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  • Detroit man, 91, beaten, doused with gasoline and set on fire in homicide (headline shortened)

    11/24/2015 6:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    A 91-year-old man was beaten, covered with gasoline and set on fire in a homicide in northwest Detroit early Monday, police said. Officers and firefighters discovered Paul Monchnik's body when witnesses reported the blaze at the retired TV repairman’s Bentler Court home around 3 a.m., officials with the Detroit Police Department told WJBK-TV.
  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    11/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jerry Hirsch
    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle driving simulations and testing software that examines how bicycles and cars interact. "For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry," said the center's director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. "Now, there is the shift...
  • Violent Brawl Breaks Out in Detroit Classroom — Only One of the Fighters Is a Student

    11/18/2015 5:31:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/17/2015 | Chris Enloe
    At Detroit's Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School, one science classroom was turned into a wrestling ring. This fight was not the usual fisticuffs between the stereotypical duo of disagreeing teenagers. Instead, this brawl happened between a female student and her teacher.According to WJBK-TV, the teacher, Ms. Burns, got upset because students were throwing paper at her. But when a student allegedly called Burns a "bitch," the teacher lost control.Burns believed that student to be seventh-grader Diamonique Singleton, despite Singleton’s denial that she ever called the teacher any name."That's when she got in front of me, saying I'm a 'b,' and she started...
  • Trump suggests that Carson’s nuts

    11/06/2015 9:24:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/6/2015 | Geoff Earle
    <p>With Ben Carson gaining ground in presidential polls, Donald Trump is expanding attacks on his chief rival and suggested he’s nuts.</p> <p>The dramatic stories from Carson’s rough youth growing up in Detroit are getting a fresh look after CNN contacted multiple Carson friends, classmates and other contemporaries who were unable to corroborate the incidents. Trump fired his first shot Thursday night, when he tweeted: “The Carson story is either a total fabrication or, if true, even worse-trying to hit mother over the head with a hammer or stabbing friend!” It was only last month — when Trump led all the polls — that the real estate mogul said he could see Carson as a possible running-mate.</p>
  • Ben Carson Facebook Post August 13th 2015 (says he was thrilled to get offer from West Point)

    11/06/2015 11:13:07 AM PST · by springwater13 · 135 replies
    The next question is from Bill. He wanted to know if it was true that I was offered a slot at West Point after high school. Bill, that is true. I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.
  • FLASHBACK: No Horses, But Detroit Water Department Employs 'Horseshoer'

    11/05/2015 5:02:35 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 25 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/4/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer. Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is "not possible" to eliminate positions. Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say. The horseshoer’s job description is "to shoe horses and to do general blacksmith work … and to perform related work as required." The description was last updated in 1967. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has a large debt, rising water...
  • Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy

    11/03/2015 6:11:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/3/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or "progressive" platform have been enacted: A "living wage" ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors. A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average. A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members. Other government employee unions that do the same for their members. A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies. Would...
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Governor's Plans For Detroit Schools Allows Leader to Limit School Choice

    10/30/2015 5:29:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/27/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Charter school proponents are criticizing Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to overhaul Detroit Public Schools, which they fear could put too much power in the hands of a chief education officer for all public schools within the geographical boundaries of the district. This person would have the power to shut down any public school inside the district, including charter schools, many of which are currently not subject to district control. Snyder’s plan would call for a Detroit Education Commission to hire a position called the “Detroit Chief Education Officer.” The commission would be made of up political appointees — three named...
  • Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math

    10/29/2015 1:15:36 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/29/2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading. That is according to the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests published by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics. Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures”...
  • How Much Overtime is There in Detroit?

