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  • Lansing Pranksters' Street Art - LA style

    10/31/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 28 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    "Michigan is about as far away from the conservative LA art activism scene as possible, but anonymous pranksters in Lansing decided to make their voice heard with posters critical of Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters. -By Editor" My comment: Lansing has never seen the kind of conservative LA art activism that brought us the famous "Ted Cruz with Tattoos" poster seen last year. ( It's very exciting to see that conservatives are beginning to understand that art is very important in communicating, and are willing to stick their necks out for principles. No one has come forward yet to take...
  • Guest column: We need groceries, not guns at Michigan Kroger stores

    09/13/2014 4:09:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 65 replies ^ | 9-11-2014 | Linda Brundage
    Don’t skateboard at Kroger – it’s against the rules. Bringing food from outside the store is also strictly prohibited. And please don’t think about grocery shopping at one of the 50 or so Kroger grocery stores in Michigan without a shirt: you run the risk of being asked to leave. But, if you’d like to peruse the produce aisles with a semi-automatic rifle slung across your shoulder, go right ahead. Kroger thinks that’s just fine in states where it is legal to openly carry guns, like Michigan. In fact, the grocery store chain has publicly stated that it doesn’t want...
  • Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

    07/01/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | June 30, 2014
    Lansing, Mich., Jun 30, 2014 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich. “In these days, as I prepare myself to serve the People of God in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula as a new bishop, I offer my praise and gratitude to the Lord Jesus whose presence in my life has enabled me to experience an abundance of life,” Bishop-designate Raica said June 27. “My gratitude also goes to Pope Francis for entrusting me with this honor and...
  • Lansing, Illinois woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

    01/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94 11 hours ago • Times Staff GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver. The woman said the driver got...
  • 'Point 'em out, knock 'em out': Brutal game ends when assault victim fires his concealed handgun

    08/26/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 152 replies
    Mlive ^ | 8-26-2013 | John Barnes
    The game was called "point 'em out, knock 'em out," and it was as random as it was brutal.The object: Target an innocent victim for no other reason than they are there, then sucker punch him or her.But on this day in Lansing, there would be no punch. The teen-age attacker had a stun gun. He did not know his would-be victim was carrying a legally concealed pistol. The teen lost the game................The 17-year-old in gym shorts approached his target. The 28-year-old Lansing man was waiting for his daughter at her school-bus stop at REO Road and Ballard Street.....The teen...
  • Several good deals made at Lansing Gun Turn in

    02/16/2013 1:01:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Private Buyers Scored Bargains at Lansing Gun Turn In In spite of snow and official interference, brave Michigan Second Amendment activists offered cash for good guns at the Lansing gun turn in last Saturday (February 9th, 2013). One person turned in an old, RG .38, and used the money to buy ammunition. Some guns purchased for more than the offered gift card included an M1 carbine in nice shape, some hunting rifles and shotguns, a .22 revolver, a Mosin Nagant, and an SKS with a case of ammunition. The M1 carbine was reported as the most expensive purchase at $200...
  • Lansing gun buyback brings in more than 100 guns, draws protests

    02/09/2013 8:48:23 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 12 replies
    Mlive ^ | 2-9-2013 | Lauren Gibbons
    LANSING, MI — The Lansing Police Department's second gun buyback program earned more than 100 guns Saturday, an achievement officers called "a great success." About 128 guns were purchased from the official sale, Lansing Police Department public information officer Robert Merritt said. He estimated most of the guns collected at Saturday's sale, held at Lansing's Tabernacle of David church, were hand guns. Several long guns and two assault weapons were also collected. The city's first gun buyback returned about 100 firearms and was held in August after Lansing Eastern High School student LaVon Wilson, 16, was killed in a July...
  • City Announces Next "Guns for Groceries" Program

