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A Downtown Domestic Incident

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD on Thursday. 10 Replies

In my second comment at the September 27, 2021 meeting I laid out a list of problems I had noticed with police protocol in a recent incident downtown:"I appreciate the city's leadership team in…Continue

The Right to be Secure in One's House: Manistee's Steven Haugen Dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD Oct 10. 2 Replies

Back in 2018, a sexual assault trial took place in Benzie County.  A man named Steven Haugen faced a felony charge of sexual assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and a misdemeanor charge…Continue

The Oft-forgotten Crisis Revisited

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD Oct 8. 3 Replies

Some of our readers are old enough to remember back before the current Covid-19 crisis when all we had to worry about was the climate change crisis.  It started out as global warming, a phenomenon…Continue

 

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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council October 11, 2021: Bright Lights and Big Noises
"I always like to hear the City Mgr. report, he is very cognizant of current events, and brings a lot of important issues to the forefront for our city, and thank you very much Mitch. He's a quality CM that we have needed for many years, and I…"
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Ludington City Council October 11, 2021: Bright Lights and Big Noises

The agenda packet for the October 11, 2021 meeting of the Ludington City Council showed no action items, but it did offer a presentation and a public hearing, and a few people in the community took the opportunity to comment on things that concerned them.  Mayor Steve Miller almost bypassed…See More
Friday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"A force of 35-40 would be an awful lot for the COL, but more than half of those are just based here and deal with issues throughout the county.  Ideal size of local police forces is generally an issue decided by city councils and county…"
Thursday
AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"Willy, again you make more astute observations. If there is any manual to follow for police dept. sizes, the ones they got here have been completely ignored, or just put in file 13. Both forces, LPD & MCSO, are both way over budgeted with double…"
Thursday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"X. Even if they officers were on a different call there were still 3 of them at one location. Were they all driving separate cars? I have to ask, what was the purpose of tax payers dishing out hard earned tax money for body cams and microphones if…"
Wednesday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"Aquaman, you bring up some good points. Just how many officers are needed for a town the size of Ludington? Is there a manual with directions for cities to follow regarding the size and make up of local police agencies? Does the size of the force…"
Wednesday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"I failed to mention that the three officers were already at the location after responding to a totally different call that happened just around the corner of Filer on Harrison.  The officers heard the couple arguing as they walked east on…"
Wednesday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"Officer Gilmurray put the man in the cruiser and told him that he had to confer with his partner to find out what they were going to do.  They go to the street corner, and even though they don't say anything, both officers have each…"
Wednesday
AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"That's a very astute observation Willy. I have been saying for many years the LPD has way too many officers on patrol. The dept. employs about 35-40 officers in total to my understanding. For a population  like ours, about 8,000 ppl.. We…"
Wednesday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"Just curious. Were the officers on the recording coordinating with each other to go into silent mode? If not how did they signal each other to turn off their mic's?  These officers know better than to act this way. The Chief had better…"
Tuesday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"I only regret at this point that I can only show a flash of leg and not show the rest of the naughty bits because the couple involved don't want their friends, children and community seeing them handcuffed, detained and arrested before they at…"
Tuesday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion A Downtown Domestic Incident
"Thanks again, X, for exposing lawless actions (allegedly, until proven in Court) by the Ludington Police Department and educating your readers with backup of LPD policy and law. I can only pray that our new Chief Kozal corrects these Officers for…"
Oct 11
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A Downtown Domestic Incident

In my second comment at the September 27, 2021 meeting I laid out a list of problems I had noticed with police protocol in a recent incident downtown:"I appreciate the city's leadership team in making themselves and the LPD more accountable over the last few years to the people, even when I come here to rant and rave over one thing or another when the transparency fails or the accountability does not reach an acceptable level.  I recently ordered up body cam footage of an early morning arrest…See More
Oct 10
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion The Right to be Secure in One's House: Manistee's Steven Haugen Dilemma
"Mr. Haugen did get a jury trial and was not acquitted of either charge against him, so considering that he had the opportunity and means to get himself a good defense, I would consider the decision made by that jury of his peers to mean that they…"
Oct 10
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Ludington Mi. lighthouse and SS Badger

"The new carferry owners dropped the 2nd daily trip across, so unless this was the July 4th cruise or the special pirate cruise on July 31st, this must be at least a couple of years old.  Isn't it, Willy?"
Oct 9

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At 8:10pm on February 5, 2020, Annabel Lee said…

Thank you!

At 10:01pm on November 12, 2018, AQUAMAN said…

Anything special about the CC Mtg. tonight? Thanks, Aqua.

At 9:23pm on January 3, 2018, XLFD said…

Louise, in the upper right corner of the main page you will see your name and an "inbox (1 new)" link under it.  Click on that and you'll see a message from me.  Click on that, and then reply in that same space.  This will be private messaging between you and me.  I will use my resources to try and verify your claims; our sheriff's office is remarkably cloaked in secrecy (more so than the COL) since KIm Cole assumed the position of sheriff.

At 8:32pm on January 3, 2018, jfc123 said…

Sure hope to hear these names! Bullies need exposed!

At 4:54pm on January 3, 2018, louise lane said…
I’m not sure how to message you, other than this way...sorry not good with computers. I have no evidence or proof. I’m sorry I wish I knew how to verify the claims all I can tell you is the names of the officers I heard about
At 9:02pm on January 2, 2018, louise lane said…
Ive heard that a local corrections officer got fired for sleeping with an inmate while on duty and another got fired for falsifying his time card, also A deputy Sargent recently got demoted. What is going on at our local sheriffs office and why is none of this being reported?
At 12:55am on November 18, 2017, Jodie said…
I'm curious about something and have not been able to find an answer. I'm hoping you may know the answer. Is it 'usual practice' to use a person's full name in the body of an op-ed?
At 11:40pm on April 19, 2017, Tiffanie Morgan said…
Idk how to use this site sorry but hopefully you could help or point me the right way
At 10:43pm on February 27, 2017, Willy said…
What I don't understand about the shop with a cop program is where you come up with the $900 plus amount that is not accounted for. Also why is the same $250 card number on two separate receipts? I'm not very good with math and bookkeeping so I'm curious.
At 6:12pm on January 28, 2016, Jackie Derrick said…

Thank you for the nice welcome :)

 
 
 

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