    10/29/2015 9:52:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/25/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A series of Detroit News reports on an internal investigation by the Detroit Police Department on allegations of overtime abuse began last November with a look at the homicide department before moving on to other departments. The newspaper reported that prosecutors filed criminal charges against Sgt. Myron Weathers in May of this year, asserting that he falsified overtime claims. The newspaper reported that Weathers was accused of submitting 29 fraudulent reports related to court appearances. The Detroit News also reported in 2014 on a dispute involving Lt. Joseph Tiseo, police detective Brandon Smith and Deputy Chief David LeValley. Tiseo had...
  • Detroit Public Schools Debt Increases By $1 Million Every School Day

    10/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The debt load of the Detroit public school district increases by $1 million every school day, according to the co-chair of a coalition trying to help the financially troubled school district. John Rakolta, the co-chair of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, offered this figure on the same day that Gov. Rick Snyder released a new proposal to fix Detroits school system. As far as the size of the total debt, its big, really big and very complex, Rakolta said in an email. It has many facets. The debt is increasing by an estimated $1 million per school...
  • Two EMS Workers Attacked, Stabbed With Box Cutter In Detroit; Suspect Arrested

    10/20/2015 9:44:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Unknown
    The suspect first went for the Rojas, who has been working with the department for about two years. When Adams, a 13-year department veteran, stepped in to help her partner, the suspect turned his attention and his weapon to her. Both paramedics were stabbed and slashed repeatedly before making it back to their vehicle. Adams then drove she and her partner to Detroit Receiving Hospital where both remain in serious condition. It was a horrific scene. The EMS rig, the scene inside of the rig is horrific. Their injuries are horrific, Jones said, adding that both paramedics will...
  • Two-Thirds of Detroit Students 'Chronically Absent'

    10/20/2015 7:10:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Despite a new attendance policy that could see truant students and their parents actually prosecuted in court, more than two-thirds of the students enrolled in the Detroit school district are still classified as chronically absent. This is defined by the state as missing more than 10 school days in a year. Detroit saw 67.1 percent of its students deemed chronically absent in 2013-14, the latest year data is available. The statewide average is 25.5 percent. Even the troubled Education Achievement Authority, the state office given oversight of Michigans worst-performing individual schools, experienced chronic absence in just 23.7 percent of its...
  • Police: Pastor Shoots, Kills Man Inside Church In Detroit

    10/19/2015 4:48:10 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Clickondetroit.com ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Local 4 - ClickOnDetroit news staff
    DETROIT - A pastor shot and killed a man armed with a brick during a church service on Sunday after the man threatened parishioners at the City of God Church on Detroits west side, according to police. The 25-year-old man stormed into the church during a service wielding a brick. Police say the man was well known by the congregation and especially the pastor. The 36-year-old pastor pulled out a gun and shot the man multiple times. Authorities say the pastor had been trying to help the man, but those efforts had gone south. Investigators said four or five shots...
  • Police Find 14 Containers of Human Tissue in Abortion Doctors Car

    10/17/2015 6:19:02 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/14/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Police officers in Michigan found 14 containers of human tissue and other evidence in a obstetrician/gynecologists car that indicate he may be providing illegal abortions. Local Detroit news outlet WXYZ reported that police in West Bloomfield recently raided the vehicle of OB/GYN Michael Arthur Roth, who has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. According to sources, authorities discovered 14 containers of human tissue, which may include fetuses, in the trunk of his car. Police also found medical equipment and the drug Fentanyl used for pain and sedation in his vehicle. Roth is now under investigation for possibly giving...
  • Illinois Can't Make Next Pension Payment

    10/16/2015 2:02:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WSIU ^ | 10/14/15 | Amanda Vinicky
    Illinois won't make its next pension payment; Comptroller Leslie Munger Wednesday announced she can't, because the state doesn't have the cash. Illinois' government pensions are already the worst-funded in the nation. The massive liability grew thanks to the lawmakers shorting the funds. They used the money to pay other expenses instead. Now, Illinois is set do it again. This time, the payment will be delayed because Comptroller Munger says there isn't money in the bank to make it. "The monthly pension payment of $560 million is the largest consistent expenditure that we have throughout the year, and it is one...
  • Authorities probing ex-Chicago schools CEO's Detroit tenure

