57 Alerts From the MICHIGAN Tag


How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

Transportation Shakeout from the 2016 Election: NMA E-Newsletter #409

The entire country shared a sigh of relief when the election in-fighting finally ended this week. Before the election, President-elect Donald Trump released his ideas on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. He said he wants to put a trillion dollars into rebuilding infrastructure over the next 10 years without raising taxes. He plans to do this through […]

More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part 2 Newsletter Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #399

Last week’s newsletter on the new Center for Disease Control guidelines to states with regards to nighttime driving for teen drivers brought in some great comments for discussion.  We thought we would share a few thoughts covering both sides of the issue. To read last week’s newsletter, More Nighttime Restrictions for Teen Drivers. Why? Part […]

DUID—Driving under the influence of Drugs just took a Turn: NMA E-Newsletter #394

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law last month a plan that allows state police to implement one of the most invasive methods of drug testing in the country all in the name of a pilot program:  saliva swab tests. Michigan drivers from 5 counties (yet to be determined) will be the experimental rats so […]

Personal Space Invasion—What Gives?: NMA E-Newsletter #393

Remember August 15th as the first of days where personal space is no longer personal. For example, the inside of our car is one of the best personal spaces that we all have. Sometimes it is the only place where we can be alone with our thoughts, where we can rock out with our tunes […]