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Flint water crisis charges dismissed against ex-Gov. Snyder
"Charges against a former governor in the Flint water crisis have been dismissed. A judge has dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan governor Rick Snyder in the Flint water crisis. The order comes months after the state Supreme Court said, indictments returned by a one person grand jury were invalid. Snyder a Republican who left office in 2019 was charged with two misdemeanor counts of misconduct in office. He's also the 8th person to have a Flint water case thrown out after the Supreme Court's unanimous June opinion. I'm Shelley Adler
"rick snyder" Discussed on WTOP
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"rick snyder" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Female Puerto Rican politician and CNN and MSNBC had this woman on. I can't even remember her name, but she had those big, weird glasses on. She would be on the mainstream media channel every single day, blaming Trump for her people die. It was so stupid and ridiculous, but they gave her so much air time and then when Trump finally went down to visit Puerto Rico, it was about how he was throwing paper towels at survivors. And that was the other story that they really latched on to. Because that was the best they could do. And then of course without the water prices, then Mississippi and in Flint. Those are places that are run by Democrats and in Mississippi and particular, it looks a lot like the Democrats had intentionally blocked up the water supply so that they could get federal dollars. And nobody's talking about that. It was all about how apparently the racists were preventing the black people in Mississippi from getting water and not about the fact that their leaders were completely incompetent and probably fraudulent. So this is classic that anytime there's a natural disaster or some kind of tragedy, there's always some way that they can blame the Republicans. See, this is what makes for a great guest, folks. Amber, I'm just going to talk about you like you're not here for a second, but when you're on radio, I don't give her, I don't give amber the questions in advance. I don't need to. I mean, it's not me trying to be silly about it. I just talk about stuff that interests me and she knows so much because she does so much homework that she was just prepared. You had examples I totally forgot about. I know what you're talking about in Puerto Rico. Was the female mayor, I think, of San Juan. Who the governor of it was like, okay, he's doing a decent job, Trump. He's doing the best again. And the mayor, the media love there because she was like, Trump sucks. Why does he suck? Because I said he sucks. And that's a perfect example too, to Mississippi water crisis. City run by the Jackson run by Democrats, yet somehow it's the Republican governor's fault, and then you had the water crisis in Michigan too. Flynn, where even though the place was run by Democrats, it was what was his name, Rick Snyder, there was the Republican governors fall. It's amazing. It's like, yeah, so those are such great examples. Let me move on to a different topic. So Brazil, shocked everybody here, going to a runoff between socialist Lula and Bolsonaro who Trump supported, but I don't really get into a lot of geopolitics on the show. We got enough going on here, but this is more of an indictment of polling. The polls had Bolsonaro, a Trump guy or in that Trump model, Trump strongly endorsed him. Hide him down 15 or so. He wound up only losing by four and Lula, the socialist zero didn't even get 50%, so it's going to a runoff. Again, they're becoming pollsters like the media. It's like the cry wolf thing. And that doesn't bode well for the Democrats in these midterms either. Remember to pollsters are like, oh, forget the red wave. It's not going to happen. They're just full of crap. They are. I mean, here in the U.S., the pollsters have completely, I think, messed up pretty much every race in a swing state. If you look just a couple of months ago, the pollsters had Pennsylvania, Arizona, Ohio, and various other states, all with the Republicans losing by as many as 5 percentage points. I think in Pennsylvania at one point, they had Doctor Oz down by like 15%. It made the Pennsylvania Senate race ahead of what is supposed to be a bellwether election for Republicans being it just didn't make any sense. So then a couple of months later, they start to realize that things are obviously much tighter than they are now all these races are pulling within one to two percentage points. And there's two reasons really it's happening. One is that the polls, I mean, they historically oversampled Democrats. And also the pollsters don't know even how to reach the people who would help balance out these polls because they don't understand it. And then two Trump supporters and Republicans either don't talk to pollsters or they lie to them because they don't trust them. So if some pollster calls your house and asks if you're a Trump supporter, you're probably going to be terrified of even saying yes to that because of what could potentially happen to you socially or professionally if it got out that you wanted to vote for a Trump ally, but also if you saw what happened in 2015, you're thinking, why on earth would I trust this pollster to accurately record my response? And so a lot of people just mess with them, which is kind of hilarious because I always think it's quite funny when it comes down to election day. And the pollsters end up being completely wrong once again. Oh man, it reminds me of this time I was I was doing this training operation with the Secret Service we were training these people on motorcades and this one guy was really nice guy, but we would attack them all kinds of different ways, you know, smoke grenades, you know, fake gun attacks and every time you say get all hell broke loose, whatever we would do. That's the pollsters. Man, what happened? You guys blew it by 25. Oh, hell broke loose. Every single time. I mean, the cry wolf syndrome has
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Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others
"The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that charges against former governor Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal must be dismissed AP correspondent Norman hall reports According to the court Michigan state laws authorize a judge to investigate subpoena witnesses and issue arrest warrants as a one person grand jury but not to issue indictments The dismissed charges range from misdemeanors to involuntary manslaughter because of 9 deaths related to legionnaires disease Flint managers appointed by governor Snyder switched the majority black cities water source to the Flint river while a new pipeline was under construction State regulators said the river water didn't need to be treated to reduce its corrosive qualities Lead from old pipes flowed through the system for 18 months community activists calls the situation a disgrace I Norman hall
"rick snyder" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The aging pipes leached into the water, exposing over 100,000 residents to high levels of the neurotoxin. Over the past few years, Charges have been filed against some officials. Some pled no contest and then in 2019, the remaining charges were dropped. Then, just last week, nine officials, including former Michigan governor Rick Snyder, were charged for their roles in the crisis. So what does this mean for getting justice to impacted residents? Joining me today is someone who has followed this crisis closely from the beginning. Steve Carmody Flint reporter for Michigan Radio, based in Flint. Welcome Steve to science Friday. Thank you. As I said, we're almost seven years out from the start of this crisis where these charges against the former governor and those other officials a surprise. The timing was definitely a surprise. Ever since the attorney general Ended original investigation and started a new one. Her office has been very quiet about what's actually been happening with the investigation. So when we learned last week that these charges had been filed, that was a surprise. Most of the people who are facing charges, though, had been charged previously in the original investigation. They're facing additional charges beyond what they were charged with before. And the big surprise was that the former governor was also being charged, although he's only being charged with two counts of neglect of duty, which is a misdemeanor. How are these officials implicated in the Flint water crisis? Well, for the most part, the people who have been charged in this our state officials, and it's important to remember that in 2014, the city of Flint was under state oversight. The governor had appointed an emergency manager to run the city. To correct a financial problem the city was having so the decision to switch the city's water was made by those emergency managers and two emergency managers are among those who've been charged in connection with the water crisis and several state health officials. Former state health officials have also been charged. With various things, including involuntary manslaughter charges that are connected to a Legionnaire's disease operate that took place at the same time as the water crisis. So it's the state's oversight of the Flint water crisis, which is highlighted by the charges that have been filed. Let's talk about the residents of Flint for a moment who are affected by this crisis. What are they saying about these charges? Since the very beginning, people in Flint have wanted state officials to be held accountable for causing the water crisis in their community, and at the top of their list was governor Rick Snyder. So when they learned that the governor was going to be criminally charged in connection with the crisis, there was a lot of excitement a lot of finally and that you were hearing around town. But Flint residents like Claire McClinton said, You know they were disappointed when they heard what the charges are actually going to pay. You know, for a minute we felt good, because that's one of the things we've been wanting it on the criminal side.
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"And we will make it up to those of you in flat listening to this. It will not be forgotten. I promise you that again jordan. Thank you so much for coming honorable and thank you for everything you've done. Because frankly there would have never been any attention on this without you raisin raising of thank you well i What was i going to do this. I am from flint michigan. I was born in saint joseph's hospital on kensington avenue in flint and all those years ago and I i. I was asked what i know if i was on a show i was asked one time. If you were to do your autobiography in three words what would what would. What would your autobiography be. And right away. I said i'm from flint. That's all you need to know about me in anybody from flint knows exactly what i'm talking about and and we were a great great city. We were wear. My uncle was in the sit down strike in thirties. Founded the w you know. The middle class really had its birthplace in flint michigan first city in the country with a black mayor for sitting the country to pass an open housing ordinance. So much good has come from flint so much has been given to the rest of the country and as jordan said. If you don't think that what's happening with the water isn't gonna come to you someday. Just remember that we. We used to be one of the most successful american cities where everybody had a good job. Guy down the street. The his dad was a bagger bag groceries that they. Mp belong to a union. Even the grocery store baggers had a union which meant that they had healthcare. they had a living wage. All of this all of these ideas that originated from flint. Starting back in the thirties. It is wrong to let this town that gave so much to this country be destroyed so i ask that you'll those of you are listening to. Please write your members of congress in your senators And the attorney general of michigan dana nessel is her name any seal. Just send it to her..
