Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform – Is Change On It’s Way?

Civil asset forfeiture reform is a subject that we have written about on a number of occasions in the past. It is a highly volatile subject and can be a divisive topic of conversation. Opinions are all over the place. It is a subject that needs to addressed simply because the federal law as well […]

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Indiana Woman To Face Murder Charges in Michigan

Kelly Cochran, a 33-year-old resident of Merrillville, Indiana, has been arrested for murder in connection with the disappearance of a Michigan man in 2014. She was extradited to Michigan this past week to face charges.   Police records show that Cochran was arrested in Wingo, Kentucky by U.S. Marshals and Kentucky State Police. The warrant […]

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Western Michigan Man Arraigned on Kidnapping Charges

Jeffrey Willis, a 46-year-old resident of Muskegon Township, was recently arraigned on kidnapping charges for his alleged attempt to capture and hold a 16-year-old girl last month in Northern Muskegon County.   Willis was arraigned before Muskegon County Chief District Judge Raymond J. Kostrzewa, who set his bond at $1 million. At the arraignment, Muskegon […]

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Double Amputee Settles Suit Against Michigan Prison

Martinique Stoudemire, a former prisoner, recently settled her lawsuit with the Michigan Department of Corrections. While it may sound strange to hear about a prisoner suing the prison, it was due to certain events that took place during her time behind bars that led Stoudemire to sue the the prison warden and the doctors who […]

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Prison Worker Accused of Smuggling in Drugs

According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, an employee of Trinity Food Services, the company that provides the meals for prisoners in all Michigan prisons, is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the prison recently.   The incident is alleged to have taken place at the MDOC Ionia Correctional Facility, where the employee is […]

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Senate vs. House Bills For Regulating Transportation

With each new technological development and each new application of that technology, the law is often left scrambling to play catch up. Let’s face it, life moves faster than legislation. But the Michigan Senate is hoping to address that growing gap in at least one major area this year – ridesharing.   Apps like Uber, […]

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Animal Rights Soon To Change In Michigan?

Animal rights have always been a rather polarizing subject. Some people believe that animals should have the same rights and protections as people, while others believe that they are less intrinsically valuable than humans and shouldn’t be afforded the same rights. Either way, whatever your beliefs, it will be interesting to see whether or not […]

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No more Charges in Treetops Resort Vandalism

It has been over a year since the much-discussed $400,000 vandalism incident took place at the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. A total of seven people have since faced charges, a fraternity has been disbanded, and people all across the nation have weighed in with their opinions on both the positive and negative aspects of […]

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Murder Trial Scheduled For “Baby Kate’s” Dad

Almost five years ago, 4 ½ month old Katherine Phillips went missing in Ludington, Michigan. Her parents had an argument and her father took off with her. Baby Kate was never seen again. Dubbed “Baby Kate” by the media, there was a flurry of coverage about the missing infant and the searches conducted in the […]

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President Obama Shortens Prison Sentences

Many people talk about criminal justice reform. Very few actually do anything about it. But President Obama has taken his own step towards revamping the American criminal justice system by shortening the prison sentences of 58 inmates. The previous group of people whose sentences were shortened by the President, just last month, totaled 61.   […]

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