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  • Michigan Supreme Court to decide if idling in driveway is drunken driving

    04/25/2017 3:10:22 PM PDT · by equaviator · 143 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | APR 25 2017
    Does a home driveway qualify for drunken driving? The Michigan Supreme Court is on the road Tuesday to hear arguments in the case of an Oakland County man who was arrested after operating his Cadillac in his driveway. Gino Rea drove the car out of his Northville garage and then back into it. Police were at his home in 2014 because of complaints about loud music. According to the lawsuit on the Supreme Court's website, Rea was drunk that March night in 2014 and went into his car to listen to some music. A neighbor called police and said it...
  • Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

    04/24/2017 6:47:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    DETROIT (AP) — Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Patwa, 46, doesn't remember undergoing the procedure, which is also called female genital mutilation or cutting and which has been condemned by the United Nations and outlawed in the U.S. But she doesn't want to. "I have no desire to get that memory back. ... Psychologically, it feels like a violation, even though I don't remember it," said Patwa, a technology project...
  • Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually Harassing Fox News Contributor

    04/23/2017 7:24:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 169 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2017 | Kelly Weill
    Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again.
  • Second Detroit Doctor, Wife Charged In Female Genital Mutilation Case

    04/23/2017 8:52:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    WXYZ News ^ | 04/21/17
    Three now accused of performing illegal procedure According to the latest criminal complaint, Dr. Attar, his wife and Dr. Nagarwala conspired to perform the procedure on girls ages six to eight years old at a medical clinic in Livonia. Federal prosecutors have arrested and charged another doctor and his wife in connection to the female genital mutilation of young girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife Farida Attar, 50, are accused of Conspiracy to Commit Female Genital Mutilation and Aiding and Abetting Female Genital Mutilation. The two were arrested Friday morning and will be in in federal court at...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • More charges filed in Detroit in genital mutilation probe [All Religions Equal Alert!]

    04/21/2017 7:14:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 4/21/17 | Ed White
    Federal prosecutors on Friday expanded their investigation of female genital mutilation in the Detroit area by filing charges against the owner of a clinic where the alleged practice was performed on two girls who belong to a Muslim sect. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was aware that another doctor was performing the illegal procedure at his Livonia clinic after hours, and his wife, Farida, offered assistance, the government said in a criminal complaint. The charges against the Attars, including conspiracy, came a week after Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested and accused of genital mutilation against two 7-year-old Minnesota girls in February.
  • EXCLUSIVE – ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 5:26:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2017 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any...
  • ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 4:06:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | April 21, 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any way....
  • Detroit Doctor and Wife Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

    04/21/2017 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 58 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 04/21/2017 | DOJ
    A Detroit physician and his wife were arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint unsealed today for their alleged participation in a conspiracy that involved performing female genital mutilations (FGM) on minors. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios of the FBI’s Detroit Division and Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) Detroit Field Office made the announcement. Fakhruddin Attar, M.D., 53, and his wife,...
  • Violent Greektown Brawl Captured On Video

    04/17/2017 6:53:16 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2017
    The caption says simply: “This happened in Downtown Detroit last night.” And then starts a video that shows about 25-40 men punching, kicking and brutally beating people on the streets of Greektown, one of Detroit’s most popular hotspots. In the video, one man is lying with his head over the curb appearing unconscious and very badly injured. He gets punched and kicked as the cell-phone filming crowd of young men shouts and laughs.
  • Facebook killer may be on the loose in another state

    04/16/2017 10:48:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Chris Perez
    The deranged gunman who randomly executed an elderly Cleveland resident and posted footage of the killing on Facebook has possibly fled the city — and may be on the loose in another state, cops say. Police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. “Suspect may be out of state at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities.”
  • The Next Obama: Abdul EL-Sayed

    04/13/2017 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 44 replies
    RR ^ | 4/13/17 | Geri Ungurean
    The Next Obama: Abdul EL-Sayed Is Being Groomed By George Soros Do you remember the keynote speaker at the DNC in 2004? If you don’t, let me tell you about him. He came onto the stage after years of being groomed by George Soros. He was picked by the Left to be their “champion” of Hope and Change. I guess that gave it away. The keynote speaker at the DNC that year was Barack Hussein Obama. Even my sons, who had never been interested in politics, were mesmerized by this man. His speech launched him as the darling of the...
  • Lansing, Michigan rescinds 'sanctuary' status after criticism from businesses

