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Is Your Driving Making You a Cop Magnet? These 5 Driving Habits Could Be the Problem

While most drivers log thousands of miles behind the wheel with little or no law enforcement contact, others seem to attract flashing blue lights just by driving to the grocery store. If you are among this less fortunate group of drivers who seem to have become cop magnets, the reason may simply be due to some poor, but common driving habits that you can work on improving.

CAUTION FOR STUDENTS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON MSU CAMPUS

Michigan State University has taken a very aggressive stance on students accused of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes stalking or criminal sexual conduct (sexual assault). The university has been under increased scrutiny by the federal government as a result of numerous complaints from alleged victims who feel that perpetrators are either not dealt with or that they are dealt with in a casual and unfair manner. Increased pressure has included threats by the Feds to withhold funding from various programs at MSU. As result of the threats, a number of new personnel were hired by the university, many of them attorneys, to both modify the sexual harassment process as well as to implement the process.

Commutations

As of June 2016, President Obama has commuted the sentences of 348 persons, a number greater than that of the past seven presidents combined. Of these 348 persons, many were serving lengthy sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Had these offenders been sentenced under current sentencing guidelines, they would have already served their time and been released from prison.

Michigan Legislature Takes Aim at Revenge Porn

This May, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a series of bills aimed at preventing the practice of posting sexually explicit photos of a person online without their consent. Commonly known as "revenge porn," this often occurs after a romantic relationship comes to a turbulent end.

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