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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Where is that Dem running for governor? The Michigan Democratic Party is on life support while the democracy-destroying-union-buster Governor Nerd, rebrands as a good guy showing up as a do-gooder at Focus: HOPE to distribute food while Nerd’s legislative bully friends in Lansing are whacking Detroit and single female headed households every time they get a chance. ...

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Bankruptcy judge to rule

Michigan AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett is asking “concerned citizens” and “warriors” to go to the Federal Court Building, Dec. 3. Judge Steven Rhodes is expected to announce his decision on the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility. Labor unions have argued Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr did not negotiate with the unions in good faith. At issue is the survival of pensions and upholding the state co ...

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Corrosive management

The process of emergency management reinforces values that destabilize Detroit. Having had more than a decade of EMs in our schools and the high profile installation of Kevyn Orr as an overseer of the city, the contradiction between civic values necessary to foster community life and the values that guide emergency management is becoming deeper every day. ...

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‘SEX ASSAULT AT STORE’

After the sexual assault of a pregnant Detroit resident on the city’s east side, a coalition of community members are calling for the store — where the assault took place — to be shut down. The perpetrator should be arrested and prosecuted, say organizers of The Coalition for Justice and Respect for Black Life, which was formed as a result of the incident. ...

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EM privatizes trash collection

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's office announced Nov. 14 the city of Detroit will privatize residential garbage collection beginning March 2014. Two companies, Advanced Disposal Services, of Point Vedra, Fla., and Rizzo Environmental Services, of Sterling Heights, Mich., will each handle half of the city's waste collection. Although, the specifics of their contract with the city have not yet been fina ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Suburban racism/fear kills. Yep. Suburban racism is deeply embedded, pervasive and deadly when combined with media-generated fear of Black people that exploits the psychosis of the angry white man that is already pissed off at the universe-at-large. TV, radio and print headlines are emotional whiplashes that inflict a form of fear that makes for racist stereotyping that generates — runs on — double ought bu ...

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Wafer receives $250K bond

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Theodore Wafer was arraigned this afternoon, Nov. 15,  in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights. He received a $250,000 cash/surety or 10 percent bond.  His preliminary examination will be held Dec. 18.  Wafer’s attorney, Mack Carpenter, asked for bail to be set at $150,000. He told the court, the likelihood of him being a danger to society is very, very small." Wafer, 54, was charged w ...

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