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  • Utility: Crews robbed at gunpoint restoring power in Detroit

    07/01/2015 11:06:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 8 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>DETROIT A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms.</p> <p>Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it's possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday.</p>
  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com/ ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Chrysler just beat Ford in dealership sales for the first time ever

    07/01/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Geier
    It was a milestone month for FCA. For the first time ever, Chrysler has outsold Ford in US retail sales, reports Reuters. Retail sales refers to only cars sold directly to consumers, not counting sales of fleet vehicles to corporate customers. Including fleet sales, Ford moved 223,666 cars and Fiat Chrysler group sold 186,864. General Motors, meanwhile, saw sales slip slightly year over year and sold 265,825 cars. For the industry as a whole, it was another good month as car sales continue to go up. 2015 is expected to see even more growth in car sales, as the market...
  • Greece: At Least It’s Not Detroit

    06/29/2015 5:45:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-29-2015 | MOTUS
    We’re going to have to cut those spanakopita pieces smaller!Okay, I’ve decided to back The Donald for president. Oh sure, he’s a pompous, arrogant, rich, white guy. Butt what difference, at this point, does it make? At least he speaks the truth: je suis Greece. In announcing his candidacy for U.S. president, Trump called Greece “unsalvageable” as he warned that America, with its own mounting debt, could end up just like it. – Politico Greece ran out of its own money a long time ago and now, as Madam Thatcher warned, it’s finally running out of other people’s as well,...
  • "500 pound" pig found trapped in Detroit basement

    06/28/2015 2:10:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.wxyz.com/ ^ | 6/26/15 | Curtis Jackson
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit and Michigan State Police are investigating after finding a 500 pound pig trapped inside the basement of a Detroit home. According to Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt, an anonymous tip brought investigators to a house in the 10400 block of Orangelawn. They found the pig in a basement standing in feces. "No pun intended but it looks like a pigsty," Dolunt said. "There's two feet of feces down there." Dolunt said the caller told police the pig had been fed human remains. However, police did not find anything suspicious. Neighbors said the man who lived in...
  • Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    06/28/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | June 26 2015 | : Shawn Ley, Local 4 Reporter,
    DETROIT - The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Detroit EMT Fired after Refusing to Help Baby

    06/25/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 78 replies
    JEMS.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | Shawn Ley
    DETROIT (WDIV) -- The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday. A frantic supervisor ordered the veteran medic to get to...
  • Hope' poster artist Shepard Fairey faces arrest in Detroit

    06/25/2015 9:50:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | NICK GASS
    The street artist who created the “Hope” poster that came to symbolize President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign faces felony charges in Detroit for allegedly tagging properties that he did not have permission to graffiti. According to the Detroit Free Press, street artist Shepard Fairey has a warrant out for his arrest on two counts of malicious destruction of property and faces up to five years in jail and possibly more than $10,000 in fines. The warrant for Fairey’s arrest was filed last Friday and first reported on Wednesday.
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ‘Hope’ poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous “Hope” poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. …
  • The UN Is Conquering America through the Control of All Water ( Detroit, then .. )

    06/22/2015 8:32:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6-22-2015 | Dave Hodges
    Do you remember when Detroit when bankrupt and resident Obama refused to intervene in order to help Americans in a beleaguered American city? This was both baffling and maddening to the American people. After all, this "hope and change" resident promised to fundamentally transform America. Little did we realize that the Detroit bankruptcy would open the floodgates to the total foreign control of American's most precious resource, namely water, where the UN has gained a significant foothold in Detroit and its influence is spreading across the country. When Obama refused to help Detroit's bankruptcy and its ensuing water crisis, subsequent...
  • Mass Shootings In West Philadelphia and Detroit (Vanity)

    06/20/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Nine shot one dead in Detroit and 7 shot in West Philadelphia. No Confederate Flag in sight.
  • 1 Dead, 9 Others Shot at Detroit Block Party

    06/20/2015 10:02:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 6-20-2015 | AP
    One person was killed and nine others wounded Saturday night when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, police said. Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed. Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured
  • US: VW and Audi try to impose diesel engines

