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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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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:
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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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Voice of Detroit experienced a temporary meltdown due to a faulty Word Press update for the last couple of weeks, but we are back in business now. Be sure to read our most recent stories:

WAYNE CO. PROS. KYM WORTHY’S APPT. OF VALERIE NEWMAN TO ‘CONVICTION INTEGRITY UNIT’ CALLED SHAM

CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO AND DETROIT: ORIGINS AND SOLUTIONS; PANEL DISCUSSION
CHARGE V. SHARMIAN FOR DEFENDING MOM FROM GUARDIAN MARY ROWAN DISMISSED W/PREJUDICE

ARNETTA GRABLE, WARRIOR MOTHER OF DETROIT, NAT’L MOVEMENTS VS. POLICE BRUTALITY, PASSES OCT. 30

RALLY TO FREE DETROIT’S WRONGFULLY CONVICTED, OUST KYM WORTHY SAT. OCT. 21 2-6 PM

JUDGE DENIES BOND IN CHARLES LEWIS JUVENILE LIFER CASE DESPITE ‘LOST’ COURT RECORD, INNOCENCE

REST IN POWER AND VICTORY, DETROIT’S GLOBAL HERO MARYANNE GODBOLDO

PACK CHARLES LEWIS’ BOND HEARING FRI. OCT. 13: IN PRISON 41 YRS; INNOCENT, NO SENTENCE, NO COURT FILE

CHARLES LEWIS, INNOCENT DETROIT LIFER WITH ‘LOST’ COURT FILE, COULD GO FREE AFTER 41 YRS; HEARING 10/13

#TAKETHEKNEE! FRI. OCT. 6; FREE CHARLES LEWIS, INNOCENT, IN PRISON 41 YEARS; COURT FILES DESTROYED

#TAKETHEKNEE! NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM, POLICE KILLINGS SWEEP THE COUNTRY

WARREN RESIDENT CHARGES DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF CITY’S BLACK, MINORITY POPULATION IN DOJ COMPLAINT

NO TO KID ROCK, GILBERT, ILLITCHES, DUGGAN, WHITE SUPREMACY—TAKE BACK DETROIT!
CASES SEEK ABSOLUTE BAN ON LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE SENTENCES FOR YOUTH FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT

PROTESTERS BLOCK ST. LOUIS FWY. AS JUDGE ACQUITS WHITE EX-COP IN UNARMED BLACK DAD’S EXECUTION

IS IT POSSIBLE TO RESTORE THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN DETROIT WITH CORRUPT OFFICIALS IN OFFICE?

CLARK COUNTY, OHIO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY SHOOTS NEW CARLISLE NEWS EDITOR, PHOTOGRAPHER

HURRICANE HARVEY’S DETROIT CONNECTIONS; SUFFERING WROUGHT BY CRIMINAL, PROFIT-DRIVEN SYSTEM

500 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RETIREES DON’T GET PENSIONS, HEALTH BENEFITS; MANY LIVE IN POVERTY

VULTURE GUARDIAN MARY ROWAN KIDNAPS AGAIN, THIS TIME A YOUNG BLIND WOMAN, KRISTINA BROCKINGTON

MDOC IMPLEMENTS STRICT NEW PRISONER MAIL POLICY CHANGES

EDUCATION PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN TRANSFORMATION OF THOSE WHO WILL RETURN TO SOCIETY ONE DAY

STREETS OF DETROIT, 76 OTHER COMMUNITIES SERVICED BY GLWA COULD SOON BE FILLED WITH SEWAGE

SEARCY WINS EVIDENTIARY HEARING; SMOTHERS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY HE WAS THE KILLER IN 2004 CASE

JUVENILE LIFER RE-SENTENCINGS DRAG ON IN MICHIGAN, NATION, AS STATES SNUB U.S. SUPREME COURT
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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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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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We the People of Detroit have relied on the expert reporting & research done by Ms Bukowski over the years! Thank you & Happy Holidays!

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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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