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You can be arrested for OWI for driving in your own driveway

Using some pretty extremely convoluted reasoning, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a person operating a vehicle in their own driveway, can be arrested for OWI.

MI Supreme Court: Knock & Talk Was Trespass

Via Forbes: In a welcome win for private property rights, the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously ruled that law enforcement violated the Fourth Amendment by trespassing without a warrant. The decision centered on a controversial tactic known as a “knock and talk,” which involves law enforcement approaching homes in order to question the residents and win permission to search […]

Kwame Files Motion to Vacate Conviction

More silliness from Kwame Kilpatrick:  (From clickondetroit.com) According to a motion to vacate filed Thursday, Kilpatrick said there were “breakdowns in communication and trust” that happened “before, during and even after the trial” between him and his attorney, Jim Thomas. According to the motion, Kilpatrick claimed that it got so bad that he tried to […]

Rick Wershe Granted Parole

“White Boy Rick” Wershe finally granted parole after 30 years. 30 Years Justice or Payback for Operation Backbone?