    06/19/2015 1:35:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.inautonews.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Aurel Niculescu
    Germany’s VW AG has a mixed situation in the US – on one hand its luxury stablemate Audi is thriving and posting record sales each month, while on the other hand the mass-market brand is suffering. The company is a powerhouse in Europe, where it’s the largest automaker and thanks to China has also achieved the status of the second biggest carmaker in the world. Among the issues lie the fact that in the US the mass-market car brand VW has been sliding while the rest of the market is going up and the fact that Audi is indeed posting...
  • Living in Detroit Surprisingly expensive

    06/19/2015 2:15:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    The Economist ^ | 4 Feb 2015 | DK
    DETROIT may be one of the only cities in the rich world where it is possible for someone on a fairly modest income to buy a street. At the edges of Boston-Edison, a historic district of gorgeous old houses built as one of the city’s first wealthy suburbs, so low has the cost of housing fallen that fairly grand houses can be acquired simply for the cost of back property taxes. ..Chief among the costs that are higher in Detroit is transport. One of the reasons people who live in Manhattan don’t mind paying so much for housing is that...
  • [Homesnacks.net claims: ] These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places in Michigan

    06/17/2015 4:15:14 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 73 replies
    Homesnacks.net ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Johnson
    1. Benton Harbor 2. Muskegon Heights 3. Detroit 4. Benton Charter Township 5. Harper Woods 6. Flint 7. Highland Park 8. Flint Township 9. Jackson 10. Muskegon
  • Michigan's Drop in Unemployment is Historic

    06/17/2015 11:11:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/15/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent editorial, the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson criticizes policymaking that was supposed to spur job creation, saying that instead “the unemployment has creeped down at alarmingly slow rates.” ForTheRecord says: The drop in the state's unemployment rate from 14.9 percent in June 2009 to 5.4 percent in April 2015 has been among the quickest and steepest drops in Michigan going back to 1976, which is the farthest back comparable monthly data is available. In October 1982, the state's unemployment rate was 16.5 percent. It took the state until December 1988 to get unemployment down to 6.9 percent,...
  • 'Crock-Pot Killer' Gets 23 Years for Deadly Political Spat

    06/15/2015 5:09:37 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    Northville Patch ^ | June 15, 2015 | Beth Dalbey
    A Detroit woman dubbed the “Crock-Pot killer” after she fatally bludgeoned her longtime friend with a slow cooker in an argument over politics was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison. Tewana Sullivan, 51, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to second-degree murder charges last month in connection with the death of Cheryl Livy, 66, in Livy’s Livonia apartment on Oct. 22, 2014. She received the minimum sentence possible, and could have faced up to 50 years in prison. Sullivan’s attorney, John McWilliams, said the two women were arguing over the 2016 race for president. Sullivan had a blood-alcohol...
  • Poll: Was it improper for Missouri Gov.Nixon to accept a $50,000 donation from UAW

    06/15/2015 3:03:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received a $50,000 donation from the United Auto Workers international headquarters in Detroit days after his June 4 veto of a bill that would stop employers from having workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
  • Detroit woman wounded in shootout with home invaders (she won)

    06/10/2015 2:54:34 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 06/10/2015 | Charles Jackson
    A Detroit woman defended herself with gunfire early Tuesday morning when a group of men broke into her home. The woman, .., said she was jolted awake around 2 a.m. when one of the men broke through her bedroom window of her home on Whitehill and pointed a gun in her face. Three or four more men followed behind. “I was able to get to my gun. They didn’t know I had it. By that time, it was just gunfire,
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    06/05/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzales
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, (Mich RAT) State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work

    05/31/2015 11:53:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/26/15
    **SNIP** The 35-year-old Smith is charged with felonious assault, felony firearm, domestic violence assault and battery, and malicious destruction of personal property on accusations he fired as many as ten shots at ex-wife’s parked Mercedes-Benz during a domestic dispute early in the morning of Sunday, May 10, outside his Detroit home. While Smith has not been asked to resign, the leader of the Michigan Senate has said he should give “serious consideration” to whether or not he can still serve his constituents. In a statement out May 12, the day charges were filed against Smith, Republican Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s...
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Detroit Police Chief: I Wouldn’t Gas Up in the City Late at Night Unless I Had To