    10/15/2015 11:49:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2015
    Authorities are investigating Detroit Public Schools contracts awarded by a former official who has pleaded guilty to her role in a kickback scheme while she was CEO of Chicago's school system, DPS said Thursday.
  • US woman charged for shooting at fleeing shoplifter

    10/13/2015 5:43:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    Chicago (AFP) - A woman who shot at the tires of a fleeing shoplifter in the parking lot of a Home Depot will face criminal charges, US prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges come a day after a customer reportedly opened fire on two shoplifters fleeing a farm supply store in Indiana.
  • Detroit Cops Claim They Are Working 16+ Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

    10/12/2015 6:59:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit police lieutenant reported that he worked the equivalent of nearly 17.3 hours on all 365 days of the citys most recent fiscal year, according to records obtained from the city. The documents show that this individual claimed to have worked 6,332 hours over a 12-month period. He was one of 529 employees who reported being on the job for more than 4,000 hours last year, equivalent to least 77 hours per week every week. Some in the department reported far more hours. Of those, 45 reported working 5,000-plus hours (equal to 13.7 hours per day, 365 days a...
  • Detroit Public Schools Takes Out a Loan to Pay Off Another Loan

    10/09/2015 12:48:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The depth of the Detroit school districts financial troubles can be staggering. As of last June, the district owes $238.2 million it borrowed to cover routine operating expenses, a burden that has received some media attention. Another $572 million owed by Detroit Public Schools to a state authority within the Michigan Department of Treasury has received less coverage. But some eyebrows were raised recently when DPS went back for another loan from that source on the same day it made payment on an earlier loan. According to state Treasury records, a Michigan Finance Authority gave Detroit Public Schools a loan...
  • US woman shoots at shoplifter as he flees store

    10/07/2015 4:58:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | October 7, 2015
    Chicago (AFP) - A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said. The shoplifter in Tuesday's Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • The GOP Immigration Plan to Save Detroitand Syria (50,000 refugees)

    10/04/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is upset about the number of immigrants in his statein his estimation there are far too few of them. In contrast with Republican politicians who want to rein in president Obamas executive actions on immigration, the governor asked the Obama Administration early last year to use its executive powers to designate 50,000 extra visas to the Detroit metro area for high-skilled immigrants. Citing population loss and the need to jumpstart the Motor City economically ....Snydera former CEO for Gateway Computer and head of a venture capitalist firmcalled on his state to embrace immigration.
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the winseven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • America's Most Dangerous Cities (Still) Run By Democrats

    In 2012 the Daily Caller Ran this article http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/11/america%E2%80%99s-most-dangerous-cities-are-run-by-democrats/ which showed that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities in America were run by democrats. (other 2 independents) So I looked into and found the current ten cities with the highest murder rates. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/top-lists/highest-murder-rate-cities/ And found the results are quite similar with at least 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities (ones with highest murder rates) still being run by democrats. 1 East St. Louis, IL (Emeka-Jackson Hicks,Democrat) 2 Camden, NJ (Donna Red, Democrat) 3 Gary, IN (Karen Freeman Wilson, Democrat) 4 Chester, PA (John A...
  • Step Aside Detroit: There Is A New "Worst" City For Housing In The U.S.

    09/30/2015 7:28:21 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    zh ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It will come as no surprise that the west, with San Diego, is where the gains are still frothiest: after all the Chinese "hot money" exporters are rushing to park their funds before the exit door slams shut, and are doing so as close to home as possible. What was surprising is the other end of the spectrum, because as Case-Shiller clearly shows, Detroit - after staging a brief dead cat bounce in the aftermath of its bankruptcy and since sliding once again - may no longer be the worst city for home prices in the US. It has now...
  • Volkswagen shares crash on emissions cheating scandal

