Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 9:03 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 Teenage rebellion turned deadly, and Melissa Chapman paid the price. She was 18 when she was arrested on Christmas Eve 1987 along with her abusive boyfriend. She hasn't tasted freedom since that day. Now 49, Melissa has lived in prison longer than she's lived anywhere else. It's because of what happened one afternoon in mid-December 1987, when she and her boyfriend, Robert Goodyear, went to a Genesee County Meijer store with Michael Keith Gaines, Goodyear's friend, to set up a drug deal. Gaines was flirting with Melissa, who sat between the two men on the bench seat of his pickup truck, court records show. In a jealous rage, Goodyear pushed Melissa out of the way and pointed a gun at Gaines' head. He pulled the trigger, twice. Goodyear then turned the gun on Melissa and … [Read more...] about 5 Michigan women lifers seek clemency from Gov. Rick Snyder
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The Detroit News Published 3:30 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 The parking lot outside Dearborn police headquarters was ringed by metal barriers as members of the California-based right-wing organization Unite America First, guarded by camouflage-clad men carrying semiautomatic rifles, protested Sharia law. Across the lot, a few dozen people, led by the left-wing anti-fascist group Solidarity and Defense, spewed megaphone-amplified obscenities at the Californians and their acolytes. Despite the rancor, nobody was hurt during the April 21 rally. No arrests were made. The showdown flew under the media's radar. Such confrontations have become routine in Dearborn, a lighting rod for protests because of the city's sizable Arab and Muslim populations. "Through the years, we've learned how to deal with these events," police Chief Ronald Haddad said. "Obviously, we're a magnet for social arguments. "We've had Terry Jones come here seven times," Haddad said of the controversial Florida pastor known … [Read more...] about Dearborn, hotbed for protest, works to manage opposing viewpoints
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G.R. No. 237428 (Republic of the Philippines represented by Solicitor General Jose C. Calida v. Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno). x——————————————————————————————————-x S U M M A R Y This is a case for quo warranto filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on behalf of the Republic, seeking to invalidate respondent’s appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for lack of “proven integrity” on account of her failure to regularly disclose her assets, liabilities and net worth as a member of the career service prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, in violation of the Constitution, the Anti-Graft Law and the Code of Ethical Standards for Public Employees. The Facts Respondent was a professor at the U.P. College of Law from November … [Read more...] about SC ruling on Quo Warranto: Associate Justice Tijam