New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana
Passed after several years of stalled efforts, the measure makes New York the 16th state to legalize adult use of the drug, though South Dakota’s measure is in legal limbo. New York becomes the second-most populous state, after California, to legalize recreational marijuana. Still, New Yorkers can’t smoke or vape marijuana in locations where smoking is prohibited by state law, including workplaces, indoor bars and restaurants and within 100 feet of a school. Legalization supporters say that it’s already easy for young adults to get pot and that there’s no clear link between marijuana legalization and traffic accidents. The trade publication Marijuana Business Daily estimates New York could become the East Coast's largest recreational marijuana market — generating a potential $2.3 billion in annual sales by its fourth year.
‘Did that happen? No.’ -- Detroit election official addresses fraud allegations
Detroit Election advisor Chris Thomas is an expert in Michigan’s elections. In 2020, he was an advisor for Detroit’s election and since Election Day, he’s been spending his time debunking claims of fraud. “That’s a marvelous thing.”He said the 2020 General Election votes are safe and the election is over. While no hard evidence has been discovered to support widespread voter fraud claims in the 2020 election, plenty of people have signed their name to sworn testimony. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has targeted Detroit in recent weeks, despite there being no evidence of fraud in the city.
Election lawsuits pending in Detroit days before Electoral College deadline
DETROIT – President Donald Trump is set to hold a rally Saturday in Georgia in support of Republicans in January’s Senate runoff elections. The Electoral College deadline is Tuesday and Detroit city officials are still fending off challenges in court. Officials with the city of Detroit issued a response that read in part, “Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one. None of them have any academic acclaim,” said Detroit Election advisor Chris Thomas. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has targeted Detroit in recent weeks, despite there being no evidence of fraud in the city.
Evidence? Hearsay? Voter fraud claims in affidavits, explained
DETROIT – While no hard evidence has been discovered to support widespread voter fraud claims in the 2020 election, plenty of people have signed their name to sworn testimony. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has targeted Detroit in recent weeks, despite there being no evidence of fraud in the city. Related: Michigan AG to GOP on voter fraud evidence: ‘Put up or shut up’An earlier lawsuit was dismissed by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens who said the claims presented were hearsay. If there is none, which has been the case in Trump election lawsuits, the “finder of fact” could rule that there’s insufficient evidence to prove the plaintiffs’ claims. Related: The must-read deep dive into Michigan’s 2020 election, erroneous voter fraud claims
Wayne County judge accused of covering up son’s abuse of her grandchildren
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan’s Judicial Tenure Commission is pushing several judicial misconduct charges against Wayne County Circuit Judge Tracy Green, who is accused of trying to cover up evidence that her son, Gary Davis-Headd, was abusing his children. “I still stand before you and say that she’s a fair jurist and fair person,” said Attorney Lillian Diallo. Diallo has practiced in front of Green and is the Vice President of Wayne County’s Criminal Defense Bar Association. The dozen-page complaint claims that Green’s two grandchildren told her on numerous occasions of the abuse they were experiencing. So let’s let this play out.”The complaint also lists Green’s former daughter-in-law as another one of her son’s victims of abuse.
Ann Arbor police offer mobile arraignment program during COVID-19 pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Officers in the Ann Arbor Police Department have developed a mobile arraignment program in response to community need during the ongoing health crisis. With many courts operating virtually due to the pandemic, settling court cases has been difficult for those without tech access -- until now. Those without tech access - and the homeless - have been unable to clear up court cases. pic.twitter.com/wCK4jkbV0k — Ann Arbor Police (@A2Police) November 9, 2020✉ Like what you’re reading? The Ann Arbor Police Department regularly posts updates on its Twitter and Facebook accounts.