In odd twist, Republicans shame Democrats for ignoring Detroit; new Red Wings arena at stake

In odd twist, Republicans shame Democrats for ignoring Detroit; new Red Wings arena at stake

Democrats in the state House are threatening to derail legislation that would help the Illich family build a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, legislators told Motor City Muckraker this afternoon. Protesting the Republicans’ unscrupulous handling of the controversial right-to-work legislation, Democrats are pledging to oppose a measure that would release $13 […]

Belle Isle to remain in Detroit’s hands – at least for now; council furious

Belle Isle to remain in Detroit’s hands – at least for now; council furious

Turns out, the pending deal between Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder offers no assurance that the financially struggling park would receive a penny for improvements. In fact, any future funding depends on the availability of state funds, which are controlled by a traditionally anti-Detroit Legislature.

City says ransacked fire station wasn’t secured because of miscommunication

City says ransacked fire station wasn’t secured because of miscommunication

It’s like clockwork. A building in Detroit is abandoned, and within days thieves steal everything of value – copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes. Walls are torn up; water gushes from broken pipes; windows are smashed and the frames stolen. So it seemed incredibly irresponsible of the Detroit Fire Department to fail to secure one […]

State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

State raping Detroit? Kenyatta says so.

Tempers flared today after Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta suggested the state was anally raping the city. Kenyatta was urging his colleagues to stop participating in the state intervention, “rather than continuing to pull your pants down without Vaseline and allowing the folks to do what they’re doing to us.” Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins called out […]