Months-long CPL waitlist prompts lawsuit against Michigan county
DETROIT – Residents of one Southeast Michigan county are waiting months – much longer than in neighboring counties – for an appointment to get their concealed pistol license, prompting a lawsuit, FOX 2 Detroit reports. He questioned how the office could process birth and death certificates, and marriage licenses but not CPLs. The clerk’s office says a staffing shortage and lack of office space are to blame for the backlog. It’s now taking CPL appointments in the evenings and on Saturdays through April to speed up the wait time, the report said. READ MORE:Stimulus allows most to skip taxes on 2020 unemployment payUpper Peninsula man awakes to intruder holding gun to head, demanding his catsThursday, March 25, coronavirus data by Michigan county: State has 8 of the 20 worst counties in the U.S.mlive.com
Farmington school board chaos: Superintendent, 2 board members resign
FARMINGTON, Mich. – As the chaos surrounding the Farmington school board continues, the superintendent and two board members resigned during an explosive, emotional meeting. “This is painful, very painful,” school board President Pamela Green said. “I have the utmost respect for Dr. Herrera.”Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Robert Herrera, who was hired just last year, resigned Monday night during an explosive, emotional board meeting. Superintendent, board members allege harassment, ‘dysfunctional behavior’The superintendent of Farmington Public Schools as well as two members of the district’s Board of Education cited allegations of harassment and “dysfunctional behavior.”Herrera filed a complaint against Smith for harassment. “Farmington Public Schools will continue to serve the students and families well in our community; the District has a strong leadership team that will continue to move the District forward.”Click here to read this full story.
Farmington Public Schools superintendent, 2 board members resign alleging harassment and ‘dysfunctional behavior’
FARMINGTON, Mich. – The superintendent of Farmington Public Schools as well as two members of the district’s Board of Education have resigned, citing allegations of harassment and “dysfunctional behavior.”According to a press release from the district, superintendent Bob Herrera’s resignation was announced in a board meeting Monday. The resignation comes after Herrera filed a complaint against board member Angie Smith for harassment. “Farmington Public Schools will continue to serve the students and families well in our community; the District has a strong leadership team that will continue to move the District forward.”The board voted to pass a resolution censuring Smith. At the end of the meeting, board member Pamela Green announced her resignation from her position as board president and board trustee, effective Nov. 20. Board vice president Terry Johnson also announced his resignation -- effective Nov. 21 -- with approximately 45 days left of his term.
Farmington Public Schools superintendent, 2 board members resign amid racism allegations
Farmington Public SchoolsFarmington Public Schools Superintendent Robert Herrera. The Farmington Public Schools superintendent and the top two members of the board of education resigned Monday amid allegations of harassment and racism.During a special meeting Monday, the board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Robert Herrera, who took the helm in May 2019. Board President Pam Green and Vice President Terry Johnson also resigned.Board member Angie Smith previously alleged Herrera was racist toward Black students and staff, but details of the claims are unclear. He also will serve as superintendent through Jan. 22 and take an advisory role until June 30. “Farmington Public Schools will continue to serve the students and families well in our community; the District has a strong leadership team that will continue to move the District forward.”Green cried while she read a statement to the board about Herrera.metrotimes.com
Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares
It's a scene that has unfolded in many other cities and small towns this year, the product of fear and conflict stoked by bogus posts on social media, right-wing news outlets and even some of the nation's most powerful leaders. A man suspected of fatally shooting a Trump supporter after a pro-Trump caravan in Portland, Oregon, last month had described himself in a social media post as “100% ANTIFA." They’re trying to blame all this stuff on antifa, and I’m like, ‘Who exactly is antifa? Adam Klein, an associate professor of communication studies at Pace University, analyzed social media posts by far-right extremists and antifascist activists leading up to the Charlottesville rally three years ago. “You don’t get the sense online that there is an organization as much as there are some prominent (social media) accounts associated with antifa,” he said.
Attorneys for both families in viral Orion Township confrontation speak out
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The attorneys for both families involved in a viral confrontation are speaking out about what happened Wednesday. The gun drawn altercation between Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg; and Takelia Hill and her daughters went viral, leading to felony charges. They saw this,” said Chris Quinn, the Hill family attorney. He served his country very well,” said Terry Johnson, the Wuestenberg family attorney. Quinn believes Jillian Wuestenberg should have deescalated the argument with the 15-year-old girl and Johnson believes charges should be filed against Hill.