Read the entire 30-minute speech of Louis Farrakhan speaking at a Detroit City Council meeting.
“Suppose that the 500,000 blacks in Detroit decided this this is our city, this is our home, and we are not going to let buzzards take it from us,” Farrakhan said to thundering applause.
Almost a year ago, we launched Motor City Muckraker to serve as an independent watchdog in a city where corruption, inequality, poverty and poor services have taken an immeasurable toll on many of Detroit’s 700,000 residents.
After Mayor Bing cuts police patrols amid spiking violence, he seeks to raise own security detail to 30 officers
On any given night, officers arrive to work with a backlog of cases that would be a priority in most cities. But police are overwhelmed with murders, rapes, aggravated assaults and armed robberies.
The Detroit Fire Department is dangerously close to running out of trucks and engines to respond to fires because the aging, overrun fleet is breaking down faster than mechanics can make repairs
The sprawling Greek revival-style building near the Southfield Freeway collapsed in December 2011, killing two metal scrappers and drawing attention to a long-abandoned building that is wide open to trespass and has injured others in the past.
“You better wake up because some of you are going to jail, and I will be the first to laugh at you because you’ve been laughing at us for years,” one block club member shouted at council.
If Mayor Dave Bing gets his way, parking fines will increase. Delinquent on three tickets? You face the boot and could lose your driver’s license.
“I resent you, I hate you for what you did,” Mays yelled into the microphone at a council meeting.
Police apprehended several protesters for refusing to stay quiet about their opposition to a state-appointed emergency manager during a formal city council session today.