Published on Jan 9, 2015
” Terrible accident on I-94 in Michigan on 1/9/15. Thoughts and Prayers to Everyone Involved. “
Published on Jan 9, 2015
” Terrible accident on I-94 in Michigan on 1/9/15. Thoughts and Prayers to Everyone Involved. “
” The owner of a 5,000-pound bridge that vanished from his property in suburban Detroit said the wood-and-steel structure has been found about 30 miles away.
Robert Cortis, who reported the bridge stolen from his Farmington Hills property Wednesday, said the missing wood-and-steel structure was found Thursday about 30 miles away in Belleville.
Farmington Hills Police Cmdr. Matt Koehn said the police investigation is ongoing, but the person or people responsible for taking the structure might not face prosecution.
” I can’t say if there was a crime committed here,” he told The Detroit News. “This might just be the result of a misunderstanding. A big misunderstanding.”
” Yes, that bridge was apparently taken without his permission but it would require an actual victim to seek criminal charges and he has made it clear he’s not concerned so much about prosecution, just getting his bridge back,” he said. “
” A group of conservative students protesting Hillary Clinton during her campaign rally at Oakland University in Michigan were threatened by a left-leaning Democrat, who vowed he would infect them with Ebola if they didn’t cease and desist.
The 25 or so students were corralled off by campus police and Secret Service agents at a site far from the event hall, where Ms. Clinton, the former Secretary of State, was speaking in support of two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, The Blaze reported.
Witnesses said Mr. Mitchell approached them, threatened them — and then licked his hand and tried to wipe his saliva on them, Campus Reform reported. He also called them “fascists” and said their libertarian political beliefs were the causes of Ebola’s spread. “
Washington Times has more
Flint Mother Grateful For Pistol-Packing Neighbor, Bystanders Who Saved Daughter From Alleged Attack
” The mother of a woman who told police she was attacked inside an eastside home said she is thankful for neighbors who rushed to her daughter’s aid, including a man who held the alleged attacker at gunpoint then chased him down and helped hold him until police arrived.
” She got lucky,” said the woman’s mother, who is not being identified to protect the identity of the woman. “If it wasn’t for all these people who cared enough to help her, and not turn the other cheek like so many people would, my daughter would be dead right now.”
Jessica Abels, who lives near the spot on Cronk Avenue near Illinois Avenue where the woman was found walking bloodied and naked, said she looked out the window when she heard a woman screaming for help around 2 p.m. Sept. 26.
She saw the woman jump out the window of a nearby vacant home, she said.”
” A Michigan court ruled that the state branch of the powerful Service Employees International Union does not have to pay back tens of millions of dollars in dues taken from home health care workers who were forced into unionization.
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled last week that the SEIU Healthcare Michigan does not have to pay back more than $34 million in dues collected from over 40,000 home health care workers. Many were forced into the union under state requirements that they join because they were taking care of sick family members at home.
The SEIU successfully lobbied for the plan in multiple states that classified unpaid family members as “home health care workers.” Dues were then automatically collected from the care recipients’ Medicare or Medicaid checks. “
” Refusing to bow to Moms Demand Action, Kroger asked 12 women protesting outside one of their stores to leave the premises.
“You don’t need a gun to buy a box of cereal,” said Linda Brundage, MDA’s mid-Michigan leader outside the store. “Kroger would not be breaking any laws by saying to their customers, ‘Leave your guns locked in the car.’”
Even though Kroger knew about the protest, they still will not budge on their stance allowing patrons to carry guns into their stores.”
” An influx of illegal and unaccompanied immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in U.S. border towns is causing the federal government to look elsewhere around the country to house them. But many Americans oppose the placement of illegal immigrants in their communities.”
See how these half-dozen different cities react to Obama’s illegal immigrant hordes …
” Police in Redford Township, Michigan, have come under fire after an officer shot and killed a dog while pursuing a suspect this weekend. Bianca Alakson and Ryan Showalter said their 10-month-old Labrador/pit bull puppy, Rock, was fatally shot by an officer in the early hours of Sunday morning. Redford police confirmed that an officer was chasing a suspect on foot and ran through the backyard of the couple’s home.
