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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
A growing number of American cities are ticketing or arresting homeless people for essentially being homeless. The new laws ban behavior commonly associated with homelessness like reclining in public, sharing food or sitting on a sidewalk.
Supporters argue these measures are necessary to push homeless people into the shelter system and maintain public safety. Critics say the laws violate the rights of homeless people and ignore the more complicated drivers of homelessness like mental illness.
We found homeless people camping in the woods to escape police harassment, a homelessness consultant opposed to feeding homeless people and a city that uses solitary confinement to force homeless people into shelters.
In this extra scene, VICE News spoke to a resident of Nevada City, California, who recounts what it was like to be stigmatized by her community for being homeless.
Members of the Black Youth Project gathered and celebrated outside the Chicago courthouse where activist Malcolm London's charges were dropped, following his arrest Tuesday night, and called for reform in the justice system. (Nov. 25)
Demonstrators marched in Chicago for a second straight night, protesting the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year. Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder. (Nov. 26)
Hours after a Chicago police officer was ordered held without bond on a first-degree murder charge, the city released a shocking police dash-cam video that captured the white officer opening fire on an African American teen on a Southwest Side street, striking him 16 times and killing him.
As Chicago braces for protests ahead of the release of video footage of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, DN! speaks with Charlene Carruthers, the National Director of the Black Youth Project 100. Her organization declined a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Monday as the city tries to quell impending protests. "For us, it was important not to take a meeting with the mayor where it was clear to us that this series of meetings was about how are we going to quell our fears — being the mayor’s office’s fears — about what young, black people are going to do once this video is released," Carruthers said. "They’re very concerned with the city remaining peaceful, but unfortunately, the community, or the target, that is being told to remain peaceful is not the Chicago Police Department."
Protesters rally in New York expressing their solidarity with people in Chicago and Minneapolis who rallied against police brutality. Protests erupted after video of Chicago policeman killing a black teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago was released following the killing of a black man Jamar Clark in Minneapolis
Dozens protested hours after the funeral service in memory of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Wednesday. The police, many heavily armed, closed the street in order not to allow protesters to continue their rally.
ENCORE PRESENTATION.... NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!!! 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. Tonight's show shines a Spotlight on Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th and current Vice President of the United States. 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!
Five people were shot in Minneapolis late Monday near a Black Lives Matter protest over the fatal police shooting of unarmed black man Jamar Clark. A 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man have been arrested and a third white, male suspect is being sought. The five victims of Monday night's shooting, all black men, ages 19 to 43, were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. We look at the shooting on the Lip News with Mark Sovel and Nik Zecevic.
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