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  • A Conyers Civil War In Detroit's Dirty Dynasty

    12/07/2017 3:06:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After spending almost 60 years in Congress as a politician and a staffer, Rep. John Conyers II has to decide which of his many relatives to pass Michigan’s 13th congressional district to. It’s like King Lear, if Shakespeare’s fictional monarch had been forced to step down after groping a woman in church. The 13th is a very nice district to inherit. Conyers has won it by 77%, 79% and 82%. Fidel Castro couldn’t ask for better elections. Whichever Conyers clan member gets it will be staying in Congress for 60 years. And will inherit Rep. Conyers’ government Cadillac Escalade. The...
  • Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election after current term, family member says

    12/05/2017 7:23:34 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | December 5, 2017 | By Karma Allen KATE HODGSON
    Currently facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, veteran Congressman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., will not run for re-election in 2018, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Interested in Sexual Harassment Ian Conyers, 29, the grandson of Rep. Conyers’ brother, confirmed the news by phone with ABC News early Tuesday. Ian Conyers, a Michigan state senator, said his uncle plans to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. on the Mildred Gaddis radio show. The New York Times was first to report the story. “He is not resigning. He is going to retire,” Ian...
  • Man with gun caught on residents camera ringing doorbell

    12/03/2017 11:02:18 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    fox2detroit.com ^ | December 2, 2017
    Saturday morning around 1:34 a.m. in the 20200 block of Asbury Park, an unknown male suspect walked onto a porch of a residence and rang the doorbell. While waiting for a response, the suspect was captured on camera holding a firearm.
  • Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, has failed partial implosion

    12/03/2017 7:09:55 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    An iconic sports stadium in the Detroit area was supposed to meet its end on Sunday, but not everything went according to plan. Officials were supposed to conduct a partial implosion of the Pontiac Silverdome around 8:30 a.m., with a blast originally set to break the metal beams supporting the upper ring of the dome and causing the structure to fall to the ground. But after some blasts went off and a plume of smoke enveloped the former home of the Detroit Lions, the structure was still standing. City officials told FOX 2 Detroit the implosion failed, adding that "what...
  • Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin won’t run in 2018

    12/02/2017 11:05:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 12/2/17 | DAVID EGGERT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan announced Saturday that he will not seek re-election to a 19th term in 2018. Levin, whose Democratic-leaning district is in suburban Detroit, said he will teach at the University of Michigan after 36 years in Washington. “I have tried to live up to the trust given to me by my constituents by following the values of my parents and family and by acting on what I believe after digging deeply into the facts and consulting broadly,” Levin, 86, said in a statement released after The Associated Press reported that he...
  • John Conyers’ Nephew: If The Congressman Resigns Or Retires, I Will Run

    12/01/2017 11:19:10 PM PST · by Impy · 62 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 12-1-2017 | Darren Sands
    As Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. has resisted calls from within the Democratic Party to resign over allegations of sexual harassment, some people close to his grandnephew, Michigan Sen. Ian Conyers, have been asking a different question: When is the time for the 29-year-old to seriously consider running if there is a special election? Apparently that time is now. Reached by BuzzFeed News, Ian Conyers said he was focused on his re-election campaign for state Senate, but had given serious thought to running for his great uncle’s seat. “If he resigns or retires, I will run for the seat,” he...
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • Police say deputy fatally shot intruder at her Detroit home

    11/29/2017 7:47:21 AM PST · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    WNEM ^ | 11/26/17 | Stephen Borowy
    DETROIT (AP) - Police say an off-duty sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who had broken into her home in southwest Detroit. The Wayne County deputy was inside the home when she heard a door being kicked in about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The deputy told investigators she grabbed her weapon and fired shots at the intruder, who was armed with a pistol and wearing a black ski mask. The man was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the deputy or the man who died. The Wayne County sheriff's...
  • Will House Ethics Comm. Let Conyers’ Sex Scandal Slide Like His Past Corrupt Acts?

    11/22/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 22, 2017
    The prominent Michigan congressman who illegally forced congressional staffers to be personal servants and work on state and local campaigns is embroiled in a major sex scandal. Various media outlets report that John Conyers, the longest serving House member and ranking Democrat of the powerful Judiciary Committee, secretly settled a sexual harassment claim by an employee with taxpayer funds from his office budget. Additionally, multiple former staff members accuse the 88-year-old lawmaker of repeatedly making sexual advances toward female staff. Democratic colleagues have already called for a House Ethics Committee probe, but there’s little hope Conyers will be punished since...
  • Detroit Officers Posing As Drug Dealers Get Into Brawl With Detroit Officers Posing As Drug Buyers

    11/17/2017 7:04:16 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 29 replies
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | Nov. 17, 2017
    It appears that crime is so low in Detroit that police are left trying to arrest each other. On the East side of Detroit, the 12th Precinct sent in a team of special ops officers to pretend to be drug dealers. At the same time, the 11th Precinct sent in officers pretending to a drug buyers. The rest will long be the subject of law enforcement legend. Sources say that both undercover teams pulled their guns in attempting to arrest the other and ordered the other team to drop to the ground. That is when the rest of the special...
  • Transgender Women Tell Women’s March They’re Not Inclusive Enough