    09/21/2015 4:37:27 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-21-2015
    Shares in Volkswagen (VLKAF) crashed 20% Monday, wiping 16 billion euros ($18 billion) off the company's value after it was found to have misled U.S. regulators. Federal and state regulators said Friday that the German company cheated on environmental standards by programming some diesel-fueled cars to turn on emission controls only when being tested. Volkswagen, recently crowned the world's biggest carmaker by sales, also owns the Audi and Porsche brands. The software is installed in nearly 500,000 cars on U.S. roads, including some of its luxury-brand Audi cars. Regulators have ordered Volkswagen to recall the vehicles. The company said it...
  • VW Is Said to Cheat on Diesel Emissions; U.S. to Order Big Recall

    09/20/2015 2:48:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015 | Coral Davenport and Jack Ewing
    The Obama administration on Friday directed Volkswagen to recall nearly a half-million cars, saying the automaker illegally installed software in its diesel-power cars to evade standards for reducing smog. The Environmental Protection Agency accused the German automaker of using software to detect when the car is undergoing its periodic state emissions testing. Only during such tests are the cars full emissions control systems turned on. During normal driving situations, the controls are turned off, allowing the cars to spew as much as 40 times as much pollution as allowed under the Clean Air Act, the E.P.A. said. We expected better...
  • Volkswagen Accused Of Hacking 482,000 Diesels To Fake U.S. Emissions Tests

    09/18/2015 11:14:17 AM PDT · by Reaganez · 51 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | September 18, 2015 | Justin Hyde
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California officials say some 482,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels were engineered to falsify their emissions for federal testsa violation that opens the German automaker to a theoretical fine totaling $18 billion. The EPA and California Air Resources Board say the affected models had software in its computer engine controls that could sense exactly when it was being tested for emissions quality. At all other times, it would run the diesels in a different mode with illegal levels of pollution; for example, spewing up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide, a key component of smog,...
  • Detroit Police Salaries Modest, But Not Peanuts

    09/17/2015 11:09:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Uniformed rank-and-file officers employed by the Detroit Police Department earned an average of $59,511 in 2014-15, which is more than twice the amount a recent TV report stated as the starting salary for the officers. Detroit Police Chief James Craig recently told WWJ TV that he thinks officers patrolling the citys streets should be paid more. But the only amount mentioned in the story was a starting salary of $28,000. Michigan Capitol Confidential analyzed Detroit Police pay levels found in salary and contract information received in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The lowest pay levels are in...
  • UAW Names Fiat Chrysler as Lead Target in Big Three Contract Talks

    09/14/2015 2:09:48 AM PDT · by equaviator · 36 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 14, 2015
    The United Auto Workers union will accelerate its bargaining efforts with Fiat Chrysler Automobile in the hopes of hammering out a template for a new labor contract the other two Detroit auto makers will match. The choice of Fiat Chrysler's FCA US unit as the target company for shaping the new contract, disclosed by the union on Sunday, kicks off an intense negotiating period expected in part to focus on a two-tier wage system that has financially benefited auto makers but rankled workers. The UAW's current contract with Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Ford Motor expires on Monday, but labor...
  • The Worst Performing School District in the U.S. Says It Has Only One 'Ineffective' Administrator

    09/09/2015 1:06:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2015 | Tom Gantert
    There was just one bad apple among the 171 members of the Detroit public school districts leadership corps, if the districts most recent evaluations of its principals, superintendents and administrators are accurate. Despite being called the nations lowest-performing urban school area by Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this year, just one of its 171 managers was judged to be ineffective. The evaluations are for the 2013-14 school year, the most recent year available. There were 96 officials given the highest rating of highly effective; 68 were rated effective, while six were deemed to be minimally effective. Plus the single ineffective administrator....
  • Man stabbed after finding wife naked in bed with her father

    PONTIAC, Mich. A 25-year-old man told police that he was stabbed after finding his wife in bed with her own father, WWJ reports. It happened just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the man arrived at his home on West Rundell Avenue to find his wife, completely naked, in bed with her father, police say. The man then reportedly woke his father-in-law up and the two began to fight. Police say the father-in-law, identified by authorities as Henry Allen Michael of Detroit, allegedly stabbed the younger man in his back with a knife. He then fled the scene in the...
  • Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition

