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Police killings, mass incarceration and this country's criminal INJUSTICE system are many issues Voice of Detroit, an on-line newspaper, has covered since it began publication in August, 2010. It covers local, national and international news from a people's standpoint, countering distortion and lies frequently propagated by the corporate-owned mainstream media. Voice of Detroit is edited by Diane Bukowski, a long-time professional investigative journalist previously employed by the now defunct print newspaper the Michigan Citizen. Voice of Detroit focuses on matters of concern to poor and working people, particularly those of color. These include, among others, police brutality, mass incarceration,  and the dismantling of public education and services. For more information on VOD, see our "About VOD" page.

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Readers of Voice of Detroit, this is a special appeal to you to help keep our paper going. This month, the web hosting fee has just about put us out of business. If you enjoy our information, non-mainstream stories, please contribute whatever you can by clicking on https://www.gofundme.com/VOD-readers-up. We thank you sincerely. Here are some of our most recent stories, including coverage of the DPSCD water shut-offs, a genocidal attack on our children in Detroit.
 STOP THE GENOCIDE! SAVE OUR BABIES! DETROITERS BLAST DPS, DWSD OFFICIALS FOR CONTAMINATED WATER
 DETROIT STUDENTS DESERVE SAFE WATER! DEMONSTRATE TUES. SEPT. 4@4PM, FISHER BLDG. W. GRD. BLVD./2ND
 SUPPORT FOR NAT’L PRISONERS’ STRIKE GROWS ACROSS AT LEAST 11 STATES, CANADA, PALESTINE
 NAT’L PRISON STRIKE AUG. 21 (1971 GEORGE JACKSON ASSASSINATION) TO SEPT. 9, 2018 (1971 ATTICA REBELLION)
 LONG LIVE THE QUEEN OF SOUL AND CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION ARETHA FRANKLIN
 PRISONS THE NEW MENTAL INSTITUTIONS
 WILL CHARLES LEWIS, 247 MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS DIE IN PRISON DUE TO RE-SENTENCING DELAYS, OR GO FREE?
 IN 3 YEARS COPS HAVE KILLED 450% MORE CITIZENS THAN 4 DECADES OF MASS SHOOTINGS COMBINED
 DID YOU KNOW? POLICE, GOVT. CAN USE YOUR CELL PHONE TO SPY ON YOU, USING ‘CELL-SITE SIMULATORS’
 THE BIZARRE FACEBOOK PATH TO CORPORATE FASCISM–BLACK AGENDA REPORT
 FREE CHARLES K.K. LEWIS, ALL JUVENILE LIFERS; HEARING FRI. AUG. 3 @ 9AM, FRANK MURPHY HALL RM. 502
 ADVOCATES SUPPORT WRONGFULLY CONVICTED, JUVENILE LIFERS, POLICE VICTIMS AT DETROIT COURTHOUSE
 RALLY FOR WRONGFULLY CONVICTED, POLICE BRUTALITY VICTIMS, JUVENILE LIFERS FRI. JULY 20 @ 9-11 AM
 RALLY TO FREE THELONIOUS ‘SHAWN’ SEARCY, STOP WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS MON. JULY 16, 10 AM to 4 PM
 PROSECUTORS, COPS, TECHS LIED, FALSIFIED EVIDENCE VS. THELONIOUS SEARCY, ATTY. SAYS IN FINAL HEARING
 ATTEND BELLE ISLE MEETING ON GRAND PRIX FRI. JULY 13: NO PLACE FOR A CAR RACE!
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Dear friends, VOD is asking once again for whatever amount you can contribute to keep Voice of Detroit going. We are still in the red although we have been busy covering numerous stories at our own expense. Please see our latest stories below:
Recent Posts
WARRIOR FATHER HERMAN VALLERY II, CO-FOUNDER OF DETROIT COALITION V. POLICE BRUTALITY PASSES

KEY HEARING IN CHAS. ‘K.K.’ LEWIS CASE JUNE 19: NEW MOTIONS RE: INNOCENCE, BIASED ATTY, JLWOP, BOND

POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN AT LANSING, MICH. MSHDA, TREASURY: ‘NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE–SHUT IT DOWN!’

