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The release of a Texas prisoner convicted on dubious forensic evidence, and of a Michigan teen sent to juvenile detention for not doing schoolwork. Reversed evictions & canceled debt collection suits...@ProPublica’s journalism led to very real change in 2020. (THREAD)
2/ @PamelaColloff’s two-year investigation into questionable forensics practices culminated with the March 2020 release of Joe Bryan, who’d been convicted for the 1985 murder of his wife based largely on dubious blood spatter evidence. propublica.org/article/33-yea…
3/ The story of Michigan 15-year-old Grace, who was sent to a detention center for failing to complete her online schoolwork, led to #FreeGrace going viral online, and to Grace’s release along with an apology from her school district.
propublica.org/article/out-of…
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ALREET PALS i have my zarusoba, i have my pocari sweat and a lil cup of nigori sake, i am READY for a MOVIE!

so stardust was what i thought the princess bride was lol, with a lady who came down on a meteor. That's all i know. I assume she's the... star B)

1/- #YubiViews
other than that i have NO CLUE. i assume it's fantasy-lite? esque? sad, happy, no idea. actors in it? no idea.

as always, i am pleading with the deities for NO aliens NO dead-things-which-are-moving and NO spiders

i beg of ye, o film

2/- #YubiViews
"Do the stars gaze back"

IS THIS A FUCKING ALIEN FILM

I'LL BE SO MAD

3/- #YubiViews
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If you have been following 15 year old Grace’s story out of Michigan. Here are two ways you can help (thread): 1st) please donate to her GoFundMe here: gofundme.com/f/JUSTICE-FOR-…
2nd: Let’s write Grace letters of support. She is a 15 year old Black girl and she deserves our care, support, and encouragement. Let’s show her that we are thinking of her and fighting for her. 28211 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076 #FreeGrace
I will be mailing my letter by tomorrow. And I have permission from the local organizers who have been in contact with her mother to share this information with you. #BlackGirlsMatter
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Why is a 15-year-old girl being held in a juvenile detention center in Michigan? @Jodiscohen uncovered this story in a @propublica investigation and lays out the details in this thread 👇
Early this week, the county judge denied Grace’s release from the detention center.

Cohen describes this gut-wrenching moment:
Why was her release denied? The judge claims that Grace is “blooming” in the facility, but “there is more work to be done.”

Yes, you read that right — “You are blooming there."
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I am mildly frustrated that as schools are announcing going virtual that we have wasted so much time in preparing Ts and Ss for what felt inevitable.

I had an idea for those secondary schools that are starting the school year virtually. You can have it.

Thread. 1/
NOTE: This idea assumes we have figured out how to remove all barriers of accessibility, access and funding during a pandemic. <---Figuring this out is actually where we need our best thinking. I asked y'all to vote in 2016, but here we are.

Moving on...
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I will have two middle schoolers in a few weeks and if they have to start virtually, there is no way that they will be able to be on Zooms all day moving from class to class like they would in a traditional building. 3/
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When I answered the phone, the caller began by asking:
“Is there a ProPublica Michigan?”

She had a story to tell, about a teenage girl who was in juvenile detention for not doing her online schoolwork during the pandemic. The girl was her daughter.
(There’s no ProPublica Michigan, but I started looking into it anyway.)

A bit about the girl, Grace: she’s a HS sophomore. She’s been raised by her mother. She likes winter sports, road trips and composing music, her mother says. They appeared in a “Pure Michigan” tourism ad.
Grace is Black and lives in Oakland County, Michigan, a mostly white community and a county where a disproportionate percentage of Black youth are involved with the juvenile justice system. More on that later.
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