Michigan residents may have heard about the five teens who were recently arrested. These teens have been charged with a number of violent crimes including second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, and six felony counts of malicious destruction of property. Four of the boys were arrested, and the fifth turned himself in. They are currently being held at a detention center and county jail.
Michigan residents may have heard about the recent arrests of 14 supposed members of the Playboy Gangster Crisps street gang. These 14 individuals have been accused of committing numerous violent crimes in Detroit. All of the defendants are being charged with RICO conspiracy. Two of the defendants have also been accused of drug-related crimes. This gang was supposedly identified while authorities were investigating two other gangs active in the area.
Michigan criminal law follows most other jurisdictions in making it a crime to resist or obstruct the police in making an arrest. Such offenses may be categorized as violent crimes, but they often do not involve the level of criminal intent or the depth of violent action that are usually perceived as falling into that classification. The reason is that most resisting arrest situations involve some degree of force being applied not only by the suspect but also by the police.
Michigan sometimes deals with immigration problems that spill over into criminal arrests. Because the state borders another country, such problems arise daily but do not always contain the added aggravation of violent crimes. Recently, however, an immigrant was arrested in a Michigan airport for allegedly attacking and stabbing a police officer in the neck.