UNLEASHING TALENT FROM BEHIND THE WALLS: MICH. REFORMATORY POETRY SLAM

REDUCING MDOC INCARCERATION THROUGH EDUCATION

POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN CONTINUES MORAL MONDAYS LANSING, MI JUNE 11, 2018

REV. PINKNEY, HOME FROM PRISON, PEOPLE OF BENTON HARBOR VOW FIGHT BACK DURING PGA GOLF FEST

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES FOR DEATH-ROW INMATE ROBERT MCCOY, WHOSE LAWYER CONCEDED GUILT

BENTON HARBOR WINS VICTORY VS. DICTATORSHIP! MI SUPREME COURT VOIDS PINKNEY CONVICTION

TRIAL EVIDENCE VS. THELONIOUS SEARCY IN 2004 CITY AIRPORT MURDER DISCREDITED AT MAY 15 HEARING

WORLD CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF PALESTINIANS OPPOSING TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION

FAVORABLE SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE SURFACES AT SEARCY HEARING ON INNOCENCE CLAIM

DETROIT PEOPLE’S TASK FORCE FORGES AHEAD FOR PRISONERS, FAMILIES, YOUTH, COMMUNITY
JUV. LIFER JOSE BURGOS, DEVOTING HIS LIFE TO COMMUNITY, IS RE-SENTENCED, PAROLE LIKELY SOON

A PREGNANT BLACK WOMAN IS IN PRISON FOR DEFENDING HERSELF. MAINSTREAM GUN GROUPS ARE SILENT.

TESTIMONY AT 2 MARCH HEARINGS SHOWED SEARCY LIKELY INNOCENT; NEXT HEARING DELAYED TO MAY 9

SPRING BRINGS RENEWED STRUGGLE FOR LOVED ONES IN PRISON; THE HOMELESS, CHILDREN KIDNAPPED BY STATE

‘REVERED RAPPER’ KENDRICK LAMAR WINS PULITZER PRIZE FOR ‘DAMN’

A LEAF ON A BIGGER TREE – BLACK TEEN ALMOST KILLED IN ROCHESTER HILLS LOOKING FOR HIS SCHOOL

SYRIA POISON GAS? FALSE PRETEXT FOR U.S./BRITAIN/FRANCE ATTACK APRIL 13

VICTORY! MICH. JUVENILE LIFERS TO HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOR CREDITS INCLUDED IN RE-SENTENCING–U.S. COURT

RACISM PERVADES FOX 2 NEWS; CRITICIZED BLACK TEEN FOR ACCEPTANCE BY 20 TOP COLLEGES

IN THE US, YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL TO BE A MURDERER–TEEN GETS 65 YRS. FOR KILLING BY ALABAMA COP

NYPD COPS SHOOT UNARMED BIPOLAR BLACK FATHER #SAHEEDVASSELL 9 TIMES IN HEAD, CHEST; COMMUNITY RISING UP
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Voice of Detroit is trying hard to keep up with the people's fightback against the super-rich war on the poor, particularly those of color. You will notice that much of our coverage lately has been devoted to the monstrous criminal injustice system run by the U.S., which has 5% of the world's population but 25% of its incarcerated population. VOD feels strongly that a true revolution begins with the most oppressed. Tear down the walls! Prisons are nothing but concentration camps for the poor, and a genocidal attack on people of color. Our recent stories are listed below:

REV. PINKNEY, HOME FROM PRISON, PEOPLE OF BENTON HARBOR VOW FIGHT BACK DURING PGA GOLF FEST

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES FOR DEATH-ROW INMATE ROBERT MCCOY, WHOSE LAWYER CONCEDED GUILT

BENTON HARBOR WINS VICTORY VS. DICTATORSHIP! MI SUPREME COURT VOIDS PINKNEY CONVICTION

TRIAL EVIDENCE VS. THELONIOUS SEARCY IN 2004 CITY AIRPORT MURDER DISCREDITED AT MAY 15 HEARING

WORLD CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF PALESTINIANS OPPOSING TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION

