Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION SUES TO BAR WATER SHUT-OFFS IN DETROIT, SAYS GOV. WHITMER ORDER NOT ENOUGH

  Lawsuit condemns racial disparities in water shutoffs and asks court for permanent solution in Detroit  Flint pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who exposed high lead levels in Flint children, supports lawsuit and declares water critical to preventative healthcare  July 9, 2020 DETROIT, Mich. — Today, a … Continue reading

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WOULD DETROIT POLICE HAVE KILLED HAKIM LITTLETON IF HE WAS WHITE?

ANALYSIS OF DPD KILLING OF HAKIM LITTLETON BY COALITION FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY SHOWS LITTLETON SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES, ONCE IN THE HEAD, AFTER HE WAS DISARMED, RESTRAINED:  NO LONGER A THREAT July 24, 2020 #DETROITWILLBREATHE has now posted the Coalition for … Continue reading

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FREE DARRELL EWING! TWO JUDGES HAVE ORDERED NEW TRIALS IN INNOCENCE CASE; KYM WORTHY STILL APPEALS

As Wayne County Prosecutor election primary nears Aug. 4, family and supporters of wrongfully convicted Darrell Ewing rally July 2, 2020 Ewing and co-defendant Derrico Searcy won new trial Oct. 24, 2017 due to jury contamination, lack of “overwhelming evidence of … Continue reading

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U.S. HOUSE BILL: DISMANTLE MASS INCARCERATION, RELEASE PRISONERS FACING COVID-19 DEATH SENTENCE

Bill would condition federal funding on whether states release eligible prisoners endangered by COVID-19 in U.S. prisons, jails Introduced by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Barbara Lee  The top five clusters of the virus across the U.S. are all in … Continue reading

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PROTEST AGAINST PROSECUTORS: ‘SERVE JUSTICE OR BE REMOVED’ TH. JULY 2 @ 10 am – 4pm FRANK MURPHY HALL

               Voice of Detroit endorses VICTORIA BURTON-HARRIS FOR WAYNE                                             COUNTY PROSECUTOR       … Continue reading

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PROTESTERS TELL CHILLING STORIES OF DETROIT POLICE ABUSE DURING MARCHES AFTER GEORGE FLOYD MURDER

Video above courtesy of #DetroitWillBreathe showing events (1) June 2 Gratiot/Conner (2) downtown Detroit (3) photos from various marches  Public Tribunal, held June 20 by #DetroitWillBreathe, tried DPD Chief James Craig, Mayor Mike Duggan Protesters say battalions of  Detroit police … Continue reading

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DETROIT POLICE CHALLENGED OVER FACE RECOGNITION FLAWS, BIAS IN CASE OF ROBERT WILLIAMS

By MATT O’BRIEN, AP Technology Writer   June 24, 2020 A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for … Continue reading

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#BLM ‘DETROIT WILL BREATHE’ TO TRY DUGGAN, CRAIG JUNE 20; HISTORIC GAINS IN U.S. AS POLICE RETALIATE

“DETROIT WILL BREATHE” plans Public Tribunal June 20 5-8 PM, Hart Plaza to try Police Chief Craig, Mayor Mike Duggan for police brutality  Up to 4,000 protesters out daily in Detroit, thousands more across state, metro areas including suburbs since … Continue reading

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TIME TO SHARPEN OUR WEAPONS AND WITS FOR REAL POWER OVER POLICE—Black Agenda Report

 Glen Ford, BAR Executive Editor June 11, 2020 Having not yet won real power over the police, this is no time for a lull or a truce — it’s time to sharpen our political instruments and deepen the mass movement’s … Continue reading

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ANTHONY CLARK-REED: ‘I CAN’T BREATHE:’–DETROIT’S GEORGE FLOYD, SUFFOCATED BY COPS IN 2015

ANTHONY CLARK-REED, 24–Suffocated by Detroit police March 30, 2015; video: cops forced him out of car during asthma attack, sat on his back to handcuff him, delayed getting his inhaler,  then illegally administered it themselves Dr. Werner Spitz: Clark-Reed “died … Continue reading

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