He has appeared as a guest on many local, national and international news programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show, BBC World News, European Skylink Television Network News, 60 Minutes, Dateline-NBC, Geraldo Rivera Live, Montel Williams Show, CNN Burden of Proof, Court TV, CBS, ABC and NBC Evening News, ABC’s Nightline, ABC’s 20/20 Downtown, Hard Copy, American Journal, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN Headline News and many others.
Art Busch’s legal work is occasionally found from time to time in print media such as the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Washington Post, New Yorker Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Flint Journal as well as hundreds of newspapers across America.
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan Art Busch attended Flint Public Schools and graduated in 1972 from Flint Southwestern H.S.. He went on to get a BA and Masters Degree from Michigan State University. Mr. Busch attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
Mr. Busch has a long record of accomplishments and legal “firsts” over his 30 year career. As a defense lawyer and county prosecutor he has been responsible for over 40,000 felony cases and supervised in excess of 600 death investigations.
In 2003, Arthur Busch appeared and argued a murder case before the United States Supreme Court winning 9-0. It was the first time in the history of Genesee County that one of its criminal cases was heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Much of his work today has been to prevent elder abuse. He handles cases for families who have elderly parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. who are exploited or abused.
Arthur Busch appeared on camera in the Academy Award winning feature documentary movie Bowling for Columbine (2003). He also provided help to filmmaker Michael Moore for the popular feature movies “Bowling for Columbine”, “Ferinheit 911” and “Roger and Me”.
In 2000, Mr. Busch skillfully handled a horrific and shocking incident of school violence at Buell Elementary School in Mt. Morris Michigan. A 6-year-old girl was shot in her first grade classroom by another first grade student. The incident brought world-wide attention to the Flint area. Mr. Busch’s handling of the case brought praise for his dignified and confident handling of the matter. Eventually charged and convicted those responsible for making it possible for a six-year-old first grader to get a loaded hand gun and kill a precious school girl.
The film Bowling for Columbine had a very large impact on the debate over whether assault rifles and high-capacity guns needed to be banned in America. Ultimately the Congress voted to ban such weapons. Mr. Busch has been a vocal advocate for victims of gun violence and sensible reform of our nations’ gun laws. In 2003 he volunteered to helped organizers with the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C. in 2003 which drew over a million people to urge Congress to act in reforming laws on high-capacity firearms used in school massacres like those in Colorado. at Columbine High.
Arthur Busch assisted Flint Filmmaker Michael Moore to get the story out about gun violence in America. Mr. Busch personally appeared in the Academy Award winning documentary Bowling for Columbine. Bowling for Columbine which continues to be shown world-wide and is a testament to the need of the American people to take measures to end the carnage caused by guns in our society especially in the schools of our nation.
He also provided help to filmmaker Michael Moore for the popular feature movies “Fahrenheit 911” and “Roger and Me”.
The National Rifle Association targeted Arthur Busch for defeat in 2000 in the local election for Prosecuting Attorney in Flint, Michigan. The NRA was upset about Mr. Busch’s support for a ban on assault weapons. The NRA lost and Mr. Busch won a third term as prosecuting attorney. The National Rifle Association’s tactics in that race were partly featured in the film Bowling for Columbine included an appearance by Hollywood actor Charlton Heston or Moses himself!!!
Heston appeared in Flint, Michigan to hold a “Freedom” rally in the wake of the shocking school shooting of 6-year-old Kayla Rolland. The rally and Mr. Heston’s appearance were an affront to the grieving Flint community. It was hardly the time to preach about more and bigger guns as the solution to the escalating murder rate in Flint, Michigan, long one of the nation’s most violent cities.
Mr. Busch received wide praise by editorial writers across America for his sensitive handling of that Kayla Rolland matter and described as “no cream puff” prosecutor by writers at the Washington Post. Indeed, he has tried to verdict several horrific high-profile murders including those of women and children.
His work today as a defense attorney features a wide array of criminal matters throughout Michigan. He has largely stayed out of politics in favor of teaching Criminal Justice at C.S. Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Genesee County Humane Society
Project Home Safe Foundation
Concerned Pastors for Social Action (Flint, Michigan)
Genesee County (MI) Parks and Recreation Commission