Emergency managers, city officials charged in Flint water crisis

Emergency managers, city officials charged in Flint water crisis

, Detroit Free Press

Image result for flint arrests

FLINT — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis moved a step closer to the highest levels of state government Tuesday as he brought felony charges against two former emergency managers who reported to former Treasurer Andy Dillon and were appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Schuette, who also charged two former City of Flint public works employees Tuesday, would not say how far the investigation would go, only that it will follow the evidence and nothing is off the table.

“We are closer to the end than we are to the beginning,” he told reporters.

In 67th District Court in Flint, a judge authorized charges against former Flint emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose and two former city officials — Howard Croft, who was public works superintendent, and Daugherty Johnson, the utilities administrator.

The latest charges bring the total number of people charged by Schuette to 13.

Earley and Ambrose are the highest-ranking officials charged to date, as Schuette’s investigation — in three rounds of criminal charges starting in April — has moved steadily higher in the state’s chain of command.

At least one member of Snyder’s cabinet, Department of Health and Human Services Minister Nick Lyon, has already been publicly identified as a target of the investigation, though Schuette has denied there are any targets other than those who are charged and no charges were announced Tuesday against Lyon.

Schuette brought 20-year felonies — conspiracy and false pretense charges — against four defendants he alleged conspired to operate the Flint Water Treatment Plant when it wasn’t safe to do so. He said the defendants used a phony environmental order to allow Flint to borrow money to proceed with the new $285-million Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline, while tying Flint to the Flint River for its drinking water in the interim.

In bringing charges against the former emergency managers, Schuette said there was “a fixation with finances and balance sheets … at the expense of public health and safety.”

Officials pushed ahead with taking the city’s drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014, despite the fact they knew well that the Flint Water Treatment Plant was not ready to deliver safe drinking water, Schuette and his investigators alleged at a Tuesday news conference.

?New criminal charges in Flint water crisis: Who they are

“So many people knew that that plant was not ready — and yet it was done,” said Andrew Arena, the former special agent in charge of the FBI in Detroit, and now Schuette’s lead investigator. “That’s the thing that shocked me.”

Three of the newly charged defendants — Johnson, Ambrose and Croft — were arraigned Tuesday afternoon in a Flint courtroom.

Not guilty pleas were entered in all of their cases and they were released on personal bonds.

Earley, who is represented by Detroit attorney Todd Perkins, has yet to be arraigned. Perkins declined immediate comment.

After Johnson was arraigned, his attorney, Edwar Zeineh of Lansing, said he’s waiting for information in the case, but described his client as diligent, astute and a “worker’s worker.”

“We will stand with Mr. Johnson and his not guilty plea throughout the proceedings,” Zeineh said.

Ambrose declined to comment.

Croft didn’t have an attorney when he came to court, but attorney Frank Manley stood in for him at the hearing, though he is not representing Croft. “(Croft) certainly believes that he is innocent of these charges, and he expects to have his day in court,” Manley said.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said Tuesday she sees the charges as a broader indictment of the state’s emergency manager system for financially distressed cities, in which an appointed official from outside takes powers stripped from the elected mayor and council.

“It’s taken the voice of the people and taken our democracy,” Weaver told reporters after the charges were announced.

A task force appointed by Snyder and a special joint committee of the Legislature also have called for changes to the EM law, following separate investigations.

Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Snyder, said the new criminal charges involve “serious accusations that should be moved through the legal process as soon as possible,” adding “anyone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty and they deserve every chance to defend themselves against any accusations.”

The governor’s office remains “steadfast in our commitment to helping the people of Flint recover, which is evident in the support the state has provided regarding water quality and resources, educational improvements, expansion of health care, and economic development,” Heaton said. “By working together with all levels of government, we will help Flint move forward.”

Jeff Seipenko, a special agent with the Attorney General’s Office, told Judge William Crawford II that the investigations showed the former emergency managers conspired with Croft and Johnson to enter a contract based on false pretenses that bound the City of Flint to utilize the Flint River as its drinking water source, “knowing that the Flint Water Treatment Plant was unable to produce safe water.”

After being advised to switch back to water treated by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Earley and Ambrose failed to reconnect to the city’s former water supply, Seipenko said.

The result, he said, was that Flint residents had prolonged exposure to lead and Legionella bacteria.

Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area following the water switch were tied to 12 deaths. Officials haven’t definitely linked the water switch to the disease, but Schuette and his investigators came close in public statements Tuesday and documents related to the criminal charges.

All four defendants face felony charges of false pretenses and conspiracy to commit false pretenses. In addition, Earley and Ambrose were also charged with willful neglect of duty and misconduct in office.

