Category Archives: Civil Liberties

What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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Local Native American man alleges drunken EMU students in “redface,” calling themselves Hurons, told him to “go back to the fucking reservation”

Earlier this past week, I received a note from a reader informing me that a local Native American man by the name of Nathan had been involved in an altercation with a number of drunk and shirtless college-aged men dressed up in “redface” and imitation Native American headdresses. When the man asked why they felt […]

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Michigander attempts to get rich quick by banning gay customers, encouraging weapons in his place of business, and then asking for financial contributions to protect his family from the evil liberal monsters who are out to get him

A few weeks ago, when the owners of that pizza shop in Indiana made the $842,442 decision to withhold peperoni rolls from ravenous gay newlyweds, I knew that we’d see others jumping into the fray. I even suggested doing it myself, laying out a plan to open a homophobic pizza shop of my own, with […]

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You don’t have to go all the way to Tulsa to dress up like a cop and shoot people. You can do it right here in Michigan. It’ll just cost you $1,200.

Two weeks ago, on April 2, a 73-year-old insurance company executive by the name of Robert Bates shot and killed an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This likely wouldn’t have made the national news, if not for the fact that Bates was dressed as a police officer at the time… something he was allowed […]

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Yet another unarmed black man has been killed by police… What’s next?

I would have thought, given the rapid proliferation of video recording devices throughout society, and the intense media scrutiny that came in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings, that police officers might be a little more inclined to show restraint when dealing with members of the public. Apparently, though, old habits […]

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