For thousands of victims of the horrible crime of rape, justice has been terribly delayed, and completely denied.
Shortly after taking office as Attorney General, Bill Schuette learned that thousands of samples of DNA evidence taken from rape victims were stocked in a warehouse, having never been tested – meaning those who committed these crimes were still on the streets, likely thousands of serial rapists raping again.
Bill fought to secure state funding to test the evidence kits and the Attorney General’s office will support local police and prosecutors to find the rapists and deliver justice to the victims at last.
It’s a horrifying nightmare we can’t ignore: human trafficking. It’s a familiar story: young run-aways kidnapped and forced into a life of sexual slavery, brutalized by their pimps, and treated as criminals by law enforcement.
Not anymore. Attorney General Bill Schuette is cracking down on this tragedy, and for the first time we’re treating these people as the victims they truly are, and not as criminals. Meanwhile, the pimps and abusers are being sent to prison under new a law that helps protect our children from these predators.
This new approach to the fight against human trafficking will bring these victims out of the shadows, and bring an end to the horror of this sickening crime.
Detroit’s descent into bankruptcy threatened the pensions of the cops and fire fighters who risked their lives to protect us with deep cuts. But Michigan’s constitution protects the pensions of public employees. These retirees had worked long careers in dangerous and demanding jobs, and now they were poised to become victims of the incompetence and corruption of Detroit’s officials.
So Attorney General Bill Schuette immediately intervened in bankruptcy court and fought to guarantee the protection our constitution offers.
Bill stood against his own party on the issue, but people come before politics, and Bill isn’t the kind of Attorney General who picks and chooses which parts of the constitution to defend.
It’s no secret that too many of Michigan’s cities are awash in violent crime, and that local police forces have been decimated by Michigan’s two decades of recession. That’s why Bill Schuette proposed hiring 1,000 new cops, to support local law enforcement in restoring order.
Bill also secured passage of a new law requiring a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence for repeat violent felons. No more will Michigan play “catch and release” with murderers and rapists.
The bureaucratic bungling caused by Obamacare has already caused Michigan residents to be victims of broken promises: families who lost insurance coverage they liked, the thousands of small businesses facing skyrocketing health care costs, and the many more that will be punished with a mandate tax they can’t afford.
Bill Schuette has been fighting the catastrophic side effects of Obamacare in the courts every step of the way, and he’s also worked to prevent many more from becoming victims of this disastrous law.
Shockingly, although ObamaCare funds thousands of so-called “Navigators” to help people with applying for coverage, the law never required that these workers submit to a criminal background check. These workers will have access to people’s most personal information, yet they might have lengthy criminal records.
Bill is taking action, working to make sure the organizations deploying these Navigators do the right thing, and properly background check these workers, before someone becomes the victim of identity theft – or far worse.
In search of pain relief, thousands of Michigan citizens ordered steroid medication from a compounding pharmacy in Connecticut. Rather than finding relief, they found themselves in unbearable pain, and many even died, as the pharmacy had sent drugs that were tainted with meningitis.
Attorney General Schuette empaneled a grand jury to investigate and consider criminal charges, and he later joined a joint investigation with the U.S. District Attorney in Connecticut.
Bill wants to send a strong message that Michigan won’t tolerate that kind of criminal negligence that victimizes those who already so vulnerable.