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Who is Davontae Sanford? He is Detroit's Forgotten Child. Innocence raped in the grips of overzealous cops and a prosecutor who doesn't give a damn about justice or innocence. She wants Detroit to forget Davontae!! To ignore her great evil misdeeds and sweep the case under the carpet. And your silence has made it all possible Detroit. Until it happens to your child - of course. BUT she suffered a MAJOR defeat at the Michigan Court of Appeals when that court granted Davontae relief on every issue he raised but one; namely whether Private Investigator Linda Boris can testify as to the details of the murders that Vincent Smothers confided in her --as he has to CNN; the Associated Press; his attorney and last but not least to Detroit Homicide investigators. Davontae cross-appealed that issue at the Supreme court. Smothers wants to confess on the record to clear Davontae for the four murders he did not commit. What does Smothers have to gain by confessing to a crime that he knows will get him a mandatory life sentence? Nothing! But Kym Worthy has a lot to lose if he does. Millions of dollars in civil liability and her integrity (which isn't much) for WRONGFULLY convicting that young boy! And Detroit? You are okay with this? Well we can't wait for sleepers to wake up from a dream. Fortunately one appeals court made up of all conservative judges by the way ruled in Davontaes favor. The prosecutor appealed that decision to the Michigan Supreme Court where we are now in a,wait and see hold for the high court. I am cautiously optimistic however that given the fact the three judge panel who ruled in Davontaes favor were all conservatives the state high court which is majority conservative will deny Worthy's appeal. And then the ugly court battle will begin. She will NOT be able to stop Smothers from confessing on the record and convince the trial judge to sustain Davontaes convictions. There are many lawyers on both sides. Smothers will flip her case upside down and she knows it. Hence her reason for fighting to stop him. Treacherous and devious she is.Roberto Guzman
WHERE IS the public outcry over the deaths of (young) children in Barbados? What is Faith Marshall Harris of UNICEF doing? Why has the CCB-Barbados NOT been dismantled and employees fired for a job not well done?
You are a thirteen-year-old, African-American boy buried deep in the ghettos of the notorious Compton projects in Los Angeles, California. The year is 1967, it is a warm, sticky June afternoon, and the mood is anxious. You are worried about where you will get food for dinner, you are worried about your Mother's health and…
The summer following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody and the consequent riot that shook Baltimore saw a rise in homicides and shooting crimes throughout the city. While police presence was intensified during that time, nothing was able to curb the escalating violence. Anya Parampil takes a look at the controversy.
#Montana is #Ferguson Posted: 08 Oct 2015 07:56 AM PDT Tonight is open forum as we deviate from usual format. Give us a call and discuss any news you have learned concerning 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking. In the news.... The US government just weeks after President Obama visits a prison, thousands of drug war…
It took a New York City jury less than an hour of deliberating on Friday to find Atlanta Hawks’ guard Thabo Sefolosha not guilty on all three counts stemming from an altercation with the NYPD in April — an incident his lawyer said was racially...
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that youth can’t be sentenced automatically to life in prison. But what should happen to the couple thousand inmates already serving such sentences? Tuesday, lawyers for Henry Montgomery argue that they should get parole hearings. An in-depth look at the crime and the man at the center of the case.
TRUTH TELLING STOP THE EVIL TWINS WHIRLPOOL AND HARBOR SHORES FROM STEALING LAND IN BENTON HARBOR MASS DEMONSTRATION IN BENTON HARBOR ON AUGN 10 2010 STARTING AT 10 AM EASTERN TIME.IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is beginning a campaign to curb violence and prison abuse at Rikers Island, but former inmates want more than just policy reforms: They are calling for the prison to be closed down. Egor Piskunov reports from New York City and speaks with former inmates.
"Black men, in particular, have been treated as being disposable, no longer necessary to the economy or to building the country. We label them and their communities as irredeemable and hopelessly violent, . . . it becomes clear that men of all races who are chronically unemployed are more likely to be violent." Dr. Michele Alexander, "Black Lives Matter Report In Conversation with Dr. Tommy J. Curry LIVE ?A Quiet Danger - Brothers Invisible: Classroom to Home? Dr. Curry is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He is a Ray A. Rothrock Fellow 13'-16' in the Department of Philosophy.
Juan grew up in Washington, D.C., in a section of town that is plagued by violence. His father was in and out of jail, so he grew up primarily with his mom and younger brother. He was never a “problem” child, and didn’t get into trouble until his mid-teens. At 16, police went into his home at night to arrest him for an armed robbery carjacking. He awoke to the barrel of a rifle pointed at him. As he was being taken into custody, he remembers that he was afraid of the “unknown”. He was left in the dark with no lawyer, not knowing what was going on, and no communication with his family. When he went to court, he admitted to knowing about a possible carjacking that one of his friends or acquaintances committed, but he was never there. This was enough to try him as an adult with a conspiracy conviction, which sentenced him to eight years in adult prison. He was transferred far from his family in D.C. first to Montana, then to Washington State, Utah, California and finally Virginia.
“Getting out was the easy part, staying out is hard,” he recalls. There is no exit procedure from prison, no psychological evaluation, no assessment of education or career skills, or assessment of whether he had a home to return. Juan received a promise that he needed to find a job or he would be put back in prison. However, getting a job was difficult due to his record. He could not get a job as a warehouse worker, which he was more than qualified for. He had fifty seven job interviews before he was given an opportunity somewhere. Now he works at a hospital and volunteers with a group called Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop. Free Minds is an organization that offers resources to youth incarcerated as adults. The resources they provide range from job readiness training, outlets for creative expression, violence prevention outreach and more. The unique aspect of Free Minds, is that some volunteers, like Juan, have formerly been incarcerated and can youth who are incarcerated a positive example to follow. They show that there is potential in everyone and that there is still room to have a positive impact on the community.
Lamont Banks, Cliff Stewart, and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Our Special Guest for tonight's show is Former Counsel Ron LeGrand to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who've been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO,https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6 Thank you for your support!
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