Breonna Taylor’s mom tells Michigan lawmakers to ban no-knock warrants as the Legislature considers reforming the practice, which allows police to enter a private premises without announcing their presence.
Six months after Congress certified the 2020 election, pro-Trump officials in the Michigan Republican Party want the state Legislature to order an audit.
Michigan hasn’t passed any significant reforms, but now a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to set standards for deadly force, create a system for independent investigations of shootings by officers and limit no-knock warrants.
Conservatives say they’re trying to curb fraud with effort to make absentee voting harder. Others say it would be “the biggest infringement on voter rights to ever be put into public policy in this state.”
The pandemic has exacerbated Michigan’s digital divide, as some students complete homework in parking lots and schools hand-deliver assignments. It’s an issue with educational, equity and economic implications as 1.2 million households lack broadband access.
In a predominantly white university in one of Michigan’s whitest regions, a declaration against racism prompts two white professors to claim they’re the real victims. Critics say the ongoing debate is exposing hard truths.
In an effort to curb mass incarceration and racial disparity, legislation would eliminate mandatory minimum sentence length for some low-level crimes and limit automatic license suspensions.
Rudy Guiliani, President Trump’s campaign lawyer, said the campaign withdrew its federal suit challenging Michigan’s presidential vote because it has already succeeded in blocking certification of votes in Wayne County. It has not.
A Michigan judge on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to halt absentee ballot counting in the state, calling his campaign’s lone piece of evidence “hearsay” and telling attorneys there is “no basis” to believe the lawsuit has merit.
The lawsuit comes as election clerks and poll workers attempt to finish counting a record number of absentee ballots that were legally cast by Michigan voters in the run-up to Election Day.