Decriminalization- Let’s Talk About It (Part One)

  When you hear the word “decriminalization”, what comes to mind? For some people, the first thing they think about is marijuana. For others, it is a much broader word association, relating more to the dictionary definition of the word than its actual application. But for a growing number of people, here in Michigan and […]

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Michigan Human Trafficking Report

Few Human Trafficking Cases Reported so Far  Last year Michigan lawmakers invested a vast amount of their time and energy in creating human trafficking laws that focused on saving the victims and prosecuting the perpetrators. But in the intervening time since those laws have hit the books, the Michigan State Police say that very few human […]

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Psychological Exam Ordered for Timothy Fradeneck

Timothy Fradeneck Accused of Strangling Wife and Kids Few crimes capture the noir aspect of the public’s imagination, and spawn as many “true-crime” novels as the murder of one’s own family. It is a subject that invites much morbid speculation, and a great deal of controversy about mental illness. 38-year-old Timothy Fradeneck, who is charged […]

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Stop in for Gas and a Crack Cocaine Kit

Apparently, up until very recently, it was possible to stop at a particular gas station in Detroit to top up your car’s gas tank, and purchase a “starter kit” for crack cocaine use. Odd as that may sound, it appears to be true. And until Detroit Police Chief James Craig, working in concert with the […]

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Federal Firearm Facts: What You May Not Know

Laws regarding guns and gun control are set by both individual states, and the federal government. Over the past few years, states around the U.S. have become more lenient regarding gun laws and, as is commonly the case, federal law has slowly changed to reflect that. But gun laws are not something that everyone is […]

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U.S. Justice Action Network Works Toward “Sweeping Change”

U.S. Justice Action Network Targets Michigan The U.S. Justice Action Network is a newly formed national bi-partisan group whose sole focus is criminal justice reform across the nation in order to contain costs. However, like all groups who intend to achieve major change, they realize that spreading themselves too thinly will net few if any […]

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Accidental Gunshot Results in Federal Charges

  As you may already know, all Native American reservations here in the United States are considered to be federal land. Which is why, when a crime is committed on a reservation, while the state police department may assist in the investigation, the charges are always brought in federal court.

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Fourth Teen Charged in Dustyn Frolka’s Death

In 2014, three teenagers were convicted, one at a time, for the murder of Dustyn Frolka. Samantha Grigg, Tyrel Bredernitz, and Brendan Heim all went to prison. After all, they were the three teens who were present when it happened. They picked Dustyn Frolka up, drove him around to different ATMs where they forced him […]

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Michigan Wrongful Conviction Righted

Quentin Carter Now Free In a tragic and utterly heartbreaking series of events that took place many years ago, a man who was already a murderer, raped a 10-year-old girl and forced her to point the finger of blame on another person. A boy who had never spoken a word to her, let alone touched […]

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School Principal Charged with Embezzlement

Esperanza Detroit Funds Involved in Embezzlement Someone at the Detroit Public Schools Office of the Inspector General noticed a few “irregularities” with regards to checks issued by Esperanza Detroit.  They decided that it might be worthwhile to conduct an internal audit. And as it turns out, they were right.

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