Anita Belle's granddaughter accused her of spanking her, prompting an investigation by Michigan's Child Protective Services (CPS). The investigation cleared her of abuse, but CPS placed Belle on a state registry of child abusers anyway. A Detroit TV station reports that the list includes the names of about 275,000 people. Those people haven't necessarily been charged with, much less convicted of, any crimes. And many people aren't even aware their names are on the list, since all it takes is one CPS worker to decide they should be on there to end up on the list.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
This vote is "a hopeful sign that the harmful policies of marijuana prohibition will soon be a relic of the past."
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.