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Detroiters pledge uprising during state takeover: ‘Make sure you are prepared and you will survive’
Motor City Muckrake ^ | 3/13/13

Posted on 03/15/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

Councilman Kwame Kenyatta and a packed room of Detroiters warned today of an impending revolt against state intervention, urging residents to stock up on canned food and supplies.

“Even the Bloods in the hood fight for their territory,” Kenyatta said during a 20-minute monologue on the civil rights struggle at today’s city council meeting. “You are going to have to drag me out of here for me to leave.”

Kenyatta cited Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became an intellectual and civil rights icon, because of his position that black people must sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to win freedom and the right to vote. Many in the audience stood up and applauded.

One by one, Detroiters pledged to take to the streets once Gov. Rick Snyder appoints an emergency manager, which is expected Thursday or Friday. Others threatened to block the entrance of city hall.

“Save up and purchase food, canned goods and water because you are going to see a new civil rights movement,” pledged Marie Thornton, a former Detroit Public Schools Board member. “I won’t give up my right to vote. We are going to shut down freeways and we are going to disrupt the economic system.”

Added Valerie Glenn, a community activist: “Make sure you are prepared and you will survive.”

Protests so far have been nonviolent. Demonstrators slowed traffic to a few miles per hour on I-75 and I-94 in the past week. But that’s mild for what’s to come, some warned.

What about black Detroiters who aren’t prepared to fight?

“We have fought for everything we have; how do you sit on the sidelines?” Kenyatta asked.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; frederickdouglass; kwamekenyatta; kwamekilpatrick; mariethornton; michigan; ricksnyder; schoolboard; valerieglenn
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To: cripplecreek

101 posted on 03/15/2013 6:38:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Publius; cripplecreek; All
Until it crashes through that bottom and finds a whole new bottom.

LOL. It's too bad the FEDS don't prosecute and Governor Snyder can't appoint an emergency manager for the United States of America. The U.S.A. hasn't bottomed out yet. The socialists/criminals keep crashing through the bottom to find a whole new bottom. Detroit on steroids.

Thanks for the ping/pics/links, 'creek. Great thread. Thanks to all posters.

102 posted on 03/15/2013 6:38:40 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Mr. K
I suspect a lot of them WILL be going to jail if it is done right.

That's my hope.
103 posted on 03/15/2013 6:38:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mears

But it is the kind of humor, as Steinbeck said, that “when you open your mouth to laugh, something like a hand squeezes your heart.”

How they have bloodied the great nation we knew.


104 posted on 03/15/2013 6:39:58 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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"We have fought for everything we have; how do you sit on the sidelines?" Kenyatta asked
s/b
"We have had everything handed to us, from free food in our free housing to free food in the free public schools; why not sit on the sidelines, as long as we still get to sit?" Kenyatta asked

105 posted on 03/15/2013 6:41:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Another possible solution: Sign an agreement with the ChiComs to let them have Detroit as a special administrative region in return for writing off some of our debt for a period of, say, 50 years. They can vote in any ChiCom elections which their new rulers see fit to hold.

Once the S.A.R. agreement is up, they will be free to reapply to the State of Michigan for admission.

106 posted on 03/15/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bigheadfred

Man like to keep his rootine. Mundy sick, Tooday half day, Wezdy represent, Thurz be over and out. Bra.


107 posted on 03/15/2013 6:45:40 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Altura Ct.

wouldn’t it be a hoot if the gov called in the national guard to just surround the city....cut it off and just let it die a natural death instead of trying to keep it alive artifically.


108 posted on 03/15/2013 6:45:43 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Mr. K
First Detroit..then The Hill...just think how much ammunition money we will save...
109 posted on 03/15/2013 6:48:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Altura Ct.

I see a new movie in the making. “ Escape from Detroit.”

Snake Plissken had it easy in the first two films.


110 posted on 03/15/2013 6:49:47 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

jes doan bring up moonin over the sucredery at feedin’ time and we be good.


111 posted on 03/15/2013 6:50:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Redcitizen

My guess would be that the remaining folks there don’t really want to leave. They just want to be fed govt cheese, watch cable tv, talk on Obamaphones, and live in squalor.


