Is this What Michigan is Famous For?

C’mon, Is This What Michigan is Famous For? We can do better than this, Can’t we?

  • Michigan Sexual Assaults
    • University of Michigan sports doctor Robert E. Anderson and former University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert
    • Michigan State University (MSU) convicted pedophile Dr. Larry Nassar
    • Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Sexual Assaults
  • Michigan Dam Failure – Non-Existent Infrastructure
    • Edenville Dam: Michigan Midland, Gladwin, Arenac, Iosco and Saginaw counties Disaster Declaration, 11,000 residents displaced
  • Systemic Environmental Pollution & Contamination – PFAS & Lead
    • Michigan has most PFAS Sites in the Nation
    • Flint Michigan Lead Poisoning Debacle
  • Detroit, Nations Largest Municipal Bankruptcy Ever Google (html), Bing (html).

Michigan Sexual Assaults

Former UM VP overruled firing of Dr. Anderson despite abuse reports 09-10-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Farmington teacher accused of grooming and harassing students dating back to 2005 09-09-2020 (html) | Fox2 Detroit.

Man accused of sexually assaulting 2 girls near Frankenmuth splash pad 09-09-2020 (html) –

More victims come forward in Eastern Michigan University sexual assault investigation 09-02-2020 (html) | Click on Detroit.

2 accused of sexual assault of minor bound over to Jackson County Circuit Court 09-02-2020 (html) –

U.P. man already facing murder charges, now accused of child porn possession 09-02-2020 (html) –

Bond set at $500K for former Kalamazoo pastor charged with 11 felony child sex crimes 09-03-2020 (html) –

‘I have never and will never run,’ says Kalamazoo pastor sought by police 09-02-2020 (html) –

Kalamazoo pastor facing child sex charges now a ‘fugitive,’ police say 09-02-2020 (html) –

Michigan State’s Larry Nassar investigation mostly clears staff 09-02-2020 (html) | WXYZ.

Man gets up to 75 years in prison for ’downright monstrous’ death of toddler 08-29-2020 (html) –

Man held on $1 million bond in Eastpointe child sex case 08-28-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Man charged with assault on special-needs girlfriend during sex trafficking investigation 08-27-2020 (html) –

‘I cried for a little bit,’ teen testifies about Kalamazoo Forest Hills Central Middle School teacher’s alleged groping 08-26-2020 (html) – Judge Jeffrey O’Hara of the 63rd District Court shut down a livestream to the hearing to take testimony from the teens, ages 14 and 15, because he was concerned about the ages of the alleged victims.

Sex case against teacher, coach bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court, July 5, 2020 (html) | Cops and Courts |

Northville teens share stories of teacher charged with sexual assault, June 18, 2020 (html) | Hometown Life.

Northville teacher waives preliminary exam on Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) charges, June 26, 2020 (html) | Hometown Life.

Northville teacher charged with criminal sexual conduct 02-08-2020 (html) – Plymouth Voice.

Northville teacher accused of sexually assaulting girl in classroom, on airplane, 30 times at secret apartment, 01-30-2020 (html) | Click on Detroit.

Teacher facing CSC charges has Wayne Memorial, Northville accusers 08-26-2020 (html) | Hometown Life.

17-Year-Old Accused Of Multiple Sexual Assaults In Detroit 08-26-2020 (html) – CBS Detroit. WAYNE COUNTY, MI (PATCH) — Wayne County prosecutors have accused a 17-year-old Detroit man with multiple assaults that took place in Detroit over Aug. 4-5 including various felonies, including felonious assault and first- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Man, 17, Accused Of Multiple Sexual Assaults In Detroit 08-26-2020 (html) | Detroit, MI Patch.

Canton Township Michigan Man Sentenced To Probation For Voyeurism At Aqua-Tots & Planet Fitness 08-24-2020 (html) – CBS Detroit.

Detroit man, 17, charged in two sex assaults, felonious assault, robberies 08-26-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Michigan State Police (MSP) – Sex Offender Registry (html).

