Detroit Officer Deon Nunlee Responding to 911 Call Charged with Rape

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Detroit Cop Deon Nunlee Accused of Raping Woman Who Called 911 for Domestic Assault

SHAME:  Detroit cop Deon Nunlee, 39, was arraigned on Friday on second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault and misconduct charges after he was accused of raping a woman who had called 911 to report being assaulted by her boyfriend.

Prosecutors say Officer Nunlee and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at a home on Detroit’s northwest side early in the morning of October 30.

The woman told investigators after the police arrived, she was taken to an upstairs bedroom by one of the officers, while the other remained downstairs with her boyfriend. She said she was sexually assaulted in the bedroom by the officer, who also told her he would return later that morning.

Police Chief James Craig said DNA evidence tied Deon Nunlee to the sexual assault. He said, “This is the type of misconduct that should never happen” and “this does not reflect the work the Detroit Police Department does each and every day.”

Fox 2 reports Officer Deon Nunlee was suspended without pay on February 10 after DNA collected in a rape kit was linked to him. He remains on suspension without pay and faces an April 17 preliminary examination.

Police: 4-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 4-Year-Old Cousin With Gun Found Under Bed

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4-Year-Old Kills Shoots 4-Year-Old Cousin With Loaded Gun Found Under Bed

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: A 4-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 4-year-old on cousin on Thursday, after finding a loaded rifle under a bed in a Detroit home, police said.

Sgt. Michael Woody, a Detroit police spokesman, said a brother, sister and their cousin were playing in the back bedroom of a home in the 7100 block of Tuxedo when the 4-year-old cousin found a rifle – loaded and not locked in a case – underneath the bed.

He said the girl pointed the gun at her cousin and pulled the trigger, shooting him in the chest.

Woody said police were called to the home at about 4:50 p.m. He said the child was taken to Henry Ford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said there was one adult in the home at the time of the shooting. Detroit police Capt. Rodney Cox said it’s too early to tell whether any charges will be levied as a result of the shooting.

He called the shooting a “tragic, tragic accident,” but one that was avoidable. Cox said the department stands behind responsible gun ownership, but “preliminarily, this does not appear to be responsible gun ownership.” Source: WZZM13

When will people learn that a loaded gun in a home with kids around is an accidental shooting waiting to happen? Guns should be kept out of reach of children.

 

Detroit Police Chief James Craig Believes Good Gun Owners Can Deter Crime

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig Believes Good Gun Owners Can Deter Crime (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Detroit Police Chief James Craig believes that if more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice before attacking them. He said responsible gun owners would likely deter crime, the Detroit News reports.

During a press conference Thursday at police headquarters, Craig siad, “When we look at the good community members who have concealed weapons permits, the likelihood they’ll shoot is based on a lack of confidence in this Police Department.” Sounds like something National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre would say.

Chief Craig was a staunch gun control supporter during his 28-year tenure at the Los Angeles Police Department. That changed when he left California in 2009 and became police chief in Portland, Maine.

He said, “coming from California, where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs [carrying concealed weapon permits], and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying. That was my orientation.” He then added, “I changed my orientation real quick. Maine is one of the safest places in America. Clearly, suspects knew that good Americans were armed.”

As of December, nearly 80,000 concealed carry permits were approved in Wayne County, where Detroit is located, Michigan State Police documents show.

Chief James Craig supports a ban on assault weapons, regulating magazines and ammunition, as well as tighter background checks at gun shows, the Huffington Post reports.  So, do you agree with Chief Craig that more good guys with guns will deter criminals from acting?

The Politics Of Red And My Calcutta

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The Politics Of Red And My Calcutta

The reddening of the political spectrum and the resulting economic chaos ensuing from decisions and policies made by red statesmen have had a direct impact on citizens and residents of my Calcutta. First, let me define who they are.

Located  in one of the most economically depressed areas of Detroit, hard hit by the downturn in the automotive industry, ( yes, I said downturn, there are no jobs here for these residents) and by policies and legislation enacted by politicians intent on seeking the blood of people who might h not have voted for them, it’s safe to say there are many adverse effects on residents in my Calcutta.

