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Detroit pays high price for arson onslaught. Detroit — Arson is a raging epidemic in Detroit, destroying neighborhoods and lives as the city tries to emerge from bankruptcy.
Even amid a historic demolition blitz, buildings burn faster than Detroit can raze them. Last year, the city had 3,839 suspicious fires and demolished 3,500 buildings, according to city records analyzed by The Detroit News. Burned homes scar neighborhoods for years: Two-thirds of those that caught fire from 2010-13 are still standing, records show. Our Pricing. Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case. Kilpatrick Wins Second Term in Detroit. Washingtonpost.comKilpatrick Wins Second Term in Detroit By DAVID RUNKThe Associated PressWednesday, November 9, 2005; 1:02 PM DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick overcame a scandal-plagued first term to fend off a challenge from a career bureaucrat, while the FBI announced an investigation into the handling of absentee ballots, including claims of ballots cast in the names of dead people.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, Kilpatrick had 117,354 votes, or 53 percent, and Freman Hendrix had 103,446 votes, or 47 percent. 'Lynching' Ad Roils Detroit Race. DETROIT -- A full-page newspaper advertisement depicting black corpses hanging from trees and likening media coverage of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to lynching has drawn criticism in the home stretch of his reelection campaign.
The mayor distanced himself from the ad, which was published last week in the city's largest black newspaper and echoes complaints he has made about media coverage. "This advertisement is not affiliated in any way with the Kilpatrick administration or the Kilpatrick for Mayor campaign," Kilpatrick said in a statement. "Detroiters are very passionate people, and while I appreciate the spirit of some of the content, I do not condone the images in this advertisement.
" Detroit Mayoral Debate. View City of Detroit Reports. Organized Crime In Detroit: Forgotten But Not Gone. By James Buccellato and Scott M.
Burnstein DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit mafia lives in the shadows. 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. How corruption deepened Detroit's crisis. Who's to blame for Detroit's collapse? - latimes. A for-lease sign on a building in downtown Detroit.
The city filed for Chapter… (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images ) Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday, making it the largest U.S. city to ever seek Chapter 9 protection. It’s sad news for the once-great city. Rush Limbaugh: Detroit Went Bankrupt Because Blacks Drove Out Whites. By Alan Pyke and Igor Volsky Economists are attributing Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing to problems facing the entire Rust Belt region: a shrinking tax base, high health and pension costs, sprawl, and general dysfunction.
But on Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh added another cause to the long list of factors that have contributed to the city’s downfall: black people. Lies. Decision Making: Factors that Influence Decision Making, Heuristics Used, and Decision Outcomes - Inquiries Journal. Every day, people are inundated with decisions, big and small.
Understanding how people arrive at their choices is an area of cognitive psychology that has received attention. Theories have been generated to explain how people make decisions, and what types of factors influence decision making in the present and future. In addition, heuristics have been researched to understand the decision making process. Text Of Kwame Kilpatrick's Speech (Detroit Mayor) Skip to comments.
Text Of Kwame Kilpatrick's Speech (Detroit Mayor) ClickonDetroit ^ | January 30, 2008 Posted on Thu 31 Jan 2008 03:29:47 AM CET by ShadowDancer. Kwame Kilpatrick facts, information, pictures. Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was the youngest mayor to lead the city of Detroit, Michigan, and the city's first mayor to resign the office after being charged with a felony.
What began as an administration full of promise for both Kilpatrick and the beleaguered city in 2002 ended in scandal, ignominy, and near financial disaster after several years of rumors and reports that tied the mayor to everything from lying under oath to the murder of an exotic dancer. When Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felony counts in a plea agreement in September of 2008, he addressed the people of Detroit: "For those who have supported me through the years … I thank you with all my heart…. Detroit Mayor Runs on Hip Hop. A Politician Who Runs on Hip-Hop Detroit mayor's use of rap lures young voters and suggests the music has electoral juice. By Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer. Amid Scandal and a Potential Break with the EAA, DPS has a Lesson to Learn.
By Kacy Martin More Mess in DPS: Principal Kickbacks The federal government uncovered an alleged $1 million kickback scheme that involved 12 Detroit Public School (DPS) principals, a district administrator, and a vendor on Tuesday. For the past 13 years, businessman Norman Shy has reportedly been paying bribes to principals and skimming money off the top of exchanges involving school supplies. Shy apparently made a habit of submitting falsified invoices and delivering only a portion of what was ordered while keeping the remaining revenue for himself and the co-conspiring principals. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons. Nine Reasons Why Detroit Failed.
My hometown of Detroit has been studied obsessively for years by writers and researchers of all types to gain insight into the Motor City’s decline. Indeed, it seems to have become a favorite pastime for urbanists of all stripes. How could such an economic powerhouse, a uniquely American city, so utterly collapse? Pension Bribery Scandal Leads to More Indictments in Detroit, Including Funds’ Former General Counsel. May 2013 The longtime general counsel and a former trustee of Detroit's pension funds are the latest two city officials to be indicted in a bribery and kickback conspiracy that has been under investigation for several years and cost the pension funds $84 million in losses. Ronald Zajac, who served as General Counsel of Detroit's General Retirement System and Police and Fire Retirement System for more than 30 years, allegedly forced people seeking business with the pension funds to spend thousands of dollars on entertainment and other gifts for certain pension trustees involved in the scheme.
Zajac also allegedly organized “birthday parties” for certain pension trustees, at which people with pension fund business would give cash gifts to the trustees. In return for directing cash, lavish vacations and other items of value to the pension trustees involved in the bribery and kickback conspiracy, the trustees voted to raise Zajac's salary by a substantial amount.
Detroit Race Riot (1967) The Intersection of 12th Street and Clairmount, Saturday, July 23, 1967 Image Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press Image Ownership: Public Domain The Detroit Race Riot in Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 1967 was one of the most violent urban revolts in the 20th century. It came as an immediate response to police brutality but underlying conditions including segregated housing and schools and rising black unemployment helped drive the anger of the rioters. On Sunday evening, July 23, the Detroit Police Vice Squad officers raided an after hours “blind pig,” an unlicensed bar on the corner of 12th Street and Clairmount Avenue in the center of the city’s oldest and poorest black neighborhood. The Other Detroit - The Atlantic. Rhodes: Community feels ‘outrage’ over DPS corruption. Corruption schemes ran deep at DPS. Kwame Kilpatrick Scandal: Former Detroit Mayor Appeals Corruption Case Heads To US Supreme Court.