Michigan sex offender law remains after Supreme Court ruling 06-07-2018 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Michigan lawmakers consider overhaul of sex registry law 06-08-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Court: Much of Michigan sex offender registry not enforceable until fixed 02-14-2020 (html) | Bridge Magazine

  • What You Need to Know About the Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) (html) | ACLU of Michigan (html).
    • Interim Order Summary April 6, 2020.pdf (pdf)
    • 091_Interim_Order (pdf)
    • SORA decision (pdf)
    • ALI Model Policy (pdf)
    • ALI Summary (pdf)
    • 2020-HIB-5679 (pdf)
    • Summary SORA Reform HB 5679 March 2020 (pdf)
    • FAQ does ii feb 020.pdf (pdf)

Court-ordered changes to Michigan sex offender registry law put on hold due to coronavirus 04-08-2020 (html) –

Juvenile Sex Offenders and Sex Offender Legislation: Unintended Consequences (pdf) | United States Courts (html).

Michigan Legislature – Chapter 750 (html).
THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (750.1 – 750.568)
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Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520b (html). Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree; circumstances; felony; consecutive terms.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520c (html). Criminal sexual conduct in the second degree; felony.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520d (html). Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree; felony.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520e (html). Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree; misdemeanor.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520f (html). Second or subsequent offense; penalty.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520g (html). Assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct; felony.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520j (html). Evidence of victim’s sexual conduct.

Michigan Legislature – Section 750.520n (html). Lifetime electronic monitoring.

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  • University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert – Google (html), Bing (html).
  • Michigan State University convicted pedophile Dr. Larry Nassar – Google (html) , Bing (html).
  • University of Michigan sports doctor Robert E. Anderson – Google (html), Bing (html).
  • Eastern Michigan University Sexual Assaults – Google (html), Bing (html).

Robert Anderson’s survivors are seeking justice from the university that ignored them for decades, 08-25-2020 (html) | Michigan Radio. The University of Michigan has received nearly 400 complaints against Dr. Robert E. Anderson.

Wixom police identify driver who attempted to lure children to his pickup truck, 08-25-2020 (html) | WXYZ.

NPR Finds Error-Filled Sex Offender Systems Across The U.S., August 25, 2020 (html) : NPR. Sex Offender Registries Often Fail Those They Are Designed to Protect.

Kalamazoo pastor paid teenage boys to have sex with his wife, police say, 08-25-2020 (html) – KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo pastor accused of sexually assaulting four male victims between the ages of 15 and 17 is said to have paid the children to have sex with his wife while he watched.

Michigan pastor charged with child trafficking, sex abuse, 08-25-2020 (html) | Fox News. The Rev. Stricjavvar Strickland has denied allegations of wrongdoing.

State of Michigan employee accused of stealing $1.1M in jobless funds, feds say, 08-25-2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. An employee of the State of Michigan and a Detroit woman have been charged with stealing unemployment insurance money meant to help Michiganders during the coronavirus pandemic.

State of Michigan employee accused of stealing $1.1M in jobless funds, feds say, 08-25-2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

FOO UM Regents to hire outside experts to assist in handling sexual misconduct reportsAugust 18, 2020 (html) | Detroit News.

U-M to hire experts to guide response to sexual assault complaints, August 18, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. The move by the board is a direct response to an investigation into former Provost Martin Philbert’s sexual misconduct while climbing the ranks at U-M from faculty to the second-ranking administrator, in charge of the day-to-day academic operations of the university.

The good news is that Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are implementing the changes in compliance with updated federal regulations.

University of Michigan, Michigan State revise policies on sexual misconduct probes, Aug. 14, 2020 (html) | Detroit News. Revised Title IX policies went into effect Friday at Michigan’s two largest universities, changing how incidents of sexual misconduct will be investigated. The University of Michigan (UMich), which is dealing with complaints of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by the late sports doctor Robert Anderson and former Provost Martin Philbert, and Michigan State University (MSU), which dealt with hundreds of sex assault allegations against convicted pedophile Larry Nassar, also announced revised policies.

University of Michigan’s umbrella sexual misconduct policy will take effect Friday, August 12, 2020  (html) –

Black Victims Of U-M Doctor Seek Equity In Settlements, August 12, 2020 (html) – CBS Detroit.

‘It’s not worth reporting’: Researchers allege ineffective ‘U’ reporting system for abuse, August 12, 2020 (html) | The Michigan Daily.

Op-Ed: Reimagine Title IX processes, August 12, 2020 (html) | The Michigan Daily.

Federal Judge Declines To Block DeVos’ Controversial Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines, August 12, 2020 (html) | Forbes.

