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March 2012 Archives

Arrest follows vandalism to Lansing City Hall, state Capitol

While many people may feel upset or disenchanted with their state or local government, rarely do they take out their frustration in a physical way. Whether motivated by politics or some other factors, a person recently broke or damaged property at two locations in Lansing, Michigan: Lansing City Hall and the state Capitol.

Serial Flasher Strikes Again

Serial Flasher strikes again at Salon Bliss in Rochester, MI, wearing a hat, a grey long-sleeve button-up shirt that was open over an inside-out blue t-shirt, and black sheer pantyhose with nothing underneath, asking about a Brazilian wax. Workers soon realized something was awry when they were able to see everything through his pantyhose.

East Lansing man in custody on child pornography complaints

Being charged with crimes of a sexual nature can be devastating. When the crimes involve child pornography, the intensity is magnified because of the scorn from the media and the public. However, everyone who is accused of crimes such as these is not automatically guilty; the people involved will want to defend the allegations as strenuously as possible.

Animal abuser registry: Do we need one?

Detroit legislator Harvey Santana has introduced a bill to create an animal abuser registry, which would be similar to Michigan's Sex Offender Registry.  The proposed bill would require those who are convicted of animal abuse to register with the animal abuser registry as well as pay a $50 fee and notify their local police of any address changes.  Furthermore, photographs and other information of the convicted individual would be open for inspection at local police agencies and could be posted on the Internet.

Ex-school principal to be sentenced on embezzlement conviction

When people are put in positions of power and trust, it is expected that they will uphold that trust and use that power judiciously. Unfortunately, one elementary school principal who oversaw a Catholic school in Charlevoix, Michigan, violated that trust and now will have to pay the price in the form of possible prison time.

High court rules against Michigan man over molestation confession

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a ruling regarding a Michigan inmate who had argued that he should have been read his rights before he confessed to apparent sex crimes he committed against a 12-year-old boy. The man, who was being questioned in a prison conference room, had been imprisoned on a disorderly conduct charge.

Lansing men see murder charges against them dropped

Being charged with murder might seem like the end of the world for a lot of people. However, people who are facing such serious charges need to remember that they are just that -- charges that have yet to be proven. This can serve as a valuable lesson for two men from Lansing, Michigan, who recently had murder charges against them dropped.

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