“We’re back in Flint — the city where so many things went terribly wrong, but where those who broke the law will be held accountable, and justice will be delivered to the families of Flint,” Schuette said at a news conference in Flint this morning, where he was joined by Todd Flood, a Royal Oak attorney who is serving as Schuette’s special counsel on the case.

Arena said “there are some people out there who know they’ve done wrong and they know we’re coming after them,” adding “they’re not having a Merry Christmas.”

Schuette detailed an unusual environmental transaction with significant financial implications that allowed Flint to participate in the KWA pipeline project to Lake Huron, without Flint’s share of the associated debt counting against the city’s debt capacity, which was nonexistent.

The Free Press in May wrote about what at the time was called a “sweetheart” administrative consent order that allowed the KWA to proceed. That deal now forms the basis of the false-pretense charges against all four defendants.

“Without the funds from Flint,” the KWA “would have to be mothballed,” Schuette said in a news release. “However, as a bankrupt city, Flint needed the Michigan Department of Treasury’s approval to get loans.”

Schuette said the nearly bankrupt city had already been turned down for loans, but the defendants used the Home Rule City Act emergency bond clause, created to deal with emergencies and calamities, to borrow its share for the KWA. Flood said the cleanup of a troublesome lime sludge lagoon was used as the pretext for an environmental administrative consent order, but there was no environmental emergency. Tying the lagoon cleanup to the KWA project allowed the project to proceed and not count against Flint’s municipal debt. Charging documents called the environmental order a “sham.”

“To make the situation even worse, tucked inside the 15-page Statement of Purpose for an upgrade of Flint’s Water Treatment Plant system was a one-paragraph requirement that bound the city to use the Flint River as an interim water source,” Schuette’s news release said.

The plant wasn’t ready to start treating water in April 2014, as water plant official Michael Glasgow had warned, but “the defendants allegedly ignored warnings and test results and shut off the pipes pulling clean water from Detroit, and turned on the Flint River valves,” the news release said.

Previously, Schuette brought charges against eight current or former State of Michigan employees and one City of Flint employee —  Glasgow.

Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 after the city switched from treated Lake Huron water supplied from Detroit to raw water from the Flint River, which was treated at the Flint Water Treatment Plant.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials have acknowledged a mistake in failing to require corrosion- control chemicals to be added to the water. As a result, lead leached from pipes, joints and fixtures into Flint households.

Though lead levels in the water have come down significantly since the state acknowledged the contamination around Oct. 1, 2015, residents are still advised not to drink tap water without a filter. Many still rely on bottled water, which can be picked up free at distribution centers in Flint.

Five of the current or former state employees charged previously are from the DEQ. Three are from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Corinne Miller, the former director of the Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology at DHHS, pleaded no contest in September to willful neglect of duty by a public officer. At that time, two felonies were dismissed, including misconduct in office. As part of the agreement, Miller, who retired from the department in 2016, must cooperate with the investigation and offer truthful testimony.

In May, Glasgow, the City of Flint’s laboratory and water quality supervisor, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of willful neglect of duty with the understanding a felony charge against him, tampering with evidence, would be dismissed. He also pledged to cooperated with the investigation.

According to a warrant request released Tuesday, Glasgow “will testify … he was receiving pressure from above, specifically from defendant Johnson and defendant Croft,” to start treating Flint River water for public consumption, despite his concerns the plant was not ready.

 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License

Follow WE ARE CHANGE on SOCIAL MEDIA


Sign up become a patron and Show your support for alternative news

for Just 1$ a month you can help grow We Are Change
patreon
We use Bitcoin Too !  
12HdLgeeuA87t2JU8m4tbRo247Yj5u2TVP
 
Join and Up Vote Our STEEMIT

 

BREAKING: How The FBI Got It Wrong On Hillary Clinton.

BREAKING: How The FBI Got It Wrong On Hillary Clinton

Published on Jul 5, 2016

In this video Luke Rudkowski covers the breaking news of the FBI director Comey not recommending criminal charges on Hillary Clinton. We go over the key statements in this important announcements and how the stance by the FBI makes no sense at all. We also go over the best evidence to show you why Hillary should be prosecuted and in jail right now. Support us and tip us on https://www.patreon.com/WeAreChange if you like the work we are doing so we can continue our operations.