112 posted on 03/15/2013 6:52:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: clintonh8r
Escape from Detroit?
113 posted on 03/15/2013 6:58:19 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: bigheadfred

No be’nt whistlin dat ol’ sorro neitha. Word.


114 posted on 03/15/2013 7:01:38 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Altura Ct.

People of other races should arm up for a war to protect your life and property if you must stay. But it is best to get out of Detroit. The wilders are racists, killers and theives.

They are still wildin’ in NYC because of the armed thug who was shot by police officers. A self appointed leader of that mob, featured on Russian TV, wants a communist revolution. It sounds like the 70’s.

Maybe this will be a long hot summer in urban liberal land.
This is where idiots get mugged by reality.


115 posted on 03/15/2013 7:04:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

There’s not going to be any rioting in Detroit. Last year it was Shabazz threatening to burn the city down. What he ended up doing was collecting volunteers to board up abandoned houses, clean up trash, and mow grass.


117 posted on 03/15/2013 7:10:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bigheadfred

OBSCENE!!

SMOKING??? How dare you spread such filth??

This conversation is over.


118 posted on 03/15/2013 7:12:26 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey
"Oh no no no for many years now up has been down and left has been right. Similarly north, south, east and west. Hence Detroit. "

LOL! OK, I can pack it in for the night with a smile...

119 posted on 03/15/2013 7:15:47 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m rooting for Detroit. In my mind it isn’t DETROIT. It isn’t MICHIGAN. It is Detroit, Michigan, USA. And dagnubbit, I live in the USA.


120 posted on 03/15/2013 7:21:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cripplecreek

Whatever happens should be very interesting.


121 posted on 03/15/2013 7:23:04 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Not to bust the thread any more, but the Idaho legislature is looking at that thing to demote the idea of premarital sex on tv shows. Yeah, I know my cuz is a beeotch. But to make it official????


122 posted on 03/15/2013 7:25:09 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I’m rooting for Detroit. In my mind it isn’t DETROIT. It isn’t MICHIGAN. It is Detroit, Michigan, USA. And dagnubbit, I live in the USA.

That's my attitude as well and I can't stand any city. There is a lot more good going on in Detroit these days than most people know. Kenyatta is a nobody rabble rouser upset that his gravy train is getting ready to derail.

Big players are buying riverfront properties, the international bridge is going in. A Canadian company even reopened the salt mines under the city. There was even a billion dollar offer to buy Belle Isle.

It takes time but I predict that when other cities are collapsing, Detroit will be growing.
123 posted on 03/15/2013 7:28:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wasn’t there a rather large black woman recently who yammered about getting their due, cuz they all got barry in office and all, he owed them. I can’t remember who she was but I do recall the obnoxious rant!


124 posted on 03/15/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Race cards fly as Whites flee corrupt, Black-controlled Atlanta"

Detroit had more union thugs in control and a history of leftist "social justice" infiltration from $hitcago in the 1960's.

But sadly, Atlanta's corruption will catch up as the public schools crumble, I predict. Just ask anyone from New Orleans pre-Katrina.

125 posted on 03/15/2013 7:31:07 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: bigheadfred

I know.

And I saw that yesterday the legislature approved acceptance of Obamacare.

Idaho-no-no-no-no!


126 posted on 03/15/2013 7:32:49 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: bigheadfred
Don’t yell at me for this, but I caught the talk on PBS with the Gov. and the new “Emergency Manager” and they came across as intelligent men.

I agree. Kevyn Orr is probably the best that they could get for this situation, the governor made a very good pick. He is experienced in turnarounds and making tough choices.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Named to Manage an Ailing Detroit

127 posted on 03/15/2013 7:34:59 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Altura Ct.

Didnt I read that Brooklyn has people rioting? Now Detroit.

This is beginning to look manufactured.


128 posted on 03/15/2013 7:36:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: jmcenanly

....think ...ROBOCOP......Detroit - What a prize....LOL!


