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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
1 out of every 100 Americans is behind bars. The U.S. spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. 70 million Americans have a criminal record. In too many neighborhoods, young people of color are more likely to go to prison than college.
We have a critical moment of opportunity.
Right now, both houses of Congress have introduced comprehensive justice reform legislation. In the House, the SAFE Justice Act would implement broad based, system-wide reforms to curtail over-criminalization, enhance rehabilitation, and support individuals’ re-entry into society. The Senate just announced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which would reform federal prison sentencing, reduce automatic and harsh punishments, and increase support for rehabilitation programs.
We are closer than ever to bold federal reforms. Together, we can push Congress and President Obama to pass major legislation and get crucial bills signed into law by the end of 2015.
Sign this petition. Demand that Congress take action to roll back the incarceration industry in America.
Under mounting pressure from both national and international rights groups, Mexico’s attorney general has finally released the government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 students last year. The dossier, which runs to over 80 volumes, has been criticized by many Mexicans, who claim the government has attempted to cover up the scandal.
Wednesday, A MRI w/contract was done on his lumbar spine at the prison's health care complex. The MRI company "Alliance Imaging". Their trailer is parked next too Central Prison Hospital. The prison controls the MRI results, etc.. The MRI technician thought that Terrance was there to do more images of his neck (they didn't under because Terrance had those done the previous week). When they were told that it was for his lumbar sine with contract, they wondered why his blood test results were not included with his medical file.
They did a regular MRI of is lumbar spine & then one w/contrast because of the scar tissue that he had from his last surgery. This is when Terrance informed the tech that he couldn't be injected with the dye because it causes him to vomit, etc... That he should at least be given the prednisone pill before they injected him with the dye. The tech didn't do such and said it wasn't the dye made out of shell fish & it was something that had metal in it or magnetic properties in it. When they injected Terrance with the dye into his right arm, he started going into convulsions & vomiting. Terrance was dizzy, had a terrible headache, & was shaking. The technicians said that Terrance was the only prisoner that this had happened to His body rejected this dye & hurt his stomach.
As he got back to the Unit, a nurse gave him some Ibuprofen for a headache & he then went to his cell and laid down for the rest of the day. When he passed a stool Wednesday night, there was blood in his stool. The next morning was the same. When Terrance seen Nurse Floyd to get his morning dose of neurotin, he had told her of the blood in his stools & what had happened when he was injected with the contrast. This is when everything continued to get worse for Terrance. Terrance had asked Nurse Floyd if he would be allowed to see the doctor if he declared a medical emergency. She said that she wasn't the unit nurse but she would tell Nurse Brown about everything & see if Nurse Brown would see him. When Terrance went back to get his noon dosage, Nurse Floyd told Terrance to talk to Nurse Brown while she was in the nurses station. Nurse Brown was informed about the matter and told Terrance that his problem didn't constitute being a "medical emergency" so he wouldn't be seen by the doctor if he was to file one. Terrance then walked away & went back to his cell.
After lunch, Officer Cohen sent Terrance down to the nurses station because someone called/contacted him & told him to do so. As Terrance got to the nurses station the nurse wasn't there. There was only a medicine tech. Terrance had asked Sgt. Cross if he was to declared a medical emergency would they send him to the hospital to see the doctor. The Unit Manager came out & started to yell at Terrance. He was saying something telling him to file a sick call. He then approached Terrance from down the hallway & got in Terrance face, Terrance asked the Unit Manager why he was yelling at him? Without knowing what was going on with Terrance the Unit Manager then told the Sgt. to put him on lockup (solitary confinement).
The officers & the Sgt that was witnessing all of this just shook their heads. After placing Terrance on lockup, Nurse Brown was taken back to take Terrance blood pressure which was 160/100 and when checked again it was 146/99. This was when Nurse Brown & the officers knew there was something wrong with Terrance. Nurse Brown gave the Sgt a cup & stick to give to Terrance for another stool sample; he was moved to Unit 1 that evening. After all of this Terrance should have a endoscopy done to be on the safe side. After being escorted back to Unit 1; c/o had informed Terrance that the MRI images had shown that he had holes in his lumbar spine & it could be spinal degeneration or cancer.
You can contact Terrance Bowman-Taylor at the link below
1300 Western Blvd.Raleigh, NC, United States 27606
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…
BERNARD B. KERIK is one of the most dynamic, undisputed, controversial and accomplished leaders in law enforcement, correction, and national security in the United States. For more than thirty years, he served his country with distinction, honor, and valor, most notably as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York. A Just Cause believes that Bernard Kerik deserves a second chance and that he still has something to give to our country. A Just Cause further believes that Bernard Kerik has a unique perspective of being the jailer as well as the jailed -- his experiences give him a unique perspective that would tremendously benefit reform at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For this reason, A Just Cause would like President Obama to grant Bernard Kerik a pardon and consider him for the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
EXCERPTS OF BERNARD KERIK'S BIO BELOW...
