March 28th, 2016 at 8:38 PM ^

I was a big part of the non-locked threads and I am just going to let what has been said be said and move along.

However, I do believe both Mgoblog and the general Ann Arbor community should use this entire episode as caution against jumping to conclusions.  It did not put a shine on the populace at large.


March 28th, 2016 at 6:32 PM ^

That Jake Croman story has been in all the local papers, the USA Today, NY Daily News, etc. The video is up to 400,000 views on YouTube. I ALMOST feel bad for the kid at this point. Can you imagine your life legacy being "was a giant douche in a video to an Uber driver"?


March 28th, 2016 at 6:40 PM ^

The NY Daily News called his father one of the most reviled landlords in New York, under investigation for forcing rent-stabilized tenants out of their homes. So now they're both under investigation. Good role models all around. Seriously, the guy deserves all the attention he's getting. Age is no excuse to be an asshole. 


March 28th, 2016 at 9:29 PM ^

Absolutely, but given how expensive it is to live in the city, so many people would be priced out otherwise.  As it is large swaths of the city have become prohibitively expensive for anyone but a select few, but without rent control a lot of people of even moderate incomes would be banished far away.

Yes there are people who abuse the system, but I'm guessing that the massive real estate holding and management companies arte still coming out ahead even if a couple of people are able to hold onto their rent control units.

Everyone Murders

March 28th, 2016 at 8:02 PM ^

I'm just gonna throw this out there - uhhhmmm, that sounds like bullshit, Jake.  Nobody goes on a tirade like you did when confronted with anti-Semitism without ... you know, mentioning the anti-Semitism.  And nobody's friends just stand around laughing when their friend is the victim of a slur. 

It kind of sounds like you're lying about the anti-Semitic remarks Jake.  Maybe because the family lawyer suggested it as a spin? 

And on the really longshot chance it's the truth, I wouldn't be bragging about returning an anti-Semitic remark with a homophobic remark. 


March 28th, 2016 at 9:37 PM ^

It's telling that the A2 PD have a report made by the driver about a week ago regarding an earlier incident, while they don't have one made by this kid stemming from the anti-semitic statements he claimed the driver made.

My wife's Jewish, and has heard people make random anti-semitic comments.  You don't forget those, or gloss over them, when yelling at someone. 

Spirit of 69

March 28th, 2016 at 6:35 PM ^

Did anything ever come of LTT committing to Washington State? Not sure what the situation was on that, never heard confirmation that he signed or when his deadline was.


March 28th, 2016 at 6:52 PM ^

This offense comfortably falls under the catagory "Dumbass" as opposed to violent or vicious. This is a dumbass teenage boy thinking with his dick, a commonplace daily occurance in every city and town on this earth. I'd bring the kid back somehow if I were able.