The officer said he was charged by the dog. He said he was fearing for his safety when he fired a round at the dog. The dog continued advancing so he fired again.
“ I didn’t know what had happened at first. I just heard, ‘pop pop!’” Showalter told the station. When he realized the dog had been shot, he said he became “hysterical.” “
” Several officers have lost their jobs over recent dog shootings.
Earlier this month, a Louisiana police officer who allegedly “fought back a smile” after shooting an affectionate dog in April, announced his resignation.
In April, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was fired after he shot a dog that leapt off the back of its owner’s truck.
” Shoot first, ask questions later is a dangerous way to conduct yourself as a police officer,” the dog’s owner, farmer Cole Middleton, told the New York Daily News. “A deadly weapon is your only way out? That thought alone is terrifying.”
In March, an Oklahoma police officer, who shot a dog in the neck and killed it, faced intense criticism after he reportedly bragged about the incident. He allegedly said it was “awesome” how the dog’s collar flew off its neck as the bullet struck.”
” A customer with a handgun stopped a shoplifting suspect from slashing a security officer with a contaminated needle and syringe outside a Home Depot store in Roseville, police said.
Joshua J. Silva, 26, was arrested a short time after the incident Monday night at the Home Depot at 13 Mile and Little Mack.
Silva was ordered held in the Macomb County Jail on $25,000 bond after being arraigned today on second-degree retail fraud, a one-year misdemeanor, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a 10-year felony. A preliminary exam is set for April 2 in 39th District Court in Roseville.”
Once again it’s an armed private citizen to the rescue , Detroit Free Press has the details
” Support is mounting for a lawsuit that challenges New Jersey’s tight restrictions on handgun ownership and its high standard of “justifiable need” for carrying a weapon outside the home.
Nineteen states as well as the powerful National Rifle Association have joined the case’s plaintiff John Drake, who in his lawsuit claims he was denied a permit following a thwarted robbery attempt on his Sussex County business.
Drake lost his appeal before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year and now a growing number of states, led by Wyoming, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, claiming New Jersey was wrong when it determined that the business owner failed to prove “justifiable need” to carry a gun under state statute.
Drake’s suit also claims that his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment has been violated.”
Read more at Newsmax
” If you mention the word “secession” most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government.
A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following:
- A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon
- A new state called Western Maryland
- A new state called North Colorado
These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the country. Jeffrey Hare runs the 51st State Initiative in Colorado, an effort to fight an out-of-control legislature trying to ram big government policies down the throats of voters.
” We’re at this point of irreconcilable differences,” Hare told CBN News.
Secessionist talk has filled town hall meetings and the divide discussed is not just ideological.
” It’s predominately left versus right, but it’s urban versus rural because you typically find more typical conservative values in rural America,” Hare said.”
For more information on the burgeoning secessionist movement and links to the organizations leading the charge you can go to uniondissolved.com and see what is happening in all of the states . The depth and breadth of discontent may surprise you . Obama may turn out to have been quite prescient when he said …
Wikipedia offers this list of U.S. state partition proposals which numbers 36 and includes current and past efforts , while this link to the Middlebury Institute provides links to secessionist movements most of which are aimed at creating independent republics as opposed to adding to the states of the US .
” This is a list of official or otherwise noteworthy proposals for dividing existing US states into multiple states. It does not specifically address statewide or other movements to secede from the United States. The word secession can refer to political separation at different levels of government organization, from city to state to country; this list focuses on secession from (rather than by) U.S. states, particularly to form new U.S. states.
Article IV of the United States Constitution provides for the creation of new states of the Union, requiring that any such creation be approved by the legislature of the affected state(s), as well as the United States Congress.
Since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, four states have been created from parts of an existing state: Maine (from Massachusetts), West Virginia (from Virginia), Kentucky(also from Virginia), and Vermont (from New York and New Hampshire)—though New York’s claim to Vermont was weak, as it was asked for its consent and Vermont was essentially an independent republic until 1791.”