 Traditionally, this is an area with many social issues. School dropout rates are high while the rates of unemployment and incarceration seem to increase. I have seen the dramatic effects these policies have had on people in this area. There is no shame here. Just need. I volunteer with a church to help distribute food on Thursdays. Believe me it’s much needed.

 But food is not the only thing these residents need. The one thing they desperately need is hope. And that’s the one thing these harsh political agendas seem to have pushed away from people; hope. You see when you lose hope, there’s nothing left for the human spirit to survive, dream and build a future on. These policies have directly affected the way people see themselves in the future and in the here and now.

 The demographics here speak for themselves. Made up of predominantly African-Americans, on any given Thursday, the racial composition is mixed with my blond, dark-haired, blue-eyed brethren. Hardships and lack it seems know no color, and when the red statesmen enacted their policies they might have assumed that only African-Americans would be affected. The converse is now true.

 Persons involved in charity work around the country will tell the story, I have just told you. That more and more of our white brothers and sisters are showing up in places and at organizations looking for help. They have been affected by the economic downturn just as much as any one else. They too have lost hope. Many days as I sit and look across the people, I see no reason for them to hope.

 I feel their angst, but more importantly, I feel their recognition that there’s no use in hoping. Hope is a luxury they can ill afford. For them life is all about surviving for this day only. Some of my residents are those who were incarcerated and recently freed.

 Where do they go to get jobs.

 You can see the brokenness as they realize that not only have they paid for their crimes by serving life sentences or prison terms, but now that they are free, they realize they’re not truly free; as they cannot attain employment to sustain themselves. For these, there really is no hope.

 You may ask, why write about this. The answer is to make it personal as  it had become personal for me. Peripherally, I knew these problems existed, but until I had come up close and personal with it, I wold have never known what it must be like to live without hope.

 Many Thursdays, after I leave, I carry their burdens with me. It’s not enough  for me to touch their hands and pray and wish and hope for a better tomorrow for them. Sometimes, I want to help restore their hope.

 Hope, faith and love. The greatest of these is love. Is it too much to ask red statesmen to show a little love  to people who  do not look like them? Perhaps it is.

 I have found that hope is a beautiful thing. It can change and transform your perception of your situation. I’m amazed that so many red statesmen claim to be Christians and attend church frequently. I wonder if they really listen to messages on hope, and love. They use their Christianity as a tool to justify their reason for creating harsh policies aimed at destroying people’s lives. Have you ever wondered when they pray whom do they pray to? It seems to me the very christian principles they claim to adopt, they should practice.

 I invite you to visit my Calcutta. People who are there are not there because they’re lazy. It’s because, they cannot find work, they’re unable to access credit, they lost jobs, which in turn led to loss of homes, motor vehicles, and loss of lifestyles. Because they’re still alive, they’re clinging to life and trying to find the abundant life that is preached from the pulpits red statesmen visit.

Maybe spreading that abundant life around would do some good. Show some love and hope as much as you claim to believe in it. if you’re interested in visiting my Calcutta; email me. I would be happy to show you what we do, in spite of the little that we have been given. It’s no joke when we feed 186 families every week.

 Seriously, that’s no joke. If we run out of food, which has happened, the hurt and pain we have seen in people is unbearable. If you believe in the christian principles you expound from your platforms, then you know this  passage “Greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends”.

 Myself and others involved in the business of helping people, do not claim to love people more than you do. We just use more of our compassion. Perhaps being red has distorted our vision and our ability to help humanity. If being blue is not for you, try a melding of red and blue. Let’s all become purple as we reach out and touch each other.

 Hope is a beautiful thing. Let’s give some hope.

 

Remember To: Never Look Back

 

(Calcutta is not the name of the area Harriet is referencing, the community is located in Brightmoor, in Detroit,MI. Calcutta is used by Harriet to reference need and a place of hope and dignity for those in need).For more information on Harriet and programs in the community, visit her web site at www.harrietcammock.org, follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.

 The Politics Of Red And My Calcutta

Larry O’Neil Walker II ID’d as Person of Interest Arrested in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

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Larry O’Neil Walker II ID’d as Person of Interest Arrested in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

Larry O’Neil Walker II has been identified as the person of interest in the Detroit barber shop shooting that left three dead — Bryan and Joezell Williams and Kevin Perryman — and six wounded.

