Tag Archives: Michigan

Mother Of Mass Shooter Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

The New York Times reports: Michigan jurors, after 11 hours of deliberations, found Jennifer Crumbley guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday for the gun rampage committed by her teenage son, who carried out the state’s deadliest school shooting more than two years ago. The trial became a lightning rod for issues of parental responsibility, in a time of frequent cases …

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MI Wedding Venue Hit With Complaint For LGBTQ Ban

The Holland Sentinel reports: A formal complaint has reportedly been filed after a West Michigan wedding venue sparked controversy for its anti-LGBTQ marriage policy. The venue, the Old Wooden Barn, was hand-built in 1905. It was converted into a wedding venue over the past decade. The business, owned by Mitch and Kelli VanOverloop, states its marriage policy clearly online. “Because …

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Trump Turns On Embattled QAnon Michigan GOP Chair

Bridge Michigan reports: Donald Trump on Friday recognized Pete Hoekstra as chair of the Michigan Republican Party, throwing his political weight behind the former ambassador amid an ongoing leadership dispute. The support for Hoekstra by the former president doesn’t settle the dispute but puts significant pressure on Kristina Karamo to relinquish her claim to the post three weeks after critics …

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Cops: Michigan Man Plotted To Bomb Satanic Temple

Grand Rapids’ ABC affiliate reports: Luke Isaac Terpstra, a 30-year-old in Grant, was arraigned on Jan. 4 for building homemade explosive devices, then trying to get rid of them, according to Grant Police. Court documents show that the Kent County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Jan. 2 from Terpstra’s mother that explosives had possibly been thrown away in the …

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Broke Michigan GOP Votes To Oust Its QAnon Chair

The Detroit News reports: A group of Michigan Republicans voted Saturday afternoon in Oakland County to remove Kristina Karamo as chairwoman of the party, but Karamo has said she won’t recognize their meeting. A video from inside the meeting, which wasn’t open to the media, showed the Republicans who had gathered cheering once it was announced that Karamo had been …

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Michigan GOP Unveils Plan To End Primary Elections

Bridge Michigan reports: The Michigan Republican Party, under embattled Chair Kristina Karamo, is considering a plan that would effectively end primary elections by authorizing party insiders to select nominees for most political offices. The “Better Political Representation” motion, slated for a potential state committee vote at a Jan. 13 meeting called by Karamo, was announced Saturday in a video that …

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Broke Michigan GOP To Vote On Axing Its QAnon Chair

Click On Detroit reports: Members of the Michigan Republican Party are scheduled to meet this weekend in an attempt to remove party Chairwoman Kristina Karamo as a major election year gets underway. The move to oust Karamo, an election conspiracist who pushed former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” of election fraud, comes less than a year after she was selected …

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Michigan Fake Elector: I Was Tricked Into Signing Doc

The New York Times reports: James Renner is thus far the only Trump elector who has reached an agreement with the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, which brought criminal charges in July against all 16 of the state’s fake Trump electors. In October, Ms. Nessel’s office dropped all charges against Mr. Renner after he agreed to cooperate. “I …

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Michigan Supreme Court: Trump Can Stay On Ballot

CNN reports: The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to remove former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot based on the US Constitution’s “insurrectionist ban.” The outcome contrasts with the recent ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court, which kicked Trump off its primary ballot because of his role in the January 6 Capitol riot. Read the full article. …

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Insider: MI GOP Chair Is “Incompetent Dumpster Fire”

CNN reports: Kristina Karamo – a former community college professor with limited political experience – became the head of the state party in February after pushing far-right election conspiracy theories and promising to end the party’s reliance on traditional wealthy donors. Now, some of the pro-Trump party members who voted Karamo into office have soured on her leadership and accuse …

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RNC Chair Took Part In Pressuring MI Election Officials

Newsweek reports: The chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, has been pulled into Donald Trump’s legal quagmire after a report claimed she was involved in efforts to pressure Michigan election officials to challenge the result of the 2020 election. Trump personally pressured two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, not …

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Trump Pressured MI Officials Not To Certify Election

The Detroit News reports: Then-President Donald Trump personally pressured two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers not to sign the certification of the 2020 presidential election, according to recordings reviewed by The Detroit News and revealed publicly for the first time. On a Nov. 17, 2020, phone call, which also involved Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, …

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Michigan School Shooter Gets Life Without Parole

The Detroit News reports: The teen who killed four people at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, 2021 was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole Friday. After a wrenching day of emotional statements from victims touched by the Nov. 30, 2021 Oxford High School shooting, the shooter told an Oakland County judge he has done terrible …

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Michigan GOP Faces Bankruptcy Over $770K in Debt

CBS News reports: A draft of an upcoming report alleges the Michigan GOP is more than a half million dollars in debt. “Confirmed hard factual debt that we have on the books right now is somewhere in the neighborhood of $620,000,” said Warren Carpenter, who commissioned the report given to CBS News Detroit. “We estimate that to be around $150,000 …

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Broke Michigan GOP Plots To Oust Its QAnon Chair

Michigan Live reports: Michigan Republican Party chair Kristina Karamo could be in trouble. There’s a growing likelihood Karamo could be removed as chair of the party less than a year into her tenure after a majority of the party’s state committee skipped a Saturday meeting she convened to attend one organized by a group of discontented party leaders. With only …

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Michigan Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges

The Midland Daily News reports: Living Word International Church minister James Randolph was arrested and charged Tuesday with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving relationship, four counts of second-degree CSC and one count of accosting children for immoral purposes for crimes allegedly occurring in 2011. Randolph is charged with seven felony counts and is out of jail on a $500,000 cash …

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Michigan Salon Owner To Face State Charges After Telling Trans Customers To Seek “Local Pet Groomer”

McClatchy reports: A salon owner in Michigan banned certain LGBTQ customers, referring them to pet groomers instead, officials said. Now, the establishment faces a discrimination charge. “If a human identifies as anything other than a man/woman, please seek services at a local pet groomer,” Christine Geiger, the owner of Studio 8 Hair Lab, LLC, wrote on Facebook in July. “You …

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MI Trump Ballot Case Appealed To State Supreme Court

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for a group of Michigan activists are asking the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that would allow former President Donald Trump’s name on the state’s presidential primary ballot. Filings late Thursday afternoon seek an “immediate and expedited consideration” for appeal and an “emergency application” to bypass the state …

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Source Ratted Out Cultists In Michigan Tampering Probe

Bridge Michigan reports: A private investigator retained by Stefanie Lambert and Matt DePerno [photo] later cooperated with authorities and testified before a grand jury that indicted the pair for their role in an alleged voting machine tampering scheme, according to new court records. Recent disclosures in the high-profile case also reveal a secret informant shared additional information with Special Prosecutor …

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Six-Term Dem Rep. Dan Kildee Won’t Seek Reelection

The Detroit News reports: Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Flint-area Democrat whose family has represented Michigan in Congress since 1977, said Thursday he won’t seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. His retirement after six terms will present an opening for House Republicans to try to flip his highly competitive seat in Michigan’s 8th District that covers Genesee, …

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