Crime


New data shows that as nonviolent offenders are released from Michigan jails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, crime rates are not increasing. The information could signal the beginning of prison reform. Photo via Shutterstock.
As Michigan’s Jails Empty, Crime Is Stagnant.

Data shows that reducing jail populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus doesn’t increase crime.

Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, holding a Black family at gunpoint outside a Chipotle in Orion Township, Michigan. Image via Makayla Smith
Michigan Couple Charged With Assault After Pulling Gun on Black Family Outside a Chipotle

"White people aren't racist," said Jillian Wuestenberg, who was filmed pointing a gun at a Black family in Orion Township.

16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks before his death. Photo courtesy the Fredricks family.
3 Charged in Death of Black Michigan Teen Who Threw a Sandwich

Authorities say excessive force by three youth center staff killed 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks.

Ward Black poses for a portrait Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. Black, a University of Michigan gymnast on the school's 1970 national championship team, says it was "an open secret" that a team doctor sexually abused athletes at the school. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘We All Knew’: Former U-M Gymnast Sues for 1969 Assault by Team Doctor

A member of the 1970 national championship team is the latest to come forward with claims of sexual abuse against Dr. Robert Anderson, who had a 40-year career at Michigan — and now has over 300 complaints against him.

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CNN Reporter and Crew Arrested on Live TV While Reporting on Minneapolis Protests

While living on air, Omar Jiménez — who identifies as Black and Latino — was handcuffed and led away, together with his team. Here's what happened.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick attends a court hearing in Detroit. Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic and won't be leaving prison early, the government said Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said it “reviewed and denied” Kilpatrick for the early release program. He remains at the federal prison in Oakdale, La. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Denied Release From Prison. Here’s What We Know.

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, will not be released from prison during the coronavirus pandemic.

This undated booking photo provided by the Detroit Police Public Safety Office shows Robert Tesh, 32, who has been charged with terrorism for making credible death threats against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said Friday, May 15, 2020, that Tesh made the threats via social media to an acquaintance on April 14.  (Detroit Police Public Safety Office via AP)
Detroit Man Who Threatened Whitmer’s Life Has Been Charged With Terrorism

If convicted of the felony charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison.