Category Archives: Crime in the News
The Feds Are Cracking Down on Gang Violence in Detroit
Hearing about the ongoing war in “the red zone” might lead you to believe you’ve stumbled across references to cold war in Russia, or some similar communist country. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The red zone actually refers to a section of Detroit’s eastside, between Seven Mile and Eight Mile roads, and […][Read More]
Flint Has Installed Cameras in High Crime Neighborhoods!
The idea of being monitored round the clock is a very “big brother” concept that doesn’t sit well with some people here in Michigan and particularly in Genesee County. For the British, who’ve had their every public move recorded by CCTV for decades, the idea isn’t all that strange. But here in the U.S., and […][Read More]
Michigan Supreme Court Removes Judge Brennan From The Bench Amid Controversy!
No one is above the law. It doesn’t matter how wealthy you are, how powerful, or high up in the ranks, if you break the law in Michigan (or even just get accused of breaking the law), you’re going to be held accountable. Which is why the Michigan Supreme Court made the unanimous decision to […][Read More]
Sporting Events in The Lansing Area Sometimes Mean Arrests And Criminal Charges!
East Lansing, home to Michigan State University, has a long history of riots and public disturbances tied to sporting events. As far back as 20 years ago, fires in the streets, overturned cars, looted stores, and damaged property were par for the course after the university’s involvement in major sports events. Those Spartan fans can […][Read More]
Not Every Lawbreaker is a Criminal Mastermind (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for a look at some of the funnier examples of criminal not-so-masterminds. As we explained in our previous article, a drug trafficker who uses the Smuggler’s Inn bed and breakfast for pick ups, and has a license plate saying ‘SMUGLER’ isn’t the brightest tool in the shed. […][Read More]
Not Every Lawbreaker is a Criminal Mastermind (Pt 1)
Sometimes, Hollywood makes criminals out to be geniuses. Masterminds who can evade the cops with their quick wit and out-of-the-box creativity. But the reality is often not that exciting, and hardly ever that factual. However, one thing that criminal not-so-masterminds can offer is a little humor (sometimes it’s incredulous humor!). So if you need a […][Read More]
You Won’t Believe These New Stats on Crime in America
If there’s one thing we know about crime rates in the United States, it’s that the information that people assume to be true is rarely, if ever accurate. How do we know that? Because ask around and people will probably tell you that crime is on the rise around the country. After all, they see […][Read More]
Juror Bias Led to Death Penalty!
Racial bias is a problem that has embedded itself deep into the fabric of our American society. So, it is no surprise that it rears its ugly head deep in the hallowed halls of justice. Our United States Supreme Court recently put an execution on hold because the criminal conviction of the accused was […][Read More]
Michigan State Police New Crime Scene Procedure: The Clergy
Crime scenes are complicated places. They’re busy, and messy, and crowded. Wait… crowded? Yes, of course they’re crowded! Think about it….there are police officers, detectives, crime scene technicians, family members, witnesses, and you guessed it – watchers. Those curious bystanders attracted to the flashing red and blues, and by the nosy desire to know […][Read More]
New Year’s Day is One of The Top Days For Car Theft!
So you decided to catch a cab home after a night at the bar? Avoid the chances of a DUI, or trashing your vehicle and ending up in jail? Good for you! The problem, however, is that there are people who would take advantage of your desire to stay safe, by stealing your car […][Read More]