Thanks to widespread community support and media coverage, the prosecution agreed to negotiate with Lucka and Antonio. Rather than going to trial this morning, they hammered out an arrangement for 1 year of nonreporting probation and 120 hours of community service each.
But funds are still needed
The Circuit Court is charging Lucka and Antonio fees of nearly one thousand dollars apiece. Such legal financial obligations are routinely used to criminalize poverty and bury low-income Detroiters under ever-growing mountains of debt.
PLEASE DONATE to help ensure that they don’t face even more severe punishments for failure to pay. We can finally end this case together!