Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

Chief speaks out on crime lab breach

By Steve Neavling Editor and reporter Detroit Police never had a protocol for vacating a building when officers left to rot thousands of rounds of live ammunition, case files, murder photos and chemicals in at a vacant crime lab more than a year ago, Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. told MotorCityMuckraker.com. Godbee said he’s responded […]

Open Letter to Council President Pugh

Open Letter to Council President Pugh

Dear Detroit Council President Charles Pugh, When your constituents feel under siege by the state takeover and the rapid loss of services, it’s time to stop locking the door on Detroiters. As president of the Detroit City Council, you were elected to hear from your constituents, no matter how much you dislike their message. Once […]

Week of June 4, 2012

Week of June 4, 2012

Thank you everyone for your support throughout our inception. A migraine rudely took me out of commission for the past few days but I am back and excited to bring you new columnists, daily doses of Detroit-related news, exclusive investigations as well as photos and videos of all sides of the city in the weeks to […]

Council Decides Apple Orchard Fight More Urgent than Solving Budget Crisis

Council Decides Apple Orchard Fight More Urgent than Solving Budget Crisis

By Steve Neavling Leave it to Detroit City Council to turn a peaceful apple orchard into a heated, divisive issue. Forget the city’s other problems, like chronic poverty, high illiteracy rates, tens of thousands of vacant homes and a budget shortfall that could land Detroit in bankruptcy court. When council members learned Tuesday that volunteers […]

Leaving a Mark, a Message

Leaving a Mark, a Message

The abandoned, ramshackle houses and businesses in Detroit can be sad reminders of the city’s drastic population loss over the past half century. But with a little bit of paint and sweat, the blocks of ruin can be transformed into a portrait of love and hope. From the vibrant extravagance of graffiti art to simple […]

Open Letter to Council President Pugh

Dear Detroit Council President Charles Pugh, When your constituents feel under siege by the state takeover and the rapid loss of services, it’s time to stop locking the door on Detroiters. As president of the Detroit City Council, you were elected to hear from your constituents, no matter how much you dislike their message. Once […]

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