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Davontae Staford, framed for four murders at the age of 14, is scheduled to return home tomorrow after serving nearly 9 years in prison

Over the past five years, I’ve written quite a bit on this site about a young man by the name of Davontae Sanford. As you may recall, Davontae, who is developmentally disabled and blind in one eye, was taken into police custody in Detroit at the age of 14 for the murder of four people […]

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Disturbing video surfaces of Davontae Sanford being forcefully subdued by prison guards at the age of 16

Yesterday the folks at the Huffington Post released a gut-wrenching expose on the treatment of kids sentenced to adult prison in Michigan. The report, titled Cruel and All-Too-Usual, begins with a graphic video accompanied by the following warning. Warning: The following video, obtained by The Huffington Post, shows the rough treatment of a minor by […]

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Making the front page of Reddit with my post on Davontae Sanford

My website got 27,977 unique readers yesterday, after something that I’d written a while ago about Davontae Sandford enjoyed a short stint on the front page of Reddit… Davontae, as you’ll recall, is the young, learning-disabled teenager serving time in prison for the murder of four people in Detroit, even though almost everyone with any […]

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Judge rules white Detroit girl will be tried as black adult

Judge Rules White Girl Will Be Tried As Black Adult I think this makes a nice companion piece to last week’s discussion on the case of Davontae Sanford.

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