Tag Archives: Michigan

MICHIGAN: Anti-Gerrymandering Law To Go On Ballot

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered Thursday that an anti-political gerrymandering measure be placed on the November ballot, rejecting opponents’ contention that the proposed constitutional amendment is too expansive and does not list all sections that would be abrogated. The conservative group that sued vowed to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, which will have the ...

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Pastor Busted On Child Porn Charges, Allegedly Posed As Teen Boy To Entice Preteen Girls On Skype [VIDEO]

The Detroit News reports: A Port Huron pastor is facing federal charges amid allegations he enticed underage girls to engage in sex acts online. FBI agents learned about Jackie Douglas Woodburn’s virtual interactions while probing a chatroom-based website that attracts adult men who pose as youths “seeking to sexually exploit minor teenage and preteen girls.” Among the more than 50 ...

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PERMANENTLY DISBARRED: Anti-Gay Former Michigan Assistant AG Loses Appeal To Keep His Law License

The Associated Press reports: A former lawyer with the state of Michigan who had intense hostility for a gay college student has lost an appeal to keep his law license. Andrew Shirvell’s 2017 disbarment was affirmed Tuesday by the Attorney Discipline Board. Shirvell was an assistant attorney general. He was fired in 2010 after criticizing Christopher Armstrong on an anti-gay ...

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Priest’s Lawyer: That Teenage Boy Seduced My Client

Flint, Michigan’s Fox affiliate reports: Robert DeLand, a Saginaw priest who had been arrested and charged with sex crimes in March is now facing new charges. The new charges include: second degree criminal sexual conduct, second degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury, controlled substance delivery, and contributing to a delinquency of a minor. DeLand was out on bond, but ...

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MICHIGAN: Police Raid Catholic Diocese And Bishop’s Home, Cite Lack Of Cooperation In Sexual Abuse Probe

Flint’s ABC affiliate reports: Police were serving search warrants Thursday in connection with the investigation of Saginaw area priests. A contingent of law enforcement officials from multiple agencies raided Bishop Joseph Cistone’s residence, the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw offices and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Saginaw. Police obtained the three search warrants that were being executed as part of the investigation ...

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BREAKING: Active Shooter At Michigan University, Multiple Injuries, Two Dead, Campus On Lockdown

Story developing. The Detroit Free Press reports: Police are responding to reports of shots fired at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant this morning. According to 9&10 News, a text was sent to students alerting them of reports of shots fired near the 4th floor of Campbell Hall, a co-ed dorm. The college’s school of humanities and behaviorial sciences also ...

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Priest Arrested For Sex With Underage Boys [VIDEO]

Michigan Live reports: Sunday, the Rev. Robert DeLand Jr. conducted Mass at St. Agnes Church in Freeland and renewed the vows of a couple who had been married 25 years, according to people who were there. He was arrested later that day. Monday, he was in jail charged with sexual assault after police in Tittabawassee and Saginaw townships finished a ...

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Rep. John Conyers Resigns Effective Immediately

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday ...

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Democratic Rep. John Conyers To Announce Retirement

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, plans to announce Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will make the announcement by calling into a local ...

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MICHIGAN: Dem AG Candidate Causes Stir With Unique Promise Not To Commit Sexual Harassment [VIDEO]

Wonkette reports: Meet Dana Nessel, a Democratic candidate for Michigan Attorney General. She’s a Detroit attorney who became Michigan-famous for leading the legal fight for marriage equality in the Great Lakes State (and in the Wolverine State, too). And as her pretty-damn-good online ad suggests, she has a good idea for reducing the amount of sexual harassment by icky men ...

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MICHIGAN: Former Asst AG Wants Law License Back Because Anti-Gay Haters Have Power Thanks To Trump

This freak show is still making news after all these years. The Detroit Free Press reports: A former Michigan assistant attorney general known for his attacks on the first openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan is appealing the decision by a discipline board to revoke his law license. Andrew Shirvell claims the board was biased against ...

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POLL: Kid Rock Trails Dem Incumbent By 18 Points

The Hill reports: Possible GOP Senate hopeful Kid Rock is trailing Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) by double digits in a new poll. The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, trails the senior Democratic senator from Michigan, 52 to 34 percent, in a hypothetical match-up, according to a Media Research Group poll released early Thursday. MRG’s president, Tom Shields, said ...

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MICHIGAN: ACLU Sues State Over Gay Adoption

USA Today reports: The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Wednesday against the state of Michigan challenging a law that allows adoption agencies to spurn potential LGBT parents under the guise of religion. Religious exemption laws let people, churches and sometimes corporations cite religious beliefs as a reason not to enforce a law — such as declining to marry a ...

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Kid Rock: Your President Is Donald Motherfucking Trump But Wait ‘Til You Hear About Me For President

Via Breitbart: Kid Rock delivered a defiant political speech from behind a podium during his concert Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in which he blasted “deadbeat dads” and “f*cking bigots” and the KKK, telling them to “stay the f*ck away.” “And if you want to take a knee, or sit during our Star-Spangled Banner,” he continued. “Call me a ...

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MICHIGAN: Kid Rock Responds To Claim Of Campaign Finance Violation By Telling Press “Go Fuck Yourselves”

He’ll be cheered on Breitbart for this: Kid Rock is blasting reports that he could be in violation of campaign finance laws ahead of a possible Michigan Senate bid, telling the “misinformed press” to “go f–k yourselves.” “I am starting to see reports from the misinformed press and the fake news on how I am in violation of breaking campaign ...

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Mayor Of Hell Bans All Straight People

Michigan Live reports: “Make Hell gay again.” That was the message from the newly-appointed-and-then-impeached “mayor of the small, unincorporated community in Michigan’s Livingston County. Confused? Let’s explain further. In a series of comical Tweets sent out on Wednesday, Aug. 30, comedian and internet personality Elijah Daniel explained that he was named the legal mayor of Hell, Michigan when he was ...

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A Message From Alleged Senate Candidate Kid Rock

Twitchy is thrilled: We still don’t know if Kid Rock is running for Senate in Michigan or not, but he’s doing all the right things to reach out to voters. Like this greeting to his fans over on Twitter. When will we see him campaign with President Trump? And notice the male-to-female ratio on the plane? That means Mr. Rock ...

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MICHIGAN: Kid Rock Leads US Senate Poll

Detroit’s CBS affiliate reports: Senator Kid Rock? It’s not as crazy as it might sound. Poll results released on Friday show that Robert Richie — also known as performer Kid Rock — would have the lead among Republicans in the primary race. According to polling results from Target Insyght, Richie would earn 33 percent of the votes in the Republican ...

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Rapper Kid Rock Confirms Bid For US Senate

Via Breitbart: Musician Kid Rock confirmed his run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan Thursday with a fiery Facebook message in which he blasted the media for “once again” being “wrong” about his potential candidacy and took a shot at incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Rock also addressed his would-be political opponent, longtime Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ...

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MICHIGAN: State Appeals Court Rules Against Woman Who Sued Over Transgender Woman In Locker Room

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a Midland health club in a lawsuit filed by a woman who said her rights were violated when she encountered a transgender person in the locker room. The court found no evidence of sexual harassment, noting that Yvette Cormier and a transgender woman were both wearing clothes ...

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