Category: Detroit Free Press
AAPI Coverage from Across Southeast Michigan
As the United States continues its battle against COVID-19 pandemic, it is also battling other social pandemics including a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate has reported over 10,000 hate incidents over the past year. One Detroit has been covering the responses and stories of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southeast Michigan. You can find more of our local coverage below as well as links to our joint storytelling project, AAPI Story Series, with WDET.
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News From Around Detroit
- Detroiters want more sensitivity as MSP reforms policing practicesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
MSP is holding engagement sessions in Detroit in response to a study that found Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over, searched and arrested.
- City wants to pay Black Lives Matter protesters close to $1.3Mby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved payout offers to be extended by the Detroit Law Department in five separate lawsuits alleging police violence in George Floyd protests.
- DPD complaint investigators vow ‘more efficient’ process to solve backlogby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is updating processes with the hope of clearing hundreds of backed up complaints by the end of the year.
- Know your options. Affordable internet in Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
A rundown of programs offered by the federal government and local internet service providers and who is eligible.
- Councilman wants feds to review sales at gun shop in wake of officer’s deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Councilman Scott Benson wants ATF to look into gun sales at Action Impact Firearms and Training Center. The shop sold the gun used to kill Detroit officer Loren Courts.
- Firefighters battle big blaze at Cuban oil tank farm for 2nd day
Cuban firefighters were joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela on Sunday as they battled for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm in the western province of Matanzas.
- GOP seeks control over how elections are run in Wisconsin, Minnesota
Wisconsin's secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities.
- Israeli airstrike kills senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza refugee camp
Israel said Sunday it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in a crowded Gaza refugee camp, the second such targeted attack since launching its high-stakes military offensive against the militant group just before the weekend.