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Author Archives: Diane Bukowski
EXPERTS DISAGREE WITH NEW ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY KILLING “. . . unreasonable and unjustified use of deadly force.” Expert Roger Clark “. . .reckless tactical decision making.” Jeff Noble, former CA deputy chief BY Graham Rayman, Rich Schapiro NEW YORK DAILY … Continue reading
Video above: Protesters marching down the streets of Michigan Avenue demanding justice on Black Friday, Nov. 27, for Laquan McDonald, 17, shot 16 times by former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in October, 2014. Above: released video, published on Youtube by Chicago … Continue reading
By BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka November 18, 2015 “The white supremacist ideology and world-view, normalized and thus unrecognized by most, has become a form of psychopathology.” The white world views French victims of ISIS as more valuable – … Continue reading
(Video above, from Lady Justice, shows full verdict and surrounding events) Majority Black jury finds Robocop guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, misconduct in office; he faces up to 15 years Judge Vonda R. Evans … Continue reading
Even former Inkster police chief testifies beating not justified MSP lab supervisor says Dent had NO COCAINE in blood samples No prints on drug baggie Melendez claimed he found in Dent’s car MSP 1st Lt. Powell: Cops’ story does not … Continue reading
BY YVONNE JONES November 11, 2015 It is with great sadness that I post of the passing of Belinda Meyers-Florence. Belinda was one of the founding members of DAREA. Belinda was our Communication Coordinator, Belinda made sure we were all … Continue reading
“If people think things are bad in Flint, wait until they see what’s going to happen to THEIR water.” Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant severely understaffed; “when you call there, nobody answers.” GLWA takeover in trouble: GLWA/DWSD to work as independent … Continue reading
“The officer with the gun jumped on me, grabbed me by the throat, and started choking me, then beating me in the head.” — Floyd Dent Melendez’ partner, auxiliary cop Zielenewski, admits repeated use of racial epithets in texts Judge Evans … Continue reading
Political prisoner, who was moved to Marquette Prison, far from his Benton Harbor home and wife Dorothy Pinkney, now has no phone access Pres. Barack Obama, who is about to address the issue of prisoner re-entry, must pardon Rev. Edward … Continue reading
Detroit, Inkster have paid over $2.5 M settling Dent case, 12 more lawsuits v. Melendez; deaths of Lou Adkins, Ernest Crutchfield II among them Judge to allow testimony about Dent’s alleged prior record; defense witnesses: 25-35, prosecution only 5-6 “They … Continue reading