Detroit politics

L-R) Eric Miller, John Jones, Phillip Lockhart, and Moreno Taylor. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Several Detroit Building Inspectors Charged With Taking Bribes

Several Detroit building safety inspectors were formally charged Friday in 36th District Court with ignoring code violations in exchange for bribes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2013

File photo. Benny Napoleon files paperwork to officially run for Detroit mayor. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Benny Napoleon Officially Enters Detroit Mayor’s Race

Napoleon said he’ll run a three-pronged campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

Detroiters line up for a public hearing about Belle Isle. (credit: WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Belle Isle Lease Debate Gets Wild, Raucous

One resident called the council members “Judas,” for considering the lease, adding, “It has one jewel in it and you’re going to take it. Are we ignorant?”

CBS Detroit–01/28/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images-File)

Bing Said City Workers Feel ‘Entitled,’ Says His Job Second Only To Obama’s

“It’s probably the second most difficult job in this country behind the president,” Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said.

CBS Detroit–11/29/2012

( Brian Banks won the race for the 1st District state representative.

Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2012

(Photo: Florence Walton, WWJ) DMC CEO Mike Duggan discusses a bid for Detroit mayor.

Running For Mayor, Duggan Doesn’t Feel Safe In Detroit

“Peoples’ expectations are so beaten down, people think this is just the way things have to be. They don’t have to be like this,” Mike Duggan said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–09/27/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) A group is cleaning up East Jefferson in Detroit.

Scene In Detroit: Weeding Out Trash, And Crime

Twice per week, Hedgies, tends to the needs of E. Jefferson between Conner and Alter, including things like weed abatement, trash removal, power washing, graffiti maintenance and mowing of lawns.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2012

US Representative Hansen Clarke. (Getty Images)

Congressman Accused Of ‘Playing Black’ Says Racism Destroying Detroit

“… Don’t cheapen people like that, that’s been the problem in metro Detroit, we’ve appealed based on the worst of people and look what’ happened to our city — look at it.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–07/03/2012

Ike McKinnon (WXYT Photo)

Former Detroit Police Chief Says Racism Claim Is ‘Absolute Lie’

Ike McKinnon said, “I don’t think white people are out turning the lights off, white people that are saying police shouldn’t respond, I don’t think there are white people killing young black people in the city of Detroit.”

CBS Detroit–04/06/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain

Jesse Jackson Says Tea Party Wants To Sink Ship To ‘Destroy Captain’

“Why is Detroit in crisis? We bailed out the automotive industry but the city has not been able to be part of that.” Jesse Jackson told Carol Cain.

CBS 62–03/29/2012