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The right would rather mock Obama for his tears than respond to the content of what he was saying about our problem with guns in this country

Today, while announcing the gun control reforms he intends to pass by way of executive order, President Obama became emotional. He got to the point in his speech where he referenced the first-graders who were killed a few years ago in Newtown, Connecticut, and, because he’s a decent man, and a caring father, he began […]

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It took him half a dozen years, but Obama is finally coming for our guns

Perhaps worrying that not enough self-described “patriots” were heading out to join the well-armed Christian militia members who are massing in that abandoned Oregon gift shop to fight federal “tyranny”, President Obama just announced that, starting tomorrow, he’d finally be coming for our guns… If that doesn’t light a fire under the asses, nothing will. […]

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Everting’s going to hell, but my friend just decided to give up his guns, and I’m feeling that there might be hope for the world yet

I was going to post something about today’s murder of 14 in San Bernardino, and how it was already our 352nd mass shooting so far this year, and how, in spite of this, it was just reported that another 185,345 people had just started the gun buying process this past Friday alone, and how there […]

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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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