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Rep. Debbie Dingell on Domestic Abuse: 'I Know What It's Like to Have a Gun Pointed At You'

House Democrats spent Wednesday staging a historic sit-in to try to force a vote on a gun control measure, a vote that didn’t happen when the GOP opted to adjourn early and flee the Capitol. Late last night, Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan made an emotional plea for gun control, based on her chilling experiences…

Man Claiming to Be 'Sovereign Citizen' Arrested for Child Sex Abuse, Imprisoning Women in His Home 

A Detroit man has been arrested on a laundry list of hideous crimes after police searched his home and found a woman padlocked to a stripper pole by her neck. Ryon L. Travis, 32, is accused of imprisoning four women as well as producing child pornography. He’s responded to all that by claiming U.S. law doesn’t apply…

Whistleblower Says Abortion Ban at Catholic Hospital Led to Life-Threatening Miscarriages 

A former Michigan state employee specializing in reducing infant mortality rates told the Guardian that a Catholic hospital’s ban on performing abortions led doctors there to force pregnant women to go through life-threatening miscarriages. She alleges that the doctors were observing a ban on inducing delivery, even…

The Truth Behind That Viral Story About Michigan Making Anal Sex Illegal As Part of a Bestiality Law

It’s been widely and wrongly reported in recent days that Michigan passed a law making oral and/or anal sex illegal. A better way to put it: existing language making oral and anal sex illegal might stay on the books, because nobody wants to fight about it, because it would get messy.

Watch a Michigan Judge Lay Into a Racist Cop While Sentencing Him to Prison

On Tuesday, in Michigan’s Wayne County, Judge Vonda Evans sentenced an abusive former police officer to 13 months to 10 years in prison after he was caught on tape beating an unarmed black man last year. Evans spoke for a full half hour, a few minutes of which you can watch above: in the footage she wonders aloud, “In…

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