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FBI raids Detroit Public Library;
$1,000 trash cans, possible
shady deals raise eyebrows

Detroit Free Press, by Tresa Baldas and Eric Lawrence

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/20/2012 7:36:22 PM

Thousand-dollar trash cans, designer lounge chairs and possible contract scams. Those controversial issues should shed some light as to why the FBI raided the Detroit Public Library’s main branch this morning, a source familiar with the library’s ongoing financial woes told the Free Press. The library official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the struggling library system has been embroiled in a controversy over alleged misspending on lavish items, such as $1,000 stainless steel trash cans and $1,000 chairs for a new wing in the library. The expenditures raised eyebrows, the library official said,

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"It´s for the kids."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: realrep, 11/20/2012 7:55:42 PM     (No. 9026584)

Ahh, another post-election discovery?? I think not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/20/2012 8:22:45 PM     (No. 9026621)

Welcome to Uganda

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 11/20/2012 8:27:23 PM     (No. 9026629)

On January 2, 1962, the last Republican mayor of Detroit turned that office over to the Democrats, who have had a lock on it during the half century since then.

Would that situation possibly be a factor in the current status of this dysfunctional city?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 11/20/2012 8:29:34 PM     (No. 9026633)

Zimbabwe in America

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/20/2012 8:39:28 PM     (No. 9026652)

They needed some way to spend surplus funds, since the city itself is so clean, beautiful, and prosperous. /sarc

Corruption in Detroit? No surprise to anyone...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/20/2012 10:14:03 PM     (No. 9026747)

Monkey see...monkey do

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/20/2012 10:18:03 PM     (No. 9026751)

A public library? In Detroit???

That should have raised a few eyebrows right there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 11/20/2012 10:31:35 PM     (No. 9026769)

OK, this is a guess, but I don´t think this is what Ben Franklin had in mind when he thought up public libraries.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/20/2012 11:26:02 PM     (No. 9026830)

OPM aka other people´s money aka your tax dollars at work.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 11/21/2012 12:41:02 AM     (No. 9026881)

The homeless have to be comfortable while surfing porn.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/21/2012 1:46:53 AM     (No. 9026912)

Ah, it´s FBI agents all over the place, cuffing the poor librarians (they seldom fight back, ya know). but, Solyndra and Øbama´s other thousands of shady deals, millions of Federal tax dollars in exchange for a few thousand campaign contribution dollars, that´s hands off- Yep, we´re living in an autocracy all right.

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