Michigan Bank Robbery Charges

  On August 12th, 23-year-old Brian Randolph walked into Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon wearing glasses and a baseball cap. He walked up to a teller and handed her a note, saying that he had a shotgun and wanted $20,000 in cash. She complied, which she is trained to do, giving him all of […]

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Frat Resort Damage Case Making Progress

Not too long ago we shared with you a case that was moving so slowly that many people felt it would never actually reach any kind of resolution. This would be none other than the damage case against the members of the now disbanded Sigma Alpha Mu, who allegedly caused hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

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Detroit Officer Accused of Covering Up Murder

  An officer of the law covering up murder seems more the province of Hollywood, not Detroit. And yet Elijah Lately, a 25-year-old Detroit Police Officer, is facing allegations that he concealed a murder from investigators. In essence, that he knew about a planned murder, and did nothing to stop it, and then lied about […]

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Compensating the Wrongfully Convicted

Michigan to Pay the Wrongfully Convicted? In June a legislative committee finally approved a bill that would provide wrongfully convicted individuals with some financial compensation after their release. The bill specifies that each individual would receive $60,000 for each year of wrongful incarceration, along with compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and attorney fees.

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Defense Attorney Accused of Stalking

  Tim Barkovic, a well-known defense attorney practicing law in Macomb County, has been accused of stalking his neighbors. According to police, this is only part of an on-going campaign against the couple who live next door, whom Barkovic has allegedly harassed for over a year now.

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Decriminalization – Let’s Talk About It (Part Five)

  Will Decriminalization Happen in Michigan? Michigan is hardly teetering on the cusp of decriminalization. But there are signs, glimmers in the distance if you will, of change on the horizon. Of a future, however far away it may be, in which we treat addicts like people who need help, and not like criminals. A […]

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Decriminalization of Drugs (Part Four)

It’s an established fact. Put an addict in prison and he will either find a way to keep getting high behind bars, or he will simply wait it out and get high again when released. Why? Because for many addicts—not all, but a substantial number nonetheless—the drug use is not the problem. It is in […]

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Decriminalization – Let’s Talk About It (Part Three)

What Affect Would Decriminalization Have on Crime Rates? So far we’ve discussed the radical drug decriminalization policies that Portugal adopted 16 years ago, and how they have affected drug use throughout that country. But a major factor in the war on drugs that has yet to be touched on, is the issue of crime. Drugs […]

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Decriminalization of Drugs (Part Two)

Is Decriminalization the Answer to the War on Drugs? In the first installment of this series, we discussed the singular and thoroughly unprecedented experiment in drug policy that the Portuguese government has engaged in for the last 16 years. The complete decriminalization of all drugs, without exception. And the surprisingly successful results they have had […]

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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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