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Posted on Sun, May 8, 2011 : 9:26 p.m.

Drunken assault victim wouldn't tell Ypsilanti Police what happened to him

By Paula Gardner

A 23-year-old man - described as "highly intoxicated" - would not cooperate with Ypsilanti Police when they found him injured early Saturday.

Officers were called to the 500 block of West Cross Street on a call of a suspicious situation, according to incident logs.

When they arrived at about 6 a.m., the found the man with extensive injuries to his face from an assault, they said.

However, the victim refused to provide responding officers any information on what had happened to him.

He was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment.

No further details were available from investigators on Sunday.


Andrew Jason Clock

Mon, May 9, 2011 : 3:19 p.m.

Frustr8ted. You couldn't be more wrong. First, I have a life and a job. You cans suspect I sat up all night clicking "like" all you want, but you would be wrong. My girlfriend would have been pretty upset if I never came to bed. What I think you are seeing is the reaction of many Ypsilanti residents that the only daily news alternative we have left seems to think crime stories are the only ones worth running about our city. Take a look at the links provided by hypsi to Ann Arbor Crime blotters. There are multiple fights and assaults, even sexual assaults. Not one of them made the front page of Not one. Your assertion that the front page is nothing but chronological order of stories is also false. chooses what appears here, and chooses to leave stories off of the front page on a regular basis. So just to to summarize: nearly no reporting of A2/UofM crime, all Ypsilanti/EMU crime: front page news. Unless of course, YPD solves the crime (they do that at over twice the rate AAPD does) Then it's not a story any more. We only have two choices for news in Ypsilanti right now. Anyone who wants to try to stay informed is forced to read this publication as it is the only daily source. Maybe you don't remember the days of local papers, but thing they always had was plenty of letters to the editors from the community taking issue when the paper failed to meet the standard expected by the community. This is the same idea. Ypsilanti is sick and tired at the second class reporting being done by this publication. unless your one Ypsi staffer takes the time to look into stories. just stop. Or, start crediting the officer that writes the crime logs at YPD, since your stories consist of cutting and pasting that person's work.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 12:59 p.m.

Andrew Jason Clock: News articles generally appear in order of submission -most recent first- not in order of importance/newsworthiness. "Front Page" is really a term from the old days of printed papers and does not apply so well to online news sources. Also, no-one is forcing you to read this site, and there is no fee for you to feel that you aren't getting what you paid for. I suspect you have sat up all night, logged out, hitting "like" on both of your posts, but I could be mistaken :) If this story had gone unreported, you or someone else would be screaming about the failure to report. Please stop, already, it gets old.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 12:56 p.m.

Missing people, stealing, vandalism, drug use, drunk and disorderly, mass fights, sexual assaults....Guess what Ann Arbor, you have your share of crime too! Why aren't any of these crimes shown below turned into sensational headlines? University of Michigan Daily Crime Log <a href="" rel='nofollow'>;d=2011/4/10</a> Weekly Crime Map from Ann Arbor Police Department Page...from the week of April 17 - 23rd...Total service calls for that week: 1167 <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> Reporting about only Ypsi crime is getting old and boring, can we have some REAL NEWS articles about Ypsi now?


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 12:48 p.m.

Hmmm play stupid games, win stupid prizes, LOL

Wolf's Bane

Mon, May 9, 2011 : 12:37 p.m.

What does premature mean?


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 10:53 a.m.

A man was drunk and had an injury. Perhaps we should call AP!! This is front page news! It isn't even a crime, because no criminal act was reported, however, the crime is in the way the article is headlined and positioned. Too bad Ann can't find an editorial board member who is a PR person for Ypsilanti.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 9:33 a.m.

Maybe the guy was so drunk that he doesn't know what happened.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 6:13 a.m.

i live in the 400 block of W Cross St. To me it is quite pertinent news. Kudos to Paula Gardner for posting this for the real residents of Ypsi. There are ppl who get up to jog before work and not just the contingent of rabble that you may all jump to potentialities. I'm glad our men in Blue responded. It could have been a much more serious situation. Firm hopes for a recovery!


Tue, May 10, 2011 : 12:32 p.m.

Andrew isn't saying don't report it, he's saying keep it in the police blotter section where it belongs. Don't single it out for a sensational-ypsi-sucks-here's-more-proof story.

John A2

Mon, May 9, 2011 : 5:57 a.m.

Sometimes it takes time to negotiate traumatic events. This man could have had a very embarrassing traumatic episode and he is going to need time to work it out with himself. He has to want to tell someone, and no one can do it for him or make him tell. In fact this story should not have been posted because now he might never tell. Our dirty laundry is interesting to some, but it can be a huge explosion to the victim, and add on to the pain and suffering. &gt; Note to the editor: Before you post things that might be sensitive to someone; please ask yourself if you would like this subject posted to the public eye if it was your traumatic experience. I for sure, would not like it posted. Thank You, John A2

Andrew Jason Clock

Mon, May 9, 2011 : 3:22 a.m.

The headline could just have easily read &quot;Drunk guy mangles his face, doesn't want to talk about it&quot; This is a blotter item, not a front page headline. It could have been a couple roommates or brothers having it out after too many drinks. It could have been anything. Oh, but it happened in Ypsi, so it must have been something terrible! How many drunk frat boys in Ann Arbor wind up in a brawl on the weekend and the police come out. Ever see that on the front page? Nope, that's all in the crime section, right where it belongs. This is not front page news. Give me a break.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 3:10 a.m.

If the victim didn't respond to the officers as what happened to him, so be it. At the expense of Ypsilanti? This isn't the 1st. crime on Cross St. (and sure it won't be the last). Poor Ypsi!!

Andrew Jason Clock

Mon, May 9, 2011 : 2:04 a.m.

Are you kidding me? You all ought to be ashamed of yourselves for putting this on the front page. This is nothing but a cheap excuse for a sensational headline at the expense of Ypsilanti. This is crime blotter stuff. You didn't even try. If this is the all the effort you can muster on reporting on our city, please just stop trying.


Mon, May 9, 2011 : 2:42 a.m.

Ashamed? Why? &quot;extensive injuries to his face from an assault&quot; sounds serious enough to consider newsworthy. It may inspire someone to come forward with information with a violent criminal - whatever the city may be.