- 1 Alaska
- 2 Arizona
- 3 California
- 4 Colorado
- 5 Connecticut
- 6 Delaware
- 7 Florida
- 8 Georgia
- 9 Illinois
- 10 Kansas
- 11 Maine
- 12 Maryland
- 13 Massachusetts
- 14 Michigan
- 15 Minnesota
- 16 Missouri
- 17 Montana
- 18 Nebraska
- 19 Nevada
- 20 New Hampshire
- 21 New Jersey
- 22 New Mexico
- 23 New York
- 24 North Carolina
- 25 Ohio
- 26 Oklahoma
- 27 Oregon
- 28 Pennsylvania
- 29 Rhode Island
- 30 Texas
- 31 Utah
- 32 Vermont
- 33 Virginia
- 34 Washington
- 35 Washington, D.C.
- 36 Wisconsin “
There is no doubting that we live in interesting times . Read more from CBN News
” Raw video of a Bridgeport, Michigan man being arrested on March 4, 2014 for taking too much time to talk during a township board meeting has emerged on Youtube under the anonymous moniker, “Carla Citizen.” No contact information is available, nor is any information available as to the identity of the man. There has been no coverage of this arrest anywhere on the Internet.
The man is seen on video being led out the door while saying, “Don’t take it so rough.” A police officer says, “Don’t resist.” and a loud thud is heard. The man is then heard yelling, “Now I am being abused! Get this on film!”
The man is notified four separate times that his time is up. He is not notified that if he fails to stop speaking, or to sit down, that he will face arrest. In the span of 55 seconds the man is notified four times that his time to speak is up, and he is then summarily arrested not complying with the orders of police. The police interaction with the man by the time of contact, to the time of arrest was exactly four seconds. The man being arrested is clearly elderly and a four second window to comply with an order is unreasonable.
Video shows that the meeting was by no means a packed house. There were more empty chairs than chairs taken by attendees. It is not unreasonable to question what harm would have come in allowing the man another few minutes to speak. Put in the proper context Bridgeport is a town with an estimated population between 7,000, and 8,000. They are not managing billions of dollars and millions of people. They are a small rural town .”
” While Julie Boonstra of Dexter, Mich., struggles to survive leukemia, she now also has to cope with being called a liar by the Democrat who wants to be her next senator.
And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going after television stations airing ads in which her story is featured, threatening their licenses.
The ad by Americans for Prosperity features Boonstra talking about how her insurance was canceled under Obamacare and saying that Peters’ decision to vote for the law “jeopardized my health.” The ads are airing in Michigan as Peters seeks the Democratic nomination to replace Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who is not seeking re-election.”
The champions of “civil rights” continue to stifle free speech . Read more .
” The proposed law would transfer the permitting process to Department of State Police and County Clerks as well as puts a time requirement on the issuance of permits. In theory, this should speed up the permitting process and make it more consistent.
It’s not constitutional carry by a long shot, but if it means more law abiding citizens can legally carry firearms then I’m on board.”
The NRA writes:
” Earlier this week, an important pro-gun bill was introduced in the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 789, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), would eliminate county concealed carry licensing boards and instead transfer all of their duties to the Department of State Police and county clerks. SB 789 seeks to make the concealed pistol licensing (CPL) process more efficient and cost-effective for gun owners across the Great Lakes State.
SB 789 will include creation of a true ‘shall issue’ CPL system for law-abiding citizens and a requirement that licenses be issued within 45 days … “
GunsSaveLives has more
” Michigan legislators have introduced a pair of bills that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws, which currently enable law enforcement agencies to seize property from innocent people easily and profitably. Michigan police departments and district attorneys have padded their budgets to the tune of $70 million in the last three years via forfeiture, according to Lee McGrath of the Institute for Justice,* a law firm that litigates asset forfeiture.
HB 5213 would require a criminal conviction before the police and prosecutors can forfeit property. Such a change is desirable because Michigan police and prosecutors have an unfortunate habit of taking peoples’ stuff even when the criminal charges that supposedly justify the forfeiture are dropped, dismissed, or otherwise jettisoned.