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"If this if this town continues to be let down. And i know how they i know. I've heard from some people since the charges were made. Yes great to see a mugshot of the ex governor but a misdemeanor. When my child's brain has been fried for the rest of her life fuck no and I also think that's a good segue because honestly We addressed attorney general nestle and what needs to happen in the state of michigan but my my reporting indicates rick snyder lied to congress. That's a that's perjury. that's that's a serious crime. A and if joe biden wants to honor the legacy of elijah cummings who was actively trying to get governor. Snyder beck in there He's got everything now. He's got the house he's got the senate he's got the department of justice There is nothing stopping joe biden. Who by the way didn't seem to shy away from rick snyder's endorsement. There's nothing stopping. Joe biden from bringing governor snyder of the house oversight committee bringing him back in and asking him about these phone calls asking him about this briefing. He received asking him about a more information. That i'm about to release which indicates a destruction of evidence From top snyder officials. well jordan. We need to get you to speak to the right people in the biden administration We need to get a.
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Flint has been living in an ongoing pandemic for seven years and the water is not clean. I don't care what the data says. Because i've been there and i've seen it and i know the data was compromised because i've reported on an i've done the work to find that information but what we do. I don't know attorney general nestle at all I know she's not so fond me based on my reporting but i'll say this you know you still have time to do the right thing here They said they can still. You know it's an open investigation As evidence comes I know that they have. They've had the evidence that i just reported but whatever the case may be They still have time to make the proper charges. And i think This is going to be a you know a group effort here. I think michael moore is going to need to raise hell. I'm going to continue digging app because at the end of the day It's not just about you know. Seeing rick snyder mugshot and seeing him held accountable. It's america if we don't hold whether it's the mayor the governor the president the chief executives that represent us if we could be allowed to get off with just neglect of duty for one hundred thousand people poisoned i. I don't think that's a good thing for other communities We can't defenders have said. Oh this is very dangerous. You know Public officials are now going to rethink everything. They have to double think everything they do. Good they should be. They should be double thinking most things they do because they have the decision making power that could literally kill people. Which is what happens here. And we can't just say well we. We have a democratic governor. Now we got a democratic attorney general and so you know they're going to take care of us while the sad truth is if we all want to be honest is that the cavalry never came whether it was a democrat in charge or republican insurance. It didn't it didn't it's never. It's never really mattered to the poor of this country to to people.
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Twenty fourteen they started seeing an increase in legionella cases to two months after the switchover to the flat wherever they started seeing a significant increase in genesee county of legionella which is a deadly waterborne editorial bacterial pneumonia and M rick snyder. Health department was aware of an increase in legionella in june july. Then august There was i. It was first detected in the local mclaren hospital in flint and That is where my recent reporting starts because mirus recent reporting Indicates that governor snyder was fully aware of the deadly legionella outbreak as early as october twenty fourteen. Which is a hell of a lot earlier than january. Two thousand sixteen which is what. He testified to congress. Well that right there. There's there's the big that's the big factoid of this of this cover up and I i know you're you can't go inside governor snyder's brain but but really the ambition maybe running for president the connections to the new york banks that are funding. This how does he. How does he live with himself once. He knows he's been told by medical officials. Now there's a problem. There's a problem where we are causing a lot of sickness in the city of flint because of their drinking this water and they shouldn't be and they shouldn't be bathing in it and they should and and to then just to go into the mode of say nothing do nothing. Well i want to. You know The current attorney general dana nessel charged him with willful neglect of duty. Which is a misdemeanor. We get into that. But i found this was not neglect. He didn't neglect act. He acted he covered it. Up your alley. And i think people know you might remember this but the context of when we found this avalanche of phone calls between we found an avalanche over. Two days between the governor has chief of staff and the health director This was october two thousand fourteen. It's not just that he's trying to get reelected. He is at that point in the final stretch of trying to quote rescue detroit and bring detroit out of bankruptcy right which was going to be his his his whole thing with running for president was going to be on an economic wizard that rescue Distress cities i didn't enjoy decrying. Yeah yeah and that was what was happening in the background while the outbreak By october two thousand fourteen they had already had a about forty cases. Just that year In genesee county the normal amount they had was anywhere from like ten to fifteen so they had forty by october..
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"They were going to pipe water through their water facility They don't put in what what's the cost of. They put that one chemical in that would have made the the lead pipes leach. It's actually worse than that. I mean that water plan had only been used as a backup since the nineteen sixties. It was never a fulltime plant was never fulltime fund. That's right it was badly outdated it needed upwards of sixty million dollars in improvements and even if they did mandate at these chemicals. They didn't even have. They didn't even have the equipment to ed. The chemicals into the water supply and this was something that a plant operator couple days before the water switch. I mean this is reported widely. Mike lesco sent the warning shot This if you switch this river in a week it is against my judgment is against my guidance We're not ready. We don't have enough staff We don't we're not ready and they did it anyway and that is because they wanted to They had to get flint on the flint. River off of detroit to meet so k. w. a. that brand new pipeline that we spoke about can can we can expedite the construction on that. Because we don't want to miss construction construction season so it really was Using flint residents as guinea. Pigs and governor snyder. I mean right. My reporting It is it is false thing to say he wasn't aware what was going on There's a lot more. I haven't reported yet. But the governor. He was fully aware fully aware and being informed in real time of residents com resident complaints and brat discolored water and protested city hall. he was fully aware And you know this coincided this time period thousand fourteen coincided with him trying to get reelected in november and then reports after that this in a in a far far galaxy before donald trump came down that escalator When rick snyder was angling to run for president in two thousand sixteen. So kind of bad for your ambitions. If there's a water catastrophe i would say right. So his chief-of-staff his people and he they all are getting wind of this immediately right because the brown water starts coming out of everybody's faucets within a day or two of the switchover to the flint river and and people are complaining and and within a week or two people are complaining of rashes. Hair loss like right away right away. People didn't know what to do. And they were just being lied to. Or give being given the runaround and and you know at some point i forgot who it was but somebody within the department of health or whatever did their own testing and of course dr. Mona did her own testing on kids but they discovered at some point. This is having a negative medical biological effect on the people of flint. I'll tell you exactly. When a suit as june.
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"rick snyder" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"I mean there are various people have been in and out of flint. They come for a day half a day. Do the story leave. The there was one great guy with the. Aclu of michigan did some great investigative work. And of course. Rachel manno who Has been hammering this now for years she Hasn't given up on but this individual. Who's with me here today. Jordan cheriton He has doggedly been covering this story. Now since twenty sixteen he created a investigative new site called status coup and he has written for the intercept and other publications. So he's been on the ground in front in and out of flint he's made seventeen trips to flint so that that are automatically gives him a passport visa and legitimacy to call himself a quasi flint resident so while much of the national media had forgotten the story interviewing the families and looking into the governor's administration. The governor's name rick snyder jordan. Sense the cover up And he has an a. Actually his latest peace. And this is why i wanted to have him on. Not only because we got to watch the mugshot of the governor. Here on On friday on thursday and friday. i'm. He's written an excellent new piece in the intercept called. How a flurry of suspicious phone calls set investigators on rick snyder trail. I'm very pleased to have him with us. Here today on rumble. please welcome jordan cheriton jordan. How're you they michael. Thanks for having me. Thank you very much on. Thank you for the work. You've put into the story over the years just to catch people up or if they're listening to this for the first time and we have a number of people that listen from countries around the world but but flint. I think now it's it has become synonymous with this story and in this tragic incident that to me never looked at it as an accident But as as something Much darker and if you just maybe give people the how this started back in april of two thousand fourteen But it actually starts before that because the key element i think of the story is how the democracy in flint michigan was stripped from the people by the governor. And i and that.
