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OPINION: Policing the police

How to stop the mentality that leads to brutality? Require every police officer to have a body camera, and invalidate the arrests of those who do not wear one. Require every police vehicle to have a video camera. I can already hear people objecting to regulations and requirements. I can hear others saying we need to talk. ...

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OPINION: Emergency Managers are destroying Detroit Public Schools

By Elena Herrada Elected member, DPS Board  The elected Detroit School Board has voted repeatedly to get rid of emergency managers even after the people of Michigan voted to repeal the Emergency Manager Law, PA 4, which became the repeal-proof PA 436. Sept. 29, 2014 marks the 18-month period at which, according to PA 436, the governing body can vote to end the term of the emergency manager. At our regularly ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Too many funerals As I watched the moment shape the justly redeemed Sharpton, my heart was heavy. How many more funerals before things really change? There are just too many funerals, too soon for our children who have not blossomed before they are gunned down by hate filled law ‘n’ order cops.  There is no funeral like a Black funeral with a full array of celebrity-funeralizing as gospel music heightens em ...

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Corporate waters

Once again EM Orr is making a decision against the interests of the people and laying the groundwork for turning water into a commodity. He has selected a company with a questionable reputation, whose interest is in turning water into private profits, not in protecting it as precious public trust, essential to all people ...

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