    02/01/2013 7:37:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 1 February, 2013 | NA
    The city of Lansing has set February 9 as the date for it's next gun buyback program. It will take place at the Tabernacle of David Church at 2645 W. Holmes Rd in Lansing, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The "Guns for Groceries" program will exchange Meijer gift cards for operable guns. People who turn in a long gun will receive a $50 card, $100 cards will be given for a handgun and a $150 card will be given for each military-style assault weapons.
  • Men won't face death penalty in Lansing slaying

    01/11/2013 3:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 1/11/13 | staff
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The government won't seek the death penalty for a group of men charged in the 2010 death of a Lansing woman.</p> <p>The Grand Rapids Press reported Friday ( ) that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder notified West Michigan federal prosecutors of the government's decision.</p>
  • Union Goons Destroy Man’s Hot Dog Cart While Calling Him ‘N*****’ & ‘Uncle Tom’ (Lansing, MI)

    12/12/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by drewh · 62 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | December 12, 2012 - 10:23
    Early today Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked and destroyed by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol. Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him. Mr. Tarver has been operating his food businesses since 1990 in the Lansing area. He had been hired by Americans for Prosperity to cater their tent...
  • Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart

    12/12/2012 9:22:49 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Michele Malkin ^ | 12-12-2012 | Michele Malkin
    December 12, 2012 Heckuva job: Michigan union thugs destroyed hot dog vendor’s cart Michele Malkin This is small business owner Clint Tarver of Lansing, Michigan. He was caught in the violent chaos that erupted when union thugs attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent on the capitol grounds yesterday during the right-to-work debate. His hot dog stand was destroyed. Velvet Hammer reports that the thugs shouted “Uncle Tom” and “nigger” at Tarver.Dana Loesch has more on the story and how to help.
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • Gun Buyback Program Teams with Meijer(MI)

    08/16/2012 7:35:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Maria Hechanova
    Lansing's Gun for Groceries buyback has partnered with Meijer to help reduce gun violence. The event will take place Saturday, August. 18 in the parking lot of the Tabernacle of David Worship Center located at 2645 W. Holmes Rd. in Lansing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program provides a $100 Meijer gift card for each operational firearm and an extra $50 gift card on top of that for assault weapons. So far, city officials say they've raised almost $9,000, all of it from private donations.
  • Tax Scam: IRS Pays Out $3.3 Million To One Lansing Address Last Year

    08/06/2012 10:18:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    WILX News 10 ^ | Aug 3, 2012
    The IRS pays out billions in fraudulent tax refunds, and Lansing is at the top of the list. The IRS paid out more than $3 million in refunds to one address in Lansing. The IRS has not disclosed that address, but according to a new report issued by the IRS Inspector General, someone filed more than 2100 separate tax returns using that address, and received $3.3 million in fraudulent refunds. The inspector general says identity thieves filing bogus tax returns got more than $5 billion in refunds last year. The inspector general also says the problem is so rampant., the...
  • Vaginas Demand Notice In Lansing

    06/18/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by jenk · 101 replies ^ | 6/18/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Hey ya'll come to Lansing, there'll be plenty of vaginas.This whole controversy disgusts me, but hey, it's part of the reason why I'm not a Democrat. The false narrative that the media is running with on the vagina controversy in Lansing is basically what the Democrats say it's about. According to female Democrats, women are being censored on the House floor for daring to say the word vagina. So, in order to really really get those evil male Republicans to pay, the women plan to talk about taking mirrors to view the female genitalia, how the hair feels, orgasms, and...
  • Michigan's Capital City To Lay Off Nearly 150 Cops, Firefighters (no bureaucrats on the list)

    03/29/2011 1:59:50 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/29/2011 | Business Insider
    To plug the budget holes, Mayor Virg Bernero has proposed drastic spending cuts, including: Laying off 78 police officers from the city's 245-member force, including 11 detectives from the investigations unit. Closing three of Lansing's eight fire stations and slashing 71 fire department positions. Eliminating all neighborhood watch and school liaison officers. Shrinking the number of code enforcement officers and housing inspectors. Slashing $4 million for sewer, road and parks maintenance.
  • TSA Pat-Down Leaves Bladder Cancer Patient Humiliated, Crying & Soaked in Urine

