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Feds Arrest Over 1,000 Gang Members – 20 Are From Michigan

  In what is being called a ‘record sweep’, a total of 1,378 people have been arrested for gang related activity all over the country in a coordinated effort by the Federal law enforcement agencies. The operation took a total of six weeks to execute, and will now result in months if not years of […]

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Former Michigan Police Chief’s Wife Jailed For Health Care Fraud

  48-year-old Christine Reiss, the ex-wife of former Greenville, MI police chief Mark Reiss, was recently found guilty of health care fraud. According to Montcalm County court records, the jury found her guilty of continuing to use her ex husband’s health care, even after the pair was divorced.   The charges have not only affected […]

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Legal Jargon: What Does That Word Mean? (Part 2)

  Here it is! The next installment in our Legal Jargon series! (Hey Michigan, you know you’ve been waiting for it.) Because nothing is more annoying than eating your body weight in popcorn and watching six consecutive episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and having no idea what’s going on! We’ve had to explain […]

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A New Bill Aims To Increase Juror Pay In Michigan

  You know the feeling…. You open that envelope and with a sinking feeling, you realize that you’ve been called for jury duty. While it may be inconvenient, and frustrating (and in some cases, downright disturbing) the truth of the matter is that jury duty is an important part of the American judicial system. It’s […]

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Stun Guns For Detroit’s Police Officers?

  The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has been haggling over this issue for years. Should Detroit police officers be allowed to use stun guns, also sometimes called tasers, or not? Well, it seems the debate has reached a conclusion. Last week the Commission voted unanimously to allow Detroit Police officers to carry “electronic control […]

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You May Not Have To Register Your Michigan Pistol In The Future

  The issue of gun ownership has always been a somewhat controversial subject. Some people believe that no one should own guns, while others think that the government has no place regulating or restricting the weapons that a person wants to own. So this new legislation, addressing pistol registration, should bring out Michiganders from both […]

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Michigan is Being Sued Over Driver’s License Suspensions

  Imagine this: You live on a tight budget. You make just enough to pay your bills, feed your kids and put gas in your car. Most months there’s nothing left over, so when something unexpected comes up you struggle to make ends meet – having to choose between groceries, rent and whatever incidental you […]

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Are We Headed For Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Michigan?

  Ten years ago, the idea that medical marijuana would be legal in Michigan was nothing more than a pipe dream to many people. And yet here we are. Nine years ago, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008 was signed into law. And while there has been a great deal of confusion over the […]

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Will Texas Nullify Federal Law? Is That Even Possible?

  One of the things that makes America’s legal system unique from that of other countries, is the issue of state versus federal law. In almost every other country in the world, there is one government that makes all of the laws for all of the country, whereas in the U.S., the federal government makes […]

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RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Genesee County Sheriff

  In January of this year a federal racketeering lawsuit was filed in the Detroit U.S. District Court by Michigan attorney Scott Batey. According to Batey, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell has made it a habit to deputize people who he believes will advance his political career in the future. However, this accusation hasn’t met […]

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