"rick snyder" Discussed on WJR 760
"At the Detroit News, who has got a very, very interesting question. In her latest column for the news. She wonders whether Whitmer officials have buried Flint evidence. And why is this come up? Well, because we now have word. That the Wittmer administration had this this evidence for more than a year more than a year. Governor Whitman State health director Robert Gordon knew for more than a year. That the Legionnaires outbreak in Flint that we had a few years back. It was all at McLaren Medical Center had nothing to do with let water. In fact, none of the people who got it got Legionnaires were on flint water at the time. So there you go. And English just found all that out. She wrote about it this morning. And it is absolutely eye opening. I'm telling you, you've got to read this column by Ingrid Joxer is on the other end of our line. I was just aghast, Ingrid, even though we had to receive the information from John Trust got a couple of days ago on the show. Thank you for writing about it. And for joining us this morning, How are you? Hi, Frank. I'm doing well and congrats on the honor. Very deserved. Well, thank you so very much. I can't thank you enough. And you know, part of this incredible career has been my time writing for the Detroit News. While to that was that was a part of it. And I just I can't thank all of you enough. You will. You will be very missed voice in our community, Frank. I appreciate that so much. Well, then that's why I won't go away completely. Yeah. Can't somebody like me up? You know, but at any rate that let's talk about this, because, you know, we just saw Rick Snyder charged with this, uh, this crime of apparently allowing people to die, and Nick Lyons, a former health director, Same thing and It just seems to be a political inquisition that's going on. Well, sure, And that's why I thought it was important, too. Bring up this other side of this story, But, um, you know, as you said former Governor Rick Snyder charged yesterday with willful neglect of duty, but Nick Lyon, the former state health director was he was charged with nine counts of involuntary manslaughter, very serious charges. And Nick Lyons. Charges were specific, specifically related to the Legionaries cases. And Dana Nestles prosecuting team has Specifically tried to tie the Flint water switch to the uptick in those cases, but a ZAY point out my column. This 47 page report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released at the end of 2019 points clearly to, um enough to ongoing cases of Legionnaires. Coming from McClaren Clint Hospital. They've been going on since 2008 and as of that report in December, 2019 were still ongoing to CDC had a lot of concern. But yet that report has not had not been made public until Jim Hagemann who preceded neckline, he he had gotten ahold of the report and just decided that this is important information. The public needs to know about this, so thank goodness he did. Do you believe that this will lead to anything? We'll go anywhere, Will it will it mean that those who were really in charge of what was going on in in Flint being those people who run the hospital McClaren hospital where the legionnaires cases originated and where they sickened about 90 people and killed 12. Do you think they're ever gonna be held responsible? Well, that's a good question. I would like to think that if Dana Nessel really cares about protecting the citizens of Michigan that she will equally direct her attention to what's going on the last couple years under the Whitman administration, as she has two what happened under the Snyder administration? Well, see, Um, but I have a question. She also take action against Governor Wittmer for spreading covert 19 in the assisted living facilities among the elderly in our state is the governor bear responsibility for that she did charged with killing those people. That's an excellent question. And you know, once you set the standard Or criminalizing these kinds of policy decisions. Um, I mean that standard could easily be applied and thousands of people have died under the nursing home policy, as opposed to 12 with the Legionnaire's disease, which As the CDC. Even Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech researcher who helped Exposed the lead in the water. He testified in defense of Nick Lyon two years ago when he was mine was charged just similar charges under bill shooting. Um, he said that these cases were not Coming from water in homes. It didn't happen after the switch. So I mean, this information has been out there in a long time. And if nothing else, you can be sure. The CDC report on the preceding research will be used in in defending a client and others of these charges. Just so people know and understand. Legionnaire's disease is not spread by by water from a river like that. That's not where it where it sort of reproduces it's.
"rick snyder" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Those who had their lives and livelihood destroyed by this manmade crisis. And although the criminal justice system alone Cannot remedy all the suffering that every person and dirt We took our parts earthly. And we hope others will do the same. To ensure that this never ever happens again. One name. We know Well, is Ginny a MacDonald of Flint resident through the many conversations that she has had with us on this show? We have seen up close. What Living through this crisis has been like Welcome back. Thank you. So to me when you first heard the news that former Governor Rick Snyder was getting charged with two misdemeanors and quote, failing to protect the health and safety of Flint's residents. Just tell me what what went through your mind? Misdemeanors. That was the first thing that went through my mind is wow. I have friends who who's locked their parents behind it, and we're talking misdemeanors. But It is what it is. It is unfortunate that they're not calling it. What it is straight up Murder. Do you feel that this step is any closer, though? To justice for Flint for your community? Um, baby step of very, very tiny baby step again is another spit in our face because of the community. We are, um, that we could just take whatever you give to us instead of what's right. Mm. Well, I know that you had had to tell your two sons justice and Josiah that the water coming out of your sink was basically poison. No, You did not drink from your faucet for years or even bathe with the tap water. Tell me, Do you feel at all safe now Drinking out of your taps? Never never Never. Never not not here is linked not ever. Hmm. It won't know. So are you still lugging water into your house? All the time. I remember that you had told us that you used to have to do that, literally all the time. Yeah. What a state I'm weekly going to buy our weekly four cases of water? Yes. Well, your sons were. I think there were two and six years old, right when we first met your family that was nearly five years ago. And you can you talk about how is their health now? Oh, uh, They're typically healthy, active Children. But still, um their physical health is fine is the developmental That is the issue. And my biggest concern is the long term, even longer term developmental, um, that's going to properly arrived. What kind of concerns Developmentally, are you? Are you worried about at this point? Well, currently Josiah, he is autistic. I am still saying that that is a result of his water. And he is not a typically developing child with autism. So I have to make sure he has the resources available to him that make sure that he's hitting all his milestones that he needs. And what about justice? How's he doing? The best thing is that justice was older when this broke out, so I believe that his body had enough nutrients in it. At the late didn't affect him as um, severely Ostrovskaya. We're not seeing, but the The delays that we see injustice. I mean, enjoy science, so justice is doing well. I am wondering if today's news restores any faith whatsoever in your states government, you said it seemed like that they were baby steps. Right? How do you feel of going forward? Where's your state government? Mm hmm. At least they're doing something, um, is in a very long process, and I can't I can't. Look past. At least they're doing something, at least. Yeah. Finally, Rick Snyder name has been attached to something. All right, Johnny A. MacDonald of Flint, Michigan. Thank.
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"Had their lives and livelihood destroyed by this manmade crisis. And although the criminal justice system alone Cannot remedy all the suffering that every person and dirt We took our parts earthly. And we hope others will do the same. To ensure that this never ever happens again. One name. We know Well, is Ginny a MacDonald of Flint resident through the many conversations that she has had with us on this show? We have seen up close. What Living through this crisis has been like Welcome back. Thank you. So, you know when you first heard the news that former Governor Rick Snyder was getting charged with two misdemeanors and quote, failing to protect the health and safety of Flint's residents. Just tell me what what went through your mind? Misdemeanors. That was the first thing that went through my mind is wow. I have friends who who's locked their parents behind this and we're talking misdemeanors. But It is what it is. It is unfortunate that they're not calling it. What it is straight up Murder. Do you feel that this step is any closer, though? To justice for Flint for your community? Um, baby steps of very, very tiny baby step again is another spit in our face because of the community. We are, um, that we could just take whatever you give to us instead of what's right. Mm. Well, I know that you had had to tell your two sons justice and Josiah that the water coming out of your sink was basically poison. No, You did not drink from your faucet for years or even bathe with the tap water. Tell me, Do you feel at all safe now Drinking out of your taps? Never. Never. Never. Never not not here in Flint not ever. Hmm. It won't know. So are you still lugging water into your house? All the time. I remember that you had told us that you used to have to do that, literally all the time. Yeah. What a state I'm weekly going to buy our weekly four cases of water? Yes. Well, your sons were. I think there were two and six years old, right when we first met your family that was nearly five years ago. And you can you talk about how is their health now? Huh? They're typically healthy, active Children. But still, um their physical health is fine is the developmental That is the issue. And my biggest concern is the long term, even longer term developmental, um, that's going to properly arrived. What kind of concerns Developmentally, are you? Are you worried about at this point? Well, currently Josiah, he is autistic. I am still saying that that is a result of his water. And he is not a typically developing child with autism. So Have to make sure he has the resources available to him that make sure that he's hitting all his milestones that he needs. And what about justice? How's he doing? The best thing is that justice was older when this broke out, so I believe that his body had enough nutrients in it. That the lay It didn't affect him as um, severely Astro SIA. We're not seeing, but the The delays that we see injustice. I mean in just so you know, Justice is doing well. I am wondering if today's news restores any faith whatsoever in your states government, you said it seemed like that they were baby steps. Right? How do you feel of going forward? Where's your state government? Uh, At least they're doing something, um, is in a very long process, and I can't I can't. Look past. At least they're doing something. At least you had. Finally Rick Snyder name has been attached to something. All right, Jeannie A. MacDonald of Flint, Michigan. Thank you so much. Thank you. Really? This is all things considered from NPR news. The road to economic recovery has some core ingredients, restoration of a trust in democracy and a effective response to the pandemic. Archy without those two things, the economy's ultimately I can't say screwed. Can I Sure you can. I'm kind ridsdel history, uncertainty and not, you know, doing that to this economy That's next time on marketplace. Join us the marketplace It's coming up at 5 30 today on 90.3.
