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Author Archives: Diane Bukowski
Sentenced to LWOP at 17, Victor Polk wins re-sentencing to term of years Judge Elizabeth Kelly’s decision reflects “overwhelming majority of Michigan judges” (94%) striking down JLWOP sentences in re-hearings Family of victim forgives Polk at hearing, wishes him well … Continue reading
INT’L COMMISSION ON RACIST POLICE VIOLENCE IN U.S. ISSUES REPORT; CALLS FOR WORLD COURT INTERVENTION
International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence on People of African Descent in the United States: “The purpose of the Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racial Police Violence is to examine whether widespread and systematic racist violence in … Continue reading
As Detroit awaited verdict in George Floyd murder trial, DPD killed 2 men with alleged mental health issues April 19 and April 20 DPD Chief James Craig conducted ‘scare’ campaign anticipating violent protests, attacked U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters, Rashida Tlaib … Continue reading
“PHILLY D.A. EPISODE I:” LARRY KRASNER TAKES OFFICE IN LANDSLIDE, FIRES 31 A.D.A.’S, BEGINS ENDING CASH BAIL
Editor: The first episode of “Philly D.A.” on PBS, aired on April 20, 2021, was published on YouTube, so VOD is providing it here for our readers to watch. There are eight episodes, to be aired on coming Tuesdays at 9 … Continue reading
See New York Times article, “Throughout Trial Over George Floyd’s Death, Killings by Police Mount” dated April 17, 2021. “Since testimony began on March 29, at least 64 people have died at the hands of law enforcement nationwide, with Black … Continue reading
Interviewed on his release from prison Feb. 4, 2021, Larry Smith gave full statement (at top) listing many others still locked up who should be freed Larry Smith, Ramon Ward and Bernard Howard were featured in an investigative interview (bottom), … Continue reading
UPDATE: HEARING POSTPONED to MAY 19 @9AM Atty: Court says that’s the next available date due to necessity for COVID-19 quarantine. Darrell Ewing, Derrico Searcy finally scheduled to appear for new trial Tues. April 13, @1:30pm, after orders by 8 … Continue reading
Nixon freed Feb. 18, 2021 after 15 years in MDOC; “questionable trial testimony” from jail-house informant Stanley January, Jr. cited Memos show Kym Worthy’s APA Patrick Muscat, Deputy Chief of Special Operations, pressed DPD to interview Nixon’s “cellmates” APA Muscat prosecuted … Continue reading
What’s Really Driving This Rise in Suicides? I witnessed CO’s, even a psychologist, taunt residents in treatment program into committing suicide An independent investigation into MDOC suicides is overdue Janika Edmond hung herself at Huron Valley Women’s Facility after guards … Continue reading
According to a widely-circulated brochure, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has advised his followers NOT to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for various reasons. He notes at the close of the brochure that Cuba and other countries will have better … Continue reading