    11/03/2017 4:57:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 2, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    DETROIT—In public, transgender activists often blame conservatives for being intolerant. But behind closed doors inside their own safe spaces, a different story unfolds—one in which the most ardent supporters of the Women’s March are the oppressors. Speaking at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, an event organized by the leaders of the Women’s March, transgender women berated conference organizers for assuming transgender speakers were qualified to only speak on panels addressing trans-specific issues. “Why is my voice confined to just one panel?” asked Katelyn Burns, one of three transgender women featured on the panel, “Not All Pussies Are Pink and Not...
  • John James could be the future Republicans have been waiting for

    10/24/2017 4:30:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    DETROIT — John James emerges with confidence from a former Detroit elementary school that has been transformed into a charter high school in the northwest side of the city. It is a stride any parent would hope to see in a son or daughter graduating from this school, founded by Jalen Rose, a former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan's legendary "Fab 5" squad. Outside the leafy campus of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy High School, parents wait for their children to emerge as a handful of students play on the school's clay basketball court. James, a member...
  • Melania Trump makes surprise visit to Detroit school

    10/23/2017 9:47:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/23/2017 | Sara Shayanian
    Oct. 23 (UPI) -- First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to a middle school in Detroit Monday morning to kick off the White House's "Week of Inclusion." Trump was accompanied on the visit to Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, as part of the first lady's anti-bullying initiative. The first lady and DeVos spent time Monday in the school's Viking Huddle Class -- a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social and emotional learning. Trump was also set to visit 7th and 8th grade students in the cafeteria to promote "No One...
  • Detroit’s Black Firefighters Back White Recruit Fired over ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon

    10/12/2017 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2017 | Ben Kew
    A group of black firefighters from Detroit are backing their white colleague after he was fired on his first day for bringing a “racially insensitive” watermelon to work. Robert Pattinson, 41, was fired after introducing himself to his fellow firefighters by bringing in a watermelon with a pink bow on top as part of workplace tradition of new recruits bringing in a gift for fellow employees on their first day on the job. *snip* However, a number of black firefighters from the same department reacted to the incident with a big show of support for Pattinson, describing him as an...
  • Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work

    10/08/2017 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Detroit firefighter was fired before he officially began his first day on the job for bringing a watermelon to work. Robert Pattison, 41, introduced himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at the corner of Joy and Southfield in Detroit by bringing a welcome gift, WJBK reported. Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty calls this welcome gift “a tradition” for Engine 55’s firefighters. “It’s not mandatory, it’s voluntary,” he said. “You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts, but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in.” Pattison, who was a probationary firefighter, decided...
  • Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

    10/07/2017 2:14:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 175 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Fired before he officially started. Last Monday, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battallion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content U.S. Trust: The Growth of Wind Power & Its Economic Affects From U.S. Trust The States Most Affected by Rising Sea Levels Zillow "It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he said. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in." photo...
  • Black, Fat And Muslim: Detroit Model Doesn’t Mind Making People Uncomfortable

    09/29/2017 4:47:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-28-17 | Zahra Huber
    “I’m fat, I’m black, and I’m very visibly Muslim, this is going to make some people angry, and it’s going to empower some,” Vernon told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber. Vernon had some doubts before making the video, as she knew that she would receive a lot of negative comments. She changed her mind, and decided she wanted to “show people stuff that’s never been done before, by a person who looks like me. I’m going to be super true, super raw, super high-fashioned with it, to basically make you see it,” said Vernon. She admitted that she lacked self-confidence,...
  • Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis

    09/26/2017 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    FULL TITLE.... Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis, according to new FBI data Detroit was America’s most violent big city in 2016, according to the latest government data released on Monday  The Motor City experienced more murders last year than Los Angeles even though the latter’s population is four times that of the formerDetroit police, however, say that the FBI's data is flawed and that the city actually experienced a decrease in violent crime Among the most violent cities, Detroit is followed in order by St. Louis; Memphis; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Delaware  The...
  • Trump supporter planning protest, fan boycott at Lions game

    09/25/2017 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 25, 2017 | Perry A. Farrell
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/09/25/brian-pannebecker-trump-supporter-lions-protest-michigan-freedom-to-work-president-donald-trump/700073001/
  • Even the national anthem singer is kneeling

    09/24/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2017 | David K. Li
    Local singer Rico Lavelle belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Detroit Lions’ home game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sunday, then paused for a moment between the final words “home of the” and “brave.” In that second, he dropped to his right knee and raised his left hand in a fist — reminiscent of the defiant black-power salute of US Olympic track stars John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Games to protest racism. After belting out the final note, Lavelle lowered his lead and lifted his right hand — with the microphone — in...