When it comes to Michigan’s criminal legal system, the time is now for massive change. The senseless, horrific death of George Floyd, captured in gruesome detail on video, has sparked protests against police racism and abuse throughout the United States.
The Reformation of Jamie Meade
Praying he won’t die behind bars, Jamie Meade is making the case for his release from the Michigan prison system.
“It was actually the first election I would’ve ever voted in, so you can imagine that fact amplified my disappointment,” she says. “I had hoped that the ballot would arrive on time.” But she, like thousands of other Michigan voters, needlessly had their ballots rejected. That's why we sued.
For Camara Sankofa and Shanelle Thomas – like millions of people of color – the looming threat of police racism is an everyday reality. The ACLU of Michigan is working to change that.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) has sent a letter, addressed to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor, urging them not to press charges against Sha'Teina Grady El, who was brutally beaten by a police officer, as seen on camera footage.