Friday, April 14, 2006

Detroit City Council...too stupid to lead

The City of Detroit tops the nation on the poverty census, with an unemployment rate hovering over 15%. In all crime categories the City is higher per capita on all counts than the national average. But the "erudite" City Council is spending time in debating and passing resolutions that have ZERO impact on fixing the City’s problems. About 82% of the City’s population is black, which is reflected in the composition of the City Council, which is comprised of 9 members, 1 white. So you would think that the Council’s international interest would focus on the incredibly harsh treatment of blacks; specifically in Cuba, since this seems to be one the Council’s recent focus.
Detroit Demands Release of Cuban Five

Havana, April 12 (ACN).- Detroit's City Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding the immediate release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in US prisons.

The text of the motion was presented by Joann Watson and Maryann Mahaffey, members of the US/Cuba Labor Exchange, the Justice for Cuba Coalition and the National Network on Cuba.
Where do these Council members come up with the gall of “demanding” anything? When their own city is in shambles and the people they represent are some of the poorest in the nation. I bet that the Cuban spies are living in better conditions and are eating better than thousands of Detroit’s citizens.

Perhaps the Council members would be interested in a little education about Cuba’s treatment of blacks; i.e. Dr. Elias Biscet, Guillermo Fariñas, et.al.

Write the Detroit City Council Members, labeled America's No. 1 Liberal City. No wonder is such a mess!

Maryann Mahaffey
Kenneth V. Cockrel Jr.
Sharon McPhail
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi
Sheila M. Cockrel
Kay Everett
Barbara-Rose Collins
Alonzo W. Bates
JoAnn Watson

2 comments:

Alberto Perales said...

I agree with you. Instead of trying to solve their city's myriad problems, they waste their time passing a proclamation. Idiots!

Orlando said...

Alberto, and the people keep electing them. I just don't understand it. I'll do my part by writing each council member directly.