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Detroit "devolves" into voluntary society. *Sort of*

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Jed I. Knight
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A growing collection of volunteers, some affluent, some just average guys riding their Toros, are trying to pick up some services that local government can't provide.

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State set to takeover Detroit city government

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by Cyphase
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday that the state will take over the operations of Detroit's city government due to its long-standing financial problems. The takeover is short of a formal bankruptcy, but it will include appointing an emergency manager who would have many of the same powers as a bankruptcy judge. It could mean throwing out contracts with public employee unions and vendors that the city can't afford, and could lead to further cutbacks in already depleted city services.

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Gun advocates outbid Detroit police for unwanted guns at buyback event

Posted August 30th, 2012 by raggedy andy
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DETROIT — Gun advocates, in competition with Detroit police, offered a buyback program of their own Thursday.

As police conducted a gun buyback event at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 10400 Stoepel in Detroit, about a dozen protesters stood across the street making offers of their own.

"Guns Wanted! Cash" and "Cash for guns," their signs read. They beckoned those in line with their guns concealed in towels and bags, to come across the street for a better price.

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Deal of the Week: Doubling Down in Detroit - WSJ.com

Posted June 10th, 2012 by srq_hiker
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The price, $5 a square foot, is tiny compared with the $200 level that buildings on average are selling for nationwide and even well below the $28 range that downtown Detroit buildings fetched last year

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Mother angry after daughter vaccinated without her permission

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Sighle Kinney is fuming after her 14-year-old daughter was given four shots by the school nurse at Marcus Garvey Academy without her permission.

The daughter says she was called out of class by the school nurse back on January 30th and sent to the school’s clinic, which is operated by St. John’s medical.

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Teamsters’ Hoffa Made $300,000 in 2010

Posted September 7th, 2011 by Sgt Jarhead
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Hoffa made headlines on Labor Day with comments calling union members part of President Obama’s electoral “army” who will “beat the Tea Party and give this country back to workers and America.”
“Let’s take these sons-of-bitches out,” Hoffa said during comments ahead of Obama’s appearance at a rally in Detriot, urging union members to vote out conservative politicians in 2012.

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Fed up with crime, citizens hit streets

Posted August 22nd, 2010 by aquapan
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Fed up with crime, citizens hit streets
Francis X. Donnelly / The Detroit News

Detroit -- With its handsome brick homes and trimmed lawns, Russell Woods is an unlikely setting for a revolution.

For the past three nights, however, residents from all over the city who are fed up with crime have descended upon this neighborhood in a northwest section of Detroit.

As they patrol the tree-lined streets, they're encountering residents who share their views.

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Parents to be jailed for not going to parent-teacher conferences

Posted July 9th, 2010 by orion
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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that's indicative of a larger issue in Detroit, where the lack of making parents accountable for their children partly is blamed on elevated truancy and dropout rates, as well as a recent rash of violent crimes involving teens.

Worthy has a new idea she hopes will fix the problem: Jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

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7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

Posted May 16th, 2010 by RottingNation
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Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed "profound sorrow" at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid.
Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement.

"This is any parent's worst nightmare," Godbee said. "It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."

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Judge delays bond for Hutarees

Posted May 4th, 2010 by TimeLady
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Judge delays bond for Hutarees because of the recent slaying of a Detroit policeman, considering them to be connected . . . somehow?

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