Sources

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07…

https://www.rt.com/usa/349560-fbi-dir…

https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/75…

https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status…

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/…

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-preside…

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/aeb50a…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t…

http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-new…

http://www.navytimes.com/story/milita…

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles…

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmnKCUDWA…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07…

Support WeAreChange by Subscribing to our channel HERE http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

Visit our main site for more breaking news https://wearechange.org/
Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WeAreChange?a…
SnapChat: LukeWeAreChange
Facebook: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange
Instagram: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange

Rep WeAreChange Merch Proudly: https://wearechange.org/store

OH YEAH since we are not corporate or government WHORES help us out https://wearechange.org/donate

We take BITCOIN too
12HdLgeeuA87t2JU8m4tbRo247Yj5u2TVP

HILLARY CLINTON’S 20 BIGGEST SCANDALS EVER

In 1992 after the Clintons moved into the presidential mansion, the political scandals multiplied – from use of the IRS and FBI to target political opponents to stalking and harassing subjects of Bill Clinton’s sexual advances and even attempts to loot taxpayer-funded items from the White House.

Americans also witnessed capers such as Travelgate, Chinagate, Filegate, and now EmailGate. clinton my turn

Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades and subsequent impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice consumed more than a year of American public life and bitterly divided the nation.

In the years since the memorable Clinton presidency, Hillary has brought America Emailgate and the Benghazi scandal, among others. New developments in the Clinton Foundation scandals emerges almost daily.

Now, it’s Hillary’s Turn.

In 2003, ABC News’ Barbara Walters referenced numerous Clinton scandals from Whitewater to Travelgate and the death of Hillary law partner Vince Foster in an interview with then-Sen. Clinton.

Walters asked Hillary, “How did you get in this mess where your whole credibility is being questioned?”

Hillary’s response: “Oh, I ask myself that every day, Barbara, because it’s very surprising and confusing to me.”

With Hillary making another run for president, don’t get caught up in the lies and spin! In “Hillary Unhinged: In Her Own Words,” find out who the true Hillary is with this raw and humorous collection of quotes that pitilessly underscores her hypocrisy

With the prospect of another “two-for-one” Clinton presidency looming, is America ready for a repeat of the Bill and Hillary “drama” in the White House?

If, as psychologists say, “The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior,” then a fresh look at the top 20 scandals involving Hillary is in order.

1) Clintons turn IRS into ‘gestapo’

During Bill Clinton’s terms  IRS audits were conducted against individuals and groups who caused problems for their administration. Several prominent conservative groups found themselves facing IRS audits following their criticism of the president and his policies.

A 1996 survey by the Washington Times could not identify a single liberal public policy organization that had been audited during the entire Clinton administration.

2) Covering Bill’s dirty deeds

The Clintons have been accused of hiring private investigators not only to dig up dirt on adversaries – such as Juanita Broaddrick, the woman allegedly raped by Bill, and other abused women such as Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones – but to stalk, scare and threaten them.

In her book, Willey cites sources who contend Hillary began engaging private investigators during their time in Arkansas so she could head off any repercussions from her husband’s behavior. The first to be dispatched were her own father and brother when she committed to marry Bill, according to author Jerome Levin in “The Clinton Syndrome.” Bill had left Yale University for Arkansas to teach law, and she went to work in Washington, D.C.

When Bill was governor, Hillary sent out a group of investigators known at the “Truth Squad” to discourage many of her husband’s lovers from going public.

3) Looting the White House

When the Clintons left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001, they reportedly vandalized and looted the White House. During their time in the White House, the Clintons also auctioned off and sold taxpayer-financed government goods and services in exchange for political campaign contributions and personal profit. Among the items sold by the Clintons, which Judicial Watch uncovered in various lawsuits, and the media and Congressional investigations.

4) Filegate: FBI files on GOP enemies

The Clinton duo was involved in a scandal known as “Filegate” in which they illegally obtaining FBI files on perceived adversaries, most of whom served in previous Republican administrations.

“In an effort to discredit the women who charged President Clinton with sexual misconduct, personal files and papers were illegally obtained and released. The courts found, under the Privacy Act, that the privacy of Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey had been violated,” a Judicial Watch report said, citing just a few of more than 900 relevant files. Judicial Watch said Hillary had been linked “directly to the center” of the controversy.

In “Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment,” Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch Founder Larry Klayman details the stunning incompetence and corruption of Bill and Hillary Clinton

5) Hillary’s ‘Muslim Brotherhood princess’

Huma Abedin, who served as Hillary’s longtime deputy chief of staff and has worked with her for nearly 20 years, has known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – a group bent on “destroying Western civilization from within” – and other Islamic supremacists.