DeVos’ sexual misconduct rule will take effect Friday after legal blocks fail, August 12, 2020 (html) – POLITICO.

Fraternity Alumnus charged with sexually assaulting seven women at Eastern Michigan University, August 10, 2020 (html) | The Eastern Echo.

University releases new sexual misconduct umbrella policy, August 10, 2020 (html) | The Michigan Daily

Judge: University of Michigan must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits, August 10, 2020 (html) | Click on Detroit.

Late University of Michigan athletic doctor (Robert Anderson) ‘was coldest, meanest psychopath I’ve ever met,’ female survivor says, July 14, 2020 (html) –

Report of the Michigan Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. Prepared and Submitted Pursuant to MCL 722.632b (pdf).

10 ex-athletes sue University of Michigan, allege sex abuse by doctor, August 16, 2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Child Sexual Abuse: Definitions, Prevalence, and Data. Carol Hackett Garagiola, J.D. Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board Chair, 2015 Michigan Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. SCAO-CWS “Preventing Child Sexual Abuse” Conference August 5, 2016, Kalamazoo, Michigan (pdf).

MCL Child Protection Law Act 238 of 1975 (pdf).

Michigan Title X. Family Planning Program Standards & Guidelines Manual Michigan Department of Health and Human Services January 2020 (pdf).

Gymnastics scandal: 8 times Larry Nassar could have been stopped, January 28, 2018 (html) | NBC News.

Larry Nassar sentenced to 40 to 125 years for sexual abuse, Monday February 5, 2018 (html) – CNN. Doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to 40 to 125 years in prison, ending a remarkable three weeks of court hearings that dramatically personalized the pain and suffering the former doctor caused for years.

Michigan State University Fined Record $4.5 Million in Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Case, September 5, 2019 (html) | KTLA. The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty after the conclusion of two federal investigations. She said Nassar’s actions were “disgusting and unimaginable” and that the university’s response fit the same description.

Wayne County judge accused of sexually harassing women in courtroom, August 14, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. A Wayne County judge with a controversial past is under investigation again, this time for allegedly making raunchy comments to female lawyers in the courtroom, sizing them up with his eyes and joking about male genitalia in chambers.

Huron County sheriff’s deputy charged with indecent exposure, August 14, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Firefighter, former police officer among 17 arrested in Flint-area sex-trafficking sting, August 19, 2020 (html) – A Burton firefighter who served as a former police officer with multiple agencies in Genesee County is one of 17 people arrested. When arrested, he had two loaded firearms, a police ID, a police badge of which he was not associated with. He previously worked as an officer for the Mt. Morris Police Department, Clayton Township Police Department, as well as a Genesee County Parks ranger.

Man charged with indecent exposure as he drove in Port Huron, 08-21-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

3 charged with 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct in Jackson Co., August 24, 2020 (html) | Detroit News.

12 people arrested, vehicles seized, in Battle Creek prostitution sting, 08-21-2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Rhodes man sentenced to prison in Gladwin County teen rape, August 9, 2020 (html) – Midland Daily News.

Convicted sex offender charged with murder of professional poker player Susie Zhao | Cops and Courts, August 5, 2020 (html) |

Battle Creek man loses appeal of child rape conviction, July 30, 2020 (html) | Battle Creek Enquirer.

Child Sex Offender Found in California 20 Years After Going on the Run, August 5, 2020 (html) | Newsweek. Meece was convicted of rape in Ohio 1980, and moved to Escanaba, Michigan, in the the late 1980s, later being convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct towards minors. In 1991 he was sentenced to between three and 15 years for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl and her 12 year-old sister, the daughters of a woman he was dating. He threatened to kill the children and their mother if they told anyone of the sexual assault.

Child rapist who fled Michigan arrested in California after 2 decades on the run, August 6, 2020 (html) –

Augusta County: Michigan man charged with rape, strangulation in hotel incident, July 24, 2020 (html) : Augusta Free Press.

Michigan man accused of sexually assaulting 96-year-old neighbor, August 12, 2020 (html) | New York Post.

Man receives prison time for robbery, rape of 88-year-old Flint Twp. Woman, August 23, 2020 (html) –

Michigan man charged with criminal sexual conduct, allegedly raped girl in 2012, August 18, 2020 (html) –

Michigan-registered plastic surgeon accused of drugging, raping women, March 11, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Michigan man recorded raping child by wife pleads guilty, February 7, 2020 (html) | New York Post.