    11/20/2010 10:53:27 PM PST · by FTJM · 258 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    When I went to the airport today, I was put in the uncomfortable position of a so-called “naked” full-body scan. Today’s experience was very different from the last flight I made, nearly two weeks ago; at that time I only had to go through a magnetometer. Today there was no option — it was either the full-body scan, a humiliating pat-down or no flight. All passengers flying out of Washington, DC were subjected to the new procedures. So, like confused cattle, our uneasy line of air travelers was herded through the machine. But my experience today was nothing compared to...
  • TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine (Non-muslim bladder cancer survivor)

    11/20/2010 3:46:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 95 replies ^ | 12/20/10 | Harriet Baskas
    A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. “I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich. Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my...
  • Enhanced pat down leaves Grand Rapids airline passenger in tears

    11/20/2010 9:34:52 AM PST · by FS11 · 27 replies
    WZZM TV ^ | 11-19-10 | WZZM TV
    "The female officer ran her hand up the inside of my leg to my groin and she did it so hard and so rough she lifted me off my heels," she says. "I think I yelped. I was in pain for about an hour afterwards. It just felt excessive and unnecessary."
  • $10,000 Reward In Koran Burning Case [East Lansing, Michigan]

    09/18/2010 11:56:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies ^ | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 12:27 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: " It was found at the front door of the Islamic Center of East Lansing." SNIPPET: "The department is offering $10,000 for any information that would lead to the identification and prosecution of those responsible for this act. Those with information are asked to call Det. Sherief Fadly..."
  • Auditor General Uncovers Numerous Troubles with Dept. of Community Health

    08/12/2010 9:02:02 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/11/2010 | Tom Gantert
    A 94-year-old nursing home resident was held in a "hammerlock" position so she could not move while a Medicaid provider forced her to give an impression for dentures. She had been without teeth for 50 years and didn't want them. When she left the exam room, her face, neck and dress were covered with impression plaster. That anecdote is buried in the nearly 300-page report from the State of Michigan's Auditor General released last month. The report cited many problems it found in its bi-annual review of the Department of Community Health. Scott Strong, a spokesman for the Auditor General,...
  • "Tea-ed Off" In Lansing (MI)

    07/04/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by Kieri · 7 replies · 766+ views
    WILX ^ | 07/04/09 | Chris Sutter
    "Tea-ed off" and ready to speak their mind. That's the way hundreds of Michiganders chose to spend their 4th of July. "As we celebrate our independence, we're re-declaring our independence from big government," Joan Fabiano, organizer of the event, says. In fact, folks say they're looking to follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers by throwing off the reins of what they say is an oppressive government. "We need to have our state represent us the most with the government handling things such as security," Supporter, Raedeane Middleton explains. "They're taking tax dollars and spending them the way we...
  • Lansing-area church sues gay activist group

    05/19/2009 7:50:20 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 1,216+ views
    Fox 28 (South Bend) ^ | 5/15/2009 | n/a
    A Lansing-area church has filed a lawsuit against protesters who disrupted 1 of their services last year. The Lansing State Journal reports Friday that Mount Hope Church of Delta Township filed suit against a radical gay activist group called Bash Back! in federal court in Grand Rapids this week. Bash Back! claims to have disrupted a service at the church on November 9. Members shouted "It's OK to be gay" and "Jesus was a homo" at the bewildered congregation inside the church. The suit seeks nominal damages and an injunction to prevent future protests. A Bash Back! Web site says...
  • Lansing, Michigan Tea Party After Action Report

    02/27/2009 11:42:46 AM PST · by grellis · 53 replies · 2,613+ views
    me | 2/27/09 | grellis
    A grand time was had by all!
  • Michigan Tea Party Rally - MI State Capitol Friday Feb 27--NOON!

