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This weekend’s many violent crimes, what they mean about our community, and how we should respond

While I was away this past weekend, it would seem all hell broke loose in Ypsilanti. An Eastern Michigan University student athlete by the name of Demarius Reed was shot to death in an apparent robbery on Friday morning, after leaving a party at the University Green Apartments, at the 700 block of West Clark […]

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The ACLU to wage war against America’s militarized police state

The ACLU today announced that they would be launching a broad investigation into the militarization of America’s domestic police forces. As of this evening, ACLU affiliates in 23 states have signed on to assist in the investigation, and it’s thought that more will join shortly, assigning investigators and filing Freedom of Information Act requests with […]

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Yes, there have been a lot of shootings, but they haven’t been directed at you, so don’t worry about it

Washtenaw Country Sheriff Jerry Clayton released the following statement today, acknowledging that, yes, a lot of shots have been fired at people these last few weeks, but explaining that they were probably shot at for a reason. From what I understand, our Ypsi Police Chief has yet to make a public statement on the matter, […]

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The strange case of Davontae Sanford

We haven’t seen her here on the site for the better part of a year, but, for a quite a while, we were getting regular updates from a woman by the name of Taminko Sanford on the fate of her son, Davontae, a prisoner in the Michigan correctional system. Davontae, who was found guilty of […]

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Blood on Water Street

This morning, Erik Dotzauer, the Executive Director of the Depot Town Community Development Corporation, found himself inside a possible crime scene. Here’s his report. (On the way to a meeting), I took a trail along the Huron River through Water Street. On the way back, I ran into cops with a bloodhound. Apparently we’d walked […]

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