Welp. Operation LeGend, the Trump administration’s name for sending federal troops to cities to impose law and order that aren’t asking for any help, will come to Detroit after all.
Sometime in the next three weeks, the latest news has it, heavily armed, camouflaged federal troops will descend on the Motor City. Recall that yesterday, Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig said basically, “Yeah, no thanks, we got this.” Should be fun.
On today’s show, we follow a 2-minute speed round type of format, covering the decision of Warren police to reverse its own earlier decision and arrest the driver of that Amazon delivery van who parked on the wrong side of the street, and who was black. This as the city’s police commissioner decries that “crime is out of control,” after a shooting at a large gathering in Warren, though he also said crime wasn’t that bad in the inner-ring ‘burb. Got that?
- Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland is expected to plead guilty to corruption charges, per the Freep. That would require him to abandon his seat.
- Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti opines about the Legislature forcing schools’ hands on whether to open up classrooms during the coronavirus.
- TCF Bank announces a $1 billion round of loans to women- and minority-owned businesses, plus $10 million in grants for home buyers in low- and medium-income neighborhoods.
- Hamtramck is opening up their sidewalks for socially distant retail
- And there are a bunch of food openings you should know about. Slyde is doing a pop-up this weekend in West Village (more here on Eater Detroit) and make sure to give Godwin Ihentuge some love at Yum Village. He’s been a friend of the show and been going through some tough stuff.