FAVORABLE SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE SURFACES AT SEARCY HEARING ON INNOCENCE CLAIM

DETROIT PEOPLE’S TASK FORCE FORGES AHEAD FOR PRISONERS, FAMILIES, YOUTH, COMMUNITY

JUV. LIFER JOSE BURGOS, DEVOTING HIS LIFE TO COMMUNITY, IS RE-SENTENCED, PAROLE LIKELY SOON

A PREGNANT BLACK WOMAN IS IN PRISON FOR DEFENDING HERSELF. MAINSTREAM GUN GROUPS ARE SILENT.

TESTIMONY AT 2 MARCH HEARINGS SHOWED SEARCY LIKELY INNOCENT; NEXT HEARING DELAYED TO MAY 9

SPRING BRINGS RENEWED STRUGGLE FOR LOVED ONES IN PRISON; THE HOMELESS, CHILDREN KIDNAPPED BY STATE

‘REVERED RAPPER’ KENDRICK LAMAR WINS PULITZER PRIZE FOR ‘DAMN’

A LEAF ON A BIGGER TREE – BLACK TEEN ALMOST KILLED IN ROCHESTER HILLS LOOKING FOR HIS SCHOOL

SYRIA POISON GAS? FALSE PRETEXT FOR U.S./BRITAIN/FRANCE ATTACK APRIL 13

VICTORY! MICH. JUVENILE LIFERS TO HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOR CREDITS INCLUDED IN RE-SENTENCING–U.S. COURT

RACISM PERVADES FOX 2 NEWS; CRITICIZED BLACK TEEN FOR ACCEPTANCE BY 20 TOP COLLEGES

IN THE US, YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL TO BE A MURDERER–TEEN GETS 65 YRS. FOR KILLING BY ALABAMA COP

NYPD COPS SHOOT UNARMED BIPOLAR BLACK FATHER #SAHEEDVASSELL 9 TIMES IN HEAD, CHEST; COMMUNITY RISING UP

DEAF TRANSIENT MAN EVICTED FROM MOTEL AFTER TV INTERVIEW; OWNER: NO NEWS CREWS ON PREMISES

COMMUNITY REMEMBERS ANTHONY CLARK-REED, KILLED BY DETROIT COPS 3 YRS. AG0; LAWSUIT IN FED. COURT

DO WAYNE CO. OFFICIALS SPEAK WITH FORKED TONGUE? OPPOSE GILBERT/EVANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CTR. APRIL 5

BLU CABARET FRI. MAY 4: TO SUPPORT THE INCARCERATED AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM

WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA, ‘MOTHER OF THE NATION,’ DIES APR. 2, 2018

SHOULD WAYNE CO. PUT COURTS, OFFICES, JAIL NEAR INCINERATOR? EVANS HOLDS TOWN MEETING TUES. APR.10

SACRAMENTO RISES UP VS. COP MURDER OF STEPHON CLARK, 22, FATHER OF 2
Detroit People's Task Force
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Voice of Detroit is trying hard to keep up with the people's fightback against the super-rich war on the poor, particularly those of color. You will notice that much of our coverage lately has been devoted to the monstrous criminal injustice system run by the U.S., which has 5% of the world's population but 25% of its incarcerated population. VOD feels strongly that a true revolution begins with the most oppressed. Tear down the walls! Prisons are nothing but concentration camps for the poor, and a genocidal attack on people of color. Our recent stories are listed below:

