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"dana nessel" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Brand new set of laws that just passed and are going to go into effect on april eleventh that allow for For expunged for people who have had criminal convictions for for many many years and it's really helped him back in they could never get them off. The record finally can so. I've invited people in my state to join me in in learning how this process works. You don't have to be a lawyer. You'd have to spend time studying this and working with my office and helping people to titian courts all around the state to Have old conviction set aside so that they can finally make progress in their life in a way where they can get jobs. They were never eligible before get professional licenses. They could never get before and really move forward for themselves into their family members and so inviting volunteers for that. Everybody who's interested and frankly whether you're in state out of state you can participate so I'd love to have people help us out with that project. Well we invite. Everyone wants to learn more about back project in the other things attorney general doing goethe the tubas website. You'll be able to listen to this Video cast again and there are links to her office and to the projects there and Pleased to avail yourself of that. Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you here with us. Thank you things perhaps meant the vote. Her in segment is a collaboration of two broads talking. Politics and author rebecca side. Our theme song is called. Are you listening off of the album elephant shaped trees by the band immunity and we're.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Mean you know. I have prosecuted a lot of people for threats against public officials. And that goes all the way from you. Know president to speaker pelosi to governor whitmer representative. Listen slack in. Senator debbie stavros. Nah our court of claims judges. I mean to be if we sit back and we just allow this to happen. What it does is it empowers people and they started off making threats against public officials on social media. Were sending them emails or text messages but then they become emboldened and then that ends up later on as an assassination attempt. And that's why. I think when the sooner you start with the illegal conduct You go after it. You go after it. S tenaciously as possible so that it doesn't accelerate to Some sort of more egregious offense later. But i will say what was not helpful was the fact that donald trump you know mean tweeted at all of us. You know at the governor at my myself. Ads secretary of state jocelyn benson and. I just remember. I mean every time he would mean tweet at me. You know the death threats that would come in meet lee afterwards. I always knew that president was talking about me by the number of death threats. I was receiving in that my staff received at the office. And i thought and if you president the united states of america you are the leader of the free world. You shouldn't even know we'll random stagey michigan is let alone spend your time Mean tweeting about her on multiple occasions and trying to think of catchy horrible. Big names for her I mean it really sort of speaks to how he brought down. The dignity of that office was so significantly compromised by his behavior But yeah for all three of us yet. You bet we started get death rights people coming to our homes You know in the dark of night screaming and yelling at our children. I mean the list goes on and on in our lives are all different right now because of his behavior because once people start following you on twitter they don't necessarily stop you know You know one of the things that i've contended in various speeches i've given in writings is the fact that if there were equal pay the and others of oh of course written about this too there would be any much more equal power dynamic in so many homes and so Perhaps you know these guys who are will be. Maybe making modest sums making more than the women in their house votes. That's where this you know. Salary differential is so great. Maybe they would behave differently. towards women. I don't know whether that's the theory you hold or whether you think it's a more narrow the sort of economic issue but it to me feels like you know equal pay would change the power dynamics in public life of it. I don't know. I feel like some of these people that were talking about are the installs. You probably have never been with a woman before in their lives. I mean. I say that. Because i swear some some behavior that i see you involving our state. Legislators in the way that they treat our governor the way they talk about her in such misogynistic terms Honestly i.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"To. We talked to a lot of women lawyers. But the there's a special focus for vote her in on women in executive roles and one of the key things that an executive needs to do is set priorities. And so you know you're in this kind of job where you have both these things coming at you. Crises that emerged that you need to deal with as they come but also need to said a long-term initiatives to deal with things like the flint water crisis. So how do you go about that setting priorities figuring out how it's a balance. Both the the urgent needs but also the the long term needs of the state. Yeah very poorly I just. I just want to get everything done as quickly as i can understanding that i have limited time in this office. So you know. We have term limits in michigan. We have eight years as long as you can mean executive office and my my role model to a large extent was was frank. Kelly who was until recently the longest serving state attorney general in united states history. We just lost him just within the last month. at the The ribald age of ninety six but he really had remodeled the office of attorney general and he made it a very aggressive place to seek a champion the rights of consumers of the environment A champion for civil rights. And i saw the great things that he did in office and i wanted to do all those things but the difference was he had thirty seven and a half years and i knew that i was only going to have between four to eight years so i was like. I'm just going to try to everything. I can as quickly as i possibly can. And hopefully some of my initiatives We'll stick around you know and will outlive me And then there are cases that i wanna bring that i need to bring right away or the next person comes after me. Dismiss those cases And then there are other cases that i want to settle because they've been around for so long and i thought the way they were handled our doing a grave disservice to the people of my state and so i just decided i was going to do as many things that i could as quickly as i possibly could and I knew i run. My staff ragged But i think that they enjoy it because they know how much they're helping the people who live here So you know. I just i bring a lot to the office in the way of my legal practice in knowing places where people's rights Were often violated or compromised. I wanted to right by the people who i represent in to that and related to your setting the priorities for your office. I know that you were testifying earlier today. To a congressional committee on the issue of Domestic terrorists. I think is how i would describe as i but if you could share with our listeners. How that came about in michigan has been probably everybody knows this thing a sad place for that kind of thing how you gone about addressing that issue not only for michigan but as an example for other states. Yeah it's been really tragic. What i've seen happen in terms of the reputation of our state and You know i when. I'm when i go places you know i hear it referred to as militia gin because we're so well known for our extremist organizations here and you know it's sad you know what i want to think of when they think of the state of michigan are you know is the the sand dunes of lake michigan in our lighthouses And certainly not a bunch of duck dynasty conditions in their tactical gear with their era fifteen's slapped over their shoulder invading our state capital. That's not how. I want people to see michigan. I don't want them to think of. Oh that's the state where. The governor was almost kidnapped and executed. You know. i want them to see this or the the wonderful people that really live in the state How how did we get to this place. I wish i knew you know. I mean i know that many things have happened during the course of the last year especially You've had this mixture of trumpism has brought Extreme out of the woodwork. Because they made it. Okay to be a white supremacists Or you know do have extreme ideologies and then you have in our state this mixture between a dense gerrymandering of our legislature so we have a very legislature that is dominated by You know republicans. I think don't necessarily represent the people that live in our state but you have very progressive women who are in all of our executive offices and so there is that sort of that stress that conflict and then we got into twenty twenty and we had cova. You had the female progressive governor You know who was issuing you know. Dozens dozens of executive orders to keep us safe and that didn't sit well with the dudes that control state government you know that control the legislature lady governor issuing all these executive orders. No matter how many lives you saved doing. So and and then the you know the death of george floyd black lives matter protests which which in itself i think helps exponentially to To bring out extremism a and and the numbers of groups with some of these ideologies just seem to exponentially rise overnight and then the twenty twenty election which Added you'll to the fire and the election related conspiracy you know one of my favorite of course was The dominion voting systems. Being rig andy. The architect of that too. Need the crack powell Who who i ask for sanctions against deny actually file a grievance against her asking for her to be disbarred she now within the last few days just said just getting all those claims that i made about voting machines all over the united states Turns out that was all a lie. That no reasonable person should have actually believed but but who did believe it. Sixty seven percent of all republicans. I three hundred sixty six people. That stormed the capital and an insurrection. I you know. Legislators all over the united states that are trying to enact voter suppression laws. So the damage that that did alone is really You know. I think we won't even know for generations. Just how much damage has been inflicted but all of these things came together at the same time and it contributed to the rise of extremism in our state And that's why we have to do everything. Costly can combat it. You mentioned the When governor whitmer was making these executive orders it wasn't sitting well you and and all of the the women executives in michigan have faced a lot of real vitriol from from men especially in the state. How do you. How do you deal with that. How do you deal with that kind of a reaction. That kind of discrimination against women in the public sphere as you're going about your your public.