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Family of 15-Year-Old Killed by Michigan State Trooper Receives $12 Million Settlement: 'Justice Doesn’t Get Back Their Son'

Family of 15-Year-Old Killed by Michigan State Trooper Receives $12 Million Settlement: 'Justice Doesn’t Get Back Their Son'

On Aug. 26, 2017, Damon Grimes died after succumbing to injuries from a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident. But since we’re The Root, you know we’ve uncovered more to the story.Read more...
Officials: Cancerous Green Slime Found Oozing onto Detroit-Area Highway

Officials: Cancerous Green Slime Found Oozing onto Detroit-Area Highway

A mysterious green liquid was found oozing onto a Detroit-area highway on Friday, causing authorities to shut down that portion of Interstate 696 and bringing in federal agencies to investigate the
Michigan Woman Admits She Lied About Charges of Rape Against Deputy

Michigan Woman Admits She Lied About Charges of Rape Against Deputy

A Charlotte, Michigan, woman agreed to a plea deal after admitting that she lied about a rape charge she filed against a deputy last year.
The Go-Fast, Go-Safe Parts You Only Get on Police Cars

The Go-Fast, Go-Safe Parts You Only Get on Police Cars

Police cars get sonar-based perimeter security, smarter cameras, and more crash-resistance. Ford tunes its hybrids to run on battery for long periods while waiting or writing reports. The post The
Two Cops Went on a Very Silly Joy Ride on a Pink-Seated Bicycle

Michigan State Troopers Call on Truckers to Avert a Suicide

Michigan State Police, along with a baker’s dozen of truckers and a couple of suburban police departments, came up with a clever solution to avert a suicide early Tuesday morning. Some time around
Mich. State Police Director May Have Had Pay Docked for Controversial Posts About NFL Protests, but Her Pension Is Still Good

Mich. State Police Director May Have Had Pay Docked for Controversial Posts About NFL Protests, but Her Pension Is Still Good

By now we all know about Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue’s controversial Facebook post, in which she referred to NFL protesters as “ungrateful, anti-American degenerates.” Read more...
Mich. State Police Director’s Pay Docked After She Calls NFL Protesters ‘Ungrateful, Anti-American Degenerates’

Mich. State Police Director’s Pay Docked After She Calls NFL Protesters ‘Ungrateful, Anti-American Degenerates’

Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue will be losing out on five days’ pay for violating the department’s social media policy after she reposted a disparaging Facebook meme that
Mich. State Police Sgt. Under Investigation for Tossing Evidence in the Damon Grimes Case

Mich. State Police Sgt. Under Investigation for Tossing Evidence in the Damon Grimes Case

As if having its leader in the news for posting hateful messages on Facebook wasn’t enough, the troubles with the Michigan State Police continue to grow. The trooper who allegedly used his stun gun on
Gov. Rick Snyder Backs Mich. State Police Director Who Called Protesting Athletes ‘Degenerates’

Gov. Rick Snyder Backs Mich. State Police Director Who Called Protesting Athletes ‘Degenerates’

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has said that he has no plans to fire the Michigan State Police director who came under fire this week after making a post on Facebook criticizing protesting NFL players and
Mich. State Police Director Under Fire After Facebook Post Calling NFL Players Who Take a Knee During Anthem ‘Ungrateful, Anti-American Degenerates’

Mich. State Police Director Under Fire After Facebook Post Calling NFL Players Who Take a Knee During Anthem ‘Ungrateful, Anti-American Degenerates’

The director of the Michigan State Police is catching heat after blasting NFL players who opt to take a knee in protest of the continued racial injustice in this country with a strongly worded post on