Friday, June 20, 2014

That's a plenty

What with a particularly bodacious cops lede in the morning fishwrap:

Got ’em.

U.S. Marshals captured escapee No. 3 — a convicted drug dealer who disappeared last month with his two cohorts just before the jury delivered its guilty verdicts in one of the biggest drug trials in Detroit history.

... it seemed like a good time to revisit the Forbidden Lede front, especially since a regular offender has been showing up rather often:
Enough with the calls.

That’s what one consumer is telling Kohl’s in a federal lawsuit that claims the department store is stalking her and harassing her by phone over an overdue credit card bill, calling her at all hours of the night over what she calls a measly $20.
(June 17)
He stole from the dead to pay for cable TV.

That’s what a mortician’s assistant is accused of doing nearly a year ago after transporting a man’s body from the morgue to a Detroit funeral home, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court.
(June 11)
 In the end, cooperation worked.

That’s what the government learned in relying on Derrick Miller for help in putting away corrupt politicians and crooked contractors.
(May 29)
Detroit may have a serious violent crime problem, an international border to keep an eye on and ongoing public corruption scandals to contend with.

But other cities have it bad, too.

That's what FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday during his first visit to Detroit since getting sworn in as America's seventh FBI chief eight months ago.
(April 30)
The Lede of Satan was thick on the ground last year too:
To help make Detroit whole again, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his contractor pal Bobby Ferguson should pay the city more than $10.7 million combined for their crimes.

That’s what federal prosecutors argued in court documents today in calling the city of Detroit the hardest-hit victim of Kilpatrick’s criminal enterprise, which centered around steering lucrative contracts to Ferguson, and the two splitting the ill-gotten gains.
(Nov. 19)
More money. More commitments. More time.

That's what hard work and perseverance brought the campaign to preserve the former Willow Run bomber plant on Saturday, raising the hopes of many who are fighting to save a slice of the historic Ypsilanti Township factory that helped win a world war, diversify the workplace and put Michigan on the map as the Arsenal of Democracy.
(Oct. 26)
Convicted contractor Bobby Ferguson claims he’s broke and can’t afford a lawyer, but the federal government says it has fresh evidence that the friend of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is still hiding assets.

At least that’s what Ferguson’s prison phone calls with a girlfriend indicate, according to court documents filed Thursday.
(Oct. 3)
The city of Detroit is on the wrong track. Crime is its biggest problem. And hiring Kevyn Orr to fix its finances was a bad move.

That’s what roughly half of Detroiters think, according to an exclusive Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll of 400 likely Detroit voters.
(Sept. 23)

If Oakland County cancer doctor Farid Fata wants to get out of jail, he has to cough up $9 million.

That’s what a federal judge decided Tuesday in setting the multimillion-dollar bond for Fata, who is charged with intentionally misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments like chemotherapy to make money.
(Aug. 13)
They pretended to take college courses online, lied about having high school diplomas and conned the government out of free college money that was meant for poor people.

That's what the federal government said 11 people across metro Detroit did for years, running a student-aid crime ring that stole more than $1 million from the government, and then using the money for personal expenses when it was supposed to pay for school.
(March 29, 2013)
It’s not unconstitutional to have reindeer, snowmen and a nativity scene on display in the center of town, with no anti-religious slogan next to it.

That’s what a federal appeals court ruled today in finding that the city of Warren didn’t trample on anyone’s free speech rights when it refused to add a sign that attacked religion to its annual holiday display.
(Feb. 13, 2013)
If this is your favorite lede, you really should reconsider. The rest of you, you've earned some "That's A Plenty."

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Anonymous Bob L. said...

If he had "two cohorts," does that make him a "hort"? (Or is it time to surrender on the issue of what "cohort" means?)

3:35 PM, June 20, 2014  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

MWU: 3 a : companion, accomplice b : follower, supporter < a congressman accompanied by a group of loyal cohorts>

So, sadly, yes.

GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY you have a horrible capcha and the audio is as bad as the visual. I am serious. I am on try #12.

4:55 PM, June 20, 2014  
Blogger fev said...

I'm thinking that as long as one of the cohorts was gleaming in purple and the other one in gold, we're probably OK.

Damn capcha! It certainly doesn't seem to be making life harder on the spam people ...

8:57 PM, June 20, 2014  

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