    02/24/2009 9:37:02 AM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 20 replies · 2,281+ views
  • More Hate against religion

    11/13/2008 3:48:44 PM PST · by FutureRocketMan · 35 replies · 1,047+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | 11/12/08 | Americans for Truth
    "Below is a statement posted by an anarchist “queer” group called “Bash Back!,” which stormed the Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan Sunday. You can read more about their carefully planned assault in WorldNetDaily, which reported: “Worshippers at a Bible-teaching church in Lansing, Mich., were stunned Sunday when members of a pro-homosexual, pro-anarchy organization named Bash Back interrupted their service to fling propaganda and condoms around the sanctuary, drape a profane banner from the balcony and feature two lesbians making out at the pulpit.” Note below the diversionary tactics that enabled the hate group to disrupt Mount Hope’s worship service....
  • Worshippers in Lansing, MI assaulted by liberal activists

    11/12/2008 2:33:18 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    Suppose you were sitting in church one Sunday peacefully minding your own business, praying that God grant our new president the wisdom to do what is right when suddenly, the sanctity of the church is violated in the most horrific way by vandals, thugs, and screaming lunatics. This is what happened at a small church in Lansing, MI called Mount Hope. From the blog Right Michigan: Mount Hope, for the record, is an evangelical, bible believing church whose members provide free 24 hour counseling, prayer lines, catastrophic care for families dealing with medical emergencies, support groups for men, women and...
  • Michigan liberals attack Lansing congregation in the middle of Sunday worship

    11/12/2008 7:39:33 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 52 replies · 2,633+ views ^ | November 10, 2008 | Nick
    Michigan liberals attack Lansing congregation in the middle of Sunday worship By Nick , Section News Posted on Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 01:33:05 PM EST This is what we're up against. On Sunday morning, amidst worshiping congregants and following unifying prayers that our President-elect be granted wisdom as he prepares to lead our nation through difficult global, social and economic challenges, the Michigan left declared open war on peaceful church goers. They did it with banners, chants, blasphemy, by storming the pulpit, by vandalizing the church facility, by potentially defiling the building with lewd, public, sex acts and by...
  • Gay rights protesters disrupt Sunday service [MI]

    11/12/2008 8:58:39 AM PST · by absolootezer0 · 18 replies · 707+ views
    Lansing State Journal | 11.12.08 | Kathleen Lavey
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  • 'Bash Back': Homosexual Activists Disrupt Church Service - 'Jesus is a homo'

    11/11/2008 7:42:10 PM PST · by traumer · 70 replies · 1,155+ views
    Using megaphones for amplification they shouted epithets at those entering the service such as “Jesus is a homo”. They also mockingly carried an upside down pink cross. In a news release, Bash Back referred to Mt. Hope Church as “a deplorable anti-queer mega church.” They further elaborated their disdain for the Christian community at Mt. Hope on their web site. In a news release, Bash Back referred to Mt. Hope Church as “a deplorable anti-queer mega church.” They further elaborated their disdain for the Christian community at Mt. Hope on their web site. LANSING, Michigan (Catholic Online) - Dr. Dave...
  • Lesbians, condoms go wild in attack on Christian church

    11/11/2008 7:20:19 PM PST · by Man50D · 77 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | November 1, 2008
    This is what we're up against. On Sunday morning, amidst worshiping congregants and following unifying prayers that our President-elect be granted wisdom as he prepares to lead our nation through difficult global, social and economic challenges, the Michigan left declared open war on peaceful church goers. They did it with banners, chants, blasphemy, by storming the pulpit, by vandalizing the church facility, by potentially defiling the building with lewd, public, sex acts and by intentionally forcing physical confrontations with worshipers. This didn't take place in some dystopian, post modern work of fiction and it didn't take place in San Francisco...
  • 'Bash Back': Homosexual Activists Disrupt Church Service