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"This is voter in a collaboration between two brothers talking. Politics and author. Rebecca side of today's guest is michigan. Attorney general dana. Nessel you listening. Everyone i am. Kelly and this is vote her in voter in a collaboration between two broads talking politics and rebecca side. Who is the author of vote her in your guide to electing our first woman president So this is our first episode of spring thrilled. It's spring and we're still in women's history month. I'm going to turn it over now. To rebecca who will introduce today's guest so welcome everybody and welcome to our very special guests. Were really thrilled. That she's here. The attorney general of the state of michigan Pure michigan in my mind. I wanna just take a minute or two to do a proper introduction also equal pay day and. I don't know whether we'll have time to get into that. But one of the wonderful things here is in in michigan where i am also is that three women lead the state The governor the attorney general the secretary of state as well as the senior. Senator debbie stabenow. So we're really unique context here to learn from the attorney general about what it means to be an executive of a big state a woman executive and what she sees. Excuse me In the world around her right now. I said before the start of the show that she'd been all over the media today testifying at a congressional committee talking about some changes. She's making here And i just want you to know is you. Listen to the attorney general. That she's only the second woman to that capacity in the state of michigan. And i did a little research beforehand and found out only thirty. Four of the fifty states have ever even had a woman attorney general and there were only eight of fifty today so We really can learn so much from Attorney general nestle. about how. How a woman does this. And so we thought we would just dive right in and ask the attorney general to share with us You know how she took this path why she chose it and how she arrived in this place in two thousand eighteen well You know when. I when i ran for office i had never run for any elected office before. Twenty eight. eighteen and I i think honestly. I was like a lot of people especially a lot of women Not just in the state realm across the united states. I you know. I was a big hillary clinton supporter and a very big donald. Trump's detractor he. And i spent some the election night and the next day maybe several days sort of Curled up in the fetal position and for a long time. You know wonder what what could possibly do to make things right in this country and You know i went to all the protests. And i need signs and you know i screamed and hollered wore my pussy hats and i did all the rest of it. And edit certain not like he doesn't care you know like donald trump and people who support him in the people who he has put into his administration. He doesn't care that we're out here screaming yelling hollering and i just felt though the very best way that i could fight back Fight for my state and fight for our country was to serve as a state attorney general who i had seen having great success. Suing the trump administration more often than not winning And as an attorney who had long spent much of my career suing the state of michigan. I thought wouldn't it be great to insert suing the say. Maybe i could just be the state. Maybe i just represent the state and I don't know i. I just one day i think in general and then i even though i never run for local office or or anything else in either the stupidest thing or the smartest thing i've ever done but But i jumped in with both feet and I your am. Can you just tell us a bit about after you made that decision to jump in and do more than where you're busy at how you went about Going after one of the highest offices in the state as opposed to say starting out at the school board or something like that. Well you know by trade on a trial attorney I've been a prosecutor been Criminal defense attorney been civil rights attorney handled all kinds of cases. And i thought you know if i can be an advocate for others and sell my case to a jury and who have done that for twenty five years You know and now. I have to sell you know myself. I have to sell who i am and what i wanna do for the state of michigan and so. That's what i did and i went you. I went everywhere. I went to virtually every county in the state. And if you live in the state of michigan you know. It's a very very very big state. I went to every county in the upper peninsula in the middle of winter. I went to every random you know divisible meeting rotary club What if if if there was a you know there was some coffee and there were people sitting around and table. I would show up and talk to them about why i thought i could do. A better job as generalists state than You know some of the folks we've had their previously and anybody other people. I was running against and You know i. I guess it worked but i just i just tried out work. Everybody and i think that's really the best thing that you can do if you want to get into elected.
Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault
"Of the sport's most prominent coaches, who had ties to the to the notorious sports doctor, Larry Nassar has killed himself. John Getter, took his own life just hours after he was charged with two dozen crimes, including human trafficking. And sexual assault get led the U. S women's gymnastics team to a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Joining us now is NPR Sports correspondent Tom Goldman. Hey there, Tom. Hi, Mary Louise. What else do we know? Well, we have confirmed that John get hurt, killed himself. Hours after he was charged. He was supposed to turn himself in this afternoon. He'd been investigated for the last three years. His investigation grew out of the Larry Nasaa retrial. Yes, sir, of course, was convicted of sexually abusing many, many female athletes, including some of the most famous U. S Olympic women, Jim Nous, and throughout his investigation get, ERT steadfastly maintained his innocence and that he wasn't aware of what NASA or was doing. Well, what else do we know about this? There were two dozen charges that the state of Michigan announced today. What what exactly was getting accused of having done? A Michigan attorney General Dana Nessel, um announced yes, the two dozen charges and 20 of the 24 counts for for human trafficking and forced Labor and Attorney General, Nestle explained. Human trafficking charges in a press conference today, it is alleged that John Getter used force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him. Victims suffer from disordered eating, including bulimia and anorexia, suicide attempts and self harm, excessive physical conditioning. Repeatedly being forced to perform even when injured Extreme emotional abuse and physical abuse, including sexual assault. Now. Mary Louise, Um Attorney General, Nestle acknowledge that cases like this don't often involve human trafficking, she said. We think of it predominantly is affecting people without the means to protect themselves from this type of crime. But she said, it can obviously affect all types of people in this case, young elite female athletes and she said. The alleged victims still carry the scars of those crimes to the state. Yeah. I said there are ties between Get ERT on Larry Nassar. What were the ties? Yeah, we'll get her was AH, longtime owner and coach at a gym near Lansing, Michigan on Git was there where hundreds of women say Larry NASA are abused them. Now Starr was the team physician and in house medical expert and get her. It's Jim for about 20 years. One of the charges today was that get lied to police about Nassar's role as the physician at his gym get hurt, allegedly told police he had never heard any complaints about Nassar's treatment of athletes. Although at least one prominent athlete contradicts that. She said she was with a group of fellow Jim Nous and get hurt, and she mentioned that NASA had abused her, She says her teammates gasped. And get hurt. Didn't react. USA Gymnastics suspended Get her during the nests are scandal and get retired in 2018. And finally today following his death by suicide, Rachel den Hollander, the first to publicly accused ness or of sexual abuse. Tweeted this so much pain and grief for everyone to the survivors. You have been heard and believed, and we stand with you. Thank you for telling the truth. NPR's Tom Goldman reporting. I think you told me you're welcome.
Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With 2 Dozen Criminal Charges, Dies By Suicide
"Gymnastics coach has taken his own life hours after learning criminal charges were levied against him. Fox is meant Napolitano has the latest authorities in Michigan confirming John get it's death by suicide Thursday, just hours after learning of 24 felony charges levied against him stemming from decades of alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse of athletes, including 20 counts of human trafficking and forced labor traffickers can seize an opportunity at any time. And used the vulnerability. Of their victims to their advantage. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel get heard. A longtime member of USA Gymnastics who came under fire for his abusive coaching practices during the Larry Nassar fall out, had agreed to surrender to the charges Thursday but was a no show for his arraignment, which had set off concerns of his whereabouts. He was 63 years old Matt
AG: Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after charges
"Michigan's Attorney General says John getter to former US Olympics gymnastics coach has died by suicide getter died after Attorney General Dana Nessel announced charges were filed against him including sexual assault and human trafficking it is alleged that John getter use force fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him get hurt was coach of the U. S. women's team that won a gold medal in twenty twelve at the London Olympics get it also had ties to former sports doctor Larry Nassar who's in prison the victim suffer from disordered eating including bulimia and anorexia suicide attempts and self harm excessive physical conditioning Nestle says many of these victims still carry the scars from getters behavior to this day I'm a Donahue
Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges
"Being leveled at an associate of Larry Ness are the former U. S gymnastics team doctor now behind bars accused of sexually molesting hundreds of young female gymnasts, most of them minors. Ah, former head coach of the U. S team, John get hurt is now under arrest in charge with 24 felony counts. Including human trafficking and sexual assault. In announcing the arrest, state Attorney General Dana Nessel also implicated Michigan State University in the crimes for failing to turn over internal documents believed to be connected to ness are There are no legal avenues remaining that would allow us to secure these documents absent MSU's decision to voluntarily produce them. I find it unconscionable. At the university would stonewall the very investigation that it requested some gym. This alleged together. It was physically and emotionally abusive and force them to be treated by NASA are Get her, maintains he had zero knowledge of Nasser's crimes. The
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"I'd like to say about it is this. I think it's important for people to understand the governor. And i don't have the ability just to settle this case in whatever manner we want it has to be approved by the legislature. They're the ones who appropriate the money for any settlement like this and so we had to get the agreement then speaker chatfield and majority leader shirke to that this past year the house and senate even had we wanted to go higher than this had we been able to come up with a greater settlement. In terms of the money there will be no guarantee that it would have passed in the house and senate and accessory chatfield would have agree to it so it wasn't just the governor and i we had to work with our republican legislative partners to make sure this happened and you know migrate here was that it did not work out. Given the fact that obviously our our our state revenues less than we would otherwise it because of the cova because of two thousand twenty and given the fact that we had a change over at least in terms of who the speaker of the house is that maybe if we waited any longer we wouldn't be able to get anything through bridge quickly hate to keep bouncing around. But you do. There's so many things that go on your office To cover a lot of them in this amount of time it's kind of difficult. Let's go to edwards though that you came into office. You and the governor saying you were going to shut that pipeline down. It's still open because of this ping pong match or high power tennis match. That's going on in the courts. What is the status today. What's going to happen in the next couple of months. If in fact continues operations despite what they've been told to do we can file cases but we can't worder the ports take action and into course might first case that i filed on this to decommission pipeline was filed actually Leave us june of twenty nineteen. It's been ending. So it's been quite some time since i filed that initial case but of course the governor join me on her behalf our department filed to terminate the original easement that was granted by the state of michigan and more specifically by department of natural resources to bridge. And that happened last fall. And you know in response retried. You remove the.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"So yes we absolutely need to put those things in place in terms of camera ability for this president. Run a whole range of things. One last thing on procedure in the senate but something that's really important given that it's a fifty plus the vice president of fifty senate and that's the filibuster. Is that going to remain in its current form or in any form. Well of bob. I mean the now minority leader in the senate mitch. Mcconnell know made changers. I'm judges and so on to this We want to move forward in a high by carson way in a way. That's going to get things done for people In and hopefully be able to do this in a way that actually creates results for people We don't have mentioned on changing the Buster wounds as waste legislation. But i will also say that if mitch mcconnell takes a position that basically. He's going to do what he did to president obama and just try to stop everything so that he's not effective as a president than we will have to see what that means mean white now in the middle of a pandemic is taken over. Four hundred thousand lives and people are dying every day. We have to act. We have to get vaccines people. We have to address the healthcare system. We have to help people survive this get children back to school. Get businesses open. And then we've got to have a robust way to create jobs and move forward I worked plus and all of the time and they have many many by carson. But we have to know that people want to do that and if they don't then have to see what the tools are at this point in time because doing nothing right now in our country is not an option and the new president has already tried to rebuild some of the damage because it through executive orders. He'll do as much as he can. Through executive orders to stop the bad things that the former president was trying to do. But we really do have to build back better as well as the country that it takes partners you have to have people of goodwill and i'm hopeful that will have. I think this is the moment for our better angels. Everybody needs to win. And hopefully we can do this in a way that you know is minimizes. The person rancor in maximizes actually helping people you and gary peters. Both i would say characterizes center left Do you see being able to form some coalitions with the handful of republicans who are center right. I absolutely believe that we can form coalition. Certainly i've done that all the time..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Those people should have never been in bold enough to do that. That's what we need to change that kind of hatred. That fueled that that's disgusting but it's behind us. I don't think will happen again. But there is a long healing process ahead of us. Maybe those hearings would would help with that. You know as long as they were real hearings okay and the only thing that really got on my nerves was that we never had any proper here. Known the hard core crazies were in charge of a lot of the process. But if you get some some good for starters. We control all the committees now. Democrats control the committees on both sides so the hearings will be a lot more rational than they were under. Some of the the far extreme right people. I've one more theory on something that should happen to for unity before we move onto covert and that relates to the people who were part of the demonstrations in the The insurrection of the us capital. There's talk now that the justice department is weighing the option of not even putting of the on trial. I think what needs to happen as you put people on trial who were inside and you convict them and then you take those who were only inside because the were able to get inside. And we're not really part of the insurrection. But more were almost like hyper activated. Tourists and the president commutes their sentences. Just as jimmy. Carter did for the draft dodgers after the vietnam war. He took all those people who dodge the draft in violation of the law. Many of whom were convicted for doing so and fled to canada as a result and he give them a co commutation. And i think that would go a long way towards unifying the country. Now the really bad actors they need to go to prison but in terms of quite a few of the people at least you're inside and we're really kind of like tourists Doing a bad thing and who were guilty of a crime fairly minor crime when you compare it to the people that were trying to overthrow the government. I think that'd be a good move. I hadn't thought of that before. You just mentioned it now. But i could see that being something that helped people move forward. The got caught up in the moment. I don't think there was criminal intent on the part of at least some of the people who are in the capital. Certainly there was on the part of leaders. The brought them in there. Well cova all right well for the first time. Since the pandemic began nearly a year ago we actually have a federal plan to end it. The biden administration released a one hundred ninety eight page plan for comprehensive coordinated testing contact tracing and getting people vaccinated and really while the plan has seven main points which covered what we mentioned above the testing tracing. Ppe mask mandates vaccine distribution it also offers a framework for guidance for local decision making a rebuilding. The federal pandemic defenses. So that we can mitigate this in the future we can evaluate the risk in other nations before it gets to our borders that kind of thing and then add some extra precautions for those most at risk in terms of identifying who. They are making sure that we get them the resources they need really comprehensive hovis showed up at the local level to our ingham county health department which like a lot of other health departments across michigan. Their big problems is supply vaccine. They simply don't have enough. The demand is huge..
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"I stayed last. Wednesday was in fact a beautiful day with the end of our four year nightmare. President joe biden hit the ground nudges. Running but sprinting issuing executive orders and directives a record pace. The adults are back and charged at the white house and congress actually talked bipartisan cooperation for nearly twenty four consecutive hours here thoughts on the not so peaceful but very beautiful transfer power. I'm so glad it's over. I feel the sense of relief. This weight lifted off me but they inauguration ceremony itself. I thought was really nice. It had a bit of solemnity to it if you will that I thought was respectful of The people we lost to cova. It couldn't be the celebration. I think that a lot of america wanted for having elected the first woman vice president the first black woman but as a ceremony. I thought it was very nice to me. There were a lot of highlights or the inauguration. What followed inauguration. It was no surprise. Joe biden was clearly ready to act right away with a well thought out comprehensive plan to attack the four crises left behind by the previous administration. But i thought the most important symbolism for the entire week was a brief video. Chat on inauguration night between presidents clinton bush and obama i think inaugurations signal.
