"Black Teenager Jailed For Not Doing Homework" Story: Read Through To The 10th Paragraph To Find Out The Truth
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From NBC News:

Michigan judge denies release of teenage girl who was jailed after not doing homework

“I miss my mom. I can control myself. I can be obedient,” the 15-year-old girl known as Grace reportedly said during a hearing Monday.

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July 20, 2020, 1:35 PM PDT
By Erik Ortiz

A 15-year-old Black girl who has been incarcerated in Michigan since mid-May after she failed to do her online schoolwork won’t be returning home, a judge decided Monday, in a case that has stoked outrage that it is emblematic of systemic racism and the criminalization of Black children.

Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen Brennan determined that the girl has been benefiting from a residential treatment program at a juvenile detention center, but is not yet ready to be with her mother. Brennan, the presiding judge of the court’s Family Division, scheduled another hearing for September, NBC affiliate WDIV reported.

The girl, who is being identified only by her middle name, Grace, was the subject of a report published last week by ProPublica Illinois, with politicians and community activists expressing outrage over her incarceration.

During a three-hour proceeding, Brennan told Grace that it was in her best interest to stay in the program after all of the progress she had been making.

“Give yourself a chance to follow through and finish something,” Brennan said, according to the Detroit News. “The right thing is for you and your mom to be separated for right now.”

Grace, however, told the judge that she wanted to go home: “I miss my mom. I can control myself. I can be obedient.”

After the hearing, an attorney for the family, Jonathan Biernat, confirmed that Grace had been making strides, but the “fight for her release” is ongoing. He was unavailable for further comment later Monday.

This past school year, Grace was a sophomore at Groves High School in the Birmingham Public Schools, which is 79 percent white, according to school district data.

It’s unconscionable that a Black girl goes to a school that is 79 percent white. As we all know, integration is the worst thing ever. Or was it segregation? In any case, white children are evil and must be dealt with.

Over the past few days, parents and students in suburban Detroit have protested in support of Grace’s release from the Children’s Village in Oakland County, the detention center where she’s been held in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

At Monday’s hearing, Brennan stressed that police had responded to incidents between the mother and the daughter three times, and that Grace’s detainment was the result of that, the Detroit News reported.

“She was not detained because she didn’t turn her homework in,” Brennan said. “She was detained because she was a threat to her mother.”

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