    11/11/2008 5:52:46 PM PST · by tcg · 19 replies · 311+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/11/08 | Deacon keith Fournier
    Dr. Dave Williams is the Pastor of a large evangelical Protestant Church in Lansing, Michigan called the Mount Hope Church. The Church web site informs the visitor of Pastor Williams that “He has served for 25 years, leading the church in Lansing from 226 to over 4000 today.” The Pastor is repspected in the broader Christian, religious and civic community and the Church has extensive outreaches. This past Sunday, during a Worship Service at the Church, a group of loud and intentionally disruptive homosexual activists stood outside of the sanctuary of Mount Hope dressed in strange pink attire. Using megaphones...
  • Gay anarchist 'action' hits church (pics)

    11/10/2008 4:18:02 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 180 replies · 1,742+ views
    A gay anarchist group infiltrated the Mt. Hope Church in Eaton County Sunday morning, disrupting a service by pulling a fire alarm, dropping leaflets and yelling at parishioners, a pastor said. The group, Bash Back, was simultaneously picketing outside the church, beating on buckets and using a megaphone to shout “Jesus was a homo” and other slogans as confused churchgoers continued to enter the building.
  • STATE: 1,000 show up in Lansing to hear Obama talk on energy

    08/04/2008 8:48:57 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 86 replies · 184+ views ^ | 08/04/08 | Chris Christoff
    More than 1,000 supporters lined up this morning to hear presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's scheduled 11 a.m. address on U.S. energy policies, an issue that has heated up the campaign in the face of $4-a-gallon gas and sniping with Republican foe John McCain over offshore oil drilling. Dave Newbury, 39, of Lansing, was among the ticket holders. He said he's a longime Democrat who'll also vote for Obama because "I'm half black like he is, so I like that." Newbury said he would support a windfall profits tax on oil companies. "It seems like the oil companies are...
  • Muslim Hate and Terror Awarded (award by the Mayor of Lansing, Michigan)

    03/29/2008 10:37:14 AM PDT · by ConfidentConservative · 39 replies · 453+ views
    On September 27, 2007, the head of the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Michigan), Dawud Walid, was presented with a "special recognition" award by the Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, Virg Bernero. This took place only two months after Walid publicly defended two terror-related charities and during a federal trial against leaders of another terror charity, for which CAIR was named a co-conspirator. Michigan is home to a significant radical Islamist community. One of its shining stars is an individual by the name of Dawud Walid. His activity within extremist Muslim groups is a matter of record."
  • Official: Aux. Bp. Earl Boyea takes over Lansing Diocese

    02/27/2008 10:07:06 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 346+ views
    American Papist ^ | February 27, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    From the Italian Vatican bulletino, Earl Boyea will be the fifth bishop of Lansing: "Il Papa ha nominato Vescovo di Lansing (U.S.A.) S.E. Mons. Earl A. Boyea, finora Vescovo titolare di Siccenna ed Ausiliare dell’arcidiocesi di Detroit. S.E. Mons. Earl A. Boyea." The Lansing diocese website has been updated. reports that Boyea, 56, will be installed as bishop at 2pm, April 29th in Lansing. Local ABC 12 has a frontpage graphic and a good accompanying biography: Bishop Boyea was born April 10, 1951. His home parish was Our Lady of the Lakes in Waterford where he attended the...
  • Police arrest suspected serial killer

    08/31/2007 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 14 replies · 1,288+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 08/31/07 | DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. - A suspected serial killer has been arrested in the deaths of five women in the city in just over a month — and he is also connected to an assault on a woman whose dog ran the attacker off, police said. Local, state and federal investigators "have taken a collective sigh of relief," police Lt. Judy Horning said. The man, whose name was not released, was not expected to be charged or arraigned until at least Friday. "The despicable individual responsible for this heinous rampage through our community has been captured," Mayor Virg Bernero said. "Our nightmare...
  • Operation Completion - Pro-Troop Tour Announces Guest Cities

