Detroit politics

Several Detroit Building Inspectors Charged With Taking BribesSeveral Detroit building safety inspectors were formally charged Friday in 36th District Court with ignoring code violations in exchange for bribes.
Benny Napoleon Officially Enters Detroit Mayor's RaceNapoleon said he'll run a three-pronged campaign.
Belle Isle Lease Debate Gets Wild, RaucousOne 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?"
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.
Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State RepBanks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.
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.
Scene In Detroit: Weeding Out Trash, And CrimeTwice 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.
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."
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."
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.