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Wrongful Convictions Cases Are Real and It’s Worse Than You Think

Wrongful convictions cases are more frequent than you can imagine. Let’s take a look at the case of Jason Strong. He was released in 2015 after 15 years in a maximum security prison. He was innocent of the crime for

The Mentally Ill: Legal Barriers to Getting Help

There is so much to say about the issue of gun violence and mental health. It’s hard to know where to begin. Nikolas Cruz is the person who allegedly killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s

Red-Collar Crime: The Darkness Behind White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime is usually not violent. The FBI classifies white-collar crimes as ones that primarily financially motivated. What about when a white-collar crime is committed, and the criminal turns out to be very violent? Sometimes, white-collar crime is a precursor

Michigan Statute Of Limitations Laws: What You Need To Know

Almost three decades ago – in 1991 – Lee Township Grandmother Diane L. Ross was bludgeoned to death in her bed by someone who remained unidentified until this year. That man – or so a jury of his peers believes

Serial Killers: Unlocking the Mystery Behind the Crimes

The new Netflix series Mindhunter is a show about serial killers. It is about how the FBI created a behavioral science unit that ultimately gave police departments across the country a way to find the perpetrators of the grisly murders

Mass Shootings: The Psychology Behind the Violence

Many Americans are no doubt living in a cloud of anxiety about the recent mass shootings of 2017. These include the shootings at a Las Vegas concert and the shootings at a South Texas church in which left 26 people

Why Would Anyone Want To Defend Criminals?

The Jeffrey Willis trial has been in the news a lot lately. If you’re not familiar with this case, Willis was convicted of first-degree for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch on November 2, 2017. Police believe Bletsch had been

Rock Throwing Crimes: What You Need To Know

A supposed prank on October 18, 2017 in Flint, Michigan involving teenage boys that went horribly wrong has made national headlines. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kyle Anger, 16-year-olds Mark Sekelsky and Mikadyn Payne, and 15-year-olds Alexander Miller and Trevor Gray hurled

Juvenile Life Sentences in Michigan: Harsh and Unjust Punishment?

In the summer of 2017, the former Detroit drug dealer nicknamed “White Boy Rick” was granted parole from prison. It took nearly 30 years, but the 10-member Michigan Parole Board voted unanimously to release him. Richard Wershe was arrested at

Involuntary Manslaughter for Accidental Death in Michigan

A heartbreaking story appeared in the news in early September 2017. We may never know more details than what is provided in the police report. A toddler was accidentally run over by a car during a party at a private