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FREEZING INMATES BANG SOS MESSAGE FROM INSIDE BROOKLYN DETENTION FACILITY DURING POWER OUTAGE

Prisoners in lock-down after heating system failed As angry families gather in streets, prisoners bang on cell windows Officials do not move population to available nearby heated jails By Andy Newman, Christina Goldbaum and Annie Correal New York Today Feb. … Continue reading

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THE RACIST, IMPERIALIST WAR ON VENEZUELA–BLACK AGENDA REPORT

Glen Ford, BAR executive editor January 31, 2019 Donald Trump is simply exercising an imperial mandate handed down to him by Obama, who put “humanitarian” lipstick on the white supremacist pig of American exceptionalism. “The darker peoples of the world … Continue reading

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NATIONAL: AFTER USSC RULING, BATTLES OVER JUVENILE LIFER CASES PERSIST

Sharon Cohen and Adam Geller, AP National Writers Jan. 21, 2019 Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his … Continue reading

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IN MICHIGAN, COUNTY PROSECUTORS SLOW TO GIVE REHABILITATED JUVENILES A CHANCE

  Editor’s note: The two Michigan juvenile lifers profiled below are among the 200 prisoners  for whom county prosecutors recommended life without parole during their re-sentencings under U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Alabama. That … Continue reading

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FREE AT LAST? PROS. SHATTERS PLAN FOR CHARLES K.K. LEWIS’ RELEASE; HEARING THURS. JAN. 24 @ 10:30 AM

Channel 4 video above is from Oct. 2017 hearing in Charles “K.K.” Lewis case Prosecutor moves to certify substitute for Lewis’ lost court record, after first telling Judge she could give Lewis “a term of years’ in exchange Mitigation hearing … Continue reading

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STOP GM’S PLANT CLOSINGS! SAVE THE PLANET FOR THE WORKERS! RALLY FRI. JAN. 18 @ 5:30 PM COBO HALL

See Free Press coverage of protest at https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/01/18/rashida-tlaib-protest-auto-show-gala/2620328002/ See MLive coverage of protest at https://www.mlive.com/naias/2019/01/gm-workers-protest-plant-closures-outside-detroit-auto-show-charity-gala.html  PROTEST THE AUTO SHOW PROM!  RALLY JAN 18th 5:30 pm Cobo Hall Seize The Plant, Save the Planet: Make Detroit the engine for a Green New … Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF LIFE: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING LIFE SENTENCES

Re-printed from “The Michigan Lifers Report, Dec. 2018 This ground-breaking book by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis of the Sentencing Project (TSP) was released in December, 2018. They argue that there is no practical or moral justification for a sentence … Continue reading

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BALTIMORE FIRST BIG CITY TO BAN WATER PRIVATIZATION WHICH HAS DEVASTATED DETROIT, FLINT, OTHERS

Baltimore residents succeeded in banning water privatization in city charter. 77% of city voters approve charter amendment Baltimore City paves the way for how cities across the country can protect their water systems from the risks and costs of corporate … Continue reading

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JUDGE KENNY STRIKES DOWN THELONIOUS SEARCY BID FOR FREEDOM ON ‘ACTUAL INNOCENCE’ OF 2004 MURDER

Above is interview with Thelonious “Skinnyman” Searcy Dec. 7, 2018, about Judge Timothy Kenny’s ruling on his wrongful conviction in 2005 for the death of Jamal Segars. Searcy is at bottom right, listening as his attorney Michael Dezsi plays recording … Continue reading

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GEORGE RIDER EVIDENTIARY HEARING FINALLY HELD W/NEW JUDGE, BUT RULING DELAYED UNTIL DEC. 19

By Ricardo Ferrell November 26, 2018 In the case of George G. Rider, I reported in an exclusive article in Voice of Detroit on November 7, 2018, titled, ‘George Rider Case Shows Corruption Runs Deep Within Macomb County, MI Courts, … Continue reading

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