HAVEN Resilience Gala returns in-person, raising awareness for intimate partner violence and sexual assault
For the past 46 years, HAVEN of Oakland County has been a refuge for survivors facing intimate partner violence and sexual assault. During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, these survivors and their families needed the support of HAVEN more than ever.
Police chief says Minnesota officer who fatally shot Black man intended to fire Taser, not handgun; protests continue for 2nd night
Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot a Black man in a traffic stop over the weekend.chicagotribune.com
Detroit parents charged in non-fatal shooting of 3-year-old son
DETROIT – A couple from Detroit has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of their 3-year-old son. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on March 9 at 2:50 p.m. police were called to the couple’s home in the 19100 block of Omira Street in Detroit. Ad“This case came to our office on the same day as another child shooting case, as a result of unsafe storage of a weapon,” said Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy. Christian has been charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm. Both will be held in 36th District Court in Detroit.
Neo-Nazis reportedly planned fortified, white nationalist compound in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
A screenshot of a picture uploaded to social media by former The Base leader Justen Watkins in an effort to threaten a podcast host. The former leader of a neo-Nazi terrorist group was reportedly planning to establish a heavily armed, white nationalist community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. AdIn the chats obtained by VICE, Watkins reportedly claimed he was going to purchase and occupy land in the U.P., and planned to establish a community of like-minded extremists. I already got a guy up there ... We are already training every single day,” Watkins reportedly said in the group chat. AdRelated: Militias in Michigan: A troubling presence dating back decadesPreviously: Leader of neo-Nazi white supremacist group arrested in Michigan
Washtenaw County Prosecutor no longer pursuing charges for consensual sex work
ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit announced Thursday that his office will no longer press criminal charges in consensual sex work cases. Savit said that his office will continue to “vigorously pursue” sex work crimes, including sexual and physical assault, human trafficking and crimes involving children. “The criminalization of sex work actually increases the risk of sex work-adjacent harm,” reads the 8-page policy directive issued to Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys. Furthermore, research papers in the world’s leading independent medical journal, The Lancet, conclude that decriminalizing sex work can reduce new HIV infections. “Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the American Civil Liberties Union have all called for the decriminalization of sex work,” reads the directive.
Political violence expert from Oakland University weighs in on insurrection, tensions
DETROIT – These next few days will undoubtedly be tense for many people who are struggling to make sense of seismic shifts in the political landscape. A political violence expert from Oakland University sat down with Local 4. Dr. Peter Trumbore has spent his career learning and understanding the underpinnings of political violence around the globe. He believes we all have a role in keeping democracy safe during these fragile and dangerous moments. House votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrectionThe U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week.
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Regarding the Overrunning of the U.S. Capitol Building
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen issued the following statement:"The violence at our Nation’s Capitol Building is an intolerable attack on a fundamental institution of our democracy. From the outset, the Department of Justice has been working in close coordination with the Capitol Police and federal partners from the Interior Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Guard, as well as the Metropolitan Police and other local authorities. Earlier this afternoon, the Department of Justice sent hundreds of federal law enforcement officers and agents from the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service to assist the Capitol Police in addressing this unacceptable situation, and we intend to enforce the laws of our land."justice.gov
Ann Arbor father, 3 children tied up during violent home invasion
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Spencer John Payne and Cedrick Michael Sims were arraigned Wednesday in connection to two violent home invasions. According to authorities, the two men are accused of breaking into two houses, tying up and threatening the occupants. Police said it happened between 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. Oct. 8 at two houses, one on Sharon Drive and one on Macomb Street. Police say in the home on Macomb Street, the family -- a single father with three children, ages 5, 13 and 17 -- were tied up with electrical cords and clothing around their hands and feet. Police said they then went back to the first house, apologized, untied the father and told him not to untie the children yet.