Ex-Michigan governor facing neglect charges for Flint water crisis
"Neglect of duty stemming from an investigation into the Flint water crisis. These charges were shown in an online court record, their misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail in $1000 fine State archivist says no governor former governor of Michigan history has been charged with crimes related to their time in office. We will learn Mark Maura about all this and the others who will be charged today at 11 31. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel holds a press conference. President Trump has just a few days left in office, and when he leaves, he'll be the
FBI is investigating mysterious robocalls
"Right now. Mysterious robocalls or on the fbi's radar. Fox's rachel sutherland. has this live lisa. Bogus texan calls have been popping up on smartphones across the country. The washington post reports and unknown institute has been sitting messages to stay home and stay safe over the past several weeks. You mail spam blocking company told the paper and investigation uncover ten million messages. Meanwhile in michigan attorney general dana nessel says her office is getting reports of robocalls people in flint. Telling them to vote tomorrow because of long lines polls close in michigan. Eight o'clock tonight
Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls
"In August people in Detroit who were registered voters the trait is majority Democrat city. It's nearly eighty percent African, American registered voters in Detroit this summer. who had phone numbers in the three one three Detroit area code. They started getting calls that kind of seemed like crimes. And I'm going to play the call for you here. I will tell you before I play it that it is what you're about to hear on this call is unmitigated Bo Punky none of this is true but this is the call slash crime that went out to detroiters this summer. I'm. Not Ninety nine. Founded by Jack Berkman and Jacob. ooh. Mandarin voting found great but they do know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be other public they that will be leaked assignments to track down. So worn and being used a credit card companies to collect outstanding debt the city even pushing. For they've only to try people for mandatory. I'll be connected door formation for the main. State. Where both by. Wear vote by mail. Vote by mail, your personal information is going to be given to the police to track you down for any old warrants and your personal information will be given to credit card companies to track you down for any old debt, and then the CDC is going to use that information. If you vote by mail to hunt you down and make you take mandatory vaccines that you don't want. Right that's all horse hockey. None of that is true voting by mail in Michigan doesn't actually put your personal information out there anywhere registering the vote means registering to vote but beyond that, how you vote doesn't matter at all. But when Sandra McNeill, on WWe, in Detroit got that recording of call they started looking into it. See if it was a one offer to see if this is more widespread thing. They started looking into it. So did the State Attorney General and the Michigan Secretary of State and those state officials held a press conference and they took the unusual step of releasing the audio recording of that call. So that other people who might have received, it would recognize it but also I think to put people on notice that this was misinformation and if you get this, this is not only wrong. This is potentially a crime they gave a stern public warning saying they're working to find out who was sending these absolutely false calls full of disinformation trying to intimidate voters they asked for members of the public to let them know if they too had received a call like this record, the call record, the date, and time you received it record any identifying information that came in with the call on your caller, id or anything like that. Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that it is a felony under Michigan Law to deter or otherwise disrupt a person attempting to vote. So they went big with it. They basically said in that press conference five or so weeks ago you know listen you're targeting mostly black registered voters to dump all this disinformation on them to try to stop them voting by mail the you may think this is cute but this is illegal in this state and we're coming for you. Well today they made good on that threat tonight Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced felony charges that have been filed against the two men whose names were listed at the beginning of that call. They have publicly denied having anything to do with this call. They've said, this must be some liberal group trying to make them look bad. It should be noted that callers received these calls also got caller ID messages saying the calls for coming from one of the two men's phone numbers. these guys are are trump supporters and conservative activists with a history of making flamboyant false claims at one point during the special counsel's investigation Robert Muller's office released a public statement announcing that they had referred these guys to the FBI after multiple women came forward to say that these guys had offered them money to make up sexual assault allegations against Robert. Muller. They referred them to the FBI for that. I. Wonder Whatever happened to that FBI referral. These gentleman also fabricated sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge in the heat of the Democratic primary that allegation fell apart when the person they put forward to make those charges against people to judge publicly recanted and admitted that it wasn't true and publicly explained that these guys had put him up to it. They also tried to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Dr Anthony FAUCI. Seriously they offered cash rewards anybody who would say they heard Joe Biden using racial epithets right. These guys are a peach of a pair and they have been doing this kind of stuff to try to boost the trump campaign and to boost the trump presidency they've been doing it for a long time now apparently with impunity. But now they are facing multiple felony charges in Michigan Four felony charges all related to the election crime of intimidating voters. With a maximum total jail time of I think twenty four years in prison. But here's what's particularly interesting here. The investigation sparked by the Michigan authorities deciding that they were going to go big and go public with this turned up the fact that this wasn't just a local thing that had happened to one or two people. It wasn't even a Michigan specific attack turns out the calls out all over I. It was a Chicago Alter woman a local official in Chicago who alerted the board of elections there that she too had received this racist robocall. At her home in Chicago. Then it was people in Pittsburgh, and in Philadelphia who all said, they got this excuse me this same call. When Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan announced these felony charges today she said, the her office conferred with the Attorney General in Illinois or Chicago is and in Pennsylvania where Philly in Pittsburgh are but she says, she also conferred with the Attorneys Journal in New York and in Ohio because it turns out these calls have been going out to majority black districts registered voters in majority black districts all over the country in all in announcing these charges today the Michigan Attorney General's office estimates that eighty five, thousand of these calls have gone out. Just in the past few weeks trying to terrify black voters into not voting by mail at. Eighty, five thousand mostly black voters getting these calls saying if you vote by mail the CDC's going to put you on a list for mandatory vaccination that you don't want. If you vote by mail the credit card companies are going to track you down to find all your debt. If you vote by mail, the police are coming for you. Eighty five thousand of these calls. In. Multiple States. Over a period of weeks. After Attorney General Dana Nessel announced these charges today in Michigan. She didn't interview with that reporter from Wj, who helped break this thing open from the start with that tip from a listener. Reporter Sandra McNeill she asked the AG. The question that actually has been on my mind since I first heard about this story, which is, why did these guys have the goal to use their own names on this robocall? which so obviously appears to be a crime in progress trying to intimidate voters why would you put your name on that while committing that crime that's like robbing a bank and handing your real business card everybody might have witnessed it. Attorney General Nestle told the reporter from WWe Jay in response quote I honestly think that they've gotten away with so many things for so long. They thought that no, one would do anything they thought it wouldn't matter. Turns out matters. Joining us now live from Michigan is the Great State of Michigan's attorney, General Nestle Madam Attorney General. Thank you so much for being here. Tonight know it's a busy time. For having me I really appreciate your use of the term bull hockey I've never heard that before. But they use it. Bowl puppy and horse hockey are terms of art. You're welcome to use either of them. I don't even collect commission anymore. Does ask if I've got any of that wrong or if there's any important part of this. Case that you brought today that you announced today that I've missed. Now I think it was a summation. But what I think I'd like people to know is first of all, you know, yeah, that was twelve thousand calls that were made to the state of Michigan really centralized in the city of Detroit, the three one, three area area code, which is the city of Detroit. The thing about this, that's twelve thousand calls the twelve thousand potential voters trump won the state of Michigan by just over ten thousand votes. So I mean this is incredibly impactful and what I thought about for a long time. What is the point of having all these laws on the books in regard to voter suppression voter intimidation threats against voters if we never actually. Enforce them and what we know about twenty six sixteen is that trump didn't win because of the people who voted for him in Michigan he wanted because of the people who didn't voted all and that is what I think. These folks are trying to accomplish trying to suppress the vote and scare people into not voting action t during the course of a global pandemic, and we're not having it in this state just absolutely neck when you accept that these individuals can be so brazen as to attach themselves personally to these phone calls and think they can just get away with it. If they think it's funny that can joke around about it behind bars as far as I'm concerned. Is there a technical reason why cases like this are hard to bring? Obviously, these gentlemen have the. Office charged today they have their names on the front of this robocalled. They've since publicly denied that they actually made the robocall and said, somebody else must have done this in their names in order to make them look bad or prank them when it comes to the technical nature of proving that these were the people who in the charges conspired to and ultimately committed these acts voter intimidation is it hard to prove? Well. Unfortunately, for Mr, role and Mr Berkman Bud year ago, and my aunt established one of the first set anti. Robo calling task forces and so we were interested at the time in political related robocalls. We were interested in those calls that are made that ended up defrauding, he will and scamming people. So we already had the technology in place. So we knew where these calls were coming from and that allowed us to work with authorities in the state of California and thanks to my good friend. Attorney General Sarah in California who assisted us in this investigation but we have compelling evidence that these individuals committed these crimes and we're quite clear and confident about who the perpetrators of these crimes were. They just obviously never thought that we would actually end up investigate and actually charge but you know voter suppression is a very serious matter as Thomas Paine so So famously stated many years ago I voting is the right upon which all other rights are dependent. So if you deprive somebody of their ability to vote you deprive him of everything else in. Life and you know this has gone on for far too long. I think many people are tired of their scams. This isn't the first time that we've investigated these guys. As you noted, there was a an incident involving judge that involved the state of Michigan, an individual who lived in the state of Michigan. So it's not the person. I've seen their names. On a piece of paper in my office. And we're tired of them coming into our state and stirring up this kind of trouble by using false and misleading statements and trying to threaten or intimidate voters.
