Tom Mesereau has said as much many times.The school, amid 2003 false allegation boarded up Michael’s name and now the must UNCOVER it or STOP teaching the Constitutional rights afforded to all of us.In the 2005 trial, Tom Mesereau, Michael Jackson’s attorney PROVED that the State’s case was a losing one as they had no credible witnesses, tainted evidence and it was run by a DA that let his own illogical obsession fuel his unnatural desire to convict this innocent and gentle human being. The case should have NEVER been brought and it cost the taxpayers 4 million dollars. Four million dollars was used to falsely accused an innocent man. Michael Jackson was prejudged by the mass media as being guilty. They didn’t care or were too lazy to actually ‘report’ on the trial. Rather they speculated and reiterated the salacious allegations in an attempt to sway public opinion. The school preemptively judged Michael Jackson based on this overtly negative and speculative sensationalized headlines...NOW that the truth has been revealed, justice must be done. Michael Jackson’s name MUST be restored to Gardner Elementary Auditorium.The time for justice for Michael Jackson is LONG LONG OVERDUEMJJJusticeProject -- It’s Time
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MJJustice & Sit your As* down: I couldn't agree more with both of you! I lived in northen IN and used to drive by Gary, IN every time I went back and forth to college in northwestern IN. I was 20 when MJ made his first television appearance in 1968 and have loved him ever since. I am outraged that his elementary school (one of the few places where Michael cld even go to school because of the J5's growing popularity) put a blackout on his name after 2003. Have these people never heard of "NOT GUILTY"!!!!!!! Have they never heard of the constitution?? Have they never heard of our justice system?? I am sickened by all of it! After all Michael did for children all over the world, this crew of sychophantic hypoctrites turns their back on him. Poor Michael. How I wish you had been born somewhere else!!!!!!!
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This should have been done years ago. I'm happy they are finally doing something about it. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to get this done for Michael.(Australian fan)
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I hope the plywood comes off and I hope there is media coverage and documentaries showing how the media destroyed this brilliant father, son, brother, singer, dancer, producer, humanitarian, comedian, kind, beautiful human being.
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The school board need to say they are sorry to the Jackson family...............To Katherine the mother of MICHAEL JACKSON, they need to tell her how bad they feel that they did this thing boarding up MICHAEL JACKSON'S name........SHAME ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I see why Michael turned to drugs so he can cope with all this BS he had to endure after everything he gave and did...while he was in pain and really needed ppl they turned on him...NOT ONCE DID HE TURN HIS BACK ON THOSE IN NEED! They should be ASHAMED...Its enough to drive ANYONE insane to feel betrayed like that!!! How can we stop bulling in schools when our kids are being taught how to hate and belittle someone by mocking the roles from Adults, Parents, Media, Music, Movies ETC... It makes me sick!!!
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