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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
On Monday, Virginia Republicans sued to halt Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, a move that could affect the November presidential election. The lawsuit in the Virginia Supreme Court reportedly asks justices to require the voting registrars not to sign up felons based on McAuliffe’s order on April 22 and to cancel all registrations from prisoners since it was issued. The lawsuit, which is headed by leaders of the Republican-controlled state legislature, adds that McAuliffe’s order was unconstitutional. Since signing the order, the Virginia governor has said that nearly 80 percent of the felons whose rights were restored are nonviolent offenders who have also been free for over a decade. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/d... http://www.wochit.com
Are you against the Death Penalty? Join the European Association for Human Rights in bringing unity against the death penalty. Sign our Petition and buy a wristband. Together we will abolish the death penalty. European Association for Human Rights
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a black Georgia death row inmate convicted of murdering an elderly white woman in a 1987 trial. The Court found that prosecutors unlawfully excluded black jury candidates in selecting an all-white jury. In a 7-1 ruling, the court handed a victory to 48 year old inmate Timothy Foster. Foster asserted prosecutorial misconduct after he was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1986 murder of Queen White, a 79-year-old retired schoolteacher. The justices threw out Foster's conviction after decades on death row. It is possible he'll face a retrial. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/d... http://www.wochit.com
Yesterday the folks at the Huffington Post released a gut-wrenching expose on the treatment of kids sentenced to adult prison in Michigan. The report, titled Cruel and All-Too-Usual, begins with a graphic video accompanied by the following warning.
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,443 Tuesday 24 May 2016. The war of the privileged few against the many. Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to use it and alter it for your own needs for your own letter. Website updated daily, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit. Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona. http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/ The letters with links are also available at 'Fear and loathing in Great Britain' https://creatorsnotconsumers.wordpress.com/ Dear Mr Cameron, Throughout the history of the world it has never been the many against the few, it has always been the few against the many and so far they have been astonishingly successful. They, that elusive 'powers that be', control everything, the militia, policing, policy, the media, currency, laws, the markets, hierarchy, sovereignty and wealth. In a nation in which hierarchy has dominated for centuries, it is almost futile to attempt to challenge the overwhelming deference towards such a system and the party which best represents and embodies the overwhelming power of privilege - the Conservatives party. Conservatives have always been the party that least represents the lives and concerns of ordinary people, put simply, voting Conservative (Tory) is like Turkeys voting for Christmas. Your continuing success in securing what is known as 'the deferential vote' is locked into the presumed legitimacy of hierarchical power and there is no better example of this than the adoration of royalty which can see tens of thousands of flag waving people lining the streets worshipping at the feet of privilege. Your orchestration of the privatisation of our NHS is the most shocking, tragic, heinous abuse of the British people. The NHS, universal health care for all, funded by the people and free at the point of use, is the greatest achievement for the people, built and maintained by the people, in this nations history. Out of the ashes of war, we truly built a nation fit for heroes, a nation to be proud of. Social policy by Tories is steeped against ordinary people, poverty under Conservatives is a political given and his own privations in early life led Aneurin Bevan to make his famous statement, "no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party that inflicted those bitter experiences on me". And here we are today, poverty once again out of control, our NHS being stolen from us, the poor being hounded to death and whilst a petition to save BBC recipes can attract 195,178 supporters in mere days and garner a response, 700,700 signatories to save our NHS across 650 local campaigns are ignored. Robbing the health of the poor for profit is an appalling act of the worst kind of social vandalism, sustained by lies and deception. That you are getting away with it is a triumph of institutionalised ignorance. Such ignorance, like poverty, is not the fault of its victims but of the system that creates and maintains it for its own nefarious purposes. Educating for ignorance is just another dirty Tory game as Gove and his rote learning so ably demonstrated. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-birth-of-the-nhs-856091.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/john-wight/david-cameron_b_1621999.htmlhttp://www.theguardian.com/news/1948/jul/05/leadersandreply.mainsectionhttps://www.change.org/p/bbc-save-the-bbc-s-recipe-archivehttps://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/save-our-nhs/near/newhttps://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3f63-NHS-reformed-again#.V0MKWeSzzc4https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/graham-peebles/austerity-and-rise-of-poverty-in-britainhttp://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/nov/14/michael-gove-backs-learning-by-rote
