Shooting wounds driver
A motorist driving along Interstate 96 was shot and wounded Saturday in the latest in a string of shootings in southeastern Michigan, authorities said. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said in a news release that the man was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being shot in the left hip by a bullet that came through the driver’s-side door. He was listed in stable condition. Bezotte said shots were fired earlier into another car, but its two occupants weren’t injured. No injuries had been reported before Saturday in the series of at least 24 shootings in four counties. Ten of the shootings were in Wixom in Oakland County. Saturday’s shooting was the first incident since Oct. 18
Drug lollipops seized
Police said a drug raid in Buffalo turned up 640 marijuana lollipops that had been obtained in California, where medical marijuana is legal. The Buffalo News reported that police raided a party on Thursday attended by some University at Buffalo students and found the Jolly Lolly suckers, as well as leaf marijuana, cocaine and $13,000 in cash. At least one person was arrested on felony drug charges. He allegedly had the candies shipped across the country to Buffalo. Medical marijuana is not legal in New York.
NYPD spying criticized
The head of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice said he is “deeply troubled” about reports that the New York Police Department sent a paid informant to spy on the school’s club for Muslim students. President Jeremy Travis sent a letter to students and professors Thursday reacting to an Associated Press report on the 19-year-old informant, Shamiur Rahman, who said he quit working for the NYPD at the end of the summer after growing uncomfortable with the job. Rahman said his assignments included attending lectures hosted by John Jay’s Muslim Student Association, photographing people attending its events, and identifying its members and leaders. Thousands of students attend the Manhattan college, hoping to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Compiled from wire reports.