“No longer will the City of Flint be an arms dealer” – Mayor Neeley; 384 guns destroyed today
Sep01

“No longer will the City of Flint be an arms dealer” – Mayor Neeley; 384 guns destroyed today

By Tom Travis A total of 384 guns were destroyed today, the first day on the job for Flint’s new Chief of Police Terence Green. In July Mayor Neeley had declared, “We will no longer put these weapons back out on the street. It’s just not worth it.” Today that promise was fulfilled by sending confiscated weapons to an incineration facility. The City of Flint stated in a press release today, “The huge load of weapons...

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Community Advisory Task Force to Flint Police Department “to be a bridge between the community and police”
Sep01

Community Advisory Task Force to Flint Police Department “to be a bridge between the community and police”

By Tom Travis The City of Flint is creating a task force so that residents can have “a seat at the table” to engage with local law enforcement, according to a press release issued Monday. “This task force will serve as the voice of the people to help bridge any gaps between the community and law enforcement.” said Pastor Jeffrey Hawkins, chairperson of the task force. According to the press release from the...

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Flint voters experience troubled waters of democracy leading up to Nov. 3 election
Aug28

Flint voters experience troubled waters of democracy leading up to Nov. 3 election

By Tom Travis What is the prospect for accurate and reliable voting for the people of Flint as the Nov. 3 election approaches?  Several recent developments focusing on the Flint City Clerk’s office are attempting to assure access and trustworthy handling of absentee ballots and election procedures for the high-stakes election. City Hall Shuts Down due to the pandemic The year 2020 has presented its share of obstacles to hurdle...

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Flint Unity Coalition of Pastors call out John Gleason; “Today we stand in solidarity and support of Ms. Brown”
Aug25

Flint Unity Coalition of Pastors call out John Gleason; “Today we stand in solidarity and support of Ms. Brown”

By Tom Travis Pastor Chris Martin spoke on behalf of the Flint Unity Coalition of Pastors at a press conference on the northeast lawn of the Genesee County Court House Tuesday to show support for City Clerk Inez Brown and to call out County Clerk John Gleason for a letter sent by his office last week. The letter was authored by Doreen Fulcher, County Elections Supervisor. In the letter Fulcher enumerated 19 points she called...

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Genesee County Elections Supervisor calls out city clerk on election “deficiencies” and “failures”
Aug21

Genesee County Elections Supervisor calls out city clerk on election “deficiencies” and “failures”

By Tom Travis Election procedures in the Aug. 4 primary were compromised by multiple “deficiencies” and “failures,” in the Flint City Clerk’s office, Genesee County Election Supervisor Doreen Fulcher alleged in a scathing Aug. 19 letter to City Clerk Inez Brown. Many items noted flaws in handling of absentee ballots, and in the record keeping necessary to be followed while counting ballots. Other...

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