HB 5081, meanwhile, would require seizing agencies to compile detailed reports on their forfeiture activities. Such a change is desirable because, apart from aggregates and anecdotes, information (on what is being seized, from whom, and why) is hard to come by. Also, transparency may encourage police to use funds more judiciously.
Of course, the law routinely ensnares innocent people. We find out about them when they go to court. But some not-inconsequential number of forfeitures involve innocent owners who opt against a legal fight to recover items worth less than the cost of a lawyer.”
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” The Keystone State was in trouble.
Big waves slammed into the wooden steamer’s sides as it rocked in the water near Port Austin under the weight of a powerful November storm.
And then it was gone, swallowed up by Lake Huron that day in 1861, claiming the lives of all 33 on board.
The ship’s final resting place was a mystery for 150 years.
But today, veteran shipwreck hunter David Trotter, 72, of Canton plans to announce he and his crew found the side-wheel steamer in July at the bottom of Lake Huron — the latest in the nearly 100 vessels Trotter has discovered in more than 35 years of Great Lakes shipwreck hunting.
Trotter — who will announce the discovery on his website,www.shipwreck1.com — said he didn’t think he’d ever find the Keystone State. “
” A Michigan teen was in serious condition Sunday after being shot by a police officer when he showed the officer responding to a complaint a handgun that turned out to be fake.
Nicholas King, a 14-year-old from Battle Creek, was shot Saturday by an officer outside a party store. The police department had received a call about a man with a pistol in the bushes near the store, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.
King’s friend, Shannon Cortes, said she witnessed the incident, telling WOOD-TV the teen raised his hands at the instruction of the officer.
“But he only went half-way,” Cortes told the local news station, adding that his fake weapon was not in his hands at this time. ”His hand was completely clear.” “
While we understand the need for cops to be wary for their safety it seems that the police these days are awfully quick to resort to violence . When we were growing up in the sixties and seventies every boy could be seen carrying a gun , toy or real , at one time or another and none of our friends were ever gunned down by the police . Something has changed in the way that the police interact with the public that has created an “us versus them” attitude which in turn has a snowball effect on respect for authority and community relations .
” The Las Vegas Public Works Department has begun testing a newly installed street light system around City Hall with wide-ranging capabilities including audio and video recording.
According to the Michigan based “Illuminating Concepts,” the system’s main benefits include “energy management, security and entertainment.” The Las Vegas setup includes such features as emergency notification flashers, playable music and a sound announcement system, all controlled from an Ipad.
“Actually, there’s a server that’s housed by the company that’s providing this product and we’re communicating with just a wireless, wi-fi connection,” Neil Rohleder of the Public Works Department told My News 3.
The company’s lights, which also offer a “Homeland Security” feature, received major backlash in 2011 following reports of the system’s federally-funded roll out across the country. The feature allows for emergency government announcements which will likely include such slogans as “See Something, Say Something” as well as other irrationally fear-based messages already seen in Wal Mart’s DHS-run “telescreens.” ”
” A man was delivering a pizza to a house near Seven Mile Road and Gaylord Street when he was robbed by two men, Redford police say. During the robbery one of the suspects was shot and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Neighbors say they heard gun shots at approximately 10:45 p.m. Monday. They explain the commotion to Fox 2’s Maurielle Lue.
“I heard three shots. They were very distinct. My wife thought they were firecrackers but I knew they were gunshots,” Carl Krajniak says. “
” “The last thing I expected was to not have a job,” said Kristopher Oswald, 30, who was fired from Walmart this week after he intervened to help a woman who was apparently being assaulted in the parking lot of the store.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. outside the Walmart store in the Livingston County town of Hartland.
Oswald, who worked stocking pet food on the overnight shift at Walmart, was spending his lunch break in his car when he heard a woman screaming and a man hanging onto the hood of her car.
At first, Oswald wondered if it was just people horsing around recklessly, but when he walked over to see if the woman was really in danger, he says the man began to attack him, punching him in the head while yelling “I’m going to kill you”. “