Crime


Mugshots of the 13 conspirators involved in the domestic terror plot against Gov. Whitmer.
DEVELOPING: Everything We Know About the Plot to Overthrow Michigan’s Government

From a boat painted black, they watched Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's vacation home at night, the FBI said. Here's what we know about Michigan's domestic terror plot.

Sec. of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel. Photos via the Associated Press.
Michigan’s New Intimidating Robocalls Are Part of a Long History of Racist Voter Suppression

Robocalls are spreading false information about mail-in voting ahead of the election. Here’s what Michigan’s leaders are doing to stop it.

Photo via WOODTV.
Hate Group The Proud Boys Brought Chaos and Violence To A Church Vigil in Kalamazoo

While police turn on protesters in Detroit, across the state a hate group known for violence was left to sow chaos.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon arrives to testify at the trial of Roger Stone, at federal court in Washington. Bannon was arrested Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.” The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court.  (AP Photo/Al Drago, File)
Steve Bannon Arrested for Fraudulent ‘We Build the Wall’ Campaign

An indictment released Thursday stated that Steve Bannon and three others "defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall."

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.