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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

There were over 60 individuals who had picked up petitions to run for mayor of Detroit when I strolled into City Clerk Janice Winfrey’s abode to pick up stacks of petitions for mayor and council-at-large. It had just been broadcast that ex-mayor Dave Bing had picked up petitions, though he had not stated for sure whether or not he would run again, for his vacated office. Bing was merely exercising his optio ...

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Democracy in Detroit?

The questions being raised in Detroit are important for the whole country. Over the last few years, we have seen an assault on our shared values, conventions and civic assumptions unlike anything previously experienced in this country. Except for brief, extreme periods of Martial Law, declared in emergency situations, no citizens of a city have had their basic rights and responsibilities so perversely viola ...

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