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Michigan lawyer running for judge caught on camera allegedly belt-whipping girlfriend

Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press
October 7, 2022, 10:44 AM·13 min read

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Two weeks after winning the August primary, judicial candidate Jason Kolkema appeared to viciously whip his girlfriend with a belt during an argument in his western Michigan apartment, presumably unaware that nearby witnesses were recording the scene.

When he noticed the onlookers from his window, the 51-year-old lawyer flashed them the peace sign, and has since claimed the video isn't what it seems: He was striking a chair with his belt, not his girlfriend, the woman and his lawyer have maintained.

But the video triggered criminal charges – and a tsunami of public outrage in the city of Muskegon, which borders Lake Michigan and is about 40 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

In a scandalous judicial election that has stirred much debate in western Michigan, the topic of domestic violence has taken center stage as women's rights activists fight to keep Kolkema off the bench, arguing he isn't fit to be judge, especially in cases involving battered women and vulnerable children.



New York's Sneaky New Tactic to Stifle Greg Abbott's Migrant Bus Stunts

Two more buses arrived in the city from Texas on Friday morning. This time, however, the NYPD Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Unit was waiting.

New York City deployed a new tactic Friday morning in an effort to counter Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s increasing flow of migrant buses: drowning the bus companies and their drivers in traffic violations.

Two more buses arrived at the city’s Port Authority Bus Terminal just after 6 a.m. Friday, adding to the more than 17,000 migrants Abbott has bused to New York in a sick political stunt.

This time, however, a half-dozen uniformed members of the NYPD Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Unit were waiting.

The first bus to arrive was a blue Volvo bearing Mexican “Autotransporte Federal Turismo” license plates, owned and operated by a company out of Cedar Hill, Texas, called Autobuses La Sultana LC. A white document taped to the windshield read “TEXAS 144- HOUR PERMIT” and “VALID IN TEXAS ONLY” and was dated Oct. 6. The second bus had Texas plates and was marked “EJECTIVO TRAVEL.”



I know it's early, but I am calling this the Halloween costume of the year:


"A slut is just a word you and your fellow penises made. Your mama's a slut..."


Hmm, off to find out who this judgemental douchebag is...

DON'T let your kids watch hocus pocus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This woman thinks drug dealers are handing out fentanyl on Halloween. Why? Because Fox News told her


so tucker carlson had a complete meltdown tonight...


SCOOP: The largest US barge operator declares Force Majeure due to "near-historic" low water levels

SCOOP: The largest US barge operator declares Force Majeure due to "near-historic" low water levels along the Mississippi River. This could be terrible for grains shipments amid the Fall harvest season, as well as huge amounts of iron, steel and aluminum. More on the @TheTerminal


Force majeure is a provision in a contract that frees both parties from obligation if an extraordinary event directly prevents one or both parties from performing. A non-performing party may use a force majeure clause as excuse for non-performance for circumstances beyond the party's control and not due to any fault or negligence by the non-performing party. However, mere impracticality or unanticipated difficulty is not enough to excuse performance. Indeed, courts generally do not recognize economic downturn as a force majeure event. This is because economic hardships occur regularly in business, and as a result, may be appropriately and preemptively dealt with by allocating its risk through the terms of the contract. As such, force majeure events are often labeled as "acts of god" and include both natural and man-made events like fires, floods, storms, war, and labor disputes.


Biden: MAGA Republicans don't have a clue about the power of women. They are about to find out.

Love this ad!

Pete Buttigieg responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene on Fox News: "My sense of manhood is not...

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