MSU sets record: Most rapes reported in one year on Clery report (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan (html) – The New York Times.

This loophole could let a husband get away with sexually assaulting his wife in Michigan, October 24, 2019 (html) | WXYZ.

West Michigan man allegedly threatened to rape, murder Warren police officer, February 11, 2020 (html) | WXYZ.

Michigan settles juvenile inmate sex assault claims as trial nears, January 4, 2020 (html) | Bridge Magazine.

State to pay $80M settlement in juvenile prison rape case, February 27, 2020 (html) ⋆ Michigan Advance.

Michigan Agrees to Pay $80 Million in Prison Sex Abuse Lawsuit, March 10, 2020 (html) – The Appeal. A complaint filed in 2013 on behalf of 500 currently and formerly incarcerated youth alleged that they were assaulted and harassed by incarcerated adults and corrections staff in adult prisons and jails across the state.

Man who allegedly set woman on fire competent to stand trial, August 24, 2020 (html) | Cops and Courts |

Some Previous Michigan Sexual Assaults Updates

Here we go again: Sexual abuse survivors file lawsuit against the University of Michigan (UMich). 53 survivors are part of the lawsuit against U of M–over allegations of sexual abuse by Anderson from 1960-2003. Michigan clearly has an opportunity to be a part of an important dialogue. The conversation can eventually focus on being a solution and a cure for this cancer that has plagued Michigan institutions over the course of several decades. Colleges, Boy Scouts, churches, clergy. But before they can be a part of that dialogue, they must first take accountability.

University of Michigan faces lawsuit claiming Bo Schembechler knew doctor was sexual predator, July 30, 2020 (html) | Click on Detroit. Former football coach, AD accused of knowing about abuse, not taking action.

In Lawsuit, More Than 50 Former University of Michigan Students Say Doctor Sexually Abused Them, July 30, 2020 (html) – Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Federal complaint includes more than two dozen football players who say coach Bo Schembechler turned a blind eye. Accuser: Schembechler was ‘angry’ when told of UM doctor’s sex abuse, July 30, 2020 (html) | Detroit News. Bo Schembechler’s Michigan legacy in jeopardy in wake of Dr. Anderson scandal, July 31, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Investigation: Ex-U-M provost Philbert sexually harassed employees, July 31, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. Ex-U-M official sexually harassed employees, had sex in offices, investigation shows. Ex-UM provost harassed women, had sex with employees, probe finds, Aug. 1, 2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Report details decades of sexual misconduct by former provost Martin Philbert WilmerHale’s independent investigation also cites university failings, July 31, 2020 (html) | The University Record, News for Faculty, Staff and Retirees (html).

Unwanted hugs and sexual propositions: Report details former UM provost’s harassing behavior, Jul 31, 2020 (html) –

WilmerHale investigation finds two decades of Philbert misconduct, several ‘U’ officials knew, Friday, July 31, 2020  (html) | The Michigan Daily.

The Regents of the University of Michigan (html) – Report of Independent Investigation: Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Martin A. Philbert (html). Report of Independent Investigation: Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Martin A. Philbert, July 31, 2020 (pdf). University Statement (html). Statement of the Board of Regents (html).

Judge: University of Michigan must notify alumni of Anderson lawsuits, August 7, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. federal judge orders University of Michigan to send a letter to 300,000 alumni notifying them of lawsuits against the school related to former athletic department doctor Robert Anderson.

U-M regents pushed for outside counseling for survivors, sources say, Aug. 4, 2020 (html).

Schlissel says UM ‘failed’ in handling allegations against ex-provost, 08-03-2020 (html) | Detroit News.

UM president says ‘institutional failings’ allowed ex-provost’s sexual misconduct to continue, 08-03-2020 (html) –

Investigation: Ex-U-M provost Philbert sexually harassed employees, 07-31-2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Klages, charged in Nassar sex abuse scandal, to be sentenced today, Aug. 4, 2020 (html) | Detroit News. Two witnesses testified that they told Klages about Nassar’s abuse in 1997. Klages is the third former MSU official to be face criminal charges stemming from the Nassar scandal. A Detroit News investigation found Klages was one of at least 14 MSU representatives who received reports of Nassar’s conduct over two decades.

