Stateside: Proposal to halve Lansing PD’s budget; “Deep Cover” podcast; MI’s death penalty h

Jul 14, 2020

Today on Stateside, we discussed how two recent Supreme Court decisions may impact cases in Michigan. Plus, last night, Lansing City Council heard public comments on a proposal to cut police funding in the city by 50 percent over the next several years.

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Lansing City Council looking into proposal to defund police by 50%

  • Brandon Betz is a member of Lansing City Council.

New podcast “Deep Cover” reveals how a Detroit FBI agent found himself in the middle of a massive drug cartel bust

  • Jake Halpern is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author.
  • Ned Timmons is a former FBI agent who specialized in drug activities.

As a federal death sentence is carried out, a reflection on Michigan's long history as a state without capital punishment

  • Richard Broughton is an assistant professor of law at University of Detroit-Mercy.

U.S. Supreme Court decision may influence fate of Michigan tribe's land claim

  • Matthew Fletcher is a law professor at MSU and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at MSU. He's also a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottowa and Chippewa Indians.
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