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NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Detroit Water
Service Shutoffs Were Racially Motivated

WWJ TV 62 Detroit, by Staff

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/22/2014 12:06:10 AM

DETROIT – After a class action lawsuit filed against the city of Detroit, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that recent water shutoffs to Detroit residents were racially motivated. Veronica Joice with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says, “That (the shutoffs are) being done in a discriminatory fashion; and they should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens — the majority of whom are African American here in Detroit.” Attorney Alice Jennings, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Detroit residents, said it’s a known fact that there

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dipi, 7/22/2014 12:08:43 AM     (No. 9934679)

Everything is racially motivated to blacks. What about paying the water bills and quit complaining.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/22/2014 12:10:18 AM     (No. 9934681)

For over 50 years it always comes back to "You don´t like me cause I´m black"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/22/2014 12:12:37 AM     (No. 9934682)

How does turn-off for non-payment translate into racially motivated?

Can you prove only black non-payment were turned off?

The NAACP should pay the bills of these vulnerable people if they are so concerned.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 7/22/2014 12:19:39 AM     (No. 9934686)

Being that Detroit is a sanctuary city, the water-deadbeats should be offered amnesty by the city. Why not offer water-deadbeats ´amnesty´ the same way they offer illegal deadbeats ´amnesty´? To not do so would make Detroit City Government a bunch of hypocrites. Surely they are not do-as-I-say-not-what-I-do liberal schmucks, are they? /sarcasm off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stonepony, 7/22/2014 12:54:42 AM     (No. 9934695)

typical black answer... it is the answer to every question...they consider themselves to be special because they are black and someone owes them something

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/22/2014 1:07:58 AM     (No. 9934705)

No, this is not because you are black. It is because you are a dead beat who is just a little dusky. Shall we gather at the River? There happens to be a lot of water there. Grab one of those buckets from the media crew and start carrying.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ktwo, 7/22/2014 1:24:40 AM     (No. 9934709)

Allegations are easy, facts are difficult. Has Holder started a DOJ investigation yet?

We may see a court appointed surpervisor running the cutoff and bill collection functions of the water department.

Stay tuned.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/22/2014 2:48:47 AM     (No. 9934725)

Looked at another way - maybe not paying your bill and expecting to have the service for free is a black thing. And therefore, a racially motivated action. The water company should file a discrimination suit for non-payment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: xcenturion, 7/22/2014 4:14:08 AM     (No. 9934736)

If you´re black and things aren´t going your way then it must be racism! Kinda getting tired of this BS.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/22/2014 5:32:32 AM     (No. 9934762)

Sorry NAACP, but making people who actually pay the bill have to pay more freebies for your parasite members is what is racist.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/22/2014 12:11:58 PM     (No. 9935396)

98%+ African-Americans voted for BHO - THAT is racist.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 7/22/2014 3:57:35 PM     (No. 9935699)

What a shock! It´s always either race or gender with the progs. I was thinking they might go with the gender this time.

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