Justice Department Charges 500+ Domestic Violence-Related Firearm Cases in Fiscal Year 2020
Today, the Justice Department announced it has charged more than 500 domestic violence cases involving firearms during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. In fact, in some communities across America, roughly half of the homicides are related to domestic violence. The data shows that offenders with domestic violence in their past pose a high risk of homicide. In fact, domestic violence abusers with a gun in the home are five times more likely to kill their partners. For more information on domestic violence or to get help, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).justice.gov
President’s comments on hate groups spark controversy
President Donald Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he was willing to take a stand against racist groups including white supremacists. Go ahead.”President Donald Trump: "I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing. President Donald Trump: “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”Chris Wallace/Moderator: “Then do it, sir.”President Donald Trump: “What do you want to call them. Go ahead, who would you like me to condemn?”Chris Wallace/Moderator: “White Supremacists.”President Donald Trump: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.
Trust Index: Fact-checking crime, unrest claims from first Trump-Biden debate
We’re fact-checking the claims, starting with one that Biden has been making since late last month on the President’s budget and local police. “The only one defending that his budget calls for a $400 million cut and look for law enforcement assistance,” Biden claimed. Crime rate under ObamaBiden also talked about the record of the Obama administration when it came to the crime rate. Violence during protests, civil unrest claimsFinally, one more from the President about violence during protests and civil unrest. “Look at Oakland, look what happened and look what happened in Baltimore, look what happened.
Police: 4 found dead after shooting in Ontario home
OSHAWA, ON Police say four people have been found dead in a home east of Toronto after an early morning shooting. A spokesman for Durham regional police says multiple calls came in around 1:20 a.m. reporting the sound of gunshots from a home in Oshawa, Ont. He says investigators believe the shooter is among the dead. Police say theyre not looking for any more suspects and there are no community safety concerns. Were waiting for our homicide team to arrive so we can get a better understanding of what exactly happened and what led to the shooting, Tudos told reporters at the scene.
‘Operation Legend’ to bring federal agents to Detroit: Here’s what that will look like
DETROIT – US officials on Wednesday provided additional details regarding “Operation Legend” -- which is bringing a number of federal agents to Detroit in the coming weeks. “Operation Legend continues and expands what we have been doing for decades, which is sending federal agents and money to Detroit to fight gun and gang violence,” Schneider said. The governor of Oregon did announce Wednesday that federal agents will begin leaving Portland. A number of U.S. cities will also participate in Operation Legend, including Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee. READ MORE: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Mayor Duggan: Detroit doesnt need Homeland Security, but would welcome some federal help
DETROIT U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy federal agents to cities across the country, including Detroit, amid ongoing national protests. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said sending Department of Homeland Security agents in, as the government has done in Portland, Oregon, is not needed here. Since the weekend, Detroit has had multiple shootings, including three people killed at a Coney Island and a man who opened fire at a gas station on Tuesday. Duggan said hes been given no indication from the federal government that Homeland Security personnel are heading to Detroit. What would be a help, according to the mayor, are federal prosecutors to assist in prosecuting gun crimes and more ATF agents to help Detroit police tackle illegal guns.
Detroit nonprofit hosts virtual Summer Camp to help kids grieving from homicide
DETROIT The Michael (Miracles to Inspire Change in Healing after Experiencing Loss)Organization has been around since 2015. The organization was created following the death of the father of Tacara Woods child. Our sole mission is to help children cope with the loss of a parent or close relative due to violence in the city, said The Michael Organization founder and CEO, Tacara Woods. We explain what grief and trauma is like trauma looks like kids are open to ours. The Michael Organization can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, its official Instagram page here, or its official Facebook page here.
Assault at Detroit gas station puts man in critical condition
According to authorities, just before 6 a.m., a 25-year-old man was physically assaulted by two unknown people at a gas station in the 8800 block of Livernois Avenue. Police describe one of the suspects as a Black man, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing about 240 pounds. Police described the other suspect as a Black man, 6 feet tall and having a medium build. He had short hair and was wearing a black shirt, black shoes and was driving a blue or gray sedan. Click here to read more Detroit crime reports
Occupy the Corner Detroit 2020 voting campaign kicks off Friday
DETROIT A Detroit City Councilman is gearing up for a big voting campaign. Its called Occupy the Corner Detroit 2020. This years campaign will focus on voting and social justice. We have Detroit native Jalen Rose, Loni Love, we have Hill Harper, one of my favorites CNN commentator Angela Rye, Angela Yee said Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield with Detroit City Council. Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield is bringing some heavy hitters to Detroit Friday night for the Occupy the Corner Detroit 2020.