For close to six years, Mr. Kerik served as First Deputy and later Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction. He was responsible for overseeing the New York City jail system, including Rikers Island, one of the largest and most violent jail systems in the country. Under his command, the department achieved historic reductions in inmate-on-inmate violence, and earned international recognition for violence reduction, efficiency, accountability, and correctional excellence.
In August 2000, Mr. Kerik was appointed the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York, responsible for 55,000 civilian and uniform personnel, and a $3.2 billion budget. His term was marked by dramatic reductions in crime, enhanced community relations, and his unflinching leadership and oversight, as he led New York City through the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11, overseeing the rescue, recovery and investigation. In 2001, he was one of the founding members of the Board of Trustees of the Twin Towers Fund, which raised and distributed $216 million to over 600 families related the emergency service workers killed on 9/11.
After retiring from the NYPD, and following the fall of Saddam Hussein, Mr. Kerik accepted a request by the White House to lead Iraq's provisional government's efforts to reconstitute the Iraqi Interior Ministry, which consisted of its national police service and intelligence, customs and immigration, and border police. He subsequently served as a national security advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Bharrat Jagdeo of the Republic of Guyana. Mr. Kerik has conducted threat and vulnerability assessments for other heads of state, and led crime reduction, national security, and management accountability assessments for the U.S. Justice Department, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mexico City.
Considered one of the most decorated police commissioners in the New York City Police Department, in the line of duty, he has rescued people from burning buildings, been stabbed, shot at, and saved his partner who had been wounded in a gun battle. He survived the terror attacks on 9/11, and a bombing plot in Iraq. He has been the target of numerous death threats, seized tons of cocaine and millions in drugs proceeds from the Cali Cartel, and brought cop killers, Colombian drug lords and Iraqi terrorists to justice.
His service to his country has been recognized in more than 100 awards for public and heroic service, including the New York City Police Department's Medal for Valor, plus 29 other medals for excellent and meritorious service. He has been commended for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, and has also received the DEA Administrator's Award from the U.S. Justice Department, two Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He has served on the Terrorism Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Criminal Justice Advisory Council of St. John's University in New York City, and the Academe and Policy Research, and Emergency Response Senior Advisory Committees for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
On December 3, 2004, President George W. Bush nominated Mr. Kerik as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One week later, Mr. Kerik withdrew his name from consideration, after admitting that he failed to pay payroll tax for his children's nanny.
Five years of state and federal investigations followed. Mr. Kerik pled guilty to false statements and tax charges primarily relating to his children’s nanny and discounted apartment renovations. He was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. He surrendered to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons at a minimum-security prison camp in Cumberland, Maryland on May 17, 2010, and was released from custody on October 15, 2013.
“I was sentenced to four years in federal prison, serving just over three years. I learned that the deprivation of freedom is far more profound than one can imagine, and that going to prison is like dying with your eyes open. A horrific experience for any American citizen.” “I believe in law and order and I believe in the need to keep society safe from predators, murderers, rapists, child molesters, and those involved and engaged in violent crime. But, when American jails and prisons around the country are primarily filled with nonviolent and many first-time offenders, it's time for change.” http://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/29/bernard-kerik-prison-is-like-dying-with-your-eyes-open-commentary.html
His unparalleled achievements as New York City's Police and Correction Commissioner, and his 30 year career in the criminal justice field, coupled with his later incarceration, has provided Mr. Kerik with a unique and one-of-a kind perspective into the U.S. criminal justice and prison systems, prompting him to become an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform in America.
Ali Rezaian, the brother of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian says his brother's conviction is unjust, calling for the US government to intervene in any way they can to free Rezaian after 14 months of imprisonment on alleged trumped up charges. (Oct. 13)
What’s the real human toll that the inmate calling industry is taking on prisoners and their loved ones? Host Eddie Conway talks to the affected families, the FCC, and those seeking to change the industry's predatory policies.
Rev. Walters-Executive Director of The Centre for Church and Prison speaking on mass incarceration and the war on drugs in relation to The Centre for Church and Prison 2013 Conference on ending Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs.
Two outside experts have concluded that the Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was “reasonable.”
S. Lamar Sims, a district attorney from Colorado, and Kimberly Crawford, a former FBI agent, wrote separate reports—released by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office—that came to the same opinion: Tim Loehmann, the officer who shot Rice dead less than a second after seeing him was justified.
Rice’s death was a particularly tragic symbol of a year in which police killings of unarmed black people came under intense national scrutiny he was killed after Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, came to the park where he was playing. They were responding to a 911 call about a man waving a gun. The caller’s caveats that the gun was possibly fake were apparently not relayed to the officers. Rice was carrying a toy gun. Garmback was driving the car the officers were in and pulled up just feet from Rice. Almost immediately, Rice was shot.
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.
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