    09/08/2015 8:47:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Steve Friess
    Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition September 8, 2015 by Steve Friess STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. The nations largest concentration of Iraqi Christians, many driven from their homeland by persecution at the hands of Muslim groups, is mounting an intensive campaign to block a proposed mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan sometimes by deploying public anti-Islam invective unusual in its bluntness even in this post-9/11 era. The 20,500-square-foot mosque, to be built on four acres by the American Islamic Community Center (AICC), is to stand 60 feet tall along a major thoroughfare in a middle-class neighborhood if the...
  • Rapper Dex Osama Reportedly Shot Dead Outside a Detroit Strip Club

    09/08/2015 12:46:40 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    time.com ^ | September 8, 2015 | Lisa Spear
    Detroit rapper Dex Osama died after a shooting early Monday morning outside a gentlemens club on Detroits south side, the Independent and other news organizations are reporting, although police have yet to confirm the deceaseds identity. The shooting broke out after a fight between two groups of men around 2 a.m. at the Crazy Horse strip club. When security intervened, the men were pushed outside, where witnesses reported hearing gunshots.
  • Victim with Concealed Carry Permit and two suspects shot during armed robbery at Detroit bank

    09/06/2015 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Police say a 50-year-old resident of the neighborhood was going to the ATM at a Citizens' Bank branch when he was approached by two young men that police describe as being around 18 years old. Those young men were armed with a sawed off rifle and a handgun.
  • Armed teen shot after trying to steal sunglasses from man with concealed carry license in Detroit

    09/04/2015 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police say a 17-year-old remains in the hospital in critical condition after the young father he tried robbing shot him several times. It happened late Wednesday afternoon near the corner of Warren and Grayton on the city's east side. Angela Lanier tells 7 Action News her 24-year-old son Joe fired his gun when the teenager tried robbing him while he was sitting in his car. She says he was on the job as an exterminator when the teenager pulled a gun on him for his sunglasses. Joe Lanier says, "The boy tried to rob me, and I...
  • Dog Rescued From Near Death in Detroit Turns Into Rising Star With Commercial Talent

    08/29/2015 3:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 8/28 | Kim Craig
    When Denver was rescued in Detroit about a year ago, he was near death. But a man who had been assisted by Dog Aide, a community awareness group that supports pet owners, thought they might be able to save him. And they did. Katelin Thomas, who works with Dog Aide and owns K9 Turbo Training, says when they first saw Denver, they didn't think he could survive in his condition. His body was so stiff that his legs could not even be separated for them to be able to tell if he was male or female, so they simply called...
  • Meeting Between Eminem and Minister Louis Farrakhan Was 10 Years in the Making

    08/28/2015 8:01:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    The Nation of Islam leader said that he and the Detroit rapper had a beautiful dialogue. At first glance, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Eminem may look like an odd pairing. But not so much, when you think about how Detroit is such a significant starting point for the Nation of Islam. Both menMinister Louis Farrakhan and rapper Eminemhave strong ties to the city. The minister and Eminem met in Detroit earlier this week, and according to an Instagram post by an NOI member, the meeting was over ten years in the making. Hajj Hasaun Muhammad, describing the meeting as...
  • Satan worshipers drown women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest

    08/23/2015 6:02:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/15 | Barbara Boland
    Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook. The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood." At one point during the protest, a man claiming to be a sheriff unsuccessfully attempted to...
  • Packing heat in Detroit: Motown residents answer police chief's call to arms