Michigan announces $600 million Flint water crisis settlement
"Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announces that the state has agreed on a $600 million settlement in lawsuits over the Flint water crisis. The settlement would be given to those who claim they were damaged by the city of plants transition. Of its public water supply to the Flint River. Nestle says the majority of the money would go to settle claims filed on behalf of Children. The settlement was reached after 18 months of negotiations.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Of thousands of Michiganders'. And they think one thing to mention before we leave. The John Jay segment is that despite the fact that he's been raising more funds each quarter than Gary Peters Gary Peters, still has more cash on hand and Gary Peters has consistently lead in the polls right now are CPI has him at plus ten point one. So Gary Peters out there kicking, but still. Okay well, let's get to one of the leading contenders for dumbest member of the state legislature. I mean there's a lot of competition up Republican boola whatever has introduced legislation to have the state sent in my statement of the damages, cost expenses and other losses. Spurred by the COVID nineteen pandemic to China, so he was a bill China for all of the cost of Covid, saying that it is not a partisan issue that brought cova to the shores of the United States. It was China that did that. This is stupid. And couple of Democrats have signed onto it, and he said it isn't a symbol, but that it would be a good symbol if it was a symbol. He seems to really want to do this. I think is just messing around again, but people have signed onto it. I, think it's only tomorrow racism to actually do something like that. We already have students who are not just from China, but really Asia. The students at the universities here are already experiencing. Racism is certainly isn't China's fault that the virus was as bad as it was in Michigan. I can't believe it. I just can't believe that anybody would introduce something so ridiculous can believe it actually I think China's already angry at us because we sent them Kentucky. Fried Chicken and Taco Bell. In retaliation for that before we get to our political attack of the week, a look back at a recent interview, we talk with the founder of the right way pack, which is working to get Republicans to support Joe Biden. We interviewed former Ohio GOP Chairman Mad Borjas who started that effort. Mister Borges. He got a little problem turns out. He's one of five people indicted in Ohio this last week. In a sixty million dollar bribery scandal, which also involves the Republican speaker of the House. That makes Matt Borjas officially our very first felony. Guest at least as far as we know. Up See. And you know I. Don't even know what to think about that, I. Don't know much about Matt Barges. And I'm certainly not going to wish him well, but. One of the things that I really noticed if you listen to him and you listen to Jeff. Timur the difference in the way that the Republicans are attacking trump in these two different groups where the Lincoln project with. Jeff Timur. Is Just tearing down the House right? Just just trying to Clean House and start over and Matt Borges comes in and says no I want everybody. To be. Reelected all the Republicans to be rocketed except trump as a totally different approach and I thought that that was. One of the most interesting things that came out of that interview was the contrast between the two and probably a conflict that is. Playing out across America with Republicans everywhere now the political tech at of the week. That doesn't even sound like an attack yet, but it really is. It comes from the Joe Biden campaign only today. We're facing serious threat. We have to meet it as one country. Numbers Lie. Infection rates are now going up in more states than they're going down. got a slight this. Where a mass! Keep your distance. Limit the size of crowds. Maybe inconvenient. Maybe uncomfortable. But it's the right thing to do is an American. We need a president who love with the American people. presonal tell us the earn Barney's truth. President take responsibility instead of always blaming others. President listen to the experts. Follow the science. Allow them to speak. President. Be being, example for the nation. We have to do all we can. To keep our fellow, American safe and health. I'm Joe Biden and I approve this. And the polling shows. That's working at messages working because the American people are buying it, it is the reason that Donald. Trump revived the Donald Trump Comedy Hour Aka. Pandemic briefing at least for a while last week. Because he's gotta get a, she's trying to get on top of the issue. The problem is you can't spend your way out of a pandemic. That's already caused a hundred and fifty thousand deaths in the United States about one fourth of all the deaths from the virus in the world have been the United States in Donald. Trump can't escape that fact. Honestly while a is so surreal to me that that man gets up there and talks about the pandemic, and it's the same guy in another interview that brags about his cognitive test where he recognized elephant. I don't understand how we got to this point. It hurts. So many levels person woman man. Camera, idiot. He did the best ever on that on that test so. Michigan's unemployment compensation system has been tested beyond belief more than two million michiganders' have received unemployment benefits during the pandemic. It's been a bumpy ride. An extension of problems that have plagued the US system for several years. Bridge Magazines Jonathan. Opening has done a deep dive into the mess. That is the US system Jonathan. Thank you for joining us on the PODCAST. How much of this problem with the US? System is the result of the unprecedented volume of claims, and how much is the result of for one of a better term preexisting? Preexisting conditions with the system. I don't know if we can quantify exactly. You know what what percentage of the problem is attributable to either of those factors, but certainly it's a combination of both so basically experts. We spoken to court records. We looked at show that in the pandemic has just exposed these long standing flaws in the computer system used by the Michigan, unemployment insurance, agency, known as MIDAS on this is the same system that got the state in a bunch of trouble a few years ago with the. The false fraud scandal and the problem with this system is even according to the director of the unemployment trans- agency it over flags people, so it uses algorithms to detect possible errors or fraud, and it does that at too high of a rate, so a lot of people for instance get these flags called non monetary issues, which means that maybe a record doesn't match up exactly data. You've submitted versus data. Your former employer submitted now that had been happening for years, but suddenly you've got this huge volume of a million people plus. Plus applying for benefits and these non monetary issues started to really happened in a larger volumes, and what happens is when you have one of these issues, then you need to call or go to a Michigan unemployment trends. Agency office, which are closed so because there were so many more of these issues popping up on the website, so many more people had to call the state help line the State Call Center, and that God overwhelmed as well so it's sort of a vicious cycle right that the computer system caused these. People probably at a higher rate than it needed to. And then those people needed to talk to someone at the state which didn't have enough people to handle all of the volumes. What thing that stood out to me and reading your articles and bridge was that maybe the biggest critic of the system is the guy who runs it now, and he is not satisfied in his takeover. SEPE can. How is Steve Gray progressing with fixing this mess? It's been around now for several years. Steve Gray. Advocate. He ran a.
"dana nessel" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"She was speaking out on behalf of all women that are under these attacks all the time in public life and you know you mentioned governor Whitmer. You kind of expect a certain kind of attack against a woman in executive office. I think how Mike this traded. Jennifer Granholm certainly set an example for Mike Shirke and the way that he works with Gretchen Whitmer Mike Bishop was terrible to Jennifer Granholm even so much as like running from her when she tried to shake his hand. Just that was a bad relationship, but it's not just the big three in office. Look at how Sirkin. Rejected Anna middling appointment to the Natural Resources Commission saying now. We know there was stuff going on behind the scenes, but his statement on that was that she couldn't make tough decisions. Give me a break and there's a reason that senator. Grab ass thought it was okay to get off gross with Allison. Donahue Senator mcmorris Melissa Osborne because is because you know in something in your workplace is acceptable whether it's in the roles or not, you know when something is accepted, and when something is it and if you do something and assume you're not going to have consequences, it's because there's culture there. That says it's acceptable. And it isn't just words. While remember at the protests where there are people carrying Naked Barbie dolls that were supposed to represent Gretchen whitmer. Nobody would do that with a Kendall. Semi Rick Rick Snyder could should be that lucky actually comes pretty hunky. Will have the full speech by AO. See on our website. If you haven't seen it, it's really it's a very remarkable. You'd have to be a fan to appreciate what she said. I'm not her biggest supporter or big booster, but what she said in the way she behaved on the floor of the House of Representatives. I thought was quite remarkable resentment over the governor's use. Use of emergency powers. The health emergency has brought one right wing effort that has a chance of success, a petition drive to repeal the Emergency Powers Act even though the governor's performance has the support of the vast majority of Michigan voters, Republican seal way around the public will collect about four hundred and fifty thousand petition