Former Gov. Rick Snyder, top aides, Flint officials arraigned on Flint water charges
"Officials are being charged for their involvement in the Flint water crisis. Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa who mood Says Snyder willfully neglected Flint residents and failed to protect their health and safety. The Flint water crisis is not some relic of the past. At this very moment, The people of Flint continue to suffer from the categorical failure of public officials at all levels of government. Snyder is being charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty each of one year misdemeanor. It follows a calamitous plan that contaminated Flint with lead and contributed to a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire's disease. Connecticut authorities are investigating whether
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Public officials charged in Flint water crisis, allegations
"The former governor of Michigan pleaded not guilty today to two charges of willful neglect of duty nearly seven years after lead, contaminated water killed 12 people and sickened Many more in Flint. Rick Snyder is one of at least nine public officials facing criminal charges related to the water crisis that began after the city switched its water supply in 2014. Steve Carmody is a reporter for Michigan radio. He's been following this, Steve explain what it all means, who's been charged? What are they facing? Well the governor is facing as she said, two counts. They're two misdemeanor counts, and that's Very much. The least important charges filed there a couple members of former senior State Health Department officials who are facing nine counts of involuntary manslaughter. That's tied to the Legionnaire's disease outbreak, which occurred at the same time as the Flint water switch, and some experts believe was caused by the switch in Flint's water. There are also some other people close to the former governor man who was his chief fixer. Is charged with perjury and extortion. Both of those felonies so there are quite a few charges and we'll learn more about what the bases for those charges are as these criminal cases continue. Well, this was such a devastating event for Flint, and they've been dealing with the fall out. For years. You've been hearing from residents, here's Montana's Edwards. Made it hard on people who stay here and he just go out in the sunset. No, we want we want justice what he did. Sounds like he's not happy with those misdemeanor charges. What else are we hearing? A lot of people aren't happy with those misdemeanor charges there. You know. This has been seven years in the making since the city's water source was switched by the emergency managers appointed by Governor Snyder to run the city of Flint. And people have been wanting justice. They have wanted someone to have charges brought against them, and they're they're tired of waiting. And when they see that the governor who has been their main target of you know, the P person they wanted most to see criminally charged is on Lee being charged with misdemeanors. They're very disappointed in that. Will. Snyder's attorney says the charges were part of a politically motivated smear campaign. And this is pretty unusual to have AH former governor charge like this one of the political implications. Well, this is the first time in the history of the state of Michigan So we're talking 180 years since a former governor was charged with crimes connected to when they were in office. So this is a very rare event, obviously in the state of Michigan, and this is a criminal charge brought against a former Republican governor under a Democrat attorney general. So there have been allegations raised that this may have been somewhat politically motivated. We'll see how it plays out in court. Of Comedy reporter for Michigan Radio. Thank you very much. You're welcome.
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"Way there is this abuse of power going on in Lansing right now, Uh, Nick Lyon, who was the former health director under Rick Snyder? You know Rick Snyder is being charged with some sort of criminal deed in the Flint water. Crisis, even though he had nothing to do with the Flint changeover from Detroit water to city water to the Flint city water that was run from the Flint River. But the right uh Rick Snyder is being charged and you heard about that. But how about this now? Michigan health director at the time. Isa also being charged. Nick Lyon pled not guilty during your parents and Genesee County. Circuit court. That was just before Governor Rick Snyder pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty, the charges that have been brought against Nick Lyon. Are even more severe. He has been accused. Are you ready for this of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who got Legionnaire's disease? They got it at McClaren Health Center. We went through this story yesterday. Theater knee General can't even follow What's in the news? She could get her witnesses and get the true story of what went on up there. It had nothing to do with Flint water. It was the whole virus. Was developed within the McClaren Medical Center, where the charges against Mona Hanna Attisha. If you're going to be consistent here, Madam attorney general you've got to go after more people than Nick Lyons, who had absolutely nothing to do with Legionnaire's disease at McClaren Hospital. It is a lie a complete lie by our attorney general who is so vindictive, so partisan. She cannot even see straight. I'm telling you this is this is just stunning stuff. Manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter because of Legionnaire's disease, which had nothing to do with Flint water. How do you You take the people of Michigan for fools that I'm sure you're gonna find some some judge on your side. Who's been appointed by by Jennifer Granholm say, and they're going to agree with you, Madam Attorney General. That doesn't make it correct. Okay? And we as Michiganders can see what is right. You explain to me Madam Attorney General. Why you got extra money for your office to distribute to your campaign contributors? Law firms, Okay, yes. Private law firms, and they're all trial lawyers. Imagine that who donated to your campaign, and now they have the possibility of being on your payroll. Thanks to the governor's shifting more money over your office. People like the Bernsteins, we've gotten $3 billion in settlements. You know what That means? Madam Attorney General. Your begin. Do you don't want people to get wealthy they've made over a billion dollars is what that means. As a family. That's what it means. So the inconsistency up there for our attorney general. Now with their campaign contributors, they're all good. They're fine. We'll help them out. But if they're on the other side of the aisle what we're going to find a way to throw him in jail and we're gonna charge The former health director in Michigan with manslaughter, manslaughter for Legionnaire's disease. Are you kidding me? What should he have done? The one thing that the clients could have done to stop Legionnaire's disease from spreading at McLaren Medical Center. It wasn't a wide outbreak in the city. Anybody who thinks that is being fooled by these people And I just want to make sure that we get that on the record because it is. It's just disgraceful What this attorney general has done with her abuse of power. And she this is this is political planet simply political They think that they can get Rick Snyder like Donald Trump. They're gonna make him look like Donald Trump or he killed people. He's killed people who did it intentionally. I'm waiting for that now. Uh oh, yes, because Flint is ah Majority African American City, So he went after blacks he wanted to kill blacks. Why didn't he pick Detroiters? You know their arm or in Detroit. If that was the case, it's ludicrous. It's absurd to even think that, but our attorney general just never ever stops. The political battles and she is she is absolutely turning Michigan's legal system upside down with charges like this. It is an abuse of power. Madam attorney general That's what it is. You might as well grow the mustache and give the one handed salute. Hand out right in front of you toward that flag. Yeah. And where your brown coat while you're at it, And then right. There you go. Let's get to your phone calls before. I'm sorry. 808 590957 is our phone number. And I've taken up enough of the time that we set aside for your calls right here. But I'm sorry. It just It upsets me period that that we are weaponizing the attorney general's office like this. It's just stunning. All right, let's go to the phones out to Oxford right now, Debbie, you're gonna lead this segment off Hello with Demi. Thank you for putting me on since I waited an hour and a half to talk to you, and then I'm sorry about that. W earlier. I know that's no fun. But now you open your big mouth and I'm joking, Um, that you have to remember. I have three things to tell you and I'll try to make it short and sweet. Um, this is to bring down any Republican. Any conservative. This is not about charges. This has nothing. They brought John Trump. Now they're going after the other people that you know, didn't vote. For the impeachment. It's just so the Republican Party will never come back again. And they want full Coke full control. And this is scary. This is in it is an abuse of power. Second of all, um, I hope happy retirement have been returned 20 years and I love it. Um, My only fear is that your station will put a Democrat on because as a conservative that believes in the Constitution and fairness I cannot listen to a Democrat right now when they stole the election, But let me just say this As far as my successor goes, I think they're going to choose. I don't think they're gonna look at political party at all. I think they're going to choose the person that they think has the best opportunity to Ah Continue to educate our audience to learn along with them and the carry on whatever success we have had into the future, and I think anyone have success if you if you bring in somebody that's fair and balanced like you because I love your show. I've been listening to W. J. R for I mean, since before 9 11, So it's been a long time. Okay? My third thing. I believe it was your station, but I'm not sure I see the Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. Ah girl called. She said she throw saw three busloads of people 150 people getting off the bus at the death the capital. They were led in by the police into the capital and the doors. Relax again because you can't tell me and maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm a conspiracy person. But I don't think so. You can't tell me that people just walked into the capital. Those doors will act. Okay, then the 150. People were led in the girl said Then they opened up the doors because I saw on Fox. The people that were, you know, pro testing. Walking and slowly. They didn't care anything. They had nothing. Other hands flags that we also we also, though, saw the smashing of windows and I understand that. Yes, I agree. I.
