Detroit

PROTESTS SHUT DOWN DETROIT BANKRUPTCY FORUM, RUN RHODES, DUGGAN, SNYDER OUT; RACISM V. CITY CITED

DAREA and others at DIA fest for Judges Rhodes and Rosen, receiving the Dennis W. Archer award Nov. 19, 2015
VOICE OF DETROIT
December 11, 2015

Outside the event DAREA (Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association) and Moratorium Now protested and spoke the truth into the warm night air. The student group of the National Lawyers Guild had bitingly funny carnival games about the bankruptcy like “guess the quote” from Orr etc. as you walked into the building.

JUDGE MICHAEL HATHAWAY SEIZES WATER PROTEST VERDICT FROM BLACK DETROIT JURY, HALTS TRIAL

VOICE OF DETROIT
December 2, 2015

DETROIT – Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hathaway today snatched a verdict on charges against water shut-offs protesters out of the hands of an all-Black jury in 36th District Court, halting the trial before District Court Judge Ruth Ann Garrett indefinitely. His ruling came in the wake of the Nov. 19 conviction of cop William Melendez by a majority-Black jury in Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for nearly killing Black motorist Floyd Dent.

Arrested water warriors use trial to make shutoff strategy public

The Michigan Citizen
January 16, 2015

DETROIT — At an emotional press conference, Dec. 8, members of the Homrich 9 laid out the legal strategy they would pursue in their defense, and the moral foundations for the act of civil disobedience that led to their arrest.

Nine people were arrested July 18, after blocking the entryway of Homrich’s facility on E. Grand Blvd in Detroit, barring trucks from leaving to shut off water to Detroit residences.

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