Thursday, 17 April 2014

Who is Davontae Sanford?


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


Kim Worthy ---> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kym_Worthy)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Devonte Miller: 2014 CDF-Minnesota Beat the Odds® Scholarship Recipient





DeVonte never knew his father. Before high school, he got arrested and sent to a juvenile justice facility. By tenth grade, he had two children and experienced homelessness. However, determined not to follow in his father's footsteps, DeVonte turned his life around. Today, he is a graduating senior and with the help of teachers at St. Paul's Gordon Parks High School, he is beating the odds. He is a captain of the basketball team and his peers look up to him on and off the court. DeVonte has a 3.9 GPA and plans to study communications and psychology. DeVonte is a 2014 Children's Defense Fund Minnesota Beat the Odds scholarship recipient. Learn more about program http://bit.ly/IJS8hg.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Beyond Scared Straight: Female Teens Meet Inmates and See The Jail Envir...





In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: A Family's Loss, the female teens meet face-to-face with the female inmates and witness the jail environment firsthand.

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Beyond Scared Straight: A Teen's Brother is Murdered 8 Days After Jail T...





In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: A Family's Loss, a teen girl regresses to her old ways when her brother is senselessly murdered shortly after the jail tour.


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Beyond Scared Straight: Teen Group Meets a Teenage Inmate (S6, E2)





In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: A Family's Loss, the teens meet a 17-year-old inmate and confront the reality that they could be in the same position if they don't change their ways.

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Joshua Lee Wade - United for his Freedom



Joshua Lee Wade was incarcerated at the age of 16. He's currently serving a life sentence with "parole eligibility" in 2061. No teen should die in prison.
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Teen Jailed for 13 Days After EMT Kit Pocketknife Found in His Car - Jor...

Meet Jordan Wiser, a high school senior you might call an overachiever. Enrolled in an Ohio vocational-technical school, Wiser was taking Firefighter 2 and EMT courses to bolster his dream of future public service. "Last year, I completed the law enforcement course," the 18-year-old told The Huffington Post. "I received several certifications, including the National Terror Defense certification from FEMA, the Terror Recognition certification and (certification as an) Emergency Vehicle Operator."



Wiser also joined the Army, enrolling the Future Soldiers program, and was scheduled to ship out in August. After his planned military service, he figured he'd embark on a career as a police officer or firefighter.



But Wiser's big dreams of public service are on hold. In fact, he's now enduring a nightmare.



It all started Dec. 12 when administrators at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (A-Tech) in Jefferson, Ohio — about 60 miles northeast of Cleveland — questioned Wiser after an alleged tip regarding videos uploaded to Wiser's YouTube account. Among the clips are reviews of video games and merchandise, home defense tactics, and an interview with a local police officer.



"The principal said he had reason to believe I had weapons in my vehicle and needed to search it," Wiser told the Huffington Post. "He made me empty out all my pockets, and the vice principal grabbed me and patted me down very forcibly. It was somewhat awkward. Then they took my car keys. I told them what was in my car and said, 'Don't be alarmed.'"



Wiser added that he didn't give school officials permission to search his vehicle, nor was there a warrant to perform the search. But they cited the school handbook as their warrant, he said, adding that they denied his request to call an attorney.





And what did they find inside Wiser's vehicle? A folding blade pocketknife, a stun gun and two Airsoft guns.



Airsoft is a game akin to paintball in which participants shoot each other with round non-metallic pellets, and Wiser said he had plans for an Airsoft game after school. The stun gun was for self-defense, he said, adding that the pocketknife was part of his EMT kit.



"My stun gun was locked in the glove box," Wiser told the Huffington Post, "and the knife was in my EMT medical vest. I bought it at K-Mart and have it as part of my first responder kit for cutting seatbelts." Wiser was arrested and jailed for illegal conveyance of a weapon onto a school ground, a Class 5 felony.



Harold Specht, the chief assistant prosecutor at the Ashtabula County prosecutor's office, said the charge is related only to the pocketknife.



"I was in jail for almost 13 days," Wiser told the Huffington Post. "The first bond hearing I went to was on December 15. The judge ordered me [to be] held on a half million-dollar bond, pending a psychological evaluation. I did that and passed. They found I was not suicidal, homicidal or a threat to anybody. My attorney brought it up in front of a different judge, who let me out on a $50,000 bond and an ankle monitor. I was released from jail on Christmas Eve."



Given his school's locale, Wiser doesn't understand all the hubub over his pocketknife — nor the wide-ranging fallout from its discovery.



"There are kids at my school all the time who get caught with knives and are suspended," he told the Huffington Post. "My school is very rural, and people carry knives. I can accept the fact that there was a lapse in judgment, and I can accept a punishment, but I have already been expelled from both the tech school and my home school." Jerome Brockway, the A-Tech superintendent, declined to discuss the case.



And since Wiser's felony charge, he said the Army discharged him pending a not-guilty verdict or dropped charges without prejudice.



That's not all. If the felony charge sticks, things could get way worse.



"If I am convicted of a felony, I'm never going to be a police officer. I'm never going to be a fireman. I'm never going to be in the military," he added. "I won't even be able to be a janitor. I'm 18 years old, and this is going to ruin my entire life."--