By Andrew Merkle
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter
Guns have a negative connotation for many Americans these days. Most news reports Americans see about guns describe the most recent mass shooting on United States soil or terror attack overseas. These stories can create the perception that gun crimes are on the rise, and sometimes the media is blamed for stirring the pot. In Michigan, however, gun crime is not on the rise. In fact, gun crimes have dipped in the past decade.
By Griffin Wasik, Andy Merkle, and Xin Wen
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporters
Ingham County residents were stunned, shocked, and disappointed upon learning that Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III was arrested due to a human trafficking investigation. Tina Timm, a professor at the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, said she was stunned with Dunnings’ arrest. “He was such a strong advocate to eliminate those issues,” Timm said. “It’s fascinating to me, the louder they protest something, and the more of a psychological need there is to actually do these things behind the scenes. “Dunnings’ wife also filed for divorce.