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Detroiters Elect Ex-Con
Brian Banks As State Rep

CBS News, by Staff

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Posted By:Drive, 11/7/2012 5:28:22 PM

DETROIT (WWJ) Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Namma, 11/7/2012 5:31:36 PM     (No. 8997751)

way to go detroit...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Watlines, 11/7/2012 5:33:32 PM     (No. 8997755)

Sigh ... this is the best Detroit can do?

What a shame our country has come to this: electing a criminal.

America is changing before our eyes, and not for the better.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/7/2012 5:34:43 PM     (No. 8997760)

Ah, come on. He's an unaffiliated loan originator.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 11/7/2012 5:39:09 PM     (No. 8997770)

Eight felony convictions is considered a resume builder for Democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/7/2012 5:39:23 PM     (No. 8997772)

An appropriate democrat representative for the Detroit area. In addition, FBI reports for 2012 show that Detroit had the second highest violent crime rate among medium-to-large sized cities in the nation.

BTW- Detroit's last republican mayor left office in 1962.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/7/2012 5:39:55 PM     (No. 8997775)

"Give us Barabbas!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/7/2012 5:49:02 PM     (No. 8997805)

He's a Democrat! It's to be expected, but usually after he's elected, not before.

And it's endemic in Detroit. One example, the wife of Comgressman John Conyers, who was first elected in 1964:

Monica Conyers (born October 31, 1964) is a former Detroit City Council member (D) and former president pro tempore of the Detroit City Council. She is the wife of U.S. Congressman John Conyers, a Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.[2][3]
Conyers pled guilty to conspiring to commit bribery in 2010 and was sentenced to 37 months in prison with an additional two years of supervised probation.[6]


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Reply 8 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/7/2012 6:00:37 PM     (No. 8997841)

As Joe BiteME might say: 'That's a BFD!'

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 11/7/2012 6:01:39 PM     (No. 8997847)

I thought felons lost their right to vote. Someone needs to explain to me how they can hold a political office.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/7/2012 6:03:02 PM     (No. 8997850)

What else do you expect from these low lifes?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: avikingman, 11/7/2012 6:03:30 PM     (No. 8997851)

Slip sliding to Gomorrha.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gijohn, 11/7/2012 6:11:13 PM     (No. 8997875)

typical

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 11/7/2012 6:11:46 PM     (No. 8997880)

I guess they miss Kwamee Kilpatrick and his ilk!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/7/2012 6:13:33 PM     (No. 8997886)

The most transparent Democrat ever.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pinger, 11/7/2012 6:25:15 PM     (No. 8997921)

Isn't it a given at anyone elected from Detroit is most likely an ex-con?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JonR, 11/7/2012 6:25:52 PM     (No. 8997924)

ExCons and undocumented President! Mighty low bar if you ask me!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 6:55:56 PM     (No. 8997993)

I doubt that he is an ex-con, but he will have immunity now, and it will be called legislative privilege.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/7/2012 6:57:56 PM     (No. 8998000)

The talking heads are saying that the demographics of the electorate have changed, ergo, Obama. Is his the type of elected official we can now expect ? God help the USA!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rama41, 11/7/2012 7:15:24 PM     (No. 8998037)

The way it's going, he'll be giving the keynote address at the next Democrat National Convention.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: redmom, 11/7/2012 7:21:08 PM     (No. 8998048)

Finally! An 'honest' politician! He is a crook, and doesn't try to hide it. Sad, but refreshing. /s

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ragu, 11/7/2012 8:41:29 PM     (No. 8998203)

Then they deserve him.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/7/2012 9:56:13 PM     (No. 8998336)

Black politicians are the new Superfly and flashy pimp.

Instead of looking up to gutter rats who sell drugs and herd prostitutes, urban kids can now look up to low class miscreants who steal, lie, cheat, and then run for public office.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/8/2012 4:32:58 AM     (No. 8998649)

Wow. I hope he loots what's left in Detroit coffers and closes the place as a city once and for all. After all the producers leave, the takers can fend for themselves.

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