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"For the covert 19 outbreak in Michigan and continuing deaths of people. There's your questions. Are they responsible for that? Are you gonna bring charges against them? Or will you say No. They did their best. Yeah, exactly. Let's bring in now. Our next guest, he walked right into a firestorm there. He wasn't expecting he could handle it, though. He's the Senate majority leader. He's a Republican from Clark like frequent guest on the show. Senator Mike Shirky, Greg to have you with us. I hope you have a great holiday season. Senator. How are you? Wanna acknowledge you, my friend. I heard that you formally announced that you're going to be moving on to a different agenda on the daily basis here soon and just know that you're gonna be certainly certainly missed. I have no clue as to how w J R is gonna fill that boy. But I know the bar is very high. And I expect to hear from you on occasion and stay engaged with the things that you're so passionate about. Just wish you the best. Thank you so much for those kind thoughts and you can bet I will stay in touch with the senator. It Z just been a delight and you've always been a Always willing to come on the air. No matter how difficult the subject or your stance might be are controversial stance. My feet have always been willing to come on and talk about it. So I thank you for all of that along the way. Rick Snyder in court this morning, charged on two counts that we know of by our attorney general involving the Flint water crisis, and I just I go back to that time when it's what it started back in the mid to thousands and 2015 or so 2014. And I just I don't know how Rick Snyder did anything. I can't think of one policy that Rick Snyder put in place that had any impact on Flint. Am I forgetting something here? Because it was their city council that changed over to Flint Water. There's three things one. I believe it's Ah witch hunt that is purposeful as you identified because our attorney general is not is every everything about politics. Number two. You know, there's been a pretty substantial settlement related Tonto Flint and I think it's time for us to let the healing process begin and fulfill that settlement and get that behind us. And third seems to me there's a lot more pressing issues in front of our state right now, and maybe the focus should be on the unnecessary. Worst, Yes, that nursing homes early in covert. It's not. That's necessarily prosecuting Tyler response was broadly Regards to covert. But I think there's absolutely vulnerability with regards to how this administration that dealt with nursing homes specifically and Dana Jen Nessel wants something that's more timely, more contemporary. I think she should be looking at that. Well, indeed, I would not put high odds on her pursuing that, though, because as we both agreed that she he's very, very political and I think it's it's going to remain that way. Now. The covert that we're hearing about that everybody is afraid of. You have had realized the worst nightmare and contracted it back in in December around Christmas time, and I I want to make sure that everybody gets a full accounting of how you feel, Senator how you found out and how you feel. I feel great. Yes, the Chinese flew Army Army send in one of their best soldiers. His name was Rhona and we had a wrestling contest. You know, I'm not as young as I used to be. So he ruined and I had a little wrestling contest for a few days, but I finally pinned his butt to the ground. Uh, so it was. It was just a tough blue. Had a fever, You know, a modest either low, greater modest fever and little fatigue. And, of course, the standard losing your taste or actually, in my case, changing my taste. Lasted a few days. It was real. Nobody in my family denied the facts or should be across the station tonight. In fact, Colbert is real. But with the proper precautions in the proper medications and staying healthy now we had a little wrestling contest, and I won. Yeah, that's good To hear. Meantime, we're getting complaints that you know from the other side of the aisle, especially like state representative free Tenet are from the from the House. About the lack of people wearing masks in in legislative sessions. I'd like to get an update from you on How many of the senators you notice wearing mask? Can you give us an estimate? Percentage wise? Yeah, I think that compliance of wearing mass when we weren't together in session and even in committee meetings and so forth, has continued to improve on the Senate floor. Right there. You two find somebody that zone the Senate Fuller, not wearing a mask. It just doesn't happen. They may take your mask down to take a drink of water or something, but it simply just doesn't happen. Or if they stand at the microphone and make it they're making the statement that they may take the mask out so that we can just so we can understand what they're saying. Those that air don't take your mask up. It's really hard, T o discern. You know what saying, But they're they're not putting anybody a risk for that few seconds in there. You know the distances is adequate. So I think compliance is Is pretty damn good, at least in the Senate. I haven't spent a lot of time in the House chamber were tended our maybe referencing, But you know, as a new legislator trying to find his way and get his foundation and the sea legs under him in like there's a lot more things you should be focusing on that. Way sure hope that he does in the night. I have confidence He will in the weeks and months and years ahead in his in his term. Meantime, the governor has also decided that the restaurant's can reopen on February 1st. I'd like to get your reaction. Well, actually, that's not exactly a correct statement. Frankly, unfortunately, she has hinted to she says she hopes they came, She says that there were looking into but I think I think it's a you know, It's a very misleading statement that she made yesterday. And if it's ready if they're ready to go if she's ready to let him open, tell him the open when you're ready. Don't pretend like you know the magic date for which they could do it. Well in my argument, all along is if these policies have been so well, why do we continue to see an increase in the number of covert cases as time goes on? I can. I can stop the right for you data to suggest that any changes in this case is and hospitalization stuff absolutely have no lo causation related to the restaurant abuse that that industry has had to endure. Senator always appreciate the time. Thank you very much for being on with this house. This time, the lame duck down, huh? Yes, you are. Don't go out loud. Well in crescendo, my friend Don't out in Christendom. All right, my friend. Thank thank you. Always for for your cooperation with the program. You've been a great part of our show, And I just want you to know how much I appreciate it and all you're doing for us and Lansing. Thank you. Youngjun. Everybody take care already Take care of that is the Senate majority leader, Mike Shirky will have more. Your phone calls next. 808 590957 1st, though Dana Clark W Jr's traffic.
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"Frank Beckmann Show News. Talk 7 60 wjr. All right, We're gonna get right back to your phone calls here momentarily at 808 590957. I just wanted to mention one thing. The pushback against Donald Trump. Goes even further than the vote yesterday to impeach him again in the house. It's going into his post presidential years, too, and and his businesses We're seeing a number of businesses affected by either government's organization, saying we're not going toe even be associated with you in any way any more. I think of the British Open of all things. Which you know, one of the most famous British Opens, was played back in 1977 at the Ailsa course in Turnberry, Scotland. That is a resort that is owned by President Donald Trump in his family. Run by his son, and it is we were there last year on our trip that took us to the British Isles and what we played golf there. It's one of the finest course that I've ever seen in my life and the last hole They make note of the famous duel in the sun in 1977, where Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson were battling it out for the title right down the stretch, And they've got the spot where Watson hit his 170 yards. Seven iron real close and then Nicholas got it up there. You know, they had this this wonderful, wonderful golf tournament that Watson eventually one in 77 Jack Nicklaus when he was in the Detroit area short time back. And I had a chance to sit down and moderate a discussion of fireside chat with him. I asked him what you remember most about that tournament, the duel in the Sun and he said. That I lost. That was it. So there you go. And then you're right now. These golf course they're saying we're not gonna have Trump's Turner Trump hold steady of our tournaments, the British Open. We're not gonna have it next year at the At the Ailsa course in Turnberry, because there's Donald Trump's course. And you just wonder what what is the bottom line? Is it you know you want trump removed from the face of the earth? You want him not to have any business opportunities moving forward. You want to affect his family. This is really weaponizing politics, isn't it? Just just saying and, you know, maybe you agree with it. Maybe you think he's got everything coming to him after what happened last week? I don't know. But anyway, let's get to your phone calls. 808 590957 Chuck in Franklin is next up. Hello, Chuck. Frank. I'm gonna test your memory. A little bit of a boy Flint water crisis. All right, well, have fun with this. I guarantee you so early on in the flint water crisis. You remember there was the emergence of a true star witness. It was the civil engineering professor from Virginia Tech. Marc Edwards, and he was the guy who came to Flint and his own expense with a team of graduate students. They did their own testing, They dug into the documents. Pretty quickly. They figured out the whole who, Why? What? When? Where? Of the flint water crisis, and, naturally an expert like that. Became sort of darling of the Flint water activists, but Shortly thereafter he was doing radio interviews in around Michigan. And I heard him by the way include including on this program, by the way. Well, careful, Frank, You're gonna ruin my story. Okay? Sorry. I heard what Woz. Probably the single best interview I've ever heard on the Flint water crisis. It was with Dr Edwards and a certain radio show host. Now that's your cue, Frank. Who was that radio host? Okay, I plead guilty. It was you Mm. What? What was what was the comment that stood out to you? Well, you asked. You asked Dr Edwards. Hey, who's responsible here? I mean, how far up the chain did this problem go and he had looked at the documents and he said Yeah, it was some low mid level bureaucrats. They did a bad job. They falsified documents. They should have reported it up. They didn't And this is typical because we've seen water crises like this and lead contamination like this. In other localities, and it didn't go off of those mid level bureaucrats he exonerated. Rick Snyder and all of the higher ups in the Snyder administration said these kinds of problems almost never involved. Those people. This is these are low level decisions. No governors are making decisions about water quality. And you know, the whole case could have ended right there. And in fact, we had a whole lot of guilty pleas. I won't go into those. But there were people that were held accountable for Flint. There were guilty pleas. It just doesn't include Rick Snyder and your interview with Mark Edwards. Years ago, Wasps The state of the art on the whole subject. Tell you what. Our staff will be busy trying Tolo trying to find that interview and see if we can't get it back on the air to to feature it. Okay? I promise you, the effort will be made. One other quick thing about Snyder and Dana Nessel. Do you think? Do you think this was a politically motivated move by the attorney general? By the way? 110% on bond. But let's also remember friends. Poor Rick Snyder. He can't find a friend. These days There were the Internet social media. Allegations and rumors that Dana Nessel was not charging Rick Snyder because Rick Snyder had endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election. And the allegations were that Rick Snyder had had done that simply to bail himself out of Flint. Water liability. Well, so now I gotta tell you, I wondered. I wondered that out loud on the show, but you're right. It happened anyways, didn't it? You betcha. Snyder is a man of integrity. In my view, and this two misdemeanor charge, it's going to be the most heavily litigated expensive. Misdemeanor in the history of Michigan, and I just I don't know. I just don't think it's ever even going to go to trial. Well, I I really I hope not because I think it's a political prosecution completely. I agree with you, Chuck and I appreciate the call. Thank you so very much. Okay. It plenty in John, You are next on the Frank Beckmann show. Let's sneak in before the bottom of the hour here. I told John All right. I hear noise in the background. I don't hear John's voice, though. Hello, John. You're on the air. Frank? Yes, sir. Well, we have a real problem with John's phone there. Don't wait, Wait. Come here. Can you hear me drunk that Zach, I'm on my cell phone. All right, Go ahead. Congratulate you on your planned retirement. I hope you'll be a future guest host from time to time. So you know, I will. Yeah. We've begun talking about that already. I'm looking forward to it. In fact. Our last your march. 26 could if the plans come through the way, we're sort of looking at them right now. You know, a lot of people are just gonna love that show. I'm gonna be in one of my favorite places and I I hope it comes about the way it's being discussed right now. Quick side. I've been a listener too wjr since Karl Haas So anyway, one of the all time greats in our station. Yes, sir. Um, the covert 19 vaccine now being administered in Michigan to the seniors. My wife and I were fortunate to be able to get a a appointment yesterday. For our first vaccination, and it was very well what I would like the daughter was poke a little fun that all of us seniors and I qualify that I'll be 78 this month. What was interesting. There was only one line going into the building. It was one line, not 234 of people. Leaning, left or leaning, right was one line. I heard Noah dissension outside or in the building and humorous point. Actually, it's a building with poor acoustics. All these seniors many of whom, like my wife, when I wearing hearing AIDS, what you heard a lot of was, huh? What? I can't hear you. What do you say? Yeah, it went through..
