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Why do I Have to Wait For The Cops After a Car Crash? (Pt 2)

Welcome back to our discussion about leaving the scene of a crash in Michigan, and why it can get you into a lot of trouble. In the previous article we looked at why people would choose to leave a car crash without notifying the cops, and what the law says you’re supposed to do in […]

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Why do I Have to Wait For The Cops After a Car Crash? (Pt 1)

People involved in car crashes here in Michigan tend to go through a series of emotional responses that are pretty standard – shock, fear, and anger being the most common. But once that’s over, they usually move on to figuring out what they need to do next. Some are concerned about their vehicles and how […]

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Social Media & Solving Crimes: What You Need to Know! (Pt 1)

Have you ever been sitting in your car at a stoplight, belting out one of your favorite songs, and glanced over to realize people in the next car were staring at you? If so, you’re not alone (and just be glad it wasn’t worse – you could have been caught picking your nose!). But do […]

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Can Michigan’s Archaic Bail System be Updated? Some Say Yes!

Yesterday we talked about the initiatives recently put in place by Governor Whitmer to reform Michigan’s criminal justice system, and if you recall – one of those issues the task force hopes to address is bail. According to Governor Whitmer, bail is often a problem here in Michigan, because of the financial burden it places […]

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New Michigan Governor’s Initiative Looks to Reform Criminal Justice System

When Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in as the new Governor of Michigan, she promised a total turn around on the way certain things were done. One of those key issues was our criminal justice system. So with that in mind, she’s recently signed an executive  order creating a bipartisan task force whose sole purpose is […]

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Is Your Smartphone Going to Testify Against You in Court? (Pt 2)

Hi there, remember us from the previous article on how your smartphone knows more about you than your best friend? (Don’t worry, if you’ve forgotten you can always check your phone – it never forgets anything!) And now that you’ve had your memory jogged a little, do you recall the fact that current U.S. federal […]

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Is Your Smartphone Going to Testify Against You in Court? (Pt 1)

Michigan people joke that their smartphones are smarter than them. That they wouldn’t be able to remember important dates (like their anniversary) if it weren’t for their phones. Or that if they didn’t have their cell phones handy they’ve get lost the moment they left homes. And there’s a lot of truth to those statements. […]

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Do Certain Genes Mean You’re Destined For a Life of Crime?

t sounds like something out of a Victorian novel – the idea that any part of your biology would link you to a greater likelihood of criminal behavior. Like phrenology and other pseudosciences, the idea that some people are genetically more likely to end up as criminals seems to have it’s foundation in the misinformation […]

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Michigan is Embracing Revolutionary New DNA Analysis Software

DNA as evidence has been a somewhat controversial subject over the years. Between the many times it has been used to reveal that convicted criminals were actually innocent, to arguments that it was never conclusive enough to convict someone in the first place, DNA gets lots of press. And now, with the surge toward personal […]

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Is it a Crime to Spread HIV on Purpose in Michigan?

  HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that, if not treated, can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Unlike with other viruses, you can never get rid of it completely, so once you contract HIV, you have it for life. That’s one important reason why it’s considered such a big […]

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