DETROIT, MI. (THECOUNT) — Cliff Woodards, a longtime defense attorney in Detroit-area courts, has been identified as the victim in a Monday vehicle crash involving a police cruiser.
Woodards, 58, was killed after a vehicle he was operating was involved in a crash with Detroit police early Monday morning.
According to reports, Woodards was operating a vehicle when his car was struck by a police vehicle traveling with siren and lights activated early Monday.
Injured officers were transported to an area hospital.
Woodards was killed in the wreck.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A. – wikipedia.
WAYNE COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Rising Detroit rap star, Bandgang Jizzle P, was gunned down on Detroit’s west side Tuesday night right in front of his mother.
Jizzle P, 25, aka, Aaron Mays, was shot dead on a Detroit driveway in front of his mother, according to reports.
Detroit police said 8:15 Tuesday night, two male victims were sitting in a Chrysler 300 in the driveway on Fielding Street near McNichols and Evergreen when an unknown suspect fired multiple shots into the vehicle, reports Fox32Chicago.
A second shooting victim is reportedly listed in critical condition.
The shooter fled the scene.
His mother, Senekua Mays posted on Facebook- that she just wanted to be left alone- and let her grieve.
Detroit Police confirmed that the suspect is still on the run and the investigation continues. If you have any information about the shooting, call DPD or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Geo quick facts: Wayne County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of 2018, the United States Census estimated its population as 1,753,893 making it the 19th-most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.
DETROIT, MI. (THECOUNT) — The Detroit Youth Choir, fresh off a moving performance on “America’s Got Talent,” will be the halftime act for the Detroit Lions’ home opener, the team tweeted Monday.
The Choir was an instant sensation after appearing on the 2019 season of the popular talent contest.
The Loins took to Twitter to announce the performance and to remind fans that tickets for the event are still available.
Detroit Lions via Twitter:
“@Lions We are thrilled to announce that the@dycofficial will perform at halftime of the home opener on 9/15 vs. Chargers.
Limited tickets still available.”
The Lions will play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 15 at Ford Field, on Brush Street, Detroit, MI.
The Lions previously mentioned the choir would perform at halftime in a tweet last week, but apparently decided to officially announce the halftime act Monday.
The choir advanced to the semifinal round of the NBC reality competition last week after singing a version of “The Champion,” a Carrie Underwood song featuring Ludacris, reports FREEP.
Geo quick facts: Lions home stadium offering behind-the-scenes NFL tours & an attached 1920s-era warehouse. Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A. – wikipedia.
DETROIT, MI. (THECOUNT) — A horrifying discovery was made Friday after the Wayne County Medical Examiner took custody of the remains of 11 babies found in the ceiling of the closed Cantrell Funeral Home, according to Detroit police.
State workers say they located the remains of 11 bodies of babies in a cardboard box as well as a small casket inside inside a lowered ceiling, hidden away at a now closed funeral home on Detroit’s east side.
Raymond Cantrell, the owner of the shuttered funeral home, admitted to holding the preserved bodies saying it was his attempt to accommodate the community who couldn’t yet pay for burial of their loved one.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs received an anonymous letter tipping them off where the bodies were hidden, leading to the search. The remains were of infants and stillborns and some have been identified according to Det. Brian Bowser, Detroit police. Continue reading
Carol Ann White has been identified as the woman found in the middle of a southwest Detroit street, police say. It appears she was killed someplace else and dumped there.
White has been identified as a woman in her 60s, police said.
Her family is now speaking out on social media saying they’re looking for answers, wondering why someone would kill White. Police found her body Wednesday morning and continue to investigate the homicide.
“They just didn’t hurt her,” said Rose Graves, the victim’s daughter. “They hurt an entire family because we are so devastated by this.”
“Whoever did it left her on the side of the road like she was a piece of garbage,” Graves said. Continue reading
Northville, Detroit doctor, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, was charged on Thursday with performing secret (and illegal,) female genital mutilation on little girls as young a 6 years old. Muslims from across the world have the disgusting procedure performed on their daughters to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.
According to documents filed in federal court, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala performed the procedure on young girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old. A doctor in Minnesota enlisted to help investigate the crime performed an examination on the girl pursuant to a search warrant. The doctor said the girl’s genitals were not normal and observed scar tissue and healing lacerations.
The federal document claims that children from other states were brought to Dr. Nagarwala to undergo the operations. Two victims from Minnesota stayed at a hotel in Farmington Hills in February. One of the girls is 11 years old and told authorities that they came to the Detroit area for a ‘special’ girls trip, and when they arrived at the hotel she and the other young girl had to go to the doctor because ‘their tummies hurt’. Continue reading
Police believe they have identified a man sought for his participation in a disturbing video of a possible hate crime in Detroit. Steven Drake Edwards was depicted on video pulling a gun on a 23-year-old man as he left a Detroit liquor store because he believed the man was gay.
Cops say Edwards is on the run and are now asking the public’s to help in locating him. He is described as 6 foot five inches with braided dark brown hair and sporting a mustache and goatee.
Police say Edwards recorded the alleged hate crime from the passenger side from his parked red car and posted it on Twitter. Continue reading
Via The Salt Lake Tribune: Even as authorities are still advising residents in Flint, Mich., not to drink or bathe in the city’s tap water, leaving thousands to rely on bottled water to survive, some of the state’s prominent political voices think Flint’s water crisis may be exaggerated.
Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has been summoned to testify in front of Congress over large amounts of lead found in the Flint water supply.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Atissha, and researcher Marc Edwards, have also been ordered to testify.
“We trust our government to protect the health and safety of our communities, and this includes the promise of clean water to drink and clean air to breath. Continue reading
Nicole Curtis, star of reality show “Rehab Addict,” was robbed and the victim of an attempted carjack in Detroit. She was putting her 4-month-old child in her vehicle at the time of the crime, police said.
Curtis, who’s in town for the restoration of the historic Ransom Gillis mansion in Brush Park, was robbed in front of a downtown parking garage, police said.
“She was parked in front of the garage at Larned and Griswold when a black Trailblazer pulled up in front of her,” Detroit Police Officer Nicole Kirkwood said. Continue reading