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Michigan Welfare Rights Statement on UN’s visit to Detroit to investigate massive water shutoffs

Why did it take strangers, trained in recognizing violations against humanity, to shine a light on these dark-age practices and call them out for what they are? This is the best example of how the recognition of class differences have surfaced because we have different ethnic races of administrators, both men and women, both young and old who have been part of this sorry episode of residential infliction of ...

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Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planned. Instead, the 20-minute video visitations would be offered in addition to in-person visits, either in the jail by way of viewing kiosks, or offsite on visitors’ home computers. The original cost estimate per visit was $10. ...

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EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader of the body left without reinforcing any institution, organization or network. It was like she was a one-woman show even though she was elected because she campaigned on her connections to legendary Councilwoman Maryann Mahaffey. ...

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