Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Gregory A. Fournier on his new book “Terror in Ypsilanti,” poet Thylias Moss on Limited Fork Theory, D’Real Graham on his write-in campaign for County Prosecutor, and a preview of the 2016 Zine Show …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday’s episode will be told in four parts… Our first guest will be Gregory A. Fournier, author of Terror in Ypsilanti, the new book on EMU student turned serial killer John Norman Collins. Collins, for those of you who weren’t around in the late ’60s, is thought to have murdered seven young women in […]

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The racist graffiti at EMU, the subsequent protest, and the bigger picture

Last night, as a good many of us were glued to our computers, reading up on the details surrounding the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, the most recent unarmed black man known to have been killed by police in America, someone was apparently spray-painting racist graffiti outside of Eastern Michigan University’s King Hall, an administrative […]

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America’s largest police organization throws support behind Trump, eliminating any doubt as to what they really feel about those of us they’ve sworn to protect and serve

When a friend told me this morning that the National Fraternal Order of Police, our nations’s largest police organization, with over 325,000 members, had endorsed Donald Trump for President, I thought that it had to be a hoax. “There’s no way,” I thought, “that they could support a candidate who has repeatedly promoted violence at […]

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The ONE Campaign’s caravan to stop in Ypsilanti to discuss putting and end to global poverty

On Wednesday evening, representatives from the ONE Vote ‘16 Caravan will be pulling into Ypsilanti’s Cultivate Coffee and Tap House and engaging local voters in a discussion about global poverty and how critical it is that our elected leaders take the problem seriously. Following is my discussion with Juliet Vedral, the U.S./Canada Press Secretary for […]

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The new hate group next door… Ann Arbor’s American Freedom Law Center makes the SPLC “hate group” list

I may be wrong, but, a few years ago, when I interviewed Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Senior Fellow Mark Potok about the activities of hate groups across Michigan, I don’t believe his organization, which monitors the activities of some 892 extremist groups across the United States, had identified any in our immediate region that […]

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