    05/04/2006 8:05:37 AM PDT · by bholaway · 5 replies · 639+ views
    Operation Completion Announces Guest Cities Dover – On Tuesday morning, the Operation Completion Central Advisory Panel (CAP) released the list of guest cities that will host pro-military rallies during the summer of 2006. The list that included seventeen cities in fourteen states and the District of Columbia was accompanies with a partial schedule that included the previously announced event in Sacramento, CA. The complete list included Sacramento, San Antonio, Richmond, Boise, Saint Paul, Indianapolis, Lansing, Columbus, San Diego, Houston, Denver, Tampa, Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Dates were given for Sacramento (May 12), Saint Paul (June...
  • Black pastors call for Eaton County sheriff's office review (MI)

    04/05/2006 11:40:53 AM PDT · by absolootezer0 · 253+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 04.05.06 | Tom Lambert
    The leader of the Clergy Forum of Greater Lansing - a group of 24 local black pastors - asked this morning for an extensive investigation into Eaton County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Lutz and all his cases involving African Americans. Melvin Jones, president of the group, was surrounded by about six pastors in front of West Town Plaza in Delta Township - where Lutz allegedly shot himself in the arm March 20, according to authorities. He blamed the incident on a fictitious black man. "We believe that the delicate balance of community trust has been broken by this incident and that...
  • Michigan Man Faces Charges For Handshake

    01/14/2006 10:31:52 PM PST · by snodog · 40 replies · 2,295+ views
    Officer, Prosecutor And Bailiff Become Sick POSTED: 11:24 am EST January 13, 2006 LANSING, Mich. -- A man is in jail on assault charges after authorities say an assistant prosecutor, police officer and courtroom bailiff all got sick after shaking hands with him. John Ridgeway, 41, was in an Isabella County courthouse in Mount Pleasant last month on a misdemeanor charge of driving without insurance. He now faces three felony assault charges and up to six years in prison. After a Dec. 21 jury trial where he was found guilty on the misdemeanor charge, Ridgeway was observed pulling out a...

    12/01/2005 9:00:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 1,372+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, December 01, 2005
    GENEVA, NY—A group of anti-war protesters who threw blood on a soldier, a recruiting station and the U.S. flag will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith campuses today.According to a campus press release, the four Ithaca residents-- Daniel Burns, Peter DeMott, Clare Grady and Teresa Grady--are expected to address students on “the use of unconventional politics as a means for political organizing and resistance in a time of war and in a time of the Patriot Act.”In addition, the group’s sponsor, Professor Craig Rimmerman of the HWS political science department, hopes to ask the group "what they were...
  • Ithaca Protesters Cost City Thousands

    09/28/2005 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 1,158+ views
    BINGHAMTON, NY--The activities of supporters of four Ithaca-area protesters who throw blood on an American flag, a recruiting center and a soldier are expected to cost the City of Binghamton at least $15,000.00.News 10 Now reports that city officials were forced to spend at least that amount in overtime to provide security during the trial of Ithaca-area protesters, who dubbed themselves the "St. Patrick's Day Four."The four, Peter DeMott, Theresa Grady, Claire Grady and Daniel Burns, were tried in federal court in Binghamton earlier this month on charges ranging from conspiracy to vandalism.During the trial, various anti-war groups, made up...

    09/21/2005 8:53:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 94 replies · 2,904+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    BINGHAMTON, NY—A U.S. soldier has testified in federal court Tuesday (September 20) that he was splashed with human blood by anti-war protesters during a 2003 protest.The soldier, Staff Sgt. Rachon Montgomery, was working as an army recruiter on March 17, 2003, the day that four protesters threw their own blood around a recruiting center in Lansing, NY, a suburb of Ithaca. As a result of the incident, press reports indicate, Montgomery was tested for blood-borne illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis.In addition to Montgomery, the protesters also poured blood on the American flag, a military banner and the walls and...
  • UAW endorsements: Call us - we won't call you