    05/27/2015 9:31:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A man was shot dead at a Detroit gas station late at night on Tuesday. The man was trying to flee a carjacking while he was filling up with gas. Video at https://youtu.be/sjzbu_t89E4Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday he wouldn’t gas up in Detroit late at night unless he had to.
  • Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    05/24/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Jeff Karoub
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s — what he once described as "the beginning...
  • A Shameless Train Of Thought - Dems Exploit Amtreak Crash

    05/20/2015 3:24:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Former White House Chief of Staff and currently mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, whose city is rushing to be the next Detroit after decades of big government excesses, once said that a crisis was a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to get things done you couldn’t get done in a saner atmosphere. The Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia is the latest case in point. Never mind that the Antrak train that crashed outside Philadelphia, killing seven, was being driven at 106 miles per hour around a curve that was designed for 50 or that the “positive train control”...
  • Let Syrians Settle Detroit (NY Times editorial alert)

    05/18/2015 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | David D. Laitin and Marc Jahr
    Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan. Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, a Republican, has already laid the groundwork. [Snip] Grants from the federal government and from philanthropic foundations would be needed...
  • Harper announces new Windsor-Detroit bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

    05/14/2015 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 52 replies
    CP24 ^ | May 13, 2014
    WINDSOR, Ont. - A new bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit will be named after hockey legend Gordie Howe. Howe, who is now 87, was born in Floral, Sask., and came to be known as "Mr. Hockey." The still-to-be built Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be operational in 2020. The Windsor-Detroit corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing between the two countries and the border has long been a bottleneck. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement today along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the river separating Canada and the U.S. Harper praised Howe as a proud...
  • Detroit Public Schools Gave 8 of 10 Teachers Highest Rating Despite Being Nation's Worst District

    05/13/2015 2:14:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 38 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    When Gov. Rick Snyder recently proposed creating a new school district organization to serve Detroit schoolchildren, he cited a “lack of educational success” and “failing academics” and pointed out that Detroit is the “nation’s lowest performing urban school area.” However, the Detroit Public School district's most recent evaluations of its own teachers paint a picture of success in 2013-14. The district gave 8 out of 10 teachers the highest evaluation possible — “highly effective.” Full email response from DPS Spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski. Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, school districts have been required by state law to report on their...
  • Detroit Education Overhaul Would Cost Other Schools $50 Per Student

    05/13/2015 10:49:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Gov. Rick Snyder says his vision of new Detroit public school system does not represent a bailout because it doesn’t ask for more taxpayer dollars. But one study says that school districts around the state will have to chip in $50 per pupil, which some superintendents aren’t happy about. Snyder has proposed creating a new “Detroit Education District” to operate all public schools in the city. Alongside of this entity, the current Detroit school district would be retained in a purely administrative role for the purpose of paying off the massive debt it has accumulated. Money to service the debt...
  • Governor's Plan to Fix Education in Detroit May Threaten School Choice

    05/13/2015 7:50:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/13/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to revitalize schools within the city of Detroit has school-choice advocates concerned about potential threats to school choice in the city. Charter school advocates fear that Snyder’s plan creates a bureaucracy with the authority to stop the growth of charter schools or even shut them down if different political leadership put anti-charter board members in charge. The governor’s plan calls for the old Detroit Public Schools to be kept in existence for the administrative purpose of paying off the district’s debt. DPS has $483 million in operating debt and a combined capital and bond debt of...
  • Illegal Strike by Detroit Teachers Shuts Down 18 Schools

    05/12/2015 12:47:56 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Hundreds of Detroit public school teachers broke the law Thursday when they skipped school to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement in Lansing proposing an overhaul of the Detroit public school system. The action caused 18 Detroit public schools to close and more than 12,000 students to miss a day of classes. The action is considered a strike, which is illegal for government employees in Michigan, according to Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Source - Detroit Federation of Teachers website. On the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ website, the union urged all DPS employees to...
  • State senator in custody after weekend shooting at his home

    05/11/2015 9:05:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    nbc Michigan ^ | 5-11-2015 | ap
    Police say a state senator from Detroit is suspected of firing many shots at his girlfriend's car over the weekend. Police Chief James Craig says Virgil Smith is in custody Monday. He told reporters that a gun was seized from Smith's home. Craig says the Detroit Democrat has been cooperating with investigators. No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred early Sunday.
  • Detroit TV Anchor Angers Local Muslim Community with ISIS Comments

