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Police officer fires rifle twice at deer in Ypsilanti neighborhood

Earlier this evening, at about 5:30, I heard two gunshots coming from the direction of Frog Island Park, and, as people do these days, I got on Facebook to ask what in the hell was happening, and whether or not my family was in any immediate danger. Within minutes, I received the above photo from […]

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Another daytime shooting has some people thinking twice about being in Ypsilanti

I didn’t think I’d be posting about downtown gunshots again so soon, but apparently there were more this afternoon. According to police reports, several shots were fired in a parking lot off of Ballard, near the intersection with Cross, right behind Golden Wall, less than a block away where a drive-by shooting took place earlier […]

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but the man thought to be the I-96 shooter appears to identify as a Tea Party activist

An arrest has been made in the case of the I-96 shootings. A man from Wixom by the name of Raulie Wayne Casteel has been taken into custody. According to the Daily Tribune, “Casteel was charged with six counts of a combination of felonious assault, carrying with unlawful intent, felony firearms, and discharge of a […]

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I was going to call this post “Welcome to the Ypsi Occupation,” but thought that might be a bit too inflamatory

My post on this weekend’s shootings in Ypsilanti elicited the following response from a reader calling himself Edweird. This is what I was able to gather from a few different sources (a neighbor who lives near the house in question, the news reporter trying to give her report to the camera, and a cop on […]

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Another shooting in Ypsilanti

Fortunately no one was killed, but it looks like there was a shooting yesterday evening near the intersection of Cross Street and Ballard. Here’s a clip from the Ypsi Citizen: …The Eastern Michigan University Police Department sent an alert through its campus mailing system early this morning to notify the campus community of the shooting. […]

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