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Tag Archives: StandUpNow
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
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
“Truth” has been told, now investigate and charge those responsible for the wrongful incarceration of a 14-year-old child Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Judge Brian Sullivan created false doubt about Sanford’s innocence in press conference, court order Two cop veterans of … Continue reading
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
Video above by Detroit Free Press Full report by Michigan State Police shows Worthy cover-up likely started from date she brought false charges against 14-year-old Sanford in 2007 Is local media covering up for Worthy? Detroit News article blames her … Continue reading
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
Detroit News video of Davontae’s words during June 9 press conference. 14-year-old child now a composed, articulate young man moving ahead “Keep fighting, don’t’ give up, don’t roll over, don’t let them break you”—Sanford “Keep us in your prayers, especially … Continue reading
Youtube Video above, published on Apr 26, 2016, produced for V.O.T.E by Alex Chemerinsky, Mariah Branyan State juvenile lifers who waited decades for USSC to declare JLWOP unconstitutional subjected to further anguish as state stalls release Of 364 cases, 8 … Continue reading
Hearing in case in front of Judge Qiana Lillard set for May 26, 2016, 9 am Lewis has long fought for his freedom, claiming actual innocence and citing recent USSC court decisions in Miller v. Alabama, Montgomery v. Louisiana ‘Pure … Continue reading
In Hill v. Snyder, 6th Circuit rejects state statutes, calls for “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” for all state juvenile lifers Michigan officials including AG Bill Schuette, Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy have opposed ANY relief for children sent to … Continue reading