Free H.H.! Prosecutorial Persecution and Pitfalls

Free H.H.! Prosecutorial Persecution and Pitfalls

Published in Collaboration with Black Ink, By FRIENDS OF H.H.

We can all take a deep breath, avert our gaze, and rest easy. Washtenaw County now has a progressive prosecutor—Eli Savit, whose platform claims that (1) coercive plea bargaining, (2) over-prosecution, (3) prolonged pre-trial detentions, (4) aggressive prosecution of drug possession charges, and (5) racial…

Ypsilanti Township Election—Will the People Speak?

Ypsilanti Township Election—Will the People Speak?

Desiraé Simmons

Ypsilanti Township is currently holding an election that will end on August 3, 2021. There are 4 millages on the ballot: Fire protection, prevention, rescue services, and equipment reserves, which is expected to generate an estimated revenue of $4,625,417.00 in the first year. Police protection,…

City Council: Going Into the Red for More Police

City Council: Going Into the Red for More Police

Brian Geiringer

This article has embedded timestamped video links from Ypsilanti City Council meetings on May 18 and June 1. In a move that surprised even some councilmembers during the Ypsilanti City Council meeting on May 18 of this year, four of the seven members of council…

Little Boys, Little Bikes, Big Guns, Big Budgets

Little Boys, Little Bikes, Big Guns, Big Budgets

J.B. Miller

ON MAY 18, YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO GO OVER BUDGET AND HIRE 3 ARMED YPD OFFICERS AND 1 YPD RECORDS CLERK. THE VOTE WAS SPLIT 4-3, WITH THOSE OPPOSED EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT ADDING TO THE BUDGET DEFICIT AND LACK OF TIME FOR PUBLIC INPUT, INCLUDING…

To Know Again

To Know Again

Jeff Clark

ON MAY 18, YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO GO OVER BUDGET AND HIRE 3 ARMED YPD OFFICERS AND 1 YPD RECORDS CLERK. THE VOTE WAS SPLIT 4-3, WITH THOSE OPPOSED EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT ADDING TO THE BUDGET DEFICIT AND LACK OF TIME FOR PUBLIC INPUT, INCLUDING…

Does More Police Equal Security?

Does More Police Equal Security?

H. H. Gonzalez

>Published in Collaboration with Black Ink< ON MAY 18, YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO GO OVER BUDGET AND HIRE 3 ARMED YPD OFFICERS AND 1 YPD RECORDS CLERK. THE VOTE WAS SPLIT 4-3, WITH THOSE OPPOSED EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT ADDING TO THE BUDGET DEFICIT AND LACK…

More Police Is Not The Answer

More Police Is Not The Answer

Marcina Cole

“Taxpayers are paying the police officers to kill us, bottom line.”