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MICH. CITIZENS SUPPORT 2ND CHANCES FOR JUVENILE LIFERS; STATE, COUNTY PROSECUTORS INDUCE FEAR

The U.S. is the ONLY country in the world that sentences children to die in prison Michigan has the second highest number of juvenile lifers per capita among states in U.S. Michigan one of only 4 states to oppose retroactivity of … Continue reading

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“NEW HOPE” FOR MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS, AS OTHERS AWAIT LONG-DELAYED JUSTICE

Mainstream media covers Lewis hearing  SADO attorney finally calls him back Federal case challenging state’s JLWOP statutes still alive  Story by Diane Bukowski Video by Cornell Squires  September 10, 2016 DETROIT – Michigan juvenile lifer Charles Lewis, who has been … Continue reading

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WHAT IS ‘DPS COMMUNITY DISTRICT’ DOING FOR DETROIT’S SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

By Aurora Harris August 25, 2016 Posted By Aurora Harris to Detroit Parents With Special Ed Students at 8/25/2016 01:44:00 PM VOD editor’s note: The Detroit News reported Sept. 1 that the State School Reform Office released a report listing … Continue reading

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‘WE THE PEOPLE’ CRY GENOCIDE — DETROIT WATER SHUT-OFFS, FORECLOSURES ERASING BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS

Above: Performance by the “Flowtown Revue” at “Mapping the Water Crisis” book launch forum Aug. 14 Detroit residential water shut-offs skyrocket, 13,750 households from May to July–Detroit News “The destruction of our neighborhoods is not haphazard or arbitrary but deliberate … Continue reading

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TELFORD FIGHTS ATTACK; DETROIT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS RUNNING ‘SPEED’ SLATE ON NOV. BALLOT

11-member SPEED slate runs in Nov. Detroit Board of Ed elections Detroit News slams slate and Superintendent candidate Telford By Dr. John Telford Aug. 8, 2016 (VOD ed. note: Former DPS Superintendent Dr. David Snead endorsed this article wholeheartedly, sending it in … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN FILES FOR JLWOP FOR 80% OF JUVENILE LIFERS; FED. COURT WANTS ALL PAROLE ELIGIBLE

Atty. Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, whose own grandfather was killed by a group of teens, appears at the beginning of this video. He won U.S. Supreme Court rulings banning death sentences for juveniles, life without parole for … Continue reading

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WORTHY, OTHERS WANT LARGE PORTION OF ‘JUVENILE LIFERS’ TO DIE IN PRISON, DESPITE USSC RULINGS

Worthy seeks renewed LWOP for 40% in Wayne County, where 98% of juvenile lifers are Black, under likely unconstitutional state statute “Lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children,” — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony … Continue reading

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“JIM CROW! GENOCIDE!” STATE LOAN BOARD APPROVES THEFT OF $1.5 B IN DPS ASSETS, $385 M IN LOANS

Dozens traveled to Lansing to oppose state dismantling of DPS district, and further debt of $385 million Board files whistleblower complaint with SEC alleging that loan rates of up to 18% have cost DPS over $400 million under previous EM’s … Continue reading

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WALL STREET GREED = DEATH OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS; FIGHT BACK IN COURT, ON STREETS

Snyder signs Acts 192-197 to abolish DPS, replace it with state-controlled “community district” that will eventually carry heavy debt load  Acts also attack DPS workers’ collective bargaining and seniority rights  Lawsuit filed to stop dissolution of DPS; says it violates … Continue reading

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PROTESTERS DEMAND FREEDOM FOR RASMEA ODEH AND PALESTINE, AS JUDGE DRAIN ORDERS POSSIBLE NEW TRIAL

Video above: Over 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists affirm Black-Palestinian solidarity, including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, DAM, Omar Barghouti, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Yousef Erakat, Annemarie Jacir, Boots Riley, Dr. Cornel West, and many others. After … Continue reading

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