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Mayor Amanda Edmonds, Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Superintendent Ben Edmondson, and community activist Jeannette Hadden join local teens Justin Thomas, Cameron Reid and Andres Stockdill in discussing how we empower young people in Ypsilanti, and the music of Soft Milk …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

It’ll be a really tight fit, but, this Saturday evening, I’ll have Mayor Amanda Edmonds, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, and community activist Jeannette Hadden, along with Ypsi teens Justin Thomas and Cameron Reid from Dedicated to Make a Change, Andres Stockdill from Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for […]

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“Let’s do this in a peaceful way,” Ypsilanti pastor urges law enforcement agencies participating in gang crack down

I decided to take my lunch hour today and attend the press conference called by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department on the subject of gang violence in Ypsilanti. What follow are my rough notes. If, after reading through them, you find yourself wanting more, I’d suggest watching the video at the end of the post, […]

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Saying, “This type of unlawful behavior will not be tolerated,” Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton announces response to Ypsilanti gang violence

The office of Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, who will be joining me on the radio next weekend, just sent out the following press release concerning actions being taken to address the increasingly violent teen activity we’ve been seeing in Ypsilanti over the past two weeks. Washtenaw County Sheriff, Jerry L. Clayton along with Eastern […]

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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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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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