Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

STREETS OF DETROIT, 76 OTHER COMMUNITIES SERVICED BY GLWA COULD SOON BE FILLED WITH SEWAGE

DWSD stopped work on WWTP 3rd Feeder power project 4 years ago Power outage of a few hours could be catastrophic in Delray, Springwells, Mexicantown; more than one week could fill region with untreated sewage Poor communities will be targeted … Continue reading

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SEARCY WINS EVIDENTIARY HEARING; SMOTHERS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY HE WAS THE KILLER IN 2004 CASE

VIDEO ABOVE: AARON NEVILLE SINGS “I SHALL BE RELEASED.” Prosecution agrees to evidentiary hearing in case of Thelonious Searcy, serving natural life for crime Vincent Smothers says he committed. Smothers projected to testify at hearing Not only AP Muscat and … Continue reading

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JUVENILE LIFER RE-SENTENCINGS DRAG ON IN MICHIGAN, NATION, AS STATES SNUB U.S. SUPREME COURT

  Some of Michigan’s juvenile lifers are shown above, in VOD group photo used previously. Names below go from first row l to r and subsequent rows l t0 r. Only two of this sample have been paroled so far, … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE BARS: PROVING INNOCENCE–FORUM AUG. 19 WITH BILL PROCTOR

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PACK APPEALS COURT TUES. AUG. 1 TO SUPPORT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT V. ILLEGAL TAX FORECLOSURES

  Related from VOD: http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/06/14/restitution-not-eviction-peoples-forum-to-stop-unconstitutional-tax-foreclosures-sat-june-17/  Below: videoes of Prof. Bernadette Atuahene’s riveting presentation on tax foreclosures in Detroit, the highest number in the history of the U.S., at forum June 17, 2017.  

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UPRISING! DETROIT, 1967; 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY; RIVETING ACCOUNT BY RENOWNED HISTORIAN PAUL LEE

_______________________________ Video published on Feb 12, 2011 by Paul Lee on YouTube. “Michigan Citizen” publisher Catherine Kelly and historical features writer Paul Lee discuss the newspaper series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion on WXYZ-TV/Channel 7’s “Spotlight … Continue reading

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THE TROUBLED RESENTENCING OF AMERICA’S JUVENILE LIFERS — THE NATION

When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair. By Jessica Pishko June 21, 2017 (Republished by the Voice of Detroit, which has covered the case of Charles Lewis and other Michigan … Continue reading

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WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION FOR REV. EDWARD PINKNEY DETROIT JULY 8, 2017

“Welcome Home Celebration for Rev. Edward Pinkney” Event, Saturday, July 8, featuring Mrs. Dorothy Pinkney and Rev. Edward Pinkney, sponsored by the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs; and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & … Continue reading

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REAL MEN HELP CHILDREN OVERCOME RECKLESSNESS AND OTHER PROBLEMS

BY CORTEZ DAVIS EL Staff writer for Voice of Detroit (see bio on VOD About Page) July 7, 2017 With a lack of men to guide the younger generation down the path to success, the Michigan Department of Corrections allows … Continue reading

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IS EXONERATION NEAR FOR THELONIOUS SEARCY, SERVING LIFE FOR MURDER VINCENT SMOTHERS CONFESSED TO?

In 2009, 36th District Court Judge Craig Strong sentenced Vincent Smothers to 50-100 years for eight of 12 murders he confessed to.  Strong told Smothers that while he could not bring back the lives of those he killed, he could help others … Continue reading

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