Now here come news of Easter Michigan University (EMU) Sex Assaults.

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) ‘taking immediate steps’ to look into 2018 sexual assault allegations, officials say, August 08, 2020 (html) –

Man charged with 9 sex assaults involving 8 women while at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), July 31, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press. The university asks that reports of sexual assault and misconduct be directed to EMU police (html) at 1-734-487-1222 or through the EMU Title IX Office.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy accused of sex assault as Eastern Michigan University student, Aug. 5, 2020 (html) | Detroit Free Press.

Washtenaw deputy sheriff suspended amid sexual assault, domestic violence charges, Aug. 5, 2020 (html) | Detroit News.

Sexual assault charges issued against Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy, August 5, 2020 (html) –

Washtenaw County deputy charged with rape, domestic violence from when he was EMU student, August 6, 2020 (html) | Fox2 Detroit.

Michigan Dam Failure – Non-Existent Infrastructure

Search any of the current topics for a pathetic statement about reality: Michigan dam failure – Google (html), Bing (html).

At least 23 lawsuits filed against owners of failed mid-Michigan dams and state agencies, Aug 14, 2020 (html) – DETROIT, MI — At least 22 lawsuits are filed in the Eastern District of Michigan federal court against the owners of two Midland County dams that failed and caused massive flooding earlier this year. State of Michigan agencies are named as defendants in another related case.

2 Michigan lakes are ‘moonscapes’ after dam failures cause water to disappear, August 2, 2020 (html) –

Wixom Lake disappears as water continues to flood through failed Michigan dam, July 2020 (html) – Gallery shows devastating aftermath as residents attempt cleanup efforts.

Systemic Environmental Pollution & Contamination – PFAS & Lead

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  • Michigan PFAS – Google (html), Bing (html)
  • Flint Michigan Lead Poisoning Debacle – Google (html), Bing (html)

Detroit area toxic green “ooze” site cleanup continues with a $4 million pricetag, August 12, 2020 (html) – The cleanup of a toxic site in the metro Detroit suburb of Madison Heights is ongoing, but state and federal agencies say it’ll cost more than originally predicted – around $4 million.

Miscellaneous Michigan Newsworthy Items

33 years ago: Northwest Flight 255 crashes after takeoff at DTW killing 156, August 17, 2020 (html) | WXYZ. Investigators blame a number of pilot errors on the crash, but the most important takeaway is the lives lost: 156 people were killed that day, all but one person on-board and two people who were in vehicles near I-94 and Middlebelt Road.

DTW flight 255 (html) – Google Search.

DTW flight 255 (html) – Bing.

Cities with Most Murders (html). The twenty cities in the United States with the highest murder rates (murders per 100,000 people) are: #4 Detroit, MI (39.7 per 100,000).

Canton Township Michigan cemetery improperly storing more than 300 infant, fetal remains in crypts

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Detroit Police Department (DPD) exhume unidentified remains at Canton cemetery, 08-25-2020 (html) | WXYZ.

Canton cemetery barred from providing new services amid investigation (html) | Hometown Life.As state regulators continue investigating the improper storage of infant and fetal remains, a Canton Township cemetery has been barred from conducting new business. Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs department, or LARA, took the action Tuesday as part of its response to the finding that Knollwood Memorial Park was improperly storing more than 300 deceased infants and fetuses in plastic containers, which were kept in sealed crypts, instead of burying or cremating them according to the wishes of their loved ones.

State officials: Canton cemetery improperly storing more than 300 infant, fetal remains in crypts (html) | Click on Detroit.

Michigan halts new activity at cemetery over improper burials (html) | Detroit News. State halts new activity at cemetery over improper burials. State officials announced Tuesday they had suspended all new activity at Knollwood Park Cemetery in Canton Township after inspectors found more than 300 improperly-stored infant and fetal remains in multiple crypts. The action by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs comes a week after the agency suspended some activities at the cemetery because of multiple violations.

Canton cemetery with 27 containers of remains gets shut down (html) | Hometown Life. The state shuttered a Canton cemetery Thursday after finding 27 containers with remains that lacked proper documentation, including death certificates, forms and burial transit permits. Knollwood Memorial Park Cemetery “demonstrated a lack of integrity to protect the public and a lack of good moral character,” Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said in a news release announcing the decision.