6) Vince Foster’s 1993 death

Vince Foster was deputy White House counsel and Hillary’s friend and law partner who had connections to the Travelgate and Whitewater scandals. In 1993, Foster was found dead in a park with a fatal gunshot wound to his mouth

7) Emailgate: ‘She should go to prison for this’

Hillary kept all her official correspondence as secretary of state, as well as her personal emails, on a private email server located at her home – instead of using the government-mandated process while serving in the high appointed position. Her email system was unsecured for months while she used it for government business, and she did not sign a standard agreement when she left office that promised she had left government property behind.Hillary gave 55,000 emails from her private email account to the State Department in December. On March 10, Clinton announced she had deleted 30,000 emails she considered personal. She was warned by Congress way back in 2012 against using a private email account for government business – and her response? I mean    “What difference does it make”


 HELP GIVE Luke a Trip To Germany -JOIN-
OPERATION INVESTIGATE BILDERBERG -2016-

8) Chinagate: Sale of high-tech secrets

Chinagate, documented by Judicial Watch, was uncovered by Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman. Technology companies allegedly made donations of millions of dollars to various Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, in return for permission to sell high-tech secrets to China.

9) Travelgate: Always room for friends

In the Travelgate scandal, the staff of the White House travel office was fired to make way for Clinton cronies, including Bill’s 25-year-old cousin, who was reportedly promised the position of office director.

Hillary allegedly fired seven employees and gave the positions to her Arkansas friends. According to the Washington Post, there was an effort to award a White House airline contract to a Clinton friend.

10) Whitewater: Jail for friends, but not Clintons

The Whitewater investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr began in 1994 with accusations of impropriety against the Clintons and others concerning improper campaign contributions, political and financial favors, and tax benefits. Its initial subject was a failed Arkansas real-estate venture involving the Clintons in the 1980s that was linked to the collapse of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, a Little Rock savings bank run by the Clintons’ Whitewater business partners. Clinton friends James and Susan McDougal went to jail for fraud (James died while serving his sentence), as did former Arkansas Gov. Jim Tucker and municipal judges David Hale and Eugene Fitzhugh.

The probe eventually expanded to include the death of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster, the dismissal of White House travel office employees, receipt by the White House of a number of FBI files and the issue of whether President Clinton lied or obstructed justice to hide an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

(EDITORS CHOICE) #11) ‘Landing under sniper fire’ in Bosnia

In her March 17, 2008, foreign-policy speech on Iraq, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton recalled a trip she made to Tuzla, Bosnia, in 1996.

“I remember landing under sniper fire,” Hillary said of her visit while she was first lady. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

But news footage of her visit revealed her “sniper fire” claim wasn’t just exaggerated. It was completely false. And Hillary had repeated the claim several times, including during her time on the presidential campaign trail in 2007.

Rather, Hillary landed on a tarmac and greeted a crowd, including an 8-year-old child who gave her a poem, under no duress. According to the Washington Post, a review of more than 100 news articles revealed no security threats to Hillary at the time.


Sign up & become a patron Show your support for alternative news now

for Just 1$ a month you can help Grow We are change

patreon

12) Hillary’s ‘missing’ law firm billing records

In 1994, federal investigators subpoenaed Hillary’s billing records from her days as a partner in the Rose Law firm during the Watergate scandal. The White House said it didn’t have the 115 pages of files.

While Hillary claimed she had a minor role in the affair, the Washington Examiner reported that “when the records mysteriously turned up in the White House in 1996, they showed she met repeatedly with key figures in the scandal.”

13) Pardongate: Hillary Senate contributions

Before Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, he granted numerous controversial pardons – including to convicted tax evader Marc Rich, whose wife made significant contributions to Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign and the Clinton presidential library.

14) Hillary’s cash cows and 9,987 percent profit

In March 1994, it was revealed Hillary – with no previous experience – had made massive profits from cattle futures trading between 1978 and 1979, when Bill Clinton’s salary as Arkansas attorney general had been modest. She reportedly made $99,537 in profit on a $1,000 investment (a 9,987 percent profit) in just nine months because of a highly placed connection at Tyson Foods, which was the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor.

15) Clinton body count: ‘You find dead people’

“The Clinton body count,” first published in WND and later circulated by Linda Tripp to Monica Lewinsky, is a collection of names of people associated with Clinton administration scandals who have died mysterious and often violent deaths. Reporter David Bresnahan broke the story of the list during the summer of 1997 while researching his book, “Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception.”

16) Hillary’s radical pal, Saul Alinsky

he exact nature and extent of Hillary’s relationship with radical community organizer Saul Alinsky has long been the subject of speculation and intrigue. The interest has been largely fueled by her suppressed and later released 92-page senior thesis for Wellesley College offering an extensive, largely positive critique of Alinsky and his work.
long after Alinsky’s death in June 1972, a group Clinton co-chaired maintained a working relationship with Alinsky’s main community organizing outfit, the Industrial Areas Foundation, or IAF.

