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txradioguy
11-08-2012, 01:19 PM
(CBS) DETROIT - The newly elected state assembly in Michigan includes at least one ex-con: Brian Banks, who's been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud, won a seat representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes, CBS Detroit reports..

Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was "You can Bank on Banks."

Ironic, no?

The 35-year-old Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, got 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte's 32 percent, according to CBS Detroit.

"It's time to elect a leader, with experience and passion, who will fight for you," Banks wrote on his website.
Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2010 that bans anyone convicted of a felony in the last 20 years from running for office - but the caveat is the conviction has to be "related to the person's official capacity while holding any elective office." This was Banks' first run for elected office.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57546652-504083/brian-banks-eight-time-ex-con-elected-by-detroiters-to-mich-state-assembly-report-says/

Rockntractor
11-08-2012, 01:28 PM
This sounds like one of the most highly qualified Hoodie Party politicians yet!

noonwitch
11-08-2012, 02:50 PM
It's unfortunate that our choice wasn't between the bank fraud guy and the reindeer farmer, who is sometimes confused as to whether he is Santa or not, but, alas, they are from different districts.


I never heard of the pastor who endorsed this guy or the church he allegedly pastors, but like any big city, there are so many storefront churches and such that it is not easy to know all of them. At least he's not a member of the Shrine of The Black Madonna-they are very politically active and definitely an "I hate whitey" kind of church. It's the church Kwame grew up in, but not the one he attended as an adult (he went to his wife's church). At the Shrine, the members all have "Shrine names", which are allegedly african names. It also produced Barbara Rose Collins, one of the most corrupt women to ever walk City Hall and the halls of Congress. Her shrine name means something like a queen who is violent. Ze'ev Chavets dedicated a whole chapter of his book Devil's Night And Other True Stories Of Detroit to her. You all think Jeremiah Wright/Trinity UCC is bad news....

Elspeth
11-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother being a moral person.

Rockntractor
11-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother being a moral person.

You have that pesky conscience thing.

Zathras
11-08-2012, 04:55 PM
8 time fellon? Sounds like the perfect Democrat candidate.

djones520
11-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Same region that was responsible for Obama taking Michigan. Gotta love it.

And it seems the Emergency Manager law was repealed as well. I'm starting to think it's time to just give Detroit to Canada. We'll reroute the Detroit river around it for a new border.

NJCardFan
11-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Detroit is the U.S. most dangerous city. Is it even possible to find someone to run for political office who doesn't have a criminal record?

Elspeth
11-08-2012, 09:24 PM
You have that pesky conscience thing.

Freaking bummer, that is.

txradioguy
11-09-2012, 03:06 AM
Same region that was responsible for Obama taking Michigan. Gotta love it.

And it seems the Emergency Manager law was repealed as well. I'm starting to think it's time to just give Detroit to Canada. We'll reroute the Detroit river around it for a new border.

Not even Canada would take Detroit.

AmPat
11-09-2012, 10:33 AM
Same region that was responsible for Obama taking Michigan. Gotta love it.

And it seems the Emergency Manager law was repealed as well. I'm starting to think it's time to just give Detroit to Canada. We'll reroute the Detroit river around it for a new border.$h*tcago hands IL to the Marxist and Detoitistan hands MI to the Marxist. Is it time to announce the opening shots to the 2nd civil war yet???

Eupher
11-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Detroit is the U.S. most dangerous city. Is it even possible to find someone to run for political office who doesn't have a criminal record?

This is the central issue. Not too many politicians I know of would actually want to tackle this sucking chest wound.

Harper Woods and most (not all) of the Grosse Pointes are on the East Side. It could be argued that the East Side is worse than the rest of the area, but that isn't necessarily the case as the entire area has degraded into something approaching anarchy.

Got a problem? Need to have the cops come out and deal with that problem? Don't hold your breath -- which is why vigilantism is making a comeback in this shitstain city. People who are stuck in that hellhole find it necessary to engage the crack addicts and muggers when they come crashing through the door of the shack they call home.

Coleman Young's thuggery and criminal behavior, along with 40 years of "where's my free shit?" created this mess. No single politician is going to fix any of this, which explains why you've got convicted felons who are winning elections. Nobody gives a shit.

djones520
11-09-2012, 11:38 AM
We tried to tackle it Eupher. We passed the Emergency Manager law. It basically gave the state the authority to say Detroit (or any other city withing the state) had fucked itself so far it can no longer correct itself, and the state was stepping it to put it back on track.

Detroit voters just repealed that law. It's like their intent on riding that derailed train over the cliff.

noonwitch
11-09-2012, 01:32 PM
We tried to tackle it Eupher. We passed the Emergency Manager law. It basically gave the state the authority to say Detroit (or any other city withing the state) had fucked itself so far it can no longer correct itself, and the state was stepping it to put it back on track.

Detroit voters just repealed that law. It's like their intent on riding that derailed train over the cliff.

The previous law, used by Engler and Granholm to take over various cities and school boards, is still on the books. A city can still be taken over, but I think there are more limits on the power than the proposed constitutional amendment that failed on Tuesday.

One of the problems with Detroit's government is that Dave Bing is a pretty reasonable guy-he's not a criminal or a thug. He's willing to work with the governor. However, he has a city council that has been filled with criminals and thugs for the past 20 years or so. They block every reform he tries to make.


Right now, the cops are suing Bing/the city over budget cuts to their department.