Crime rates decrease in Mid-Michigan with one exception

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“Overall, when it comes to violent crime, we’ve kind of noticed a decrease in violent crime overall; however our domestic assaults and violence relating to couples, we’ve seen a little bit of a surge,” said Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green.

I’m a black man in America. Entering a shop with a face mask might get me killed | Aaron Thomas

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I trust the CDC’s guidance. But my fear of being mistaken for an armed robber is greater than my fear of Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a 180-degree turn last week and is now recommending that people wear face masks in public. The guidelines say medical-grade masks should be reserved for health professionals, who are facing a shortage of supplies, and suggest that Americans use T-shirts, scarves, handkerchiefs, or any other spare fabric to make homemade masks to cover their noses and mouths.

Man charged after police say he licked items at Warrenton Walmart to mock virus fears

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A 26-year-old man was identified in court documents Tuesday as the person who police say posted a video online of himself licking items in a Warrenton Walmart earlier this month. Cody Lee Pfister, 26, of Warrenton, has been charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with a terrorist threat in the second degree. In the posted video, Pfister looks at the camera and asks, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” before licking a row of deodorant sticks for purchase.

Texas Hospital Child Abuse Cases Rise In COVID-19 Outbreak

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Doctors at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, have sounded the alarm over concerns about a rise in alleged child abuse cases amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“We also saw similar types of things happen during the recession where, in our trauma department, the most common cause of trauma death in children was motor vehicle collisions. During the recession, that changed to abusive head trauma, and I don’t want to see that again,” Coffman noted.