    05/09/2015 8:56:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | May 8, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    A Detroit-based local news anchor found herself in hot water this week after making a comment connecting Michigan’s large Muslim community to potential ISIS threats. During a Wednesday broadcast on NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV Local 4, anchor Carmen Harlan discussed a possible ISIS-connected threat in the state. “Given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East, I guess this should not come as a real surprise,” she said. Seeing as the state has a substantial Muslim population, several organizations spoke out against Harlan, calling upon her and the network to officially apologize, the Lebanese Examiner reported.
  • Detroit Reporter Tells Truth About Muslims in Michigan: Forced to Apologize

    05/09/2015 11:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Rick Moran
    A reporter for a Detroit TV station got in hot water earlier this week when she mentioned that, given the substantial Muslim population in the state, “it should not come as a real surprise” if there was a Michigan connection to Islamic State.The reporter was roundly criticized. Not for stating the obvious, but because she said the words “Muslim” and “ISIS” in the same sentence.Mediaite: During a Wednesday broadcast on NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV Local 4, anchor Carmen Harlan discussed a possible ISIS-connected threat in the state. “Given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle...
  • WW2: Army on Wheels (1941)

    05/04/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Wilding Picture Productions
    A film report on a practical field test of men and equipment under simulated combat conditions. The peacetime maneuvers, held in Texas in 1940 and involving 70,000 men from around the country and trucks and other vehicles from Detroit, demonstrated new standards of motorized mobility for the United
  • Hudson's Department Store (fascinating)

    05/04/2015 7:35:35 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 42 replies
    HistoricDetroit.org ^ | 2015 | By DAN AUSTIN
    The Big Store. For generations, it was as synonymous with Christmas and fashion as it was Detroit. The store at Woodward and Gratiot avenues was absolutely massive, evolving with the Motor City until it became the tallest department store in the world. By the time it finished growing, the store’s size almost defied belief. A quick list of facts, many courtesy of the Detroit Historical Museum: The store was 2,124,316 square feet, making it second in size among department stores to only Macy’s in New York. Even then, Macy’s is only 26,000 square feet bigger. The store was spread out...
  • Detroit prosecutor resigns after saying (on Facebook) Baltimore rioters should be shot

    05/01/2015 6:46:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/15 | Serena Maria Daniels - Reuters
    DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit prosecutor who said on Facebook that people involved in Baltimore rioting should be shot has resigned, after her comments ignited fierce criticism, the prosecutor's office said on Friday. Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Teana Walsh had posted comments about this week's unrest in Baltimore, which was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray after he was fatally injured in police custody, according to a screenshot of her page posted on MyFox Detroit.com. She described "large swarms of people throwing bricks etc at police who are fleeing from their assaults" and then suggested using guns. "Simple. Shoot...
  • Liberalism: the disease that killed once prosperous and bustling City of Detroit (my title).

    04/30/2015 6:26:29 AM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 19 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 12/21/09 | Steven Crowder
    I'm pretty sure this was posted a couple of years ago, but with Baltimore and Ferguson recently in the news (and in flames), it is worth another look. Steven Crowder's "Detroit in Ruins" is (IMO) a well done piece on Detroit's fall from grace under liberal influence, put in power by the UAW.
  • Baltimore: The “Ghost of Democrat Rule Future”

    04/29/2015 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Baltimore is on its way to becoming the Detroit of the South. Years of misrule, neglect and union collaboration grinding its people under the heel of socialism are coming home to roost. Baltimore is closing in on fifty years of Democrat rule. This combined with a federal administration led by a president who does not love America, is driving the town toward the kind of lawlessness that Detroit has proved that cities cannot survive. With thugs ruling its streets the city is dangerously close to falling apart. Make no mistake Baltimore is owned “lock stock and barrel” by the dysfunctional,...
  • Woman strip-searched after Frontier Airlines flight settles lawsuit [LOL - Backwards title!!]