Detroit police chief: 25 shot, 4 killed in violent summer weekend
DETROIT – Detroit police chief James Craig held a press conference on Monday afternoon to address several violent incidents in the city in recent weeks. Chief Craig said there were 18 different shootings in the city of Detroit this past weekend. Overall, 25 people had to be treated at a hospital and four people were killed. Craig said overall violent crime is up 7.5 percent in the city. Also see: 1 killed, 11 injured during violent first weekend of summer in Detroit
Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to Trump tweet
WASHINGTON Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald J. Trump's tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform's rules about glorifying violence.Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since earlier this week, when it applied fact checks to two of his tweets about mail-in ballots. Trump added at the end of his tweet, Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.Twitter did not remove the tweet, saying it had determined it might be in the public interest to have it remain accessible. It does that only for tweets by elected and government officials. A user looking at Trump's timeline would have to click to see the original tweet. On Thursday, Trump targeted Twitter and other social media companies by signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for online free speech.
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fight
DETROIT – A Macomb County woman said she was in shock when a fight broke out as she was flying back home Thursday. “We were in shock, really. A passenger said other passengers were being too loud when he was trying to sleep and he was beaten bloody. The Macomb County woman said she was shocked that the flight was packed after Spirit told her they would distance passengers due to coronovirus concerns. Local 4 reached out to Spirit about what took place on the flight, but the company has not yet responded.
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fight
‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fightPublished: May 2, 2020, 11:13 pmShe and her children returned home from a family commitment in Los Angeles, but that wasn’t the worst part of the trip -- a large brawl broke out on board.
Macomb County prosecutor: Woman cuts, pours urine on daughter with disabilities
The victim said she also found her wheel-chair bound sister covered in urine and her mother standing over her with a knife. Police said the second victim told them their mother took a container of urine from their uncle with mental disabilities, threw it on her and slid a knife against the back of her neck, causing a small but visible cut. According to authorities, a granddaughter said she was stabbed with a pencil and scratched. Angela Lenora Gay was charged Wednesday with assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of domestic violence. Her bond was set with the condition she have no contact with her daughters or granddaughter.
Commerce Township man arrested after chasing vehicle while armed with large knife
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities said a man chased a vehicle, pounded on the vehicle, and tried to open its doors while armed with a large knife Monday in Commerce Township. Deputies were called at 7:53 p.m. to the 8000 block of Bywater Street after it was reported that a man was chasing a vehicle with a knife. When deputies arrived, they were told by a man that the man with the knife chased his vehicle before trying to open the door while yelling and waving the knife. Authorities said the man with a knife ran into his home after he couldn’t get the door open. Deputies arrested the armed man, a 35-year-old Commerce Township man.
Violence continues in Syria as ceasefire date draws near
The U.S. and Russia agreed to a partial ceasefire in Syria that will begin Saturday. However, terror groups ISIS and al Nusra, an al Qaeda affliate, are not part of the agreement. ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombs that killed at least 100 over the weekend. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Damascus.cbsnews.com
Israelis kill 3 Palestinians in alleged stabbing attacks
Violence continues in Israel and the West Bank as three Palestinians were shot and killed while allegedly trying to stab Israelis. In recent weeks, at least eight Israelis and nearly 40 Palestinians have been killed in the region. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from Tel Aviv.cbsnews.com
Domestic violence billboard dares people not to look away
Domestic violence billboard dares people not to look away A new billboard in the United Kingdom calls attention to domestic violence, which is a crime that often goes unreported. Charlie D’Agata reports that the sign uses technology that dares people not to look away.cbsnews.com
Confidence in Maliki continues to slide as Iraq burns
Confidence in Maliki continues to slide as Iraq burns Violence continues to escalate across Iraq, and a growing chorus is criticizing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's inability to quell the situation. Sunni communities in Baghdad are reporting that Shiite militias are waging a campaign of intimidation against them. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com
When should you use violence to defend yourself?
When should you use violence to defend yourself? Self-defense expert Tim Larkin, author of the book "Survive the Unthinkable," weighs in on how to tell when violence is the only option to defend yourself, and whether George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn could have taken different paths.cbsnews.com