“One night my dad came into my room and told me I would have a new black dad,” his daughter said. “From there, things escalated.”
When the smoke cleared, the politicians behind the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history were caught with their pants down.
Lawyers billed up to $1,000 an hour working for the cash-strapped city.
Rather than hand over Detroit’s budget, parks, buildings and services to the Republican-controlled state, a growing number of residents and leaders are advocating for municipal bankruptcy.