Appellate Attorney: Some Lawyers Push Teens Toward Guilty Plea

Laurel Kelly Young, an appellate attorney, said some lawyers push their young clients toward a guilty plea.

CBS Detroit–07/23/2015

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ACLU: Michigan Judge’s ‘Pay Or Stay’ Sentence Policy Is Creating Debtors’ Prison

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a judge known for sending poor people to jail if they can’t immediately pay fines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2015

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Juvenile Lifers: Michigan Ranks Among Top For Sentencing Teens To Life In Prison

“There are precious few in the community to help people make the adjustment in the real world.”

CBS Detroit–07/22/2015

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Attorney On City Curfew: This Is House-Arrest For Tens Of Thousands Of Detroiters

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is defending his department’s request to extend a citywide curfew for kids ahead of the upcoming River Days festival and fireworks downtown.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

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Woman Strip-Searched At Detroit Metro Airport Gets $40K Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed on behalf of an Arab-Jewish woman strip-searched at Detroit Metro Airport.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2015

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Judge: Parts Of Michigan’s Sex Offender Law Unconstitutional

Parts of Michigan’s sex offender registry law are unconstitutional, including a requirement that offenders stay at least 1,000 feet from schools, a federal judge has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2015

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Ferndale Police Plan Diversity Training; Deny Racial Profiling

Ferndale police officers will receive diversity and sensitivity training in the aftermath of an ACLU study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2015

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ACLU Files Suit Alleging Rights Violations At Campus Martius Park

A lawsuit claims two groups were prohibited from marching and leafleting in and around the popular downtown Detroit park.


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ACLU Sues Muskegon County Over Jail Conditions

Female inmates say they faced dangerous conditions and were subjected to male guards watching them shower.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17 : Demonstrators protesting Michael Brown's murder yell at Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Violence In Ferguson Spurs Interest In Police Body Cams

Interest in body cams has grown since the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, ….

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2014