Tag: Rick Snyder

Five Charged with Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Five city and state officials of Flint, Mich., have received felony charges of involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services director; Stephen Busch, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality water supervisor; Howard Croft, former director of Flint’s Department…

Trump Thanks Blacks Who Didn't Vote

By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio According to President-elect Donald Trump, Black voters who stayed home on Election Day were “almost as good” as the ones who voted for him, who came through for him “big league.” “The African American community was great to us. They came through, big league. Big league,” he…

UN: No Flint Crisis if City Was 'Well-off or overwhelmingly white'

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, would likely not have occurred “if the affected population group was well-off or overwhelmingly white,” according to Philip Alston, an expert speaking on behalf of the United Nations. “[Had] elected officials been much more careful, there would have been a timely response to complaints…

Gov. Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Three officials have been charged for their involvement in the Flint water crisis, including for tampering with evidence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday. These charges mark the first to be filed against government employees in response to the situation. And more charges should be expected, according to Schuette….

Lawsuit Filed Against Flint Government for Gross Negligence

Seven families in Flint, Michigan, have filed a class-action lawsuit citing gross negligence at the hands of Gov. Rick Snyder in response to the effects of the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis. In April of 2014, Flint switched its water source from Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River….

Flint Paid Highest Water Bill in the Country

People living in Flint, Michigan, paid more for their water than people living anywhere else in the country, a new study found including during the months the water first became contaminated with lead. Food & Water Watch, a group that advocates for clean food and water as well as government…

Flint Water Crisis: Gov. Snyder Ducks Testifying to Congress

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turned down an invitation to testify in front of the U.S. House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee earlier this week about Flint’s ongoing water contamination crisis. According to a spokesperson for Snyder, the governor was scheduled to present a 2017 budget plan at the same time…

Don't Want to Drink the Water we Poisoned Show us Your ID!

While the Flint water crisis has disproportionately affected Michigan’s poorest population, reports that Flint’s undocumented immigrants are too scared to seek clean water are compounding the disaster. According to widespread reports, residents have been asked to provide valid state identification in order to receive free water bottles, filters, replacement cartridges…