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Former Michigan governor among several officials to face charges for Flint crisis
"Prosecutors in michigan wednesday charged former republican governor. Rick snyder with two counts of willful neglect of duty in connection with the flint water crisis. The charges follow a years long investigation into lead contaminated water in the flint water system which was blamed for a deadly outbreak of legionnaires disease. The charges shown an online court record are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail. New charges are also expected against several other former state officials
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Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis
"Hi Mike Crossey you're reporting a former Michigan governor is charged in the flint water crisis former Michigan governor Rick Snyder has been charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty stemming from the flint water crisis the charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a one thousand dollar fine flint became a national symbol of government dereliction and environmental injustice and racism after in twenty fifteen a manager appointed by Snyder to run the majority black city decided to use the flint river for water while a regional pipeline was under construction the corrosive water which wasn't properly treated released lead from old plumbing lead contaminated water was blamed for at least ninety cases of legionnaires disease and twelve deaths hi Mike Rossi up
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"Do we have any motives in these? Is it domestic violence? Is it drugs? Is it something else? Well as you know, with any challenges in our community, whether it be economics, education, poverty, whatever the case may be, there are many root causes that play a role in all of these things. I think what Our community and many other communities throughout the country are coming to grips with is we have to get back to a strong focus on education and prevention. But also intervention. We have to get police back to doing policing, um and providing intervention to interrupt crime. We have long said that if we would place an effort In collaboration with our community on interrupting crime, especially in lower level offenses. We could prevent more serious and violent crimes from occurring on your right. We had five people killed last night in less than four hours. And I just asked you guys how much discussion beyond what we're doing here today on your show. How much discussion are you seeing in our community? And in public discussions, we have begged other media outlets. To dig into the details of these things, and what we have said is Don't take our word. What we're seeing. The problem is and don't take our word for the solutions that we're placing on the table. We challenge them. We dare them. Please prove us wrong, But we know you're going to find What are officers know which is that many of these homicides amenities acts of violence are preventable. But we have a broken criminal justice system that contributes in large part to many of these issues, and so I guess The key point is with that always gets lost in the discussion, guys what we are suggesting we put seven solutions on the table over a year ago. And what we're select suggestion is that just the piece of the puzzle that's our piece of the puzzle. Many other folks have the pieces that they can Come around the table in place on the table, but we have No vision or direction from our elected leaders to convene those groups and get some solutions going here. F o P President Rick Snyder here on the hammer, Nigel show. Am. I can just ask you a question about police officers in and the morale right now. I know. One of the one of the incidents last night involved a home invasion. And it was particularly ugly and obviously our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. But, um, you know, police have to deal with Coming up on a scene like what they saw last night. How? How did police go go about, you know, maintaining their composure. Their emotions when they see something is ugly is what we saw last night. Yeah, you know, And we had a public media reports that, um you know that, uh Children used being exposed to such violence. You have the victims themselves, The witnesses, you know, but we have been saying for quite some time. Now it's our residents and our officers who have stepped in the middle of this violence..
Former governor expected to face charges over Flint water crisis
"Is some late breaking news and we're not going to spend a lot of time on it because we simply don't have the details devon by wanted to bring this to everybody ask the associated press one of the most reputable news sources that i know is saying that former governor rick snyder is going to be charged with crimes connected to the flint water crisis back in twenty four twenty fifteen. A source has told the that the state attorney general's office has informed defense lawyers about indictments in flint and told them to expect initial court appearances as soon jarrett's huge news. And obviously you know. This is something that is going to be with us for a while. The followed is tremendous from the flint water crisis in even though it's been years we're still obviously seeing major developments here and this is a big one We'll see what happens like you said we don't wanna speculate but i'm sure there's going to be a lot more to come
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"Detectors are now posted outside the House. Floor warnings are in effect nationwide toe all 50 states. Authorities boarded up the state Capitol in Olympia, Washington, as members of the National Guard took to the streets in Washington, D C security increases around the capital. The FBI is coming under fire because of the capital breach last week, a day before a month But President Trump supporters laid siege to the U. S Capitol and FBI office in Virginia issued a warning that extremists were coming to Washington D. C to commit acts of violence and war this, according to the Washington Post, But this directly contradicts the bureau's previous claim that it had no intelligence to predict the attack. Ah, lawmakers are being told the laugh to pay up if they don't mask up. The house is approved, finding members who refuse to wear a mask. The first defense is 500 bucks. The second jumps the 2000, at least to Congress. Women in one congressman have tested positive for Corona virus after last week's attack on the Capitol. The Democrats blame Republican colleagues for not following a mandate while they were on lockdown. Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to be charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, along with Snyder, former health and human services director Nick Lyon top aide Rich Baird and at least six There's our likely to face charges. Flint's water supply was changed to the Flint River to save money, and the water wasn't treated properly and was poisoned by lead from the pipes, 91 cases and 12 deaths were linked to the contamination. Well, just hours after the Supreme Court gave approval, the federal government executed a female death row prisoner Lisa Montgomery. He's been put to death of first female prisoner executed by the Fed since 1953 lower court had put a stay on her execution, as her lawyer said she was mentally ill and couldn't comprehend that she was going to be put to death. But the Supreme Court ruled soon afterwards against that state Montgomery killed by lethal injection in Indiana, Her lawyer said the government stopped at nothing in its zeal to kill this damaged and delusional woman. Montgomery was convicted of killing a pregnant woman in Missouri, then cutting her baby from the womb and claiming it was her own Did rising coronavirus cases in hospitalizations in San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says in person classes and local schools are not recommended. School indicator remains at high risk level. In person. Learning is not recommended at this time. There have been more than 1800 cases of the virus and local school district since last Tuesday. Yesterday, 2303 new Covert cases were reported along with 11 New deaths. San Antonio Spurs won a tough game last night against the thunder in O. K. C. 1 12 to 102, wrapping up their five game road trip with four wins. The team was without DEMAR DeRozan, who missed his second straight game for personal reasons. Lonnie Walker led with 24 points killed in Johnson added 18 With 13 points, LaMarcus Aldridge move past John Stockton into 47 place on the MBA's all time scoring list. Of next. The Spurs host the Houston Rockets for a pair of games on Thursday and Saturday. W AWAY I news time 7 37 traffic and weather together in a minute, But first a check of your money and the world of business at.
