Daily Archives: August 15, 2018

Police Officer Dies After Being Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has died after being struck earlier this month by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event. Police Chief James Craig announced Officer Fadi Shukur’s death Wednesday. The 30-year-old Shukur had been hospitalized after being struck Aug. 4 on the city’s west side. The driver drove away. ...

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Michigan To Build New Veterans Home In Macomb County « Detroit News Watch

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) — Michigan plans to build a new veterans home at the site of a former military housing complex in suburban Detroit. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency announced Wednesday that the state purchased the site known as Sebille Manor in Macomb County’s Chesterfield Township for $820,000 from the U.S. Defense Department. The 103-acre site will be the location ...

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Marijuana Petitions in Troy Full of Signature Shenanigans –  Deadline Detroit

Serious people in Michigan are making serious arguments in favor of reforming state laws around marijuana. They’re talking medical research, tax policy, land use, zoning. They don’t appreciate it when the people around them make Cheech and Chong jokes about their work, much as the C-suite at, for instance, Seagram’s or Anheuser-Busch or some other alcoholic-beverage concern probably don’t ...

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Hundreds Of ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — [Breaking news update, published at 2:28 p.m. ET] A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. “We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ...

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New Tape Shows Trump Campaign Aides Discussing Possibility Of N-Word Tape « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Aides to President Donald Trump questioned him during the 2016 campaign about the existence of an audio tape in which he purportedly said the N-word, a racial epithet, during production of his reality TV show “The Apprentice.” But officials’ divergent accounts, shifting stories, and an overall dearth of credibility have combined to create little clarity on the circumstances ...

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We Hear You Even Though We Don’t Speak Spanish, School Supt. Tells SW Detroit Parents –  Deadline Detroit

Detroit’s public school system can do a lot to better serve Spanish-speaking families, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti acknowledges at a parents’ gathering. A bunch of basics needs, such as hiring more bilingual staff members, aren’t met yet after years of financial crises and oversight by state-appointed emergency managers, he said Monday at a Southwest Detroit school library. “The ...

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Chicago Residents Outraged By ‘Bait’ Arrests « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Chicago Police Department is under fire after a video surfaced showing department officers helping the Norfolk Southern Police in an operation that used “bait trucks,” container trucks filled with goods left to attract potential thieves. The Facebook video, shot last week by community activist Charles McKenzie, shows a white unmarked truck parked in the largely black Englewood ...

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