    08/22/2015 3:30:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Detroit resident Darrell Standberry doesn't navigate streets of the Motor City without his licensed handgun, and it already has saved his life once. I never leave home without my weapon, he said. You never know when or what youll encounter. It was 2011, when Standberry stopped at a gas station on Six Mile Road after attending his sons football practice. After filling up the tank of his SUV, he left the car running and went inside to pay, only to spot a man jumping in behind the wheel. I went back over and told him to get out of my...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday nights preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • Detroit-area mayor seeks citywide ban on personal flamethrowers due to safety concerns

    08/20/2015 12:35:21 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT A suburban Detroit official is trying to extinguish the use of personal flamethrowers, which are being sold online by two Midwest companies, in his city. The companies, located in the Detroit area and Cleveland, claim their devices can be used for recreation or to control weeds and insect hives, clear snow and ice, clear brush and start a bonfire. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts calls the proposed uses "pretty specious" and "silly," the Detroit Free Press reported. Fouts wants to ban the storage, use and possession of flamethrowers in Warren because he believes the devices are dangerous and could...
  • Prosecutor will not charge ICE agent in fatal shooting of Detroit man

    08/19/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Clickondetroit.com ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Halston Herrera
    DETROIT - A prosecutor has declined to charge an Immigration and Customs agent for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Detroit man. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that agent Mitchell Quinns actions against Terrance Kellom earlier this year were justified by self-defense. Police said Kellom lunged at Quinn with a hammer before he was shot in his father's west side home on April 27. His father, Kevin Kellom, disputed that account, saying his son was escorted down the stairs by officers and was shot as he was kneeling. My son was assassinated in my face. I will never...
  • Escaped tiger recaptured in old Detroit factory

    08/18/2015 6:10:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DETROIT, - Police in Detroit confirmed a tiger was on the loose in a disused plant on the east side of the city and it has now been recaptured. Detroit police said the tiger escaped from a British film crew Monday while they were shooting footage inside the old Packard Plant and the crew was unable to recapture the big cat. Representatives of the plant's owners said the film crew had permission to shoot inside the building, but not to bring wild animals. They said the crew brought the tiger along with a bobcat and a wolf without informing officials....
  • See the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise in 271 357 photos

    08/14/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Autoweek ^ | 8/14/15 | Andrew Stoy
    Our man on Woodward Avenue is shooting everything, and we'll be updating all weekend In past years, we've broken our Woodward Dream Cruise photos into chunks, showing you imports, Fords, Chevys, Mopars and just plain weird stuff in individual galleries. This year, we're covering the "world's largest one-day car show" a little differently: Call it the "shotgun approach." We'll put up as many huge galleries as our servers will handle, and you can sort through the insanity any way you like. As for captions that specifically identify each car ... maybe we'll get to that after the event. There's also...
  • 1.5 million people expected at Woodward Dream Cruise, world's largest one-day auto event

    08/13/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | David Muller
    DETROIT, MI - Engines are roaring, cool cars are cruising and people from Ortonville to Sterling Heights and beyond are already lining Woodward Avenue for Saturday's 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise, billed as the world's largest one-day auto event. Some people are coming just for a few hours at a time to see the sights and sounds, others are even selling their own cruisers. Vinnie Garafalo has his 1967 Ford Galaxie convertible parked along Woodward near a gas station in Royal Oak, where he and a group of others known as the "No Name Car Club" are taking in the scene....
  • What would it look like if Hiroshima bomb hit Detroit?

    08/07/2015 2:30:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
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  • 3-year-old shot to death in Detroit; the boy charged is 11

    08/06/2015 10:10:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Lawrence Crook III
    (CNN)An 11-year-old boy has been charged after being accused of using his father's gun to shoot and kill a 3-year-old boy in Detroit. While the 11-year-old, who isn't being identified because of his age, was visiting his father's house on Monday at around 1:40 p.m. on Detroit's east side, he allegedly took a handgun from a bedroom closet. The juvenile proceeded to throw the handgun out of the window into his father's backyard, the Wayne County Prosecutors Office said. The boy retrieved the gun and jumped into a vehicle parked in the backyard. A short time later, the 3-year-old entered...