The Real World Detroit- City Council’s Own Reality Show

9 03 2009

I have been off what happens in Detroit for a while, but I have friends there and they keep me up to date. The latest soap opera, reality show, is not the former major…although he is still in the news; This new instalment is the city council….

I think this is better than a reality show, everyday there is something new, and you can even find the videos on YouTube.

My friends suggested that I should check out the Detroit Free Press and of course I went to the local TV stations websites.

Apparently there is a big controversy, because there is a deal on the works for over a year, that would turn over management on a local convention center to a group formed by the state, a couple of counties close to Detroit and the city of Detroit. The city is currently bankrupt, the last major was trying to sell the tunnel (that goes from the US to Canada) to the Canadians, in order to come close to balancing the budget. They cannot afford the maintenance and renovations needed for the place.

But after a short deliberation the city council voted no for the deal, their reasons…the (white man) racist state wants to take what belongs to us. They said that “they are all racists up  in Lansing” 😦  Are you kidding me? Then the city council president pro-temp, said on camera Read the rest of this entry »

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The Mayor of Detroit is in Jail – Judicial System at work!!

8 08 2008

The Mayor of Detroit spent the night in jail. For years now the Mayor has been caughted in lies and shady situations and he has gotten away with less than a slap on the wrist.

You can check up all the details at the Detroit Free Press website . There you can find a complete account of all the issues from the beginning.

 

This latest display of disregard for the Judicial System was the last straw. He thought he was untouchable, the golden kid. He violated the conditions of his bond two or three times, and on top of that he lied to the judge while trying to get out off. He claimed that it was an emergency meeting and that he had been summon by the Windsor authorities, today Windsor authorities say that the Mayor called them and he wanted to have that meeting.

As usual he used his kids as leverage, to try to get out of jail.

 

36th District Judge Ronald Giles has restored my faith in our Judicial System.

I have seen this guy breaking the law time and time again and then lie about it until he can lie no more. When he has to admit what he did, he either blames it on somebody else, lack of communication, the media or racism. He says “I am sorry” and gets Detroiters crying for him. He gets off and goes back to business as usual.

Finally  a judge had the courage to say NO MORE.