No Summer Resolution To Big Dispute Over Paying Court Costs
The Michigan Supreme Court signaled Friday that there will be no summer decision in a high-stakes dispute over whether people convicted of crimes can be ordered to pay to keep the lights on and cover other operating costs in local courts.detroit.cbslocal.com
‘The number of killings continues to increase’: Group calls for federal oversight of Detroit Police Department
On Malcolm X’s birthday, the Coalition of Police Transparency and Accountability announced that they wanted the federal government to step in and investigate the Detroit Police Department for misconduct and excessive force.
‘I want my climb to be about others’: Detroit native Mike Posner to climb Mount Everest for good cause
INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09: Mike Posner performs on stage during KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on December 9, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for KROQ/Entercom)DETROIT – Detroit native Mike Posner is going to attempt to summit Mount Everest. I wanted to find out who I was when I wasn’t Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mike Posner.”His attempt to summit Mount Everest will begin in May. Before my dad died he was a criminal defense attorney in Detroit for 40 years,” Posner said. READ: ‘I’m more authentic:’ Detroit native Mike Posner completes his walk across America
Nonprofits bail people out of Detroit jails amid pandemic
DETROIT Dozens of people in the Detroit area were bailed out of jail during the coronavirus pandemic by nonprofits pushing to dismantle the cash bail system. Roughly 55 people in the area have been bailed out of jail during the pandemic by Michigan Liberation and The Bail Project, a national nonprofit with an office within the Detroit Justice Center. Under Michigan law, cash bail can be used for any criminal offense. The group was leading a coalition of organizations planning a Mothers Day bailout event for Black women. Loomis Quinlan said Michigan Liberation considers cases of bail up to $7,500, but $2,500 is the highest single amount the organization has paid so far.
Detroit considers adding controversial facial recognition technology to traffic cameras
DETROIT - The push to add facial recognition to traffic cameras in Detroit is drawing backlash over privacy concerns. The Detroit Police Board of Commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on whether the technology that is used by Project Green Light businesses should be added to the street cameras. "It's a single tool and can be a valuable tool when utilized with other parts of an investigation," said Matthew Conquest, the director of law enforcement relations with Crime Stoppers. Civil rights attorneys believe current laws lag behind the technology. "It raises real concern for the civil liberties for the people of color," said Eric Williams, with the Detroit Justice Center.