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‘ROBOCOP’ MELENDEZ GETS 13 MOS. – 10 YRS. FOR NEAR-FATAL BEATING OF BLACK AUTOWORKER FLOYD DENT

Judge Evans lectures Robocop for 20 minutes: “Today is payback for resorting to an act of cowardly brutality. . . .It ain’t no fun when the rabbit’s got the gun.” Dent: “I may be able someday to forgive what he … Continue reading

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‘ROBOCOP’ MELENDEZ GUILTY OF 2 FELONIES, FACES 15 YRS; REMANDED TO JAIL IN FLOYD DENT BEATING

(Video above, from Lady Justice, shows full verdict and surrounding events) Majority Black jury finds Robocop guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, misconduct in office; he faces up to 15 years Judge Vonda R. Evans … Continue reading

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JURY TO TOUR SCENES OF NEAR-FATAL ‘ROBOCOP’ BEATING OF AUTOWORKER FLOYD DENT

Even former Inkster police chief testifies beating not justified  MSP lab supervisor says Dent had NO COCAINE in blood samples  No prints on drug baggie Melendez claimed he found in Dent’s car  MSP 1st Lt. Powell: Cops’ story does not … Continue reading

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DETROITER FLOYD DENT CONFRONTS ‘ROBOCOP’ WM. MELENDEZ; PARTNER COP ADMITS RACIST TEXTS

 “The officer with the gun jumped on me, grabbed me by the throat, and started choking me, then beating me in the head.” — Floyd Dent Melendez’ partner, auxiliary cop Zielenewski, admits repeated use of racial epithets in texts Judge Evans … Continue reading

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‘ROBOCOP’ WM. MELENDEZ FACES TRIAL NOV. 2 IN NEAR-FATAL BEATING OF DETROIT AUTOWORKER FLOYD DENT

Detroit, Inkster have paid over $2.5 M settling Dent case, 12 more lawsuits v. Melendez; deaths of Lou Adkins, Ernest Crutchfield II among them  Judge to allow testimony about Dent’s alleged prior record; defense witnesses: 25-35, prosecution only 5-6  “They … Continue reading

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NYPD RIOTS AGAINST #RISEUPOCTOBER MARCHERS IN TIMES SQUARE, RIKERS ISLAND, ARRESTS DOZENS

Protesters also block entrance to Rikers Island, take dozens of arrests TeleSUR says protesters demanding direct action to stop police terror Detroiters Mertilla Jones, Kimberly Griffin, Kevin Kellom, Yvette Johnson participate in historic actions (Report compiled by VOD from PINAC, IBT, … Continue reading

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WITNESSES TO CHASE THAT KILLED 2 CHILDREN CONTRADICT DETROIT COP’S TESTIMONY AFTER EXAM

Chase wound from E. Warren to Mack, then up Nottingham past E. Warren, neighborhood residents say Police traveled at high rate of speed throughout chase, almost caused Camaro to hit other children at Nottingham and Brunswick “When are we going … Continue reading

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DETROIT COPS WHO ALLEGEDLY HIT CAR THAT KILLED CHILDREN TO TESTIFY IN COURT MON. JULY 13

Cops are Richard Billingslea, Steven Fultz, Hakeem Patterson Driver of car, Lorenzo Harris, faces exam on multiple felony charges His parole was for possession of ecstasy, served 7 yrs. Family members, neighbors say cops should be charged as well #PoliceBrutality,  … Continue reading

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DETROIT COPS KEPT CHASE GOING AFTER 2 CHILDREN HIT, KILLED; THEN 3 OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED

UPDATE: FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS (family Facebook post) The WAKE is Wednesday July 1st @ Cantrell Funeral Services 22121 Kelly Road Eastpointe, Michigan, 48021 from 12-8  The FUNERAL is Thursday July 2nd @ Burns Seventh-Day Adventist Church @ 10129 E. Warren Ave … Continue reading

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