Detroit research paper Notes. Kwame Kilpatrick, The Wire and Why Life Works Out Better Than It Does on TV (Let's Hope) It was an accident.
I didn’t mean to start watching The Wire again, which I’ve already seen twice in its entirety. I certainly didn’t intend to gobble up two seasons of the 2002-2008 HBO drama in an embarrassingly short period. You start with one episode, and before you know it, you’re hooked on the characters and the sprawling drama that follows the institutions in Baltimore, from the school system to the drug trade. To be fair, I’m not alone here — the show has racked up critical acclaim and counts President Barack Obama as a fan. It’s not just mindless entertainment (for that, I’ll always have Dance Moms) — if anything, the show makes you think beyond the hour-long episodes as it examines the way a struggling city’s dysfunctional systems intersect and support each other.
Detroit: Monica Conyers pleads guilty to corruption. By Jack Cody 4 July 2009 Monica Conyers announced Monday her resignation from the Detroit City Council after pleading guilty Friday, June 26, to conspiracy to commit bribery.
Conyers is the latest in a string of Detroit Democrats who have either been convicted of felonies, are under federal investigation, or have significant circumstantial evidence linking them to criminal behavior. In November 2007 Conyers cast the decisive vote in favor of granting a $1.2 billion waste disposal contract to Texas-based firm Synagro Technologies, Inc. (Synagro). The guilty plea offered by Conyers confirms FBI suspicions that she switched from a “no” to a “yes” vote only after receiving at least $6,000 in bribes from Synagro. FBI arrests third Macomb official in corruption case. Michael Lovelock, charged with bribery, ran from reporters outside of federal court Thursday.
Nicquel Terry, The Detroit News An ongoing public corruption case in Macomb County broadened Thursday with the arrest of the departing Chesterfield Township supervisor, the third elected official to be snared in the federal probe. Michael Lovelock is accused of taking multiple bribes totaling more than $30,000 from 2010-16 from a company that had a “significant contract with Chesterfield township,” according to U.S. Corruption schemes ran deep at DPS. DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLSDPS debate: Lawmakers discuss bill package | 2:03 Lawmakers discuss a fix for the Detroit Public Schools passed Wednesday night.
Kathleen Gray, DFP 1 of 9 DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLSGov. Detroit Had a Corruption Scandal in 1930s That Was Bigger Than Today's – Deadline Detroit. By DAVID ASHENFELTER The federal investigation that has produced public corruption convictions against more than two dozen Detroit officials, contractors and others is big — very big.
But contrary to what you may have heard or read, the ongoing probe that could send former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to prison for racketeering, extortion and bribery pales compared to a Detroit corruption probe that began in the late 1930s. That investigation, which became known as “the Janet McDonald affair,” involved extorting payoffs from houses of prostitution, gamblers, slot machine operators and other underworld types. How corruption deepened Detroit's crisis.