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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:44 AM

Half of Detroits 8 mayoral candidates are felons..

Detroit — Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows.

Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder. Some of the offenses date back decades, the earliest to 1977. The most recent was in 2008.

Political consultant Greg Bowens said there are candidates with past hardships in every election cycle. It’s not something unique to Detroit or the political arena in general, he said.

“Black marks on your record show you have lived a little and have overcome some challenges,” said Bowens, a former press secretary to Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and NAACP activist. “They (candidates) deserve the opportunity to be heard, but they also deserve to have the kind of scrutiny that comes along with trying to get an important elected position.”

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/08/02/half-detroit-mayoral-candidates-felony-convictions/104244406/

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Reply Half of Detroits 8 mayoral candidates are felons.. (Original post)
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 OP
Tin Ear2 Aug 2017 #1
Dumper Aug 2017 #13
cologeek Aug 2017 #14
700WinMag Aug 2017 #2
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #3
Aldar Aug 2017 #4
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #5
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 2017 #6
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #8
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 2017 #11
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #12
Paradigm Aug 2017 #7
Juan Rico Aug 2017 #9
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #10
Juan Rico Aug 2017 #17
MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy Aug 2017 #15
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #18
MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy Aug 2017 #19
Dexter Morgan Aug 2017 #20
MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy Aug 2017 #21
The More You Know V2 Aug 2017 #16

Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:48 AM

1. Only half? n

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Response to Tin Ear2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:42 PM

13. Yup, this might be an improving trend there.

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Response to Tin Ear2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 02:36 PM

14. Well, that's before the election. With the Detroit's track record for Mayors,

it'll probably go up after.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:54 AM

2. Huh?

"Hardships", "black marks", "lived a little" and "overcome some challenges" are now the new words for attempted murder?

No wonder our society is going to shit.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:09 AM

3. "No wonder our society is going to shit". Well it certainly is in democrat controlled Detroit..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:58 AM

4. Uh-oh...lefty is gonna have a hard time deciding which loser felon to vote for

 

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Response to Aldar (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:02 PM

5. The one that will promise them freebies...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:11 PM

6. ONLY in NAACP speak is getting into a shootout with a body shop owner a "Challenge"

According to transcripts, Pitts was involved in a shootout with the owner of a collision shop and auto clinic on Greenfield in Detroit in a dispute over a repair bill.

In September 1987, a jury convicted Pitts of the lesser offense of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder, in the shooting involving the shop owner as well as a firearm offense. Jurors acquitted Pitts of charges connected to the incident involving the officer.



Pitts contends she’s been wronged by the courts and police, and she disputes many of the allegations in each criminal case, saying she was discriminated against.

If elected, she said she will combat “discrimination and racism” and advocate for an overhaul of the justice system.



Yup

''Dindonuffin for mayor.....''

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:36 PM

8. My opinion she 's the next mayor..

According to transcripts, Pitts was involved in a shootout with the owner of a collision shop and auto clinic on Greenfield in Detroit in a dispute over a repair bill.

In September 1987, a jury convicted Pitts of the lesser offense of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder, in the shooting involving the shop owner as well as a firearm offense. Jurors acquitted Pitts of charges connected to the incident involving the officer.

Pitts was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison, plus two additional years for the firearm offense. She served about four years and eight months and was paroled June 1, 1992, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Pitts had another run-in with police in Troy in September 2000 when she was stopped in a residential neighborhood and arrested for fleeing and eluding and operating a vehicle without a license.

Pitts later pleaded guilty to not having an operator’s license and disobeying a police signal. She was placed on six months probation, which was discharged in September 2001.

Most recently, Pitts was convicted of firearm possession and carrying a concealed weapon under a March 2003 plea agreement stemming from a traffic stop in Dearborn Heights, Wayne County Circuit Court records show.

Pitts was stopped by police on Dec. 2, 2002, on Ford near Norborne for an improper plate and failure to wear a seat belt.

A .38 caliber handgun — which Pitts said belonged to her sister — was found on the front floor board of the truck. She was ordered to serve 40 to 60 months in prison in April 2003. She was paroled in August 2006, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Pitts contends she’s been wronged by the courts and police, and she disputes many of the allegations in each criminal case, saying she was discriminated against.

If elected, she said she will combat “discrimination and racism” and advocate for an overhaul of the justice system.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:15 PM

11. Yup a Dindonuffin

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:17 PM

12. Dat gurl got street creds she done walk the walk and whitey can't stop her..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:29 PM

7. And the other half just haven't been caught yet.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:50 PM

9. I've never comitted an offense more serious than a minor traffic violation, worked my entire adult

life, paid all my debts, taken care of my elderly parents, and beat cancer.

Heck, I haven't even tried to murder anyone.

It seems by the NAACP's standards I haven't lived a little or overcome any challenges.

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Response to Juan Rico (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:53 PM

10. Thats cause of your white priviledge....

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 03:40 PM

17. Yes, that must be it.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 02:52 PM

15. Who controls who gets to stand as a candidate for political office?

 

Ah, nobody. That's what I thought.

I think that must be that "opportunity to be heard" that Bowens referred to.

I think it might be called "democracy".

Smart voters then apply that "kind of scrutiny that comes along with trying to get an important elected position".

Others, of course, vote for Donald Trump.

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Response to MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 04:14 PM

18. Interesting you are defending a bunch of criminals sorry i mean democrats running for Mayor ..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 05:38 PM

19. Interesting that you should say something so utterly and vomitously false.

 

I mean, maybe what your words actually meant was "defending the right of any citizen to run for political office", and "defending the right of the electorate to reject them", in which case, of course, they were 100% accurate.

Yes, I'm sure that's what you mean. Yes I am, I really am.

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Response to MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 06:41 PM

20. No what i mean is you have no problem with criminals running to be mayor..I wrote it slower to make

it easy for you to understand..

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 06:56 PM

21. You're right this time, but that is not what you said.

 

I did not "DEFEND" anyone.

I "have no problem with" ANYONE running for any political office.

I will defend the RIGHT of anyone to run for office.

It really is called "democracy".

I do have problems with people who vote for candidates who are completely unsuitable for public office.

Hence my mention of Trump.

But it's their democratic right to do so, of course.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 03:00 PM

16. They're democrats, what do they expect?

 

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