By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker
Careful what you say about Gov. Rick Snyder or the Flint water crisis.
State police are monitoring social media for threatening comments about the unpopular governor, who is facing a recall campaign over his handling of the crisis and was recently named one of the “world’s most disappointing leaders.”
Police have already investigated an Upper Peninsula man who suggested on Facebook, “It’s time for civil unrest. Burn down the Governor mansion,” according to e-mails released by the governor’s office.
“In the interest of protecting our residents, the MSP monitors any incidents that have the potential to result in criminal activity and/or violence,” Michigan State Police spokesperson Shanon Banner wrote in an email to MLive-The Flint Journal.
Snyder has resisted calls for his resignation, even as more evidence shows his administration is largely responsible for poisoning thousand of residents with contaminated drinking water.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.