Detroit cops suspected artist Sheefy McFly was vandalizing an aqueduct. He was actually painting a mural commissioned by a city program. He didn't have his work permit with him, but a city official showed up to tell the cops he was working on a city project. The police still arrested McFly, charging him with resisting arrest, obstruction of an officer and an outstanding traffic warrant. He spent 24 hours in jail before being released. Brad Dick, who oversees the city's mural program, says they always coordinate with local police precincts to make sure they are aware when work is going on but the cops who arrested McFly were not from any of the precincts in that area.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.
The political extremism of Donald Trump, democratic socialists, and others is a great argument for reducing the size and scope of politics in everyday life.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
A handful of dumb tweets do not a story make.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.