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Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis

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Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis - Houston Chronicle
Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis

Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis

“FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of residents of Flint, Michigan, filed a racketeering lawsuit Wednesday targeting Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over lead contamination of the city's drinking water.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Flint, the suit is one of many arising from the decision to switch the Flint supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River in April 2014 to cut costs. The move was supposed to be temporary, until Flint could join a new water authority that would pipe water from Lake Huron.

The lawsuit accuses Snyder and others of hatching a "wrongful scheme" to reduce Flint's indebtedness by stopping the impoverished city from buying treated Lake Huron water from Detroit, instead of "invoking time tested, well-honed federal bankruptcy protections for restructuring the debts of municipalities." ………..


…..State officials have acknowledged erroneously advising Flint officials not to treat the river water with anti-corrosive chemicals, and that not doing so enabled lead to leach from aging pipes and reach some homes, businesses and schools. Testing last fall showed that levels of lead in the blood of some children in the city rose after the water systems were switched. …

All involved should go to jail…………….and sued individually and made paupers…………
Is that too harsh?
 

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Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis - Houston Chronicle
Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis

Governor faces racketeering suit over Flint water crisis

“FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of residents of Flint, Michigan, filed a racketeering lawsuit Wednesday targeting Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over lead contamination of the city's drinking water.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Flint, the suit is one of many arising from the decision to switch the Flint supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River in April 2014 to cut costs. The move was supposed to be temporary, until Flint could join a new water authority that would pipe water from Lake Huron.

The lawsuit accuses Snyder and others of hatching a "wrongful scheme" to reduce Flint's indebtedness by stopping the impoverished city from buying treated Lake Huron water from Detroit, instead of "invoking time tested, well-honed federal bankruptcy protections for restructuring the debts of municipalities." ………..


…..State officials have acknowledged erroneously advising Flint officials not to treat the river water with anti-corrosive chemicals, and that not doing so enabled lead to leach from aging pipes and reach some homes, businesses and schools. Testing last fall showed that levels of lead in the blood of some children in the city rose after the water systems were switched. …

All involved should go to jail…………….and sued individually and made paupers…………
Is that too harsh?

No, elevated levels of lead can lower intelligence and retard development.

Such an exposure can cause lifelong side effects for those effected.
 

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i think as punishment they should have to live in flint the rest of their lives and drink from the flint river only

it's almost unbelievable he's still governor, except that this is michigan we're talking about
 

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No, elevated levels of lead can lower intelligence and retard development.

Such an exposure can cause lifelong side effects for those effected.



As they say in Texas............

Let's give them a fair trial before we hang them................
 

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When, or if, a federal prosecutor or state attorney general or state district attorney brings charges I will sit up and pay attention. A civil lawsuit that appears to go beyond reasonability isn't going to do it.
 
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