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McBride investigation drags on

Eleven days after she was killed on the front porch of a Dearborn Heights house, Renisha McBride’s killer remains at large with no arrest warrants issued and the police and corporate media silent about details of the shooting and shooter. Dearborn Heights police did announce Nov. 13 that additional evidence has been sent to Wayne County Prosecutor. ...

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Retirees under attack

When 68-year-old retiree Donald Smith called his health insurer about the city-mandated new health plan to begin February of next year, he says no one could answer his questions. “Nobody could tell me anything,” Smith told the Michigan Citizen. He says he recently received a letter in the mail informing retirees Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr had postponed the implementation of the new health plan that was ori ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

We must not allow those who support “stand your ground” to put Renisha McBride on trial. Justice for Renisha simply means Renisha’s killer must be made to account for his inhumane actions. Trayvon Martin was put on trial in a manner that ultimately freed his killer. We know who the killer of Renisha McBride is. He is a clone of George Zimmerman. Michigan must not become Florida. We must raise all the hell w ...

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On love and fear

The news that mattered most this week was not about bankruptcy, emergency management, secret meetings by foundations, city council land deals, or the new mayor-elect. It was the news of death. Newborns, toddlers, teens and adults were killed violently. Some were known, some unknown, one too soon in life to have a name. All were preventable. ...

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Orr’s bankruptcy ‘premeditated’

In a nationally broadcast program, Oct. 31, Herb Sanders, ASFCME attorney, explained the Detroit unions’ opposition to the filing of Chapter 9 bankruptcy by Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, and the damage being done. Sanders pointed to holes in the Snyder-Orr case, troubling conflicts of interest, the further gutting or worker’s rights and jobs. He explained glaring omissions in the ca ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit voters are not apathetic. And the people of Detroit are not lazy and stupid as they have been called by the Negro EM proxy of Governor Nerd. The people of Detroit, in particular the 75 percent of registered voters who did not vote, do give a damn. You, that would lead, must demonstrate you give a damn about the people of Detroit before you see a dramatic increase in voter turnout. ...

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Democracy in disarray

Election Day 2013 highlights the emptiness of what passes for democracy in Detroit. Neither candidate for mayor sparked much enthusiasm. Both shared similar priorities and each had their questionable practices and pasts. Even the prospect of replacing Black political leadership with a white man from the suburbs could not overcome the widespread feeling it really doesn’t matter who is mayor this time around. ...

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