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Jury Selected in Theodore Wafer Murder Case in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

Jury Selected in Theodore Wafer Murder Case in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

A jury has been selected in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights, Mich., homeowner charged in the shooting death of a drunk but unarmed teen Renisha McBride as she sought help after a car accident. A jury of seven men and seven women — four black (two men and […]

Detroit Officer Deon Nunlee Responding to 911 Call Charged with Rape

Detroit Officer Deon Nunlee Responding to 911 Call Charged with Rape

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 […]

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

Police: 4-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 4-Year-Old Cousin With 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 […]

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

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

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 […]

by · January 4, 2014 · Detroit News, Gun Control
The Politics Of Red And My Calcutta

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, […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Detroit News, Today's Headlines
Larry O’Neil Walker II ID’d as Person of Interest Arrested in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

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. […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Crime, Detroit News
3 Dead in Shooting at Detroit Home, 48 Hours After Barber Shop Shooting

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. […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Crime, Detroit News
Bryan and Joezell Williams, Kevin Perryman Killed in Detroit Barber Shop Shooting

Bryan and Joezell 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 […]

by · November 7, 2013 · Crime, Detroit News
9 People Shot, 2 Dead in 7 Mile Road Shooting on Detroit’s East Side

9 People Shot, 2 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 […]

by · November 6, 2013 · Crime, Detroit News
Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Gets 28-Year Prison Sentence

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

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 […]

by · October 10, 2013 · Crime, Detroit News, Today's Headlines