Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

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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U.S. CONGRESS, 50 STATE AG’S, FTC, CONSUMER GROUPS DEMAND COS. STOP PLAGUE OF 48 BILLION ROBOCALLS

FTC takes 94 legal actions against companies including First Choice Horizon, LLC and Media Mix 365, worst offenders targeting seniors, poor TRACED Act and Stopping Bad Robocalls Act pending in U.S. Congress, expected to be finalized in fall 51 State … Continue reading

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JUROR IN 2010 EWING/SEARCY MURDER TRIAL: VERDICT TAINTED BY JURY’S “GANG-RELATED” INTERNET RESEARCH

Juror Kathleen Byrnes gives powerful testimony on juror misconduct during trials, convictions of Darrell Ewing, Derrico Searcy Byrnes says introduction of banned research changed her vote to “Guilty,”  at evidentiary hearing Aug. 26, 2019 “I remember this trial so well … Continue reading

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THE FORTRESS: PROBATE COURTS ENRICH GUARDIANS, CONSERVATORS, TAKE HOMES, LIBERTIES, LIVES OF WARDS

A Michigan court tasked with protecting its most vulnerable citizens has become home to a roiling controversy charging abuse, exploitation, robbery and neglect. Part One of Five: Unacknowledged and Unprotected  By Gretchen Rachel Hammond  In the frigid, early morning of … Continue reading

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MACOMB CO. CORRUPTION CONTINUES WITH BAHODA CASE, UNDER PROS. ERIC SMITH, AP JORIJ FEDORAK

Saad Bahoda case preceded frame-up of Detroit businessman George Rider AP Jorji Fedorak, married to ATF agent, prosecuted both Bahoda, Rider Bahoda over-charged while on parole from now illegal 650 lifer sentence BY RICARDO FERRELL  VOD Staff Writer Further research, … Continue reading

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U.S. REP. RASHIDA TLAIB HONORED AT DETROIT ‘SHABBAT’ AFTER ISRAEL RESTRICTS TRIP TO SEE GRANDMOTHER

UPDATE 8/19/09: U.S. Reps. Omar, Tlaib, supporters condemn Trump, U.S. support of Israel, white supremacy; call for end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, travel restrictions “Thank you for hearing me, thank you for seeing me, thank you for loving me. … Continue reading

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