REV. PINKNEY, HOME FROM PRISON, PEOPLE OF BENTON HARBOR VOW FIGHT BACK DURING PGA GOLF FEST

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES FOR DEATH-ROW INMATE ROBERT MCCOY, WHOSE LAWYER CONCEDED GUILT

BENTON HARBOR WINS VICTORY VS. DICTATORSHIP! MI SUPREME COURT VOIDS PINKNEY CONVICTION

TRIAL EVIDENCE VS. THELONIOUS SEARCY IN 2004 CITY AIRPORT MURDER DISCREDITED AT MAY 15 HEARING

WORLD CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF PALESTINIANS OPPOSING TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION

FAVORABLE SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE SURFACES AT SEARCY HEARING ON INNOCENCE CLAIM

DETROIT PEOPLE’S TASK FORCE FORGES AHEAD FOR PRISONERS, FAMILIES, YOUTH, COMMUNITY

JUV. LIFER JOSE BURGOS, DEVOTING HIS LIFE TO COMMUNITY, IS RE-SENTENCED, PAROLE LIKELY SOON

A PREGNANT BLACK WOMAN IS IN PRISON FOR DEFENDING HERSELF. MAINSTREAM GUN GROUPS ARE SILENT.

TESTIMONY AT 2 MARCH HEARINGS SHOWED SEARCY LIKELY INNOCENT; NEXT HEARING DELAYED TO MAY 9

SPRING BRINGS RENEWED STRUGGLE FOR LOVED ONES IN PRISON; THE HOMELESS, CHILDREN KIDNAPPED BY STATE

‘REVERED RAPPER’ KENDRICK LAMAR WINS PULITZER PRIZE FOR ‘DAMN’

A LEAF ON A BIGGER TREE – BLACK TEEN ALMOST KILLED IN ROCHESTER HILLS LOOKING FOR HIS SCHOOL

SYRIA POISON GAS? FALSE PRETEXT FOR U.S./BRITAIN/FRANCE ATTACK APRIL 13

VICTORY! MICH. JUVENILE LIFERS TO HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOR CREDITS INCLUDED IN RE-SENTENCING–U.S. COURT

RACISM PERVADES FOX 2 NEWS; CRITICIZED BLACK TEEN FOR ACCEPTANCE BY 20 TOP COLLEGES

IN THE US, YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL TO BE A MURDERER–TEEN GETS 65 YRS. FOR KILLING BY ALABAMA COP

NYPD COPS SHOOT UNARMED BIPOLAR BLACK FATHER #SAHEEDVASSELL 9 TIMES IN HEAD, CHEST; COMMUNITY RISING UP

DEAF TRANSIENT MAN EVICTED FROM MOTEL AFTER TV INTERVIEW; OWNER: NO NEWS CREWS ON PREMISES

COMMUNITY REMEMBERS ANTHONY CLARK-REED, KILLED BY DETROIT COPS 3 YRS. AG0; LAWSUIT IN FED. COURT

DO WAYNE CO. OFFICIALS SPEAK WITH FORKED TONGUE? OPPOSE GILBERT/EVANS CRIMINAL JUSTICE CTR. APRIL 5

BLU CABARET FRI. MAY 4: TO SUPPORT THE INCARCERATED AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM

WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA, ‘MOTHER OF THE NATION,’ DIES APR. 2, 2018

SHOULD WAYNE CO. PUT COURTS, OFFICES, JAIL NEAR INCINERATOR? EVANS HOLDS TOWN MEETING TUES. APR.10

SACRAMENTO RISES UP VS. COP MURDER OF STEPHON CLARK, 22, FATHER OF 2
Members of Detroit Peoples' Task Force
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Diane, thank you for reporting on the "real Detroit". You are an extremely valuable and indispensable VOD.

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Suzanne Walcheck
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DIane you are my heroine.

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Grateful for all your hard work, Diane.

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MERC ruled viciously for chemists' layoff. Could you write a story about this travesty. Our lawyer is Jack W. Schulz 3133545812

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We support great investigative news reporting! Thank you Ms Bukowski!

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diane you're one of our warriors

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Diane, thank you for reporting on the "real Detroit". You are an extremely valuable and indispensable VOD.

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DIane you are my heroine.

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