crime

6:32 am
Wed July 9, 2014

State Supreme Court Says "Juvenile Lifers" Won't Get New Hearings

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300 Michigan inmates are serving mandatory life sentences for murders committed when they were teenagers
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court, in a split decision, said Tuesday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making mandatory life sentences without parole unconstitutional for juveniles is not retroactive.
6:25 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Benton Harbor Police Report Increase in Gang Activity

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Berrien County Crime Task Force is looking for ways to address problem
BENTON HARBOR - Gang activity in Benton Harbor has been around for years, but is increasing, said Benton Harbor Deputy Director of Police Services Dan McGinnis. And he said he needs help from residents to squash it before it escalates even more this summer.
6:31 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Battle Creek Police Say Gang Suppression Effort Paying Dividends

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Five member unit was formed in 2007
A community response, not just from the police, has reduced crime rates in Battle Creek, new figures show. "Battle Creek's downward trends are above the curve," Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor said. "We are traveling faster. Something is working." In figures released by the department several categories of crime have declined over the past eight years.
7:11 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Defends Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

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The shooting is still under investigation, but Chief Jeff Hadley says it appears the officers "acted valiantly"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Kalamazoo police arrived at his apartment Friday, Brad Mason made his intention clear to his girlfriend. "The police are here for me. They are going to have to kill me," Mason said to her, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley.
9:36 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

10 homicides reported in Kalamazoo County in 2013

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Eight of the homicides were in city of Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In the first 20 weeks of 2013, not a single homicide was reported in Kalamazoo County. But that changed in the early morning hours of May 21, when 35-year-old Tawana Henderson was gunned down on Cobb Avenue on Kalamazoo's north side.

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