    04/21/2015 4:24:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2015
    A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday The federal government will give Shoshana Hebshi $40,000 as compensation for being humiliated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks after armed agents forced her from a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, made her undress during a search and held her for hours. American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
  • Charter School Parent 'Grateful' to Have a Choice

    04/21/2015 9:25:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/20/2015 | Audrey Spalding
    LaTanya Dorsey is a mother who sends her daughter to a public charter school in Eastpointe. Her daughter is on the honor roll and doing very well. Dorsey didn't expect to have a say in where her daughter went to school. “Usually, it's the district that you're in is the school that you would have to attend,” Dorsey said. “That kind of surprised me — that I did have a choice to send her to another school, so I was real grateful for that.” Dorsey said that parental choice is critical to helping students attend a school that is the...
  • Coalition's Vision for Detroit: More Bureaucracy; Less Innovation

    04/15/2015 9:12:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2015 | Audrey Spalding
    A Detroit coalition has released its long-awaited recommendations on education policy for Detroit. Though the coalition characterizes its recommendations as a way to improve the "education landscape" for all Detroit students, the coalition's main apparent goal is preserving the institution of Detroit Public Schools. DPS Bailout: To that end, the coalition recommends that taxpayers from the rest of the state pay off some of DPS' debt, take on some of DPS' employee retirement costs, increase school funding and remove the district's emergency manager to hand back control to a local school board. The coalition does not mention how much all...
  • Let Detroit Students Attend School Anywhere They Want

    04/14/2015 11:06:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In 2009, students in Detroit Public Schools posted the worst test scores ever measured on a national test. “There is no jurisdiction of any kind, at any level, at any time in the 30-year history of NAEP that has ever registered such low numbers,” said Michael Casserly, then the executive director of the council that administered the assessment. “They are barely above what one would expect simply by chance, as if the kids simply guessed at the answers.” Since then, charter schools have flourished in the city and more than half of Detroit's students attend them. A recent study from...
  • A Long, Slow Dance

    04/11/2015 8:26:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2015 | MOTUS
    “We don’t want to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said during a visit to Kingston, Jamaica. “When something doesn’t work for 50 years, you don’t just keep on doing it. You try something new.” – Barack Obama, April 9, 2015 In that case, is it time to revisit “The Great Society” as well?Detroit leadership, exclusively Democratic since 1962 “If Mayors Jerome Cavanagh and Roman Gribbs had cut the workforce in the 1960s and early 1970s as the population and property values dropped. If Mayor Dennis Archer hadn’t added more than 1,100 employees in the 1990s when the city...
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A ‘Weak’ Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) – After McDonald’s announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the company’s restaurants Thursday. And it wasn’t to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonald’s on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

    04/02/2015 5:04:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 02 April 2015 | Martin Kaste
    When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn't dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit's police chief in 2013, he found a whole new reality. "You would have thought, given the dynamic of people who carry weapons, that we were maybe in Texas," he says. "But in fact, we were in Detroit, Michigan!" Police chiefs usually don't like...
  • Two kids found dead in mom's freezer

    03/25/2015 6:46:31 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/25/15
    DETROIT — A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family’s home, police said. Court officers found the children’s bodies while carrying out an eviction order at the three-bedroom home in the apartment complex just east of downtown. An autopsy will determine how they died. Police initially reported a woman’s body was found in the freezer, but later said it was actually the bodies of the two children in a plastic bag. The boy was about 11 and the girl was 14, said Police Chief...
  • Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year

    03/24/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joel Landau
    Full Title: Bodies of 2 dead children were left in Detroit freezer for more than a year, mother in custody: police Two children who were found dead inside a freezer in a Detroit home Tuesday, had been in the container for more than a year, police said. Authorities found the bodies of the two children, a 14-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy, in an apartment in the city's east side, Detroit Officer Jennifer Moreno told the Daily News. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt told the Detroit News the bodies appear to have been in the freezer "for over a year." She lived...
  • ISIS On The Streets Of Metro Detroit? Officials Say It Was A Planned Exercise

    03/23/2015 11:58:08 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    C.B.S. ^ | March 22, 2015 | No Attribution
    SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – There was some concern in Southfield Sunday morning after an ISIS flag was seen hanging from the side of a truck near the United States Army Reserve Center. Officials there tell us the flag was being used a part of an anti-terrorism training exercise, and the truck had briefly left the property. Such a vehicle wouldn’t normally leave the base, and officials understand why there would be confusion and apologized. They say using foreign flags and symbols make their exercises authentic.