    06/01/2005 9:55:19 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Lansing City Pulse ^ | June 1 | Thomas P Morgan
    UAW endorsements: Call us - we won't call you By THOMAS P. MORGAN The United Auto Workers’ candidate endorsement process is being called into question by Lansing office seekers who say they were never contacted by the union. The UAW recently endorsed Virg Bernero for mayor, and At-Large Councilman Brian Jeffries, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Sandy Allen and 4th Ward candidate Tim Kaltenbach for City Council. The UAW interviewed candidates for city office May 10, which was also the city’s filing deadline. The union interviewed the following candidates: —Mayor: Bernero, Tony Benavides, Lynne Martinez and Dale Abronowitz —City Council at-large: Jeffries,...
  • Bernero to enter race in bid to unseat Benavides (State Senator runs for Lansing Mayor)

    04/21/2005 10:42:32 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 380+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 4-21-05 | Tom Lambert
    Bernero to enter race in bid to unseat Benavides State senator to file today for mayoral contest
  • Ex-Lansing detective admits drug theft (painkillers)

    03/31/2005 10:24:19 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 353+ views
    AP ^ | 3-31-05
    Ex-Lansing detective admits drug theft 3/31/2005, 12:14 p.m. ET The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former city police detective admitted in court that he stole prescription painkillers from an acquaintance's house last fall. Darren Duso, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking the OxyContin in return for a dismissal of more serious charges. He faces up to two years in prison when Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield sentences him on May 4. The 15-year Lansing Police Department veteran resigned in November, one month after county sheriff's officials arrested him on charges of stealing drugs from the Dansville house....
  • (Ithaca) Army recruiting station protesters indicted (threw blood on US flag, etc.)

    02/19/2005 8:06:42 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 820+ views
    ITHACA NY--The Saint Patrick's Day Four -- four protesters from Ithaca who poured their own blood onto a local army recruiting station were indicted by a U.S. Federal Court Friday. According to the Ithaca Journal, the protesters will face charges of conspiracy to impede an officer of the United States. The incident happened on March 17th, 2003, when Clare Grady, Peter DeMott, Teresa Grady and Daniel Burns smeared their own blood on a recruiting station in the town of Lansing. Even though they admitted they did it, their first trial ended in a hung jury last April in Tompkins County...
  • Democratic governor endorses Capitol display of Ten Commandments

    02/12/2005 2:06:25 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 14 replies · 747+ views
    American Family Association of Michigan | Feb. 12, 2005 | AFA-Michigan
    LANSING -- Prompted by comments this weekend by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Michigan family values organization Saturday said it has invited a national veterans group to bring former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument to Lansing and will seek the Democratic governor's official sponsorship of a temporary display of the monument in the state Capitol rotunda. Granholm, in comments broadcast by a Lansing public affairs television show, "endorsed Friday the display of the Ten Commandments in government buildings, including the state Capitol," the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. The Free Press reported that during an...
  • Man crashes into Lansing apartments, triggers gas explosion (Picture)

    02/08/2005 2:39:04 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 1,119+ views
    ap ^ | 2-8-05
    Man crashes into Lansing apartments, triggers gas explosion 2/8/2005, 5:13 p.m. ET The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man crashed his car into an apartment building, rupturing a natural gas line and causing an explosion and fire that injured several people Tuesday afternoon, authorities say. There was no immediate word of the driver's condition, said state police Lt. P.J. Riegle. "It apparently did cause some major damage to the apartment building," Riegle told WDIV-TV in Detroit. "There were some injuries."
  • At least 2 dead in pileups on I-96 near Lansing (now 200 cars - both directions in fog)

    01/12/2005 9:11:46 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 513+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05 | David Eggert
    At least 2 dead in pileups on I-96 near Lansing 1/12/2005, 11:16 p.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 37 others were injured in multiple pileups involving about 200 vehicles in thick fog Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 96 east of Lansing, authorities said. A 14-year-old boy was killed when the sports utility vehicle he was riding in and about 10 other vehicles — including a semi — crashed in the westbound lanes about 3 p.m. EST near Williamston, Ingham County sheriff's officials said. The boy's mother and...