Just moments after learning that a gunman killed 20 children at an elementary in Connecticut, gun advocates, teacher unions, media and politicians have exploited the unspeakable slaughter while the rest of us mourned.
Ron Weiser, finance chairman of the RNC, also alleged that Detroit is so dangerous that it’s risky to monitor elections.
Detroit Free Press editors gathered in a second-floor conference room this afternoon and grilled Gov. Rick Snyder for an hour following his sudden shift from middle-of-the-road leader to deceptive, ultra-conservative politician.
Dozens of schools are covered in graffiti, their interiors gutted for scrap metal. Others are boarded-up gems, vulnerable to thieves, arson and graffiti.
Turns out, the billionaire’s company, Olympia Entertainment, owes Detroit nearly a million dollars in unpaid property taxes on downtown’s Cobo Arena and Joe Louis Arena dating back to 2009.
For just $200, some Detroiters can buy neighboring vacant lots and receive help sprucing up the property.
Despite the threat of a state takeover and municipal bankruptcy, Mayor Dave Bing dished out bonuses of up to $750 to nonunion employees, a move that is certain to distract from serious budget cuts.
State officials took blame for demolishing up to 20 Detroit homes that recently were purchased at a Wayne County tax foreclosure sale.
The 5-4 vote gives Hantz Woodlands permission to buy nearly 2,000 lots for the dirt-cheap price of $520,000, or less than $300 per lot.
Marie Thornton was speaking beyond her one-minute public comment period when she demanded that council President Charles Pugh apologize for once accusing her of tossing a grape at a school board member.