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Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water investigation
"Michigan governor. Rick snyder and other former officials are being charged in the wake of a new investigation of the flint. Water crisis in two thousand. Fourteen flint's unelected emergency manager appointed by then governor snyder switch water supply to the flint river as a cost saving measure the move has been linked to at least twelve deaths from now break of legionnaires disease and widespread lead poisoning in residents including children in the majority black
Many In Flint Question Whether They'll Get Justice For Water Crisis
"According to multiple media reports michigan's former governor and other officials will be charged in relation to the flint water crisis seven years ago despite possible criminal charges. A lot of residents still question. Whether those officials will be held accountable. Michigan radio steve carmody reports. Nearly seven years ago government leaders here push the button that switch the city of flint drinking water source from detroit's water system to the flint river flag. The intent was to save money. The result was a complete disaster treated river water damage to pipes which then released lead and other contaminants into the city's drinking water eighteen months later. The water was switched back but the damage was done. Blood lead levels soared in young children. People were forced to use bottled water for drinking and washing clothes. The city was forced to rip out thousands of old pipes while testifying about the flint water crisis before congress. Four years ago former governor. Rick snyder acknowledged mistakes. State and federal officials failed the families of flint. Snyder was not among the fifteen state and local government officials face criminal charges for their handling of the crisis half of them pled guilty to lesser charges in exchange for no jail time and in two thousand nineteen michigan's new attorney general dropped charges against the remaining defendants citing problems with the original investigation. The investigation seemed over until yesterday when the associated press reported that several former government officials including former governor snyder. We'll be facing new charges. If that happens. Legal experts say it would be difficult case for prosecutors. Peter hammer teaches law at wayne state university in detroit. He says despite possible difficulty getting convictions. It's important to bring charges especially in an era where we're living where people are not being held accountable. This could be an important statement about the significance of the rule of law and that not even the highest public official in the state is going to get off. Scot-free a spokeswoman for former governor. Rick snyder calls the reports of impending charges a public relations smear campaign saying that if brought they would be meritless since during eighteen months of foul-smelling dirty tap water that made them sick flint residents have demanded justice and compensation a us district court. Judge is expected to decide in the coming days if she will give preliminary approval to a massive settlement agreement resolving most of the thousands of outstanding lawsuits last year. The state of michigan announced. It struck a deal with attorneys representing flint residents to pay six hundred million dollars into a settlement fund. A few months later the city of fled a local hospital and an engineering firm agreed to chip in another forty one million dollars. Nearly eighty percent of that money would be set aside for plaintiffs. who were young children or minors. During the crisis they are the ones most at risk for suffering long-term lead related health problems. But growing course of critics say it's not enough a group of flint. Civic and religious leaders led by pastor. John maclean gathered monday outside. The city's water plant to express concern about the settlement. We believe that the proposed settlement curly allocated is just as disrespectful as injury-cause by the water crisis tragedy itself in addition to tens of thousands of residents. There aren't the lawyers lots of them. More than one hundred forty took part in a zoom hearing with the judge last month. This is part of the challenge facing the judge how to divide a large pool of money without leaving some feeling victimized again. Flint's mayor says it's important. His residents have a belief in justice and developments. This week may help with that for npr news. I'm steve carmody in flint.
Ex-Michigan Gov. Snyder and others have been told they’re being charged in Flint water scandal
"Tonight, The Associated Press is reporting that former Michigan governor Rick Snyder Is going to be charged after a new investigation of the Flint Michigan water scandal. You might remember that the majority black city's water system was contaminated with lead. In 2014 and 2015, the AP says. In addition to the former governor being charged, Rick Snyder's health director and other former officials are going to be charged after a new investigation in Flint,
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Former Republican Governor of Michigan Endorses Biden for President
"Endorsed Joe Biden for president. He said President Donald Trump was not covering in the interest of the entire nation. I was at the nation's Capitol when Trump gave his inaugural address. I had hoped this first speech as president would be a message to unify divided nation. Instead, I heard a speech directed at how It would help the people who supported him. And sadly, that is how President Trump continues to govern. That's what he wrote in the USA today and then the free press governor. Snyder also criticized the president's 2017 tax cut and said Trump's foreign policy had produced some good agreements, but overall, our nation is no longer respected as a leader on world affairs. Jonas is Dick. Hey, Verner, Dick Wei talked a little bit about this yesterday. You weren't terribly surprised by this, But we're gonna have former governor Rick Snyder on in a little bit. And there are a few things I'm curious about. And one of those is and I wanted to get your take on. This is If the Republican governor doesn't like trump, and clearly he doesn't. Why not suggest ah, not endorse anybody? Or maybe endorsed some other great Republican as a write in candidate just to show your displeasure with the president. Why go so far as to Endorse a Democrat to endorse Joe Biden. Is there something about Joe Biden? He likes so much that's going to make him a great president. If he's just making a statement that Donald Trump is not not his guy. Why not endorse whoever his favorite Republican is as a writer? That's good question. That's a very good question. Because the governor Snyder says he is still East still considers himself Are Republicans. So why vote and why come out for a Biden, for example, his good friend John Kasich ran for president. Then he dropped out. Why not write in John Kasich as Hey, has the person he votes for? So that's a good question. Another good question would be what Policies of Trump. Does he support He can't be against everything that Trump has done has got to be something there that he likes because they're both Republicans. And he, after all, is the governor who several years ago. Boosted supported ram through and sign the lot. The right to work law in Michigan, making It's a ah ah, situation where we're workers that Aaron, a union covered by a union contract can drop out of the union and still be covered. By the terms of the contract, something that unions viral it Lee against. He was the right toe work Governor. So that was a very conservative move on his part, something that would be ah. Aligned with what the Trump administration is done on so many issues, So yeah. Ah, you raise a very good point, And I think I think that there's just something much bigger than this. I think I was reading a little bit of cut the Lincoln Project Republicans against Trump, but they are I think they're going to be coming out. Today, with maybe hundreds of businesspeople, politicians, people who say they've been Republicans for a long time coming out and say, both for Joe Biden. And that's just interesting to me. Why they don't voice their displeasure against Donald Trump More than vote for Joe Biden does. If you're a true Republican, wouldn't you think? Four years of of the Democratic president would do more harm than four years of president. Republican president that you just think is a jerk. Basically. Yeah, well, I'm I'm sure that you will have the freedom to ask that question of the governor also if the governor comes out again Against President Trump. And for Biden, one of the high profile members of the Trump administration is Betsy DeVos. Betsy DeVos, who would have been a Big Snyder supporter Back in the day one. Snyder was governor. This would seem to Ah cut off the good relations that he would have with Betsy DeVos, Dick DeVos and the DeVos. Organization and forces in Michigan. What what does he Snyder Ah. Think about that is he Is he through with the divorce is or can he maintain some sort of a friendly relations with them, even though he comes out against Trump If it comes out against Trump, he comes out against Betsy DeVos. Right and I also wonder does does this make Republicans think twice about voting for Donald Trump? Or does this make Republicans think less of Rick Snyder? Well, I'm not the judge of that you had you had posed the question Previously. Does this persuade Republican voters? I'm not sure that people look Any more at the endorsements of anyone. In fact, sometimes I think when we hear about a political figure endorsing somebody else for office It's quite a Ah, it's quite a bodacious action on their part, thinking that they're so important that their endorsement is is needed. Bye bye. The voters that we just have to know who they support or who they don't. I'm not sure that Snyder, even even the endorsement of a governor. Ah, former governor is that important to voters anymore? Republicans or Democrats cave after
Early findings grim on the health of Flint kids after water crisis
"Flint, once a prosperous hub of the American auto industry, was nearly bankrupt back in 2014. Officials hope to save money by switching the city water source from the Great Lakes to the Flint River. Almost immediately, residents began noticing something wasn't right. The water was rust colored and many people had rashes. Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality in the city insisted. The water in Flint is safe. Later, a state investigation found those officials hid the fact that the river water was not treated with chemicals that would prevent the pipes from corroding. So for months, the water ate away at Flint's old pipes. Releasing led into residents tap water. They were poisoned. I mean, they were poisoned by this water, and they they were all exposed. The toxic water. Dr. Mona Hanna. Tisha is a pediatrician in Flint, who her patients call Dr Mona is our Dr Mona is a bit of a superhero herself here because she was the first to link the water toa high levels of lead in the Children of Flint. So within a few months of being on this water General Motors, which was born in Flint, and still has plants in Flint, I noticed that this water our drinking water was corroding their engine parts. It's possible the drinking water was corroding engine parts, so they were allowed to go back to Great Lakes water. Anybody at that point say, if it's corroding an engine, maybe they shouldn't be going into our bodies and our kids. I mean, that should have been like fire alarm bells like red flags. So what did it take before your your eyes open about this? Yeah, it was the word lead because the word lead When you're a physician or a pediatrician signals what in your brain? There is no safe level of lead. We're never supposed to expose a population or a child to lead. Because we can't do much about it. It is an irreversible neurotoxin. It attacks the core of what it means to be you and impacts cognition. How Children think actually drops I Q levels It impacts behavior leading to things like developmental delays and has these life altering Consequences. In 2015 Dr Mona and a colleague started digging through blood test records of 1700 Flint Children, including the kids, She sees that the Hurley Children's clinic ready, Okay. The nonprofit clinic serves most of Flint's kids. The city is 53% black and has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. So we looked at the Children's by the levels before the water switch. We compare them to Children, but lead levels after the water switch. And in the areas where the water lead levels were the highest and that those parts of the city we saw the greatest increase in Children's lead levels. Armed with the first medical evidence that kids were being exposed to lead from the water. Dr. Mona did something controversial. She quickly held a press conference to share the blood test study. Before other doctors reviewed her work was a bit of an academic. No, no kind of a form of academic disobedience. But you knew that I knew that but like, but there was no choice. There was no way I was going to wait to have this. This research about Ed. Two weeks later, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ordered the water switch back to the Great Lakes and declared a state of emergency. I say tonight is 1/2 before. I'm sorry, and I will fix it. The damage was done. Dr Mona estimates 14,000 kids in Flint under the age of 6 may have been exposed to lead in their water. I never should have had to do the research that literally used the blood of our Children as detectors of environmental contamination. Three years after the crisis began, the percentage of third graders in Flint, who passed Michigan standardized literacy test dropped from 41% to 10%. I'm very concerned about my Children and not only my Children, but I'm concerned about the Children of Flint Kenyatta Dotson is still fearful of the water. Even though the state is spending more than $300 million to fix the water system City promised to replace all 12,000 supply lines that may have been contaminated with lead. Last fall. Now they say the work won't be done until summer. Dotson says she and her daughters will continue to use bottled water for cooking and brushing their teeth any time to come back to a place where I feel whole again. You don't feel right now. Would this have happened in a rich white suburb? Maybe it would have happened in interest twice over. Would it have continued for a long A zit has? I don't believe
Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop
"The Michigan court of appeals ordered the trial court today to issue a preliminary injunction against the barber seventy seven year old girl Mankey from Wausau he has been ordered to quote immediately cease all operations that's from the Michigan court of appeals the the child was he cut a judge Matthew Stewart refused issue that preliminary injunction because he said there's no threat here from my missed making who does you know he's got the mask on what he's doing is hair cutting as he's done for sixty years and basically they've they've shut down his business from Lansing the the governor and her her friend the Attorney General the the cold fury at a rate the Michigan department of health and Human Services appealed the case welcome to appeal the case I mean really you think the Carl Mann ki is is leading to sub spread of the virus here is that what you're saying they appealed the case to a three judge panel of the court of appeals will guess what they just issued a ruling and the ruled two to one reversing the trial court in other words are going against Mister Mackey the majority opinion was signed where there's more just wait the majority opinion was signed by judge Stephen Morello you know who judge Stephen Burrell I was I'm I'm guessing you don't he is he's a man who was the former chair of the Saginaw county Democrat park a former chair of the Democratic Party and he was the judge who issued the the lead the majority opinion wrote that the administration's executive power easily encompasses the closing of the fed ex barber shop those once the governor declared a public health emergency the legislature determined that it was up to the department to issue orders protecting the public health majority opinion said accordingly in order to challenge the exercise of that authority apparently he had to present evidence that appellant overstepped the statutory boundaries Appel E. failed to present any evidence to rebut the department's conclusion that operation the shop posed a serious public health danger what about what about the fact that he did supposedly a danger in the first place have you taken the other point of view that he didn't prove that he's not posing a danger well we shouldn't approve me that he's posing a danger I'm just asking but you get a couple grand home appointees on this court they join together and go to the one the the other judges Brock Schwarz or Schwarz celeb sorry an appointee of Rick Snyder he wrote his own opinion Thursday and he concurred with Perot in part and dissented in part but Parolo again the former democratic county party chair in Saginaw voted along with his fellow Grandhomme appointee A. B. rogaine Krause and they teamed up and and shut down the ship the barber once again you believe it I mean you're spending all this time in court and using money to shut down a barber but there's never been any any evidence whatsoever that the man has posed a health threat to anyone will flock to his store he said the you know the problem is he's had the support of some groups that the governor wants to label as violent militia groups are gonna shoot everybody that's which he and the Attorney General or try to tell us anybody really good condition they they've knoll no concept of what the second amendment stands for I'm just I'm
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In Indianapolis, Second Thoughts About Electronic Ankle Bracelets
"Are estimated to be wearing a look tronic ankle bracelets right now cities across the country are choosing to put bracelets on people rather than put people in jail now Indianapolis has the nation's largest electronic monitoring program but as Jill Sheridan of member station WFYI reports some in the criminal justice field are having second thoughts about the practice in the past five years Indianapolis's Marion County steadily increased the number of people monitored electronically either on pre trial or as part of the sentence Marion County community corrections director Tyler Bowman says the last time they ran the numbers we were clearly the largest municipal user of electronic monitoring of any agencies we could find an estimated four thousand three hundred people are monitored daily compared to two thousand seven hundred people in all of Chicago's cook county Bowman says the system does more than ease jail overcrowding he says when people are out of jail they can work stay close to families receive addiction treatment and maybe turn their lives around he sees electronic monitoring as another tool that helps us raise accountability level for our clients and provide some structure for our clients so that we can work with them to raise their readiness to change level and then address those criminal genic needs the psychosocial needs but as the number of people wearing monitors increases so do concerts fraternal order of police president Rick Snyder says the practice can place violent criminals back on the streets he says the program is being violated about one hundred times a month as those wearing the devices cut them off often times we can't begin even physically looking for them for at least usually forty eight hours you can commit a lot of axe bad axe in two days the county admits they don't have exact data on how many people cut off their monitors in Illinois last year similar concerns about lack of data led to a new law requiring yearly reviews of who is put on electronic monitoring and why and well most aren't cutting off bracelets many say the system isn't helping people turn their lives around Caroline Vance a social worker with the Marion County public defender's office says people assigned to wear the ankle bracelets also have to pay for them corrections charges a fifty dollar fee to get the device and the daily fee topping out at fourteen dollars for our clients are living at or below the poverty line that is a significant amount of money out of their budget every single month that could be used for other things more cities are partnering with private companies to outsource monitoring programs and for those companies community corrections is a growing revenue source Matthew D. Michelle who studies the trend for nonprofit research group says this is a problem what we're saying is that we're going to allow vendors to take over this interest they can make money off of them but they don't have to document anything that's in a where the rat or what happens to them none of that D. micelles concerned about a lack of accountability and joins others calling for more study before expanding monitoring but for those who wear the bracelets it's often better than the alternative our son bond is facing burglary charges he wears an ankle bracelet on pre trial I've sat in the sale and not been able to work I've been able to see my family certainly I wish that I didn't have this thing on my ankle I feel a little bit like a a tag Cajun but it could always be worse for those in the criminal justice system it may be jail time but there are still many questions about electronic monitoring does what it purports to and if it is good public policy for NPR news I'm Jill
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Ex-Michigan governor's electronic devices seized in Flint water probe
"Investigators reviewing the call logs and text messages from Michigan. Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder, and sixty five other current. And former Michigan officials cluding some from the city of Flint, part of the probe into water crisis in Flint to one of the worst man made environmental disasters US history. Untreated water leaked lead from pipes and into Flint's homes and businesses while cost, cutting financial managers pointed by Snyder, or
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John Legend Shares Pic of ‘Awesome’ Wife Chrissy Teigen Pumping Breast Milk on Father’s Day
"Going to become the head coach anyway so yeah i'll be interested to see if berry trots what's going on with in washington dc those are so either people in the news michigan governor rick snyder declaring a state of emergency flooding devastating flooding as a matter of fact the upper peninsula they call it the up where we have a couple of stations as a matter of fact leading the states situation to in this disaster mode to be the focus of lots of national attention a lot of wild weather from the midwest to the east coast last night but it was really up in the up where they had eight inches of rain the downpours led to eighty sinkholes washouts water sewer lines exposed the weather blame for injuries suffered by twelve year old early sunday when his home caved in that manage yourself in that situation the weekend weather very bad and the early week weather as that those storms when across the country and we had really heavy rain here last night and not certain we like this we needed actually we're to the point of needing some rain it came in the form of heavy showers for four or five hours it was a good soaking rains could for everything except all the hey that i've got cut everywhere except for my mold spore allergy yes right there it is it's the worst poured rain in new york city last night and all i can smell everywhere is just the mold spores of the pollen coming in it does he gets at you one way or another yeah we had ninety seven i think you're yesterday one other name in the news thomas fred acre you pronounce his name is a fruit acre fred acre if are you d aka our fruit egger arrested ficials say he made one point three million dollars worth of fraudulent returns had walmart stores it's twenty three years old suspicion arose when mr fruit egger attempted to return a computer at a walmart in yuma store reported it appeared he had taken parts out of the machine before he returned it police department said they found mr fruit egger had committed similar fraudulent returns at a thousand walmarts over the past year and a half how in the name of heaven's d do that you got a lot of time on your hands doing that wolf you make money stories of people out he made one point three million dollars worth it but it's it's i've heard i've seen stories on the news about people who are sort of like they make a kind of a hobby out of returning stuff that didn't even buy at walmart and i never i always i never understand how you see they say they'll take one that has the policy that takes everything back you can sell you can take anything that wasn't even sold at nordstrom and they have to take it back well that was actually really funny plot point in oceans eight at the very beginning not to give anything away but sandra bullock gets out of jail and then goes to a store and his immediately able to purchase all of purchase all of these things that she needs because she doesn't have anything since she's been in jail and she just goes in the store pick something up takes it to the counter and it's like i'd like to return this i need to try that out he accidentally the brand new unopened why can't i turn this no all right so one other person in the news john legend see some of the pictures that are circulating of him and his wife pumping milk did you see those he's trying to get that message out either i like him you know i'm a fan and i don't know i didn't know let's put it that way i didn't know much about chrissy teigen before even though she very well known but he talks about his awesome wife as these were going out to dinner to celebrate father's day and so kind of cute and also megan markle criticized for wearing a big dress so how are we unpracticed see watch now that means pregnant already come on is that the big criticism we're on pregnancy watch.