Larry O’Neil Walker II was charged Friday with assaulting a federal officer, the Detroit News reports. He is expected to make his initial court appearance in federal court on Friday.

A four-page criminal complaint outlines a manhunt in the hours after the shooting at Al’s Barber Shop Wednesday evening, an incident that Detroit Police Chief James Craig has called an act of “urban terrorism.”

A task force that included the FBI was targeting Walker and set up surveillance along the 800 block of Lynhaven in Rochester Hills. At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, investigators spotted two white cars leave a home along Lynhaven and head toward the intersection of Rochester and Avon roads. The cars stopped at several gas stations and restaurants. According to a criminal complaint, the cars were occupied by female associates of Walker talking on their cell phones. Source: Detroit News

 

3 Dead in Shooting at Detroit Home, 48 Hours After Barber Shop Shooting

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3 Dead in Shooting at Detroit Home, 48 Hours After Barber Shop Shooting

More gun violence in Detroit. Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s west side that left three people, two men and a woman dead. This comes 48 hours after the barber shop shooting that left three dead — Bryan and Joezell Williams and Kevin Perryman — and six wounded.

According to the Detroit Free Press, police spokeswoman Kelly Miner said investigators were called at 1:03 a.m. today to a home in the 3200 block of Philadelphia, near Joy Road and I-96. They found three people deceased. 

The shooting is being investigated as a possible home invasion and robbery attempt.

Bryan and Joezell Williams, Kevin Perryman Killed in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

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Bryan and Jozell Williams, Kevin Perryman Killed in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

Bryan Williams, 29; his uncle Joezell Williams, 61; and stepsonKevin Perryman, 40, were shot and killed during after gunfire erupted at Al’s Place Barber Shop located at 5220 E. Seven Mile Road in Detroit. Police have arrested a person of interest.

The shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between the shooter and people at the gambling party, the police said.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig characterized the shooting, in which seven others were injured, as “urban terrorism.” The suspect, who was wearing a body armor when apprehended, is being held on an unrelated felonious assault charge.

This comes days after 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot and killed in Dearborn Heights while seeking help after a car accident. The homeowner claims his gun accidentally discharged.

 

9 People Shot, 2 Dead in 7 Mile Road Shooting on Detroit’s East Side

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7 People Shot, 3 Dead in 7 Mile Road Shooting on Detroit’s East Side

BREAKING: Welcome Mayor Mike Duggan — Detroit police said nine people were shot, two fatally, in a shooting in the 5100 block of 7 Mile Road.

According to media reports, the shooting broke out at Al’s Place Barber Shop, which known for gambling activity. It is not known if the shooting was gambling-related.

Police Chief James Craig told reporters that “suspects engage a couple of victims” and “several shots were fired.”

MyFoxDetroit reports “police are looking for two shooters who could be driving a black Impala and a white Impala.”

Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Gets 28-Year Prison Sentence

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Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Gets Prison Sentence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will spend 28 years in prison for the widespread corruption that prosecutors say intensified the city’s financial woes.

Judge Nancy Edmunds said Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of running a criminal enterprise. She said he was corrupt in the state legislature, corrupt as mayor. He misused non-profit funds. The jury found he used civic fund funds for getaways, spa treatments, yoga, summer camp for kids, etc. She said he chose to waste his talents on personal aggrandizement and enrichment.”

Prosecutors asked for a minimum of 28 years in prison, which would rank among the nation’s toughest for major state and local public corruption cases, the NY Times reports. Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 counts in March that included racketeering and extortion.

 Disgraced Ex Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Gets 28 Year Prison Sentence

Michigan State Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Drug Testing for People Getting Unemployment Benefits

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Michigan State Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Drug Testing for People Getting Unemployment Benefits

Struggling Michiganders are about to be dealt another blow, thanks to the House and Senate, which passed a bill that would deny unemployment benefits to people who refuse to take a drug test required by employers. The bill would also require community service for people receiving government assistance. So, the 1 percenters get tax breaks, while the poor get stomped on.

The Detroit Free Press reports the drug testing bill “would deny unemployment benefits to people who either refused to take a drug test required by an employee or tested positive.

The community service bill would require “people receiving food stamps or other welfare benefits to perform community service in order to get the money.” Shouldn’t the drug testing start with those same lawmakers and those wealthy business owners getting government benefits too?