signatures and Jim a veto-proof bill through the legislature. Campaign Committee has been formed to fight that effort the keep Michigan Safe Committee one of the leaders of that group physician and former Republican Congressman Joe. Schwarz Dr Schwartz. What is your boat and try to get this petition overturned I of the courts, and if not in the court, so that the legislature doesn't pass it well, there are several one is a physician I think we have to be very very careful. And If we use Texas and California and Florida's examples, we know we have to be careful in opening things wide right now. The Cobra Virus is very infectious. It's ubiquitous now and we know the effect it can have one on people, especially senior citizens, and now we're seeing it because of some of the inability of some of our youngsters to save that you you really, it's a good idea to wear a mask and end the socially distance. We're seeing it in younger people as well. But this is a worldwide pandemic and I think in many ways because. A lot of Americans. Have never had to go through this before I mean. It's been a hundred years hundred two years since the last pandemic of any kind, really truly pandemic. They don't understand what we're going through. The consequences can be dire i. mean dire enough as it is so what I'm trying to say, come on, let's use our heads. We have the best science in the world. We will come up with ways to defeat this and we will. And I cannot define really, but we will ultimately come up with a vaccine. So let's not get out there and it'd be close to each other. Not Wear Masks. Do all of the things that the reputable? Public Health people epidemiologist. My religious are telling us not to do what they're telling. US is correct, and we should follow their lead as a fishing yourself. There's a perception that only old people are really at risk for this virus, but it would seem especially now what we're seeing in. Florida Texas California that it. Really it's all age groups that are at risk. Oh, yeah, all all age groups are at. At risk, it's just a matter of how it started and where it was introduced. I and of course we know that in the nursing home community there was a tremendous number of cases and fatalities early on in this, and there still are problems, but nothing like they used to be what we are now seeing is because of I think some some lack of of good epidemiological behavior. On the part of young people and you and I understand being young people because I was one. Yeah, once a long time ago, but I look at it and say I just could have been me. It was so many years ago. I might have been doing the same thing. They're exposing themselves because they're not socially distancing. Wearing masks there attending social events like the one in the in the bar up at at at East lansing or the Lake Nona and CASS county. Torch Lake up north the same, and they're not doing any of the things that they have been warned. About been told about time after time after time. And the outcome. In other words the increase in cases in that age group was foretold with that sort of behaviour. And now it's happening okay on the politics of this for this to become law. Basically they have to collect three hundred, forty, thousand plus valid signatures in a relatively short period of time because I want to get to the legislature this year. If this hangs over into next year that I'm sure the conservative Republicans that the at the State House may flip and they won't feel to get past. Even if they get into their in December. By then, should we have this under control as sort of like closing the barn door after the horses out? No then. I mean that's a conservation devoutly to be wished. That we haven't under control in December and perhaps we even have a vaccine by December. That's one thing you could hope for. And that's one thing You keep fighting, keep fighting, keep fighting, but the fact of the matter is for those of us who who take a realistic look at this. You just can't open up willy? Nilly, now you can't do it I would love to have everything open I like nothing more than going to my favorite bar and having a beer and a chili dog I can't do that now. Because I I. Don't man my age I simply don't want to expose myself to the virus, and and all of us equality to the virus. and. We have to think that way. We're not I mean some of us are, but enough of us are not and really got to get the whole. Get Ahold of the situation. It seems to that the long term implications of this really haven't been thought of very seriously because it's not just about this particular situation. This is about the next emergency too well, and there will be another emergency. It will be another emergency I mean. We saw something just last week in the news media. If you read, I would say deeply enough into some articles. There's another virus. It seems to be a rising China. And, who knows what it is and? How how infectious it is, but people should be should be aware of the fact. That especially in these these hugely popular countries like China and India, the chance that a viral disorder or bacterial disorder could come out of those countries. Is there every day?.
"Rogue Secretary of State" Jocelyn Benson
"In two thousand eighteen Jocelyn Benson was elected as secretary of state in Michigan. It was part of a historic sweep. Where women were also elected to the governorship and to the Attorney General's office then the corona virus hit and Donald Trump went on the warpath personally attacking governor. Whitmer as she fought to get her citizens access to needed medical equipment. Well now he's also attack. Jocelyn calling her a rogue secretary of state for her plan to make sure all Michigan voters can apply to get an absentee ballot. This fall keeping them safe from the virus and ensuring everyone has a chance to vote. Jocelyn joined us to talk about the monumental importance of voting rights in the age of trump and the corona virus. This year we saw the. You're the woman. Two Point Gretchen. Whitmer Dana Nessel Jocelyn Benson Debbie Stamina and the list goes secretary of state of the Great State of Michigan. Four four my duties to invest in my abilities regard. Help me guys. The Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says. She sees nothing wrong with paper ballots. Secretary of state says the voter absentee ballot. Applications are great way for voters to vote in coming elections without risking their. How ahead of a planned visit to Michigan Tomorrow? President trump is targeting the leaders of the state on twitter president trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state announced that all of the states registered. Voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Benton Secretary of State of Michigan on fighting every day to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Sorry not sorry first of all. Thank you so much for doing this. I really really appreciate it. It's interesting because you have a job that I don't think a lot of people fully grasp what you do as secretary of State in Michigan. You're responsible for overseeing elections. But can you give my listeners? Really an overview of what that entails. And just broadly what? The job secretaryastate position in most states overseas democracy and that means everything from money in politics and regulating promoting disclosure of bat to the actual act of casting a ballot and making sure those votes are counted accurately protecting the security of the process. Anything that goes into ensuring that our democracy runs well flows lows through each state secretary of State and from your perspective. What is the biggest threat to our democracy? And you can do that. Broadly but you can also do that in Michigan. Well Yeah I always say that. A healthy democracy requires an engaged. An informed electorate and so in that way biggest threat is disengaged and misinformed electorate. I think you need both. You need everyone. Voting particular especially systems of underrepresented communities whose voices has historically been at the table and decisions. That are made them. But you also need to to be informed about all the aspects of an issue that they can make independent decisions about what's best for them. We're having our communities so to me really. You need people. Running the system secretaries of state and we need elected representatives who all kind of flow into that any neighbouring and encourage engagement and Commission. Of course the media as well but if you poke short on either of those two metrics those two pieces than democracy is threatened and. I think that's some of what we are seeing today where you have in some cases. Low turnout or disengagement or feeling of apathy or. My vote doesn't matter. My voice doesn't matter which is the exact opposite of which real and democracy or people not having access to accurate information about the decisions that are being made note decision makers that are making them can hold them accountable. We here and we've heard a lot about Michigan this cycle. So what makes it so important in this election besides the Electoral College? And how did it become a battleground? These chicken is a collection of voters that really reflects the entire country in many ways certainly in the Midwest and you've got a very diverse population we've got the largest concentrations for example Arab American voters in the country. We've got strong urban areas with unique stories and history like Detroit and Flint and high levels of communities of color growing Tino population and then a lot of the state is very rural. And so the racial demographics. The economic demographics -cation you have also right next to Detroit. One of the wealthiest per capita community in the country and they got in some ways integregation and many of the problems that afflict and having the country historically are reflected in Michigan. There's a great thing I saw when I personally hear when Michigan accuses the whole country gets a cold that in some ways is a bellwether state. Her a lot of different things is that because of the people because of history because of the community that can indicate how rest of the country like feeling going and attention on our state certainly over the past ten years when it comes to presidential elections. Really underscored that.
