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Civil Asset Forfeiture: What Michigan Lawmakers Are Doing About it.

We’ve shared with our readers many times in recent years about the issues involved in civil asset forfeiture in Michigan. Specifically, how improperly managed civil asset forfeiture robs citizens of their belongings and destroys trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. However the need for change has become a major topic of […]

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If The Law Changes While You’re in Prison, Do You Get Released?

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan, you wouldn’t believe how many people call us up to ask this question. Or maybe you would. After all, practically everyone knows, or knows of, someone who’s serving time for a drug-related crime in Michigan. And given the fact that many of those drug crimes involve marijuana, […]

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The Cops Messed With my Mind And Made Me Confess to Something I Didn’t do! (Pt 4)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for the last installment in this discussion about false confessions. We’ve already talked about the Reid techniques cops use to get people to confess, and even why some people choose to make false confessions (by the way, if none of this sounds familiar you probably missed an article […]

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The Cops Messed With my Mind And Made Me Confess to Something I Didn’t do! (Pt 3)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been talking about false confessions and how the cops get you to confess to something you never did. If this sounds preposterous to you, then you’ve obviously missed the first articles in this series, so we recommend you take a couple of minutes and get caught up. […]

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The Cops Messed With my Mind And Made me Confess to Something I Didn’t do! (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this very important subject. If you’re just finding us now we recommend you spend a minute getting caught up here to avoid confusion. Don’t worry, we’ll wait… And now that we’re all on the same page, let’s jump back in where we left off, discussing the erroneous […]

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The Cops Messed With my Mind And Made Me Confess to Something I Didn’t do! (Pt 1)

Nobody confesses to crimes they didn’t do, right? After all, who would ever admit guilt to something they never did? It seems preposterous to most people. And yet it’s actually a major issue that puts thousands of innocent people behind bars every year. Don’t believe us? Be prepared to have your mind blown as we […]

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Is it Jury Tampering to Inform a Jury of Their Rights in Michigan? (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this continuing discussion on jury tampering in Michigan. We’ve been discussing an interesting case that’s been dragging on for several years now, in which a man who tried to inform jury members of their rights before a scheduled trial was later accused of jury tampering. Although the […]

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Is it Jury Tampering to Inform a Jury of Their Rights in Michigan? (Pt 1)

This is, believe it or not, a rather complex question with more at stake than you’d realize. In fact, a recent case that the Michigan Court of Appeals decided does a great job of making it clear just how “muddy” the waters can get when you’re dealing with jury rights, and jury tampering here in […]

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Are Reserve Officers Really Cops in Michigan? (Pt 2)

Welcome back to this discussion on reserve officers in Michigan, and why this should be a more controversial subject than it is! As we mentioned in the previous article, a recent investigation conducted by the Detroit Free Press revealed that there are more than 3,000 civilian officers, untrained and unsupervised, working all over the state […]

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Are Reserve Officers Really Cops in Michigan?(Pt 1)

How can you tell a cop from a regular civilian here in Michigan? Easy! Cops wear uniforms, carry guns and badges, and enforce the law, while the average civilian doesn’t, right? Wrong! Believe it or not, there are thousands of civilians around Michigan who wear uniforms, carry badges and guns, and assist in law enforcement. […]

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