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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You work backwards and you see the racial impact."

- Barbara LEVINE, Citizens Alliance For Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS), speaking before the Michigan Civil Rights Commission today on what she alleges is a built in racial bias within Michigan's criminal justice system.  

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Top 10 Things To Note Post-Campaign Finance Deadline
"All of the state's legislative candidates were required to show their financial cards Friday and on the Senate side, a few things stood out."
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Dillard Likely Moving To SOS Slot
"Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) leaders are urging Detroit attorney Godfrey DILLARD to abandon his run for Attorney General in exchange to what amounts to an uncontested run for Secretary of State at the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) convention, MIRS has learned."
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CAPPS: Discretion In Decisions Breeds Discrimination in Criminal Justice
"(JACKSON) -- Broad decision-making ability at various levels in the criminal justice system factors into the disproportionate amount of minorities in the state's prison system, a prison reform group told a state board today. "
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$10.10 Minimum Wage Court Challenge Not An Automatic Response
"The expected legal challenge to get the $10.10-an-hour minimum wage proposal on the November ballot may not happen after all, as organizers meet this week to figure out if the fight is, in the end, winnable in the courts, sources tell MIRS."
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Southern Poverty Law Gave Michigan F For Civil Rights Curriculum
"A prominent civil rights group gave Michigan's statewide civil rights curriculum an “F,” the same grade the state received in the first report three years ago. "
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You work backwards and you see the racial impact."

- Barbara LEVINE, Citizens Alliance For Prisons and Public Spending (CAPPS), speaking before the Michigan Civil Rights Commission today on what she alleges is a built in racial bias within Michigan's criminal justice system.