Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blogger Says: Got'cha

Detroit police officer and political blogger John Bennett brought controversy into the Michigan Secretary of State race by posting photos on his Detroit Uncovered site accusing Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and Daniel Baxter, Detroit's director of elections, of illegally using city-issued cars to attend a campaign event on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in Ms. Winfrey's bid to become the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State this year. She is opposed for the nomination by Wayne State Law Professor Jocelyn Benson. Four Republicans are currently in the race as well to replace our current Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land.

Metro Times - News Views: Blogger says: Got'cha

Monday, March 22, 2010

Suspect Arrested in Double Murder Case

Detroit Police Chief Warren C. Evans announced an arrest this afternoon in connection with a double homicide that happened earlier this month on Glastonbury Street, which is approximately five miles north of the Warrendale neighborhood.

Derrick Smith, 42, was arrested in California by the U.S. Marshals Service in response to a series of tips that the police received from residents. He will be extradited back to Michigan to face trial on murder charges.

Video from the Chief's press conference is available below.

I commend everyone who involved in putting this individual behind bars.