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Let It Rip Weekend: Water Shutoffs and Ending the War on Drugs

Let It Rip Weekend: Water Shutoffs and Ending the War on Drugs

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  • Detroit Water Bill CrisisMore>>

  • Website matches anonymous donors with those who can't pay water bill

    Website matches anonymous donors with those who can't pay water bill

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:40:27 GMT
    A group of anonymous donors have agreed to pay the delinquent water bills for those who can't afford them.
    A group of anonymous donors have agreed to pay the delinquent water bills for those who can't afford them.
  • Detroiter says she was turned away for water payment plan

    Detroiter says she was turned away for water payment plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:07:11 GMT
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water for those with unpaid bills for 15 days. The Water and Sewerage Department is giving customers more time to prove they cannot pay their bills and enroll in a payment plan. One woman says she tried to enroll in one but was turned away.
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water for those with unpaid bills for 15 days. The Water and Sewerage Department is giving customers more time to prove they cannot pay their bills and enroll in a payment plan. One woman says she tried to enroll in one but was turned away.
  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:31:15 GMT
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water to people with unpaid bills for the next 15 days, the latest response to a controversy that caused a large protest last week.
    The city of Detroit says it won't shut off water to people with unpaid bills for the next 15 days, the latest response to a controversy that caused a large protest last week.
  • Let it Rip WeekendMore>>

  • Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Let It Rip Weekend: Stand Your Ground & Animal Research

    Sunday, November 17 2013 10:55 AM EST2013-11-17 15:55:57 GMT
    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
    Now that Ted Wafer, the Dearborn Heights homeowner who shot Renisha Mcbride, has been charged with murder, will he use Michigan's Stand Your Ground law for his defense?
  • Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Let It Rip Weekend: Costly Bankruptcy Consultants & Obamacare's Debut

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-10-06 14:33:40 GMT
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's it playing out in Detroit?
    Detroit's City Council President takes on one of the bankruptcy consultants making millions to wipe away the city's debt. Plus, what about that deal to lease Belle Isle to the state? And as Obamacare makes its debut, how's the controversial healthcare law playing out in Detroit?
  • Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Let it Rip Weekend: Mayoral race and EM's 'dumb & lazy' comment

    Monday, August 5 2013 8:20 AM EDT2013-08-05 12:20:25 GMT
    We take on the race for Detroit Mayor and the controversial comments by Detroit's EM calling Detroiters "dumb, lazy, happy and rich."
    A new poll shows Mike Duggan leading in the race for Detroit Mayor. Could those dirty tricks against him actually be paying off in his favor? Duggan supporter and community activist Malik Shabazz thinks

On this edition we talk about the controversy brewing over the Detroit Water Department shutting off service to residential customers.  A coalition of activists says their policy is a violation of human rights, and they've taken their case all the way to the United Nations.  But the DWSD says too many people aren't paying their bills, and shutting off the water actually gets the majority of accounts back in the black.  Joining us to debate it is Dameeko Williams, spokesman for the Detroit Water Brigade.  They want shutoffs stopped immediately.  The Water Department's Deputy Director, Darryl Latimer, also joins us to explain why he thinks these activists are misguided and spreading misinformation.

Then we turn to the War on Drugs.  Has it been an utter failure?  Maj.. Neill Franklin (Ret.) believes so.  He spent much of his career as a police officer in Maryland putting drug dealers in prison.  Now he's the Executive Director of LEAP, a group of law enforcement professionals who think it's time to end the prohibition of all drugs.  On the other side, we welcome back Waterford District Judge Jodi Debbrecht-Switalski.  She also thinks putting all drug offenders behind bars isn't a great idea, preferring treatment in most cases.  But she also believes Neill's believe that all drugs should be legalized is downright dangerous.

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