President Trump to visit Ford plant in Ypsilanti today
"Today president trump heads to a Ford plant near Detroit that is making a ventilators during the pandemic a Ford has been requiring visitors to wear face masks Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the president has a legal and moral responsibility to do so if nothing over the last several years of president trump in the White House is that he doesn't have the same level of legal accountability as everybody else and ahead of the visit the president's also threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and the vada for sending absentee ballot applications through the mail he's said that mail in balloting is open to fraud though he's used it himself Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer hopes the president will use his visit to sign an emergency declaration after a century old dam breach that sending a flood waters into the town of Midland ten thousand people were evacuated and it is truly a testament to the people of the area but also the first responders that flooding is now threatening to douse
University of Michigan won't change investigation into abuse
"From the town hall dot com newsroom there will not be an investigation into how the university of Michigan handled sexual assault complaints against a league sports doctor without the school's full cooperation that's the word from Attorney General Dana Nessel who says her office has learned from problems with the investigation of Michigan State University with the Larry Nassar Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal in Ann Arbor Dr Robert Anderson allegedly sexually assaulted student athletes and others from the late nineteen sixties into the early two thousands at least ten students in Eastern Michigan University are now self quarantine after coming back from a trip to Italy WXYZ TV reports two of the students were tested for corona virus after showing symptoms but the tests were negative Michigan's Democrats are casting their support for presidential hopefuls and so far Joe Biden is the favorite governor Gretchen Whitmer and congresswoman Elissa Slotkin Haley Stevens and Brenda Lawrence are all endorsing the former vice president Michigan's presidential primary is Tuesday we have the traffic and weather four
Charges dropped against 8 involved in Flint water crisis
"From the Flint, Michigan water crisis are being dropped, but Michigan public radio, Shane of Roth reports that the state's new administration says its investigation of the crisis is being expanded the pending cases against eight state and Flint officials will be dismissed that includes cases against former chief medical executive, Dr Eden, wells an extra rector of the department of health and human services, Nick Lyon line was charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charges could be refiled sin. New attorney general Dana Nessel took office. She's handed the investigation over to a special Flint, water prosecution team that team says it has concerns about the investigative approach and legal theories used by the prior administration. So they say they're executing new search warrants and reviewing millions of documents. In a statement attorney general Dana Nessel said she agreed with the move and quote Justice. Delayed is not always Justice denied for NPR news. I'm Shane a Roth in Lansing, Michigan. Own stock markets in Asia
Charges dropped against 8 people in Flint water scandal
"Prosecutors say they're dismissing all the charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal. They say they will start the whole investigation over the eight people include the former health director, Nick Lyon, he was accused of failing to inform the public about an outbreak of legionnaires disease. When Flint was using improperly treated water from the Flint, river back in twenty fourteen and fifteen the outbreak occurred at the same time that the city's water system was contaminated with lead. The office says the charges are dropped without prejudice, which means they can bring these charges, again, in the future attorney general Dana Nessel, saying in a statement that the people of a responsible for the Flint water disaster will be held
Enbridge seeks court ruling on Great Lakes oil pipeline deal
"Person Enbridge has gone to court after talks broke down on line five, the oil pipeline that runs under the straits of mackinac and bridges asking Michigan court to rule on an agreement reached with former governor Snyder to build an oil pipeline beneath the channel linking lakes Huron. Michigan inside of a tunnel. Enbridge says the deal was passed legally, Michigan attorney general, Dana Nessel has said the law enacted in December onto the tunnel agreement. Violates the state constitution, and she is declared that she will stop the new line
Michigan AG to investigate gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar
"The latest on an investigation at Michigan State University. Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel is talking about the latest developments in the investigation into Michigan State University, and they're handling of the allegations against former Dr Larry Nassar, Nestle says she hopes Michigan. State officials will continue their cooperation looking into the matter. Now, I would say it's time for Michigan State University to do the right thing. I won't here is to help provide Justice and also to provide a sense of security, and that's something like this will never never happen again
"dana nessel" Discussed on WJR 760
"How dare she? I just got word of what our miss Andrews deter any general said at her press conference. She said there was no oversight of Flint by this office. Bill Schutte brought charges against some of the top people in Michigan. He was charged with manslaughter for heaven's sake. Did you miss that? Do you not read the papers? Do you not watch TV in St. the news? This is Dana Nessel. That's our new attorney general. And and she says it Bill Schutte didn't get involved with this. Are you kidding me? And then she hires Todd flood who was shoot he's point man on the on the investigation one of his point, man. She hires was an assistant attorney general. Are you kidding me? I mean, I mean give me a break. This is the woman has been elected our new attorney general and now she's gone after she's gone after the civil side not the criminal side, right though. She's doing Chris you saw the whole story in this in this tweet. I'm was reading from Chandler live. Good over at cranes. He quoted her saying, the only people the attorney general's office who were involved in criminal prosecutions criminal and civil prosecution, but in in criminal prosecutions in the department were former attorney general Bill shooting his senior aid rusty hills. Stop right there in one investigator. Rusty hills was his PR guy. It was a spokesman. He was I don't think rusty hills was an assistant attorney general involved in investigating the Flint water crisis. I may be wrong. Call rusty right now and ask him if he was if he was involved, but I think that is completely false. I if I'm wrong, I'll admit it. But I think that's wrong. Chad then quarter saying that there was practically no oversight whatsoever. You no oversight. You're just people being charged with Dan slaughter. Also interesting coming out of that is wing county prosecutor Kim worthy set to join the Flint water crisis investigation. This is worse than than Robert Muller. I'm telling you right now. You talk about what chance you're about to see what my friends this'll be a classic one. I'm just telling you what it's going to be my goodness. And I really serious. I'm going to go to the phones now, but I'd like you to call rusty holes and find out whether he was involved in any invest criminal investigation of the Flint water situation. Okay. Because and you got his number. We've talked to him zillion times. He's Bill Schutte spokesman PR guy. And I don't think he had any standing as an assistant attorney general in that way to investigate. I may be wrong. And if I'm wrong, we'll tell you. But there you go down in Highland Michigan. You're next up here on the Frank Beckmann show. Hello there. How're you doing? I just Frank. This is L O. Al it says Donna my screen. I'm sorry. That's okay. First of all the supreme court ruling that just came down about Cesar property, this should also work with all the red flag laws that they've created in this country. What do you mean? Well, the red red flag law says that they can go in and take your weapons. Something in your home. And somebody said something they can come in and take your weapons, and this law says, basically, you can't they can't see your property. Yeah. I'm not sure they can they can they can't just walk in and take your weapons if they're if they're not somehow illegal. They can't they can't take your favorite shotgun or your your twenty two that she used for deer hunting. If somebody has said something about you to the police officers, the police officers can come into your home and take your weapons. Saying that you are have a problem. I would I would think they'd have to be some sort of investigation. I but well that's why red flag. That's why the red flags laws were written. So that they could take your weapons. We don't have that here in Michigan though. No. Yeah. Thank goodness. I don't know. What do they have? If you know, I believe it's some of the southern states. And I believe Colorado may have it. Yeah. Well, I mean there are situations. You look at this this coast guard officer who who got arrested, you know, he's a Coast Guard Lieutenant, and he admits that he's a white nationalist who wanted to kill a bunch of politicians left his politicians leftist. Reporters wanted to kill Nancy Pelosi. He's got a whole list. They had a reason to go in to get him. Well, that's say had an actual legal reason to go in. And that's just for somebody just just for your neighbor to say something about you. And then the police decide that they're gonna come in your house and take your weapons is not something should happen. Yeah. I totally agree with you there. It shouldn't be to somebody on the on the whim saying that because otherwise you could've. You could have done anything with the Jesse smaller case. I mean think about that. He said he was jumped by these guys, you could've said it was it was that white guy who lives up there in that apartment and tackling pleased to run in. So, hey, thank you for the call. I appreciate it. And maybe they'll take that up next in Washington at the supreme court. Let's go to Almonte and see soul, you're on the Frank Beckmann show. Hi. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Either the guy's not mentioning that. The police have been ever want to go into your house on these red flag laws. Do they see? I didn't. I didn't know that. No. Well, of course, of course, they do somebody has to make a complaint that go through the prosecutor they want and they come in to secure the firearms. They just they just can't come to your house. With what's hearsay from the local? So. Okay. All right. Appreciate it. That's why our audience the best informed because we have people like that who help out to make it. So maybe one more call can I sneak that in what do you think maestro? Okay. Very quickly. Jeff in Romulus. You're gonna wrap it up this morning Pell high just wanted to change the subject a little. Yeah. Go ahead. Well, the we suddenly he's guys over to Iraq and Afghanistan, and they have to build fortifications over there to build a base they have to build walls and fences, and they have to be trained to do that. Why can't we send him down to the border and have them trained by building the wall point good point? And and that, you know, stay tuned that may be what our president has in mind. We don't know yet. Okay. Now think about this didn't we just have a situation Michigan where when when we had the the road workers who who were out on strike, wasn't it. And and we're shutting down the road project at I six ninety six and governor Snyder said he was going to send in the national guard to do the work because they're trained and some of that and care run the heavy equipment. So why not you could use the the the military to do that? Because they aren't the national guards part of the military. So there you go. That's a great suggestion. And Jeff you're the first one to bring that up. And I appreciate it. I gotta run because time is short here. And we're still trying to get a hold of rusty hills to find out whether he was actually an investigator in the Flint water situation. I really don't think he was. But we will correct me if we find out more, we'll do it tomorrow. We're going to have your call tomorrow. Okay. And grab your wallets because we're going to ask you to make donations for a great cause. And that's a Salvation Army Beden bread truck program. And I'll be Steve Courtney from ten till two hope you'll join us all day long on WGN. Starts at eight tonight and tomorrow morning guy will start it off at six because Paul's on vacation, he's buying me cigars in in Havana. Hopefully, and just kidding. And so join us, then okay? Because it's one of the great message and data rates may apply..
