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National statistics show Michigan — which averaged more than two deaths a month last year in police chases — is one of the deadliest states when it comes to the number of people killed in pursuits.
Pursuit policies vary greatly among state, county and local police agencies in Michigan. Detroit's policy, which outlines restrictions over when a pursuit may be initiated, is relatively restrictive in comparison with the Michigan State Police, which leaves it up to the discretion of the individual trooper.
The deaths bring to at least 50 the number of people killed in Michigan in high-speed police pursuits since January 2013, according to Michigan State Police and numbers compiled by the Free Press. In a number of instances, as was the case last week in Detroit, those killed were innocent bystanders. Three of the six people killed in the last 18 months in chases initiated by state police were bystanders. And a 25-year-old newlywed was killed last Oct. 6 when her SUV was T-boned in Redford by a car driven by a burglar suspect fleeing from police.
For the full article, see L. L. Brasier and Gina Damron, "Is it time to put the brakes on police chases?", Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2015.
For another article, see L. L. Brasier, "State police involved in 5 fatal chases in 18 months", Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2015.
L. L. Brasier, Police Chases By the Numbers, Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2015.
After a slow start in the first quarter of the year when only nine bills were signed into law, legislators sent a flurry of bills to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature in the last three months. And he complied.
Snyder or Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed 79 bills into law since early April on everything from allowing faith-based adoption agencies to decline service to couples — such as same-sex or unmarried couples — if that relationship violates their religious beliefs, to letting schools have up to two bake sale fund-raisers a week.
And for the fifth consecutive year, Snyder also signed the annual state budget in early June, four months before the 2015-16 fiscal year begins.
For the full article, see Kathleen Gray, "Snyder, Calley sign 79 bills into law in last 3 months", Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2015.
An Ypsilanti Township home will be padlocked for nine months after the property was raided twice by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department for drug trafficking.
It's the first home in the state to be locked under the new "padlock law" that allows municipalities to ask a judge to declare a home a public nuisance and order it vacated and sealed for up to a year after it's raided twice for drug dealing. Sheriff's Office and township officials lobbied for the law's passage throughout 2014.
For the full article, see Tom Perkins, "Drug house the state's first to be 'padlocked' under new law", MLive, June 28, 2015.
If you live in Michigan, congratulations: You live in the best state in America!
At least that's according to Thrillist, which ranked all 50 states based on everything possible in "The Definitive and Final Ranking of all 50 States."
For the full article, see Brian Manzullo, "Confirmed: Michigan is America's #1 state", Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2015.
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has done something this season that no big-league hitter has done since at least 1900.
He has produced three games in one season in which he has gone 4-for-4 with at least two homers.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician of major league baseball, Cabrera is the first player since at least 1900 to have three such games in one season.
And he has a half-season to go.
Source : John Lowe, "Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera does what no other player has since 1900", Detroit Free Press, June 30, 2013.
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