129 posted on 03/15/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Fightin Whitey

I would agree on a point the Gov. made in one small degree. Obamacare IS the law of the land and by that we will abide. I agree he can SAY that, but once I gets my hands round his scrawny neck...not that I would know anything about the gov.. .I do know Sen. Mike Crapo’s wife. She tells me sumthin’ about the Gov... and “scrawny”....so WTF...


130 posted on 03/15/2013 7:50:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cripplecreek

Now that great.

LOL.

Soap on a rope. :)


131 posted on 03/15/2013 7:57:01 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: razorback-bert

“I have no idea what they are hoping to accomplish.”

Neither do they. They don’t seem to understand that you can’t disrupt the economic system unless you actually are a net producer and not a net anchor. That applies to the people and to the city as a whole. And a hole.

Turn off the EBT cards and they’ll get the message mucho pronto.


132 posted on 03/15/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Clyde5445
Plane circles Detroit with pointed message for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after federal conviction
133 posted on 03/15/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.

No outside help needed.
They have done so well on their own.
Only about 35% of the city left to destroy and now those nosey-bodies from the state want to step in and screw it all up.


134 posted on 03/15/2013 7:59:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: rockrr

Detroit had riots in 1943 and 1967.


135 posted on 03/15/2013 8:08:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I liked what they both said. The Gov. taking leadership of (or towards) a failing community in his state, and the responsibility for a failing community in his state, and (I had forgotten his name thank you for the supply) Kevyn Orr speaking clearly about the status of his immediate assessments and projections.


136 posted on 03/15/2013 8:08:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Secret Agent Man

Steven Crowder visits Detroit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw


137 posted on 03/15/2013 8:09:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: muawiyah

Don’t forget about the riot in Detroit in 1943!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Race_Riot_(1943)

1967 riot wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Detroit_riot


138 posted on 03/15/2013 8:11:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There was a riot outside my house just last week. After they tased me for the third time they had me. And all I did was question their authority.


139 posted on 03/15/2013 8:11:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I suppose he was named after Jomo Kenyatta, one of Kenya’s first post- independence leaders.


140 posted on 03/15/2013 8:12:21 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Altura Ct.

Glad I don’t live in Detroit. Glad I don’t have to BE in Detroit for awhile. Glad I don’t live in Wayne County period.


141 posted on 03/15/2013 8:13:35 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: bigheadfred
Kevyn Orr was one of the people with Chrysler's bankruptcy.

I'd congratulate him on the new gig, but it's more like condolences with this mess.

142 posted on 03/15/2013 8:15:40 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: griswold3

Just use the Streetview feature on Google Maps to see Detroit in all its run down glory!


143 posted on 03/15/2013 8:17:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PGalt
Kwame (former mayor of Detroit) Kilpatrick, the greatest criminal in Michigan history,

I have to go with Ed McNamara, but he's smart enough to never get caught.

144 posted on 03/15/2013 8:18:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: PGalt

You should read the comments below the article!


145 posted on 03/15/2013 8:18:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nascarnation

I-96 is East-West. I-94 is SE to NE. I-75 is North to South, then Southwest. The Lodge is NW to SE. The Southfield cuts through the West Side North to South.


146 posted on 03/15/2013 8:20:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: jmcenanly

Did that movie ever make it to theaters?


147 posted on 03/15/2013 8:20:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nascarnation
I thought I94 was east west

You are right. It is east/west. But when driving through Detroit, the actual compass direction is north/south.

I suppose they planned to get the interstate through the city as rapidly as possible and made it pretty much a straight line though!

148 posted on 03/15/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT by Gritty (The Constitution's purpose is to insulate personal freedom from the lust for power-Judge Napolitano)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

JoAnn Watson.


149 posted on 03/15/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Altura Ct.
Meanwhile, Pres__ent Obozo is in Illinois talking about Alternative Green Energy.

Because of the Sequester, he couldn’t afford to bring the Magic Unicorn along with him, so he had a bottle of Compressed Unicorn Farts to show the Press.

Obviously, he couldn’t have the Dog and Unicorn Show at the White House because his Wife thinks he’s too messy when he plays with his Slavish Butt Buddies in the Press Corps.

150 posted on 03/15/2013 8:27:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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