Tag Archives: Michigan

VIRAL VIDEO: Forum On Racism In Schools Erupts After White Man Lobs Racist Question At Mexican Immigrant

Michigan Live reports: A conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion at Saline Area Schools quickly turned volatile Monday morning when one parent asked another why he didn’t “stay in Mexico.” For a community looking to heal and build unity after an incident involving racist messages shared among students via Snapchat, the exchange caught many in attendance off guard. During the …

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MICHIGAN: LGBT Rights Initiative Approved For Ballot

Michigan Live reports: Supporters of a ballot initiative to protect LGBT Michigan residents from discrimination say they’ll begin collecting signatures as soon as this weekend following initial approval from a state board. Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers voted to approve summary language and form of an initiative backed by Fair and Equal Michigan Tuesday, a procedural step that clears the …

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Priest Jailed For Binding Teen Boy In Plastic Wrap And Locking Him In Closet, Must Register As Sex Offender

Grand Rapids’ NBC News affiliate reports: A priest who admitted to holding a teen captive in a church janitor’s closet is headed to jail. In an Allegan courtroom Monday morning, Brian Stanley was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for two days served. He will also serve five years probation and must register as a sex offender for …

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Michigan Governor To Deliver Dem SOTU Response

Michigan Live reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision. Pelosi said Whitmer’s work …

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Michigan Sees Push To Place LGBT Protections On Ballot

Michigan Bridge reports: A coalition of civil rights, business and political leaders is launching a petition drive initiative to expand Michigan law by including anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender residents. Organizers who announced the effort Tuesday hope to spur action by the Republican-led Legislature, whose leaders have cited religious freedom concerns in resisting similar legislation, or put the issue …

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Cannibalism Confession In Gruesome Grindr Murder

The Detroit Free Press reports: A Michigan man has been arraigned for the murder and mutilation of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon who was found dead on Dec. 28. Bacon’s body was found in Mark Latunski’s home in the 700 block of W. Tyrrell Road in Bennington Township, a half-hour west of Flint. He was hanging naked from the ceiling, according to …

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Trump Again Claims He Was Named “Michigan Man Of The Year” (Never Happened, There’s No Such Award)

Michigan Live reports: Once again, President Donald Trump claims he was named Michigan’s ‘Man of the Year.’ He even went a step further to say he is the reason for Michigan’s “best year it’s ever had.” While the crowd in Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek was swayed, there still hasn’t been any evidence of this claim that the president said …

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SCOTUS Sides With GOP On Michigan Gerrymandering

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims. The Supreme Court’s action voided an order in April by …

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MICHIGAN: Christian Group To Hold Rally At Capitol Against The “Dangerous Perversion Of Homosexuality”

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Federal courts overturned Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision against the St. Vincent Catholic Charities adoption agency in Michigan on Friday citing “a targeted attack on a sincerely held religious belief.” The Bible Nation Society and others are holding a Religious Liberty Rally at the Lansing Capitol steps on Wednesday, October 2nd at 10am …

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Michigan: Court Overrules AG’s Deal On LGBT Adoption

The Detroit Free Press reports: A federal judge says Michigan cannot stop faith-based adoption agencies that have state contracts from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. District Judge Robert Jonker issued a preliminary injunction Thursday. He says Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel’s [photo] position targets the religious beliefs of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, and such agencies …

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Pence Ships Eight “Monster SUVs” For Motorcade On Resort Island That Banned All Motor Vehicles In 1898

The Detroit Free Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an eight-vehicle motorcade Saturday, prompting cries of “sacrilege” on social media. Cars are generally banned on the island, and that century-old ban is integral to its charm. When President Gerald Ford visited the island in 1975 — the only sitting president to …

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Michigan First State To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Washington Post reports: Michigan on Wednesday will become the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes, a step the governor said was needed to protect young people from the potentially harmful effects of vaping. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), in an interview, said the state health department found youth vaping constituted a public health emergency, prompting her to …

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gay Former GOP State Rep Guilty Of Inventing Gay Hooker Story To Hide Adulterous Affair

You may recall this story providing days of mirth here on JMG way back in 2015. Lansing’s Fox News affiliate reports: A former Michigan lawmaker pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor stemming from charges filed over a bizarre plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser, a 47-year-old Republican from Silverwood who resigned from the state …

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MICHIGAN: City Council Candidate Wants To Keep Town “As White As Possible” Just Like Jesus Intended It To Be

The Port Huron Times Herald reports: Capitalizing on Marysville’s current momentum — from redeveloping the old Mighty Marysville property to improvements at city parks — quickly became a common theme for city election candidates during a forum Thursday night. But that thread was momentarily marred with shock following a racist statement from one City Council candidate in response to a …

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Michigan Cop Suspended After Black Prospective Home Buyer Finds KKK Memorabilia During His Visit [VIDEO]

Michigan Live reports: A Muskegon police officer has been placed on administrative leave while the city investigates an allegation that his home contains racist memorabilia. City Manager Frank Peterson said officer Charles Anderson, who is white, is on leave indefinitely pending the investigation. The memorabilia was discovered by an African-American Muskegon man who toured Anderson’s house, which is for sale. …

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Michigan GOP Rep Won’t Run In 2020 Due To “Vitriol”

Roll Call reports: Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell won’t be running for a third term in 2020, saying he’s frustrated with how politics dominates policy in Congress. Elected to an open seat in 2016, Mitchell is the sophomore representative in GOP leadership. He represents the 10th District, a safe Republican seat that President Donald Trump carried by 32 points. “You look …

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POLL: Biden +11 Over Trump In Swing State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: A new poll out Friday suggests more trouble for President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes in Michigan, with the survey showing him 11 percentage points behind former Vice President Joe Biden in a head-to-head race. The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing also suggests, for the second time since March, that a majority of Michiganders support replacing …

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Armed Nazis Appear At Detroit Pride Festival [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: In Detroit, an armed white supremacist group called the National Socialist Movement (NSM) descended on the annual Motor City Pride Festival, where they held placards, gave Nazi salutes and displayed armbands with swastikas. Photos from the event, which was attended by thousands of LGBT+ supporters, showed a group of around 10 neo-Nazis marching surrounded by police officers. …

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MICHIGAN: Amash Gets Standing Ovation, Accuses Pelosi Of Dragging Her Feet On Impeachment [VIDEO]

CBS News reports:  The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation from many who saluted his “courage” while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing a Democratic “smear attack” against Mr. Trump. During a two hour event that was originally scheduled to …

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Michigan GOP State Rep Charged With Soliciting Bribes Via Text Messages Says He Should Have Just Called

Michigan Live reports: State Rep. Larry Inman said he probably should have picked up the phone and called labor union representatives instead of sending texts that would later be part of a federal indictment alleging he solicited bribes. Inman, R-Traverse City, was indicted May 15 by federal prosecutors for attempted extortion, bribery and lying to an FBI agent. The indictment …

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