"dana nessel" Discussed on WJR 760
"I hadn't really thought a lot about this. But they said, how do you believe Gretchen Whitmer will get along with the attorney general Dana Nessel because Gretchen Whitmer is not nearly as extreme or liberal as Dana Nessel. How do you think they'll get along? So I'll ask you, you know, what I am going to the Trump White House tomorrow because I can and want to work with everyone who actually wants to solve a problem. I have gotten to know Dana quite well. During the course of the last two years, and we're gonna get along great. I think that she's she's a very talented lawyer, and we talked quite frequently. And I don't know I think people are looking for something to write about, you know, we've got a great relationship. And I think we're gonna work very well together. And I'm I'm looking forward to it. Well, we need you to all work well together on behalf of we the citizens. Right. Absolutely. And that's why I sat down with every one of the quadrant leaders coming in. We talked about getting together regularly, which is something I think is very important. And that's how you get things done. You gotta build relationships. And so I've sat down with Senator Shirke, and incoming speaker chap y'all and we both the democratic leaders, and I think that's something that's really important. And and I'm going to work to make sure we do that. Have you been to the White House before? Not since I was like, you know in in high school. I think we took a tour. We all did didn't we? Yeah. Yeah. Well, it's going to be completely different for you, my friend this time, and I hope you love every minute of it and take as many pictures as you can look forward to tell you all about it. And our next conversation. We will look forward to that governor elect Gretchen Whitmer here on the Mitchell again just a little bit of advice unless you wanna say to him, Mr President. I love the idea of that wall. Let's get some money and get going unless you say that I wouldn't I would not bring it up. All right. I'll I'll say I'll take that under advisement. Thanks foxy later. Governor elect Gretchen Whitmer here at seven fifty five on WJR. The one thing. I wanted to ask I totally forgot. I hope she's not planning on going after quote, unquote. Governor Rick Snyder, that's what I hope. It's our chair, traffic and weather first on the fives. And we've got John Bailey. Thanks to roadwork. In heavy traffic. We're hitting slow traffic, and I seventy five Bloomfield Township Troy, Madison heights. Royal Oak Hazel park. Southbound seventy five.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WTVN
"Love courage true glenn back michigan attorney general candidates uh dana nessel want you to know something i'm not making this up she thinks it's important for you to know that she does not have a penis two weeks has taught us anything it is that we need more women in positions of power not less so when you're choosing michigan's next attorney general ask yourself this who can you trust most not to schilling their penis in a professional setting is that the candidates dozen peters i say so k okay i'm hoping that she's joking here and we she does have a point um you know it's it's not possible for her to do the things that the winds themes in conyers of the world of allegedly done and that's a promise that she can absolutely keep to our constituents but as we saw with the presidential election of 2016 role running solely on gender doesn't really work plus isn't this genderspecific i mean it's a little unfair and sexes to imply that there is a risk of a potted plant or a bathroom incident if a man holds position of power simply because he's a man all of the allegations about sexual misconduct her throwing a much needed light on the fact that our societal ideas about manhood have been completely decimated we have to remember real men.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WLOB
"But that's where we are i don't find it offensive i'm not i'm did there i am not showing any outrage perhaps you are outraged by that i am not i i think it's silly and i did discuss in the show the idea that i do think men are men are different than women these are people the thing is i bet you anything that michigan attorney general candidate dana nessel is not willing to admit that men and women are fundamentally different that's the crux of the issue she's running a campaign and she's saying don't vote for my opponent because he's a man but then if you asked her if you quizzed her on the fundamental differences between men and women should see no no though it's just those are social contr construct men are better at any given thing they're not you know she would be and do not i'm assuming i don't know i i don't know her or the campaign she's running i don't even know what her what party she's uh she's from but the people that are arguing now the in the part of the you know i got a lot of flak i wrote an editorial about uh masculinity i said we need we need more masculinity not less it's essentially the opposite of what dana nessel was saying in her ad in her campaign ads she saying we need more women not less we want to vote men out because they are men because they have mail anatomy that's what she see using as her reason and i said that we need people want to end masculinity was overlaps talking about toxic masculinity and i said we need more masculine you not less i i got male i'm going to read you male are going to read the email i got from someone when we come back i got an email about that editor i got a lot of emails from people yelling at me saying you don't know what you're talking about rape culture blah blah blah everything like that but i said that masculinity real masculinity is going to stop sexual assault that was the crux of my argument people couldn't have been uh they could have disagreed more vehemently eight three three eight five two four eight six six.
"dana nessel" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Is added in a man of the hour another three the savage nation so there is a human being socalled running for the attorney general's position in michigan who says that our qualifications are vote for me because i don't have a penis so i thought it was insulting i thought it was sexist i thought it was sick juvenile idiotic and a sign of our times were radical feminists have gotten so brazen that they think simply manhating is enough to get them into office and i pray they are wrong so i reached researched this person dana nessel i've never heard of and there she was april jabbour and jane roused took their of michigan's gay marriage ban all the way to the supreme court and gas so their lawyer was as they won in the supreme court y was none other than dana nessel so this man hating woman dana nessel denied that she hates man but she does she says vote for me because i don't have a penis do you have any idea how insulting this is to the human species what if listen to me very carefully someone ran for office in california said vote for me because i don't have a vagina tell me what would have happened to that person on the today show the tomorrow's show the yesterday tomorrow or the tomorrow and tomorrow tomorrow show they would have called every name under the sun and rightly so but what if a woman shows herself to be a man hating psycho like this was supposed to ticker laugh and it and say it's okay it's not okay this is a very very sick thing to promote is there anyone from michigan who knows this dana nessel in her back rubbed daniel on w kco in michigan line a go at who is this person thank you dr savage a finan or.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WDRC
"Now as i did in none of the hour number three the savage been fed state so there is a human being socalled running for the attorney general's position in michigan who says that her qualifications are vote for me because i don't have a penis so i thought it was insulting i thought it was sexist i thought it was sick juvenile idiotic uh and a sign of our times were radical feminists have gotten so brazen that they think simply manhating is enough to get them into office and i pray they are wrong so i reached researched this person dana nessel i'd never heard of and there she was april jabbour and jane roused took their challenger michigan's gay marriage ban all the way to the supreme court and guess who their lawyer was as they won in the supreme court way was none other than dana nessel so this man hating woman dana nessel denied that she hates man but she does she said vote for me because i don't have a penis do you have any idea how insulting this is to the human species what if listen to me very carefully someone ran for office in california said vote for me because i don't have a vagina tell me what would have happened to that person on the today show the tomorrow show the yesterday tomorrow or the tomorrow and tomorrow tomorrow show they would would've called every name under the sun and rightly so but what if a woman shows herself to be a man hating psycho like this was supposed to ticker a laugh at at say it's okay it's not okay this is a very very sick thing to promote is there anyone from michigan who knows this dana nessel in her background daniel on w kco in michigan line a go ahead who is this person.
"dana nessel" Discussed on WJR 760
"And ensure it is what it is walter to dana nessel and remember she was the attorney who led the court fight that overturned michigan's law against samesex marriage uh and she happens to have a samesex marriage but dana nessel uh and and congrats the jim kirchner channel seven gives dana doesn't wanna come on a talk about it this morning with kirch and did a report last night and uh an and dana nessel has put out an ad in the wake of all these allegations of sexual abuse in the workplace and i'm gonna play this ad and if you are a sensitive at all about uh the discussion of body parts there's no slanging here or anything it's uh you know scientific term but if you're if you're all sensitive about hearing uh a body part referred to the enclosures for a few moments because this is an ad the dana nessel has put out to run for attorney general in the last few weeks has taught us anything it is that we need more women in positions of power not less show when you've choosing michigan's next attorney general ask yourself this who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional saturday is that the candidate who doesn't how peters i'd say so some people will tell you i can't be the democratic nominee for attorney general here in michigan because we can't have an allfemale ticket for state wine office in 2018 pundits in insider as game can of afford to have a female governor a female attorneygeneral and a female secretaries day well i read the news and i making due to it has me wondering queuing important not so i i guess she is in some ways uh also promoting the candidacy of tanya shoot maker as the.