17) Hillary laughs about defending child rapist

Tapes reveal her discussing the case of Thomas Alfred Taylor, then 41, who was accused of raping a 12-year-old in Springdale, Arkansas, on May 10, 1975.

“It was a fascinating case, it was a very interesting case,” Clinton said on the tape. “This guy was accused of raping a 12-year-old. Course he claimed that he didn’t, and all this stuff. … I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.” She laughed at the statement.

The woman who says she was raped by the defendant blasted Hillary in 2014, accusing her of intentionally lying about her in court documents. “Hillary Clinton took me through hell,” she told the Daily Beast.

18) Hill ca$hes in: Iranian fundraising

Hillary received funds from an arm of the Iranian government and hired a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008. The Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006 and another contribution of between $25,000 and $50,000 in 2008 from the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which U.S. government prosecutors have identified as an arm of the Iranian government.

19) Clinton Foundation: Scandals keep coming

, the Clintons appear to have siphoned off tens of millions of dollars annually from funds the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has received from a United Nations-sponsored program that uses levies on airline tickets to help HIV/AIDs victims in the Third World, charges Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel. The Clinton Foundation also reportedly distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients in Third-World countries.

Although Hillary was appointed to the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation in 2013, after she had resigned as secretary of state, Ortel contends she is complicit in what he has described as systematic financial fraud warranting a criminal investigation.

After months of tedious investigation, Ortel has concluded the foundation has filed financial and tax forms that were materially misleading, incomplete and in error with the goal of enriching the Clintons and their close associates.

Just 9 percent of the Foundation’s money went to charity in 2013. Fox News’ John Stossel noted, “Charity Navigator, the biggest charity rating service, won’t even list the Clinton Foundation in its rankings. This is repulsive. If a Republican candidate ran a charity that did that, it would be a scandal. But the Clintons must be immune.”

20) Benghazi: 4 American lives lost

On Sept. 11, 2012, while Hillary was secretary of state, Islamic militants attacked a U.S. special mission in Benghazi, Libya, and murdered U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith. Two CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were also killed.

a security decision finalized personally by Hillary may have unwittingly doomed the Americans in Benghazi. Hillary herself signed waivers that allowed the facility to be legally occupied, since it did not meet the minimum official security standards set by the State Department. The waiver legally allowed the CIA annex to be housed in a location about one mile from the U.S. special mission.

According to accounts from Benghazi survivors, the delayed response time by those at the CIA annex may have cost the lives of Stevens and the three other Americans killed at the special mission. If the CIA annex had been co-located with the U.S. special mission, a rapid response team would have been on site during the initial assault in which Stevens was killed. Clinton’s waiver allowed the CIA annex to be housed at the separate location.

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON 2016 

SnapChat: LukeWeAreChangelogo595x300
fbook: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange

Instagram: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange


Clintion Article 20 Red dark

Spanking children slows cognitive development and increases risk of criminal behavior, expert says

Harsh punishment such as spanking has been shown to slow cognitive development and increase antisocial and criminal behavior. Credit: © HaywireMedia / Fotolia

Harsh punishment such as spanking has been shown to slow cognitive development and increase antisocial and criminal behavior.
Credit: © HaywireMedia / Fotolia

Source: Science Daily

A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior.

“The Primordial Violence” (Routledge, 2013) shows that the reasons parents hit those they love includes a lot more than just correcting misbehavior. It provides evidence on the effect spanking has on children, and what can be done to end it. The book features longitudinal data from more than 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32-nation study and presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used in different cultures and the subsequent effects of its use on children and on society. (more…)

avatar
After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

http://www.facebook.com/alec.cope.75

alecope8@gmail.com

https://www.twitter.com/AlecCope

http://www.pinterest.com/aleccope75/

Baltimore: thousands of suspects arrive too injured to go to jail, records show

US NEWS BALTIMORE-POLICE-DEATH 51 BZ
Source: The Guardian

Thousands of people have been brought to the Baltimore city jail in recent years with injuries too severe for them to be admitted, newly released records have shown.

The records, obtained by the Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request, showed that correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center refused to admit nearly 2,600 detainees who were in police custody between June 2012 and April 2015. (more…)

avatar
After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

http://www.facebook.com/alec.cope.75

alecope8@gmail.com

https://www.twitter.com/AlecCope

http://www.pinterest.com/aleccope75/

Pin It on Pinterest