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Monday, June 1, 2020

The problem with Mayor Duggan’s claim Detroit’s protests are driven by ‘outside agitators’

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 9:38 AM

On Saturday, as Black Lives Matter protests erupted in Detroit and more than 140 cities across the country in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, Mayor Mike Duggan called a press conference with several Black community leaders and activists to denounce the...

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Detroit police turned violent, firing tear gas and flash grenades into a peaceful crowd on Sunday

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 8:50 AM

A third day of peaceful protests in downtown Detroit turned violent Sunday evening when overzealous police fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades at protesters while they scrambled for safety. Several journalists were injured and at least one was arrested for trying to document the protest. An MLive...

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Another protest planned for Detroit on Sunday after the last rally turned ugly

Posted By on Sun, May 31, 2020 at 8:51 AM

Protesters are planning to gather in downtown Detroit for a third straight day to rally against police brutality and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis cops after a demonstration turned ugly Saturday night. Detroit police used pepper spray on protesters and some journalists on Saturday...

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Republican Senate candidate John James says it's pointless to call out Trump's racism in leaked audio

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 3:09 PM

Republican candidate for Senate John James privately told Black leaders that he thought there was no point in publicly calling out President Donald Trump’s racist statements — just weeks before he criticized Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for comments he made about Black voters. The comments were made during...

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Woman punched by Washtenaw deputy released after days of protests

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 2:43 PM

The Ypsilanti woman seen in a now-viral video being repeatedly punched in the head by a Washtenaw County deputy that sparked three days of protests in Pittsfield Township has been released, MLive reports. Sha’Teina Grady El was arrested following a Tuesday, May 26 incident in which Grady El and...

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Ford-Wyoming Drive-in hit with cease-and-desist by police on reopening night

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 10:37 AM

It's lights out for the Ford-Wyoming Drive-in, which received a cease-and-desist by Dearborn police hours after it reopened Thursday night to screen its signature double features for the first time since closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus. “During last night’s movies, we were served a cease-and-desist order by...

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Protest over George Floyd's death planned in Detroit on Friday afternoon

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Protesters plan to rally outside of Detroit’s Public Safety Headquarters on Friday afternoon following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The rally against police brutality is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the downtown headquarters at 1301 Third St. “The Latest Murder of George Floyd...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nursing home residents represent nearly one-quarter of coronavirus deaths in Michigan

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Far more nursing home residents have died from the coronavirus in Michigan than previously disclosed. At least 23% of the more than 5,300 COVID-19 deaths in Michigan were nursing home residents, according to data released Wednesday to a Senate committee, the Gongwer News Service reports. Of the state’s more...

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Michigan court of appeals orders defiant Owosso barber to shut down

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 3:05 PM

A defiant Owosso barber must shutter his business for the remainder of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown. The Michigan Court of Appeals determined by a 2-1 vote Thursday that Owosso septuagenarian Karl Manke’s business presented an “imminent danger” to public health during the coronavirus pandemic, deciding with the plaintiff,...

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Dumb Indiana billboards shit on Michigan's coronavirus response

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 2:43 PM

It's no secret that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has her fair share of public enemies who criticize her handling of the coronavirus pandemic as being overkill. Whitmer has been called out by POTUS himself, and, well, this human mayonnaise packet militia armed with war weapons, who insist that being asked...

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