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  • Trump's Michigan co-chair announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

    05/22/2017 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 23 replies
    Mlive ^ | 5-22-2016 | Julie Mack
    Lena Epstein, co-chairwoman of Donald Trump's Michigan campaign, has announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate. If Epstein wins the Republican nomination in 2018, she would be up against U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who first won her Senate seat in 2000 and won easy re-elections in 2006 and 2012. Epstein is the first Republican to declare candidacy for the seat. A 35-year-old Bloomfield Hills resident, Epstein is co-owner of Vesco Oil Co., a distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants. The company has more than 200 employees and annual revenues of $175 million, according to Epstein's personal website. In a press release...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields has been Fired.

    05/22/2017 2:52:48 AM PDT · by taildragger · 76 replies
    5/22/2017 | taildragger
    Freepers many sources of which I will link too, it broke here on local Radio and TV. Some are FR not approved so will be links only.
  • Washtenaw sends strong message to immigrants with $145K aid fund

    05/19/2017 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 8 replies
    Mlive ^ | 5-18-2016 | Ryan Stanton
    ANN ARBOR, MI - Washtenaw County is sending a strong message to all immigrants to let them know they're welcome here. And they're putting money behind that message. The County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday night, May 17, to give final approval to three resolutions that lay out new county policies related to immigration matters and dedicate taxpayer funds to help immigrants, including those targeted for deportation by the federal government. Regardless of citizenship or immigration status, county officials say, everyone should feel comfortable making contact with county government, including the Sheriff's Office, whether that's to report crimes or access...
  • Feds Using Anti-terror Tool To Find Undocumented Immigrants

    05/19/2017 11:52:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 18, 2017
    Federal investigators are using a device designed for counterterrorism to locate undocumented immigrants, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The device, which is known as a Hailstorm or Stingray, simulates a cell tower and fools nearby phones into providing location data. It can also interrupt cellular service in the targeted area. The newspaper obtained an unsealed federal search warrant affidavit documenting the use of device. Authorities were trying to find Rudy Carcamo-Carranza, 23, a twice-deported restaurant worker from El Salvador who had been accused in drunk-driving and hit-and-run cases.
  • Minority students feel ‘marginalized’ by historic building’s ‘imposing, masculine’ paneling

    05/15/2017 6:16:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 15, 2017 | Dominic Mancino
    Some minority students at the University of Michigan have apparently felt intimidated by the interior wood paneling found throughout the historic Michigan Union building.
  • CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to finish year, top mayoral aide says ( Chicago )

    05/10/2017 3:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05/09/2017 | Santiago Covarrubias
    It's going to take much more money to keep Chicago's schools open through June than previously revealed, top Emanuel budget aide Carole Brown says. The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. ... Brown said all options are on the table to find the cash needed to stave off an early closing of schools that CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has warned might be needed but that Emanuel has ruled out to...
  • Zito: Hillary's perfectly crafted untruths [Why she REALLY lost]

    05/07/2017 9:19:40 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2017, 12:05 AM | Salena Zito
    ROSEVILLE, Mich. — After 17 years at the same company, Dawn Wilson has just lost her job. The petite blond stands in the parking lot of Roseville Towne Center, a strip mall with a Walmart, a Dollar Tree, a jewelry pawn shop and what was Hillary Clinton's campaign office, where a bright yellow sidewalk tent now hawks "Free Cell Phones." A few people wait to sign up for the phones. "I've worked there for 17 years. I was on vacation when I got a text from my boss on Good Friday to call him. He told me don't come back...
  • ‘I can’t lose my house’: Outrage after Flint sends foreclosure warnings over tainted-water bills

    05/04/2017 6:58:01 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 17 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | MAY 4 2017 | By Avi Selk
    Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths. Warning letters were mailed to 8,002 residents in April, according to the city, a few weeks after state officials ended a program that was paying the majority of their water bills. But many Flint residents still don’t trust their taps — lining up for free bottled water or installing city-recommended filters after revelations in 2014 and 2015 that dangerous...
  • Playboy model angers Maori with nude shoot on sacred mountain

    05/03/2017 1:49:30 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | May 3, 2017 | Andreas Illmer
    The picture of Ms Cook, herself from New Zealand, was taken when she climbed the mountain a few days ago with her partner. Posted on her popular Instagram account, the picture of her gazing into the distance from the 2,518m peak has clocked up nearly 10,000 likes
  • Muslim Michigan FGM Conspiracy Ran for 12 Years

    04/28/2017 7:15:08 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 28, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wrote about this story earlier this month. Operating out of a Livonia clinic, Jumana Fakhruddin Nagarwala abused unknown numbers of little girls. The end came when law enforcement traced calls to her from a Minnesota number.  Then they followed the trail to a hotel in Farmington Hills; a Michigan city at the center of an Islamic Center controversy. 
  • Michigan Supreme Court to decide if idling in driveway is drunken driving

    04/25/2017 3:10:22 PM PDT · by equaviator · 151 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...
  • Associated Press: Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

    04/24/2017 6:47:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 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...
  • 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 · 35 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.”