Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

RALLIES TO END WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS, SLAVERY IN MDOC! FREE OUR SISTERS & BROTHERS! THU. NOV. 14

Protesters march at Frank Murphy Hall in support of Thelonious Searcy and other wrongfully convicted prisoners, on Nov. 14, 2019. Quintasha McCroy, Thelonious (Shawn) Searcy’s fiancée, speaks at rally to free Searcy in front of Frank Murphy Courthouse Nov. 14, … Continue reading

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DAN GILBERT/TRUMP RELATIONSHIP PROVIDED TAX BREAKS FOR TAKEOVER OF DOWNTOWN DETROIT

How a tax break to help the poor went to NBA owner Dan Gilbert Dan Gilbert’s cultivation of the Trump family appears to have paid off with Trump tax law breaks : Three swaths of Detroit were selected as opportunity … Continue reading

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DARRELL EWING, DERRICO SEARCY WIN NEW TRIAL IN MURDER CASE AFTER NEARLY TWO DECADES

Judge Michael Hathaway gives order Oct. 24 after evidentiary hearing  Ruling not only due to trial jury’s illegal use of internet, but also to lack of “overwhelming evidence of guilt”  Prosecution says they plan to file application for leave to … Continue reading

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TRUTH REALLY UNVEILED: THE HEALING; TWO WOMEN WHO ROSE ABOVE ADVERSITY

Two women tell how they overcame abuse and established bright futures: Kia Faison and Erica Lynn Gillis “Strike 3” Stage Play  Sat. Oct. 26, 2pm &7 pm, Sun. Oct. 27  “Strike 3 is not just about me – it is … Continue reading

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CHARLES LEWIS IS FREE! INNOCENT JUV. LIFER RELEASED OCT. 17 AFTER 42 YRS; WILL RESUME MUSICAL CAREER

LEWIS RE-SENTENCED TO 37-60 YRS; WALKS OUT OF PRISON NEXT DAY Courageous decision by Judge Lillard in face of pros. request for 50-100 yrs. Joyous mother Rosie Lewis: “God shined his light!” Polygraph expert J. P. Carey (former criminal investigator) … Continue reading

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JUV. LIFER CHARLES LEWIS—FREE AT LAST? FINAL HEARING TUES. OCT. 15, 9AM, JUDGE LILLARD, FMHJ

Final mitigation hearing after 3 ½ years Tues. Oct. 15 9 a.m—Judge Qiana Lillard, Rm. 502 FMHJ  Defense says Lewis is not “the rare child” who is irredeemable, files a stunning 87 pp. brief including expert testimony and research  Brief … Continue reading

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MICH. JUVENILE LIFERS: 63% NOT RE-SENTENCED; FED. CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT CITES VIOLATION OF DUE PROCESS

________________________________________________________  UPDATE (details below Paredes story): ACLU files 3rd amended complaint expanding original grounds, in front of USDC Judge Mark Goldsmith; contends continued captivity of state juvenile lifers 7 years after Miller v. Alabama violates DUE PROCESS. Also disputes state’s … Continue reading

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VOD Interviews Women Who Rock! FOUNDERS OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-BULLY CRUSADERS ORGANIZATION

OCTOBER: NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH! By Ricardo Ferrell, VOD Staff Writer Women are the cradle of civilization and should be honored as such – Everyday! Far too often, the strong women of our society who are out there on the … Continue reading

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UAW STRIKE AGAINST GENERAL MOTORS COULD BE GREAT FOR ALL; INSPIRED BY SERVICE WORKERS’ ACTIONS

It could be tough on those who have walked off the job and away from a regular paycheck. But it could be great for the country. Largest labor action in U.S. in over 10 years Inspired by service workers’ strikes: … Continue reading

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EWING, SEARCY HEARING ON JURY USE OF INTERNET RESEARCH ON GANGS IN 2010 TRIAL TO CONTINUE OCT. 4

Third hearing Fri. Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. ordered to deal with jurisdictional questions on evidentiary hearing re: murder conviction of Darrell Ewing and Derrico Searcy Fourth juror, foreman Brian Tubbs, testifies Sept. 6 that he has no recall of … Continue reading

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