    04/13/2017 8:59:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/13/17 | ap
    The city council in Lansing, Mich. voted Wednesday to rescind its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary" city for illegal immigrants after concerns from the businesses that the status would draw unwelcome attention to the city. The term "sanctuary city" generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. Council members voted 5-2 to reverse last week's 6-0 vote to give the city "sanctuary" status. Immigration advocates in the crowd called called council members...
  • Michigan capital rescinds calling itself 'sanctuary city'

    04/12/2017 7:22:30 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 12, 2017 | JEFF KAROUB and DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's capital city on Wednesday rescinded its decision to deem itself a "sanctuary city" protecting immigrants, bowing to concerns from the business community that the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing.The City Council voted 5-2 to reverse course after last week's 6-0 vote to call itself a sanctuary. The term "sanctuary city" has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don't ask for people's immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law...
  • Michigan capital reconsiders the word 'sanctuary'

    04/12/2017 6:18:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 6:26 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub and David Eggert
    Michigan’s capital could rescind its decision to deem itself a “sanctuary city” over concerns the ambiguous, contentious term may draw unwanted attention to Lansing. The City Council was holding a special session Wednesday evening to reconsider its unanimous vote last week to call itself a sanctuary. The term “sanctuary city” has no legal definition and varies in application, but it generally refers to jurisdictions that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Under Lansing city policy, police don’t ask for people’s immigration status, except as required by U.S. or Michigan law or a court order. After last week’s vote, council...
  • 2 women arrested in stabbing sparked by fight over parking spot at Rouge Park (Detroit)

    04/11/2017 4:31:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 4/10/2017 | Koco McAboy, Derick Hutchinson
    DETROIT - Two women have been arrested in connection with a wild fight that led to a stabbing at Rouge Park on Detroit's west side. The fight, which was captured in a viral video, is believed to have been over a parking spot. Two women, ages 22 and 21, are in custody after the stabbing. Video of the fight has made its way all around social media. It shows two women fighting on the ground while crowds battle to record the fight and egg them on. Police said the fight started over a parking spot. One group of women was...
  • Anti-Israel ‘Parking Tix’ Placed on Cars at UM-Dearborn by ‘2 People in Muslim Garb,’ Witness Says

    04/07/2017 11:18:59 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 4/7 | Rachel Frommer
    Mock parking tickets on the windshields of cars in a University of Michigan at Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) lot last month — which accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and other crimes – were placed there by two people in “Muslim garb,” a witness told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. UM-Dearborn student Amanda Gosline said that on March 22 she saw the individuals distributing the fake tickets, reminiscent of the mock “eviction notices” posted on dorm room doors by anti-Israel students at New York University, Connecticut College and others. The “tickets” also advertised two events on “illegal settlements and Israeli apartheid,” hosted by the...
  • Chelsea Human Rights Commission discusses Freedom Cities Campaign

    04/07/2017 2:58:05 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 9 replies
    Chelsea Update ^ | 4/7/17 | Lisa Carolin
    At its April 5 meeting, Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission discussed becoming part of the ACLU’s Freedom Cities Campaign. The campaign aims to ensure that local law enforcement officials defend rather than threaten people in the community, in particular immigrants. The Freedom Cities Campaign is a challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and his administration’s immigration enforcement in the country. Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth attended the meeting and said that the local police do not knock on people’s doors or look in the phone book for foreign names. “When we go to a car accident for example,...
  • Sanctuary city mayor: police would be seen as ‘occupying force’ if enforced immigration laws

    04/06/2017 3:22:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Wednesday night, Virgil Bernero, the mayor of sanctuary city Lansing, Michigan, told Tucker Carlson that if his police force were to enforce immigration laws, it would be seen as an “occupying force.” An incredulous Tucker responded, “people come into your country illegally, your job is to enforce the laws as a police officer, and you somehow feel guilty because you’re an occupying force?” Bernero then played the white privilege card, “it’s easy for white men like us . . . who enjoy what we enjoy . . . ” View the video here.
  • Sanctuary City Mayor Battles Tucker: Policing 'Easy For White Men Like Us'

    04/06/2017 7:31:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Mayor Virgil Bernero (D) of Lansing, Michigan debated Tucker Carlson on the legitimacy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to withhold federal funds from cities that won't enforce federal immigration law. Carlson reported that despite Sessions' warnings, Lansing voted to become a sanctuary city, and he asked Bernero when it was OK to defy any federal law in such a way. Bernero said that it is never proper to do so, and added that his executive order on the topic abides by federal law. He invited Sessions and President Trump to advise him anytime on how to increase public safety...