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$1.38M cop beating settlement will cost Inkster Michigan taxpayers

By Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press 12:48 a.m. EDT June 2, 2015

Inkster property owners will soon face a one-time tax hit to cover a settlement reached between the city and a man beaten by a police officer during a traffic stop.

City Treasurer Mark Stuhldreher said Inkster will levy 6.45 mills on summer tax bills to pay Floyd Dent $1,377,500.

That means property owners will shell out about $178.67 on a home with a market value of $55,400, the median value of a home in Inkster, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

It will be forced on residents in a city where 38% of its residents live below the poverty level and the median household income is $26,512, the census bureau estimates.

A consent judgment was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on Friday, but it may take more than a year for Dent and his attorneys to fully collect the money.

Posted by project_bluebook | Wed Jun 3, 2015, 12:32 PM (4 replies)

Monday Marked the 88th Anniversary of the Worst School Mass Murder In US History

On May 18th, 1927 Andrew Philip Kehoea, a disgruntled school board treasurer,, bombed the Bath Consolidated School in Bath Michigan killing 36 schoolchildren and two teachers. As rescuers began working at the school, Kehoe drove up, stopped, and used a rifle to detonate dynamite inside his shrapnel-filled truck, killing himself, the school superintendent, and several others nearby,


Posted by project_bluebook | Tue May 19, 2015, 12:59 PM (0 replies)

German unemployment hits 24-year low, lowest level since west and east Germany reunited in 1990

The Business Times:

30 Apr4:15 PM

[FRANKFURT] German unemployment fell in April to the lowest level in 24 years as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy continues to pick up speed, data showed on Thursday.

The number of people registered as unemployed in Germany fell by a seasonally-adjusted 8,000 to 2.792 million, the Federal Labour Office said.

That was slightly fewer than expected, as analysts had been pencilling in a decline of around 10,000.

The unemployment rate - which measures the jobless total against the working population as a whole - stood at 6.4 per cent in April, unchanged from March and the lowest level since west and east Germany reunited in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall the previous year.

Posted by project_bluebook | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 05:56 PM (0 replies)

Thousands Across The State Of Michigan Wrongly Disqualified From Benefits

Source: 9 & 10 News

Thousands of people in Michigan were wrongly denied food assistance. Monday, the state began sending notices to people who were wrongly denied benefits.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, people were disqualified from receiving public assistance for a “criminal justice disqualification,” or because they were wanted on felony warrants.

“Since January 2013. There are approximately 15,000 people who were illegally cut off of benefits.”

If you received a notice in the past two years saying you're cut off from food assistance because of a "criminal justice disqualification," you may be eligible to receive all the benefits you missed. Other affected assistance forms include cash assistance through the Family Independence Program, State Disability Assistance and Child Day Care.

“The notices just said essentially you're disqualified because of the criminal justice disqualification, not telling people who in the household,” American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) West Michigan Attorney Miriam Aukerman said. “Is it mom is it dad older brother, not saying where the criminal disqualification came from.”


Snyders republican thugs have declared war on Michigans poor while giving huge tax breaks to the filthy rich.

A big THANK YOU to the ACLU for helping with the fight against Michigans fascists.
Posted by project_bluebook | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:27 PM (2 replies)

Report: 1 in 4 Michigan Kids Now Lives in Poverty

February 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Nearly one-in-four Michigan children is growing up in poverty, an increase of 35 percent over the past six years, according to the latest Kids Count in Michigan report.

The 2015 report finds that the economic recovery is not reaching the state's youngest and most vulnerable residents.

Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kids Count Michigan project director with the Michigan League for Public Policy, says despite unemployment being down, 35 percent of young children in the state now qualify for food assistance, and nearly half of Michigan school children now are eligible for free and reduced priced lunches.

- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-19/budget-policy-and-priorities/report-1-in-4-michigan-kids-now-lives-in-poverty/a44603-1#sthash.J4GwGV2d.dpuf
Posted by project_bluebook | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 08:03 PM (0 replies)
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