We the people call for a general strike against the Conservative Cuts and their ability to govern this country as a true representative of the people. On the 4th July 2016, We call on all unions and protest groups to unite and make a stand against the deadly cuts being imposed on the people of th
California has released more than 1,500 inmates from prison since 2012. What happens next? --- The Return, which debuts tonight on PBS, is a documentary that follows the journey of several former California prison inmates as they re-enter the world after serving decades behind bars under Three Strikes sentencing. Three Strikes passed in 1994 in the state and requires a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life for a third felony conviction. California voters modified the law in 2012 by passing Prop 36, which allowed for the resentencing and release of convicts whose third strike was a non-violent, non-serious offense. Since then, the courts have released more than 1,500 California inmates from prison. Reason TV's Zach Weissmueller sat down with Katie Galloway, who is one of the film's two directors, and Kevin Bilal Chatman, one of the film's subjects, who served 11 years for dealing drugs to an undercover police officer. Under Three Strikes, Chatman faced life in prison but was resentenced after the passage of Prop 36. Galloway and Chatman discuss the role that Three Strikes has played in overincarceration, what "tough on crime" laws get wrong, the surprising politics of prison sentencing reform, the difficulties of transitioning from prison to civilian life, and what other states can learn from California's experiment in resentencing. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Music by Chris Zabriskie. Approximately 13 minutes. Visit http://reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel for daily content like this.
The Return examines an unprecedented reform to California’s “Three Strikes” law through the eyes of those on the front lines — prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. Official Selection of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Over a year ago in the city of Chicago torture reparations were reached. The men have benefited from the monetary, however services and programs that were offered through the ORDINANCE have not been provided to ANY of the survivors of Jon Burge torture nor have those that remain incarcerated have completed the process of receiving their monetary damages as they cannot benefit from the services nor programs while incarcerated. While this report my identify sources, its not designed to create confusion nor conflict toward reaching a solution toward the best interest of those who are heirs of this reparations packages.
On Monday May 23, 2016 the verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of 25 year old Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero is accused of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say the 30-year-old arrested Gray without cause and was negligent in that he didn't buckle the the handcuffed Gray. Gray passed on April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken while sitting in the back of a police van while he was handcuffed not not buckled in. Critics believe that Officer Nero deliberately left Gray unbuckled to subject him a form of police brutality known as a "rough ride", in which the handcuffed and unbuckled victim is thrown around in the back of the car due to aggressive driving. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c2... http://www.wochit.com
Rafael Medina grew up in the South Bronx his mother couldn't read or write, in and out of shelters; he's never had a bed or home of his own he's been in prison since age 19 for a crime someone else pled guilty to he is now 36. Rafael couldn't afford a real defense and was given a non jury trial with zero physical evidence against him his lawyer did no research he didn't interview all of the witnesses, evidence that wasn't legal admissible was introduced at trial (photo of Rafael) Rafaels mother paid several paralegals to try and get all of his paperwork and it's all missing from his file. In 2012 Rafael was placed on a court calendar for a 601d hearing for Post Release Supervision in the Bronx without any knowledge to him, the Bronx DA attempted to give him additional PRS on his determinate sentence of 8 years after it expired all the while he has LIFE on the end of it, all other inmates were present but not Rafael. There was an oral admission by the DA's office that his murder conviction could be vacated on a 440 motion so they wanted to make sure he had supervision on the determinate sentence even though that is illegal he was also denied his constitutional right to be present during re-sentencing; Rafael has a son who 16 that needs his father, Rafael himself grew up fatherless, his father was a sexual predator who left him at the hospital at birth and never returned. Rafael has been in prison since age 19 he is turning 37 this coming September his mother wants to see her son freed before it's too late for her. Please sign this petition
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