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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

L. Brooks Patterson Says He Will Sue To Stop Syrian Refugee Invasion Of Oakland County

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By Brandon Hall  
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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says he will sue to stop Syrian refugees from being sent to Oakland County without the approval of local officials.

According to Charles Ramirez of the Detroit News:

"Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Tuesday said he intends to sue to stop the resettlement of more Syrian refugees in his county.

“I’ve brought in my legal team from the county, and we’re about to sue to get an injunction to stop them from relocating more people into this community until the rules are adhered to,” Patterson said Tuesday morning on WJR-AM (760).

Bill Mullan, a spokesman for Patterson, said later Tuesday the county executive is not ready to provide further details on his legal strategy plans.

“We’re not going to speculate when, where or against whom we will file a lawsuit because we are still performing our due diligence on this matter,” he said in an email.

WJR’s Frank Beckmann interviewed Patterson and prompted the county executive to address his concerns over whether immigrants and refugees are being vetted and given health screenings.

“Oakland County leads Michigan in refugees resettlement and Michigan leads the nation,” the county executive said. “So we are right in the middle of this fight.”
No lawsuit has been filed but Patterson says he is close, stay tuned...
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Must Read: Residents Fight Back After Little Miss Flint's Meeting With Trump Results In Disgusting Bullying Campaign



By Brandon Hall  
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After "Little Miss Flint" met Donald Trump, the media and the far left shared a picture of the two, subsequently implying she was scared of Trump while making fun of the meeting. Her Mom has made it clear it was the circus like atmosphere that scared her, but that hasn't stopped the hideous remarks.

A.C. Dumas, an advisor to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, also joined in on the bullying, blasting the little girl in a Facebook post.

The response was swift, with Flint residents again and again showing support for Mari Copney, the child who has captured Flint's heart during this difficult time. They praised Copney's willingness to meet with Trump, blasting Dumas and his ignorant comments.

"Advisor to the same mayor who allowed a visit from the nominee of a major political party to become a media circus? The same mayor who squandered the chance to inform the nation that we still can't drink the water for 2 1/2 years now. What a missed opportunity! All because Weaver couldn't set her partisanship aside for the greater good of the city. Little Miss Flint had to make up for the class our mayor was lacking," Joyce Vincent  said.

"Wow. How about. Because she is Little Miss Flint. And she is basically Flints spokesperson for the children and everyone in flint, and Trump came to Flint....her city?! Please back off from bashing," wrote Amy Gill.

Dumas, with Hillary Clinton
Arthur Woodson said "A.C. Dumas is a dumbass.. Talk about compromise position, how about voter fraud for two votes. How about running around from pillow to post looking for a free ride. How about A.C. Dumas you stop compromising your morals and integrity for a dollar. Sorry people I had to get that out. He needs to get down from city hall. This is the mayors advisor."

Haroletta Martin responded "But it was ok to meet Hilary and President Obama? WOW.....smdh."

Her Mother also responded... "This man has never met me or my child. People who are advising others in high offices need to learn to keep their opinions off of Facebook," Lulu Brezell wrote.

Kayamonne Sutton Sr. may have had the best response:


Boonstra Orders Major Flint Lawsuit Against Walling And Earley Back To Genesee County For Jury Trial

Mark Boonstra
Judge Boonstra


 By Brandon Hall  
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Court of Claims Judge Mark Boonstra says a lawsuit against former Flint Mayor Dwayne Walling, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, and others involved in the Flint Water Crisis will proceed to a jury trial in Genesee County.

Walling and co. are appealing the ruling...

According to Gongwer:

"The city of Flint, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former Mayor Dayne Walling and two top former Flint water officials are appealing a Michigan Court of Claims ruling sending seven lawsuits against them for their conduct in the Flint water crisis back to the Genesee Circuit Court.

Court of Claims Judge Mark Boonstra returned the cases to the Genesee court after ruling the Court of Claims lacked jurisdiction because the case involved city officials, but mainly because the plaintiffs had requested the right to a jury trial, which the Court of Claims cannot have (See Gongwer Michigan Report, August 26, 2016).

He said an emergency manager, as a state-appointed officer, would appropriately be sued in the Court of Claims, but the right to trial by jury means the case must return to the Genesee circuit. The appeal was filed Friday."

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Schuette Says Snyder Administration Is Like A "Fox Guarding The Henhouse" In Flint As McLaren Hospital Claims MDHHS Cover Up


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 By Brandon Hall  
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McLaren Hospital in Flint says the Snyder administration is attempting to cover up crimes related to the Flint Water Crisis...

Attorney General Schuette said the Snyder administration going through medical records at McLaren is like a "fox guarding the henhouse" as the AG tries to keep a Genesee County Judge's controversial "secret" court order banning MDHHS employees from the the hospital in place...

>>>Snyder Furious As Genesee County Judge Issues Secret Court Order Limiting State Activity In Flint

According to Chad Livengood of the Detroit News:

"Attorneys for McLaren Hospital allege that state health department workers engaged in a “cover-up” of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014 and 2015 in Genesee County that is linked to Flint’s water crisis.

In a court filing, the Flint hospital is asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to uphold a Genesee County judge’s order barring Michigan Department and Health and Human Services employees from being involved in investigations of new and old cases of Legionnaires’ while a criminal probe remains underway.

“Upon further investigation of materials related to the Flint water crisis, McLaren-Flint firmly believes the institution was a victim of numerous crimes and cover-ups by state employees including the MDHHS employees” investigating the bacterial outbreak, McLaren’s attorneys wrote in a legal brief filed Friday.

In the 18-month period, the Flint area had 91 Legionnaires’ cases that resulted in 12 deaths. This summer, there has been a small resurgence of Flint-area Legionnaires’ cases.
Acting at the behest of Gov. Rick Snyder, the state health department is embroiled in growing legal battle with McLaren, the Genesee County Health Department and Attorney General Bill Schuette’s team investigating the Flint water crisis...

Special prosecutor Todd Flood and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton warned in a court filing Friday that allowing the state health department to be involved in Flint water matters while agency employees are under criminal investigation is akin to the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.

Flood and Leyton defended their decision to cut state health officials out of the process of investigating new cases of Legionella bacteria and lead in Flint’s water.

“Given the scope of the investigation, the Office of Special Counsel and the Genesee County Prosecutor concluded the only way to ensure an unbiased and independent investigation of any issues relating to the Flint Water Crisis was to take the ‘fox out of the henhouse,’ ” Flood and Leyton wrote in a Friday court filing."

As WMP previously reported, Mr. Schuette has a fox in his own henhouse and would do well to act soon before the investigation is even more tainted... Stay tuned for developments...

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Sam Riddle BLASTS Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Praises Trump's Visit, Says Dems "Take Black America For Granted"




 By Brandon Hall       
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While the media focused on everything but the people of Flint, playing up the "Trump not welcome," "Trump interrupted" angle, controversial political consultant Sam Riddle and activist praised "The Donald's" visit to the beleaguered town, grateful Trump was putting the spotlight back on a City many people-like Hillary Clinton-have forgotten.

Riddle did not have positive things to say about Flint Mayor Karen Weaver...

According to MIRS:

"(P)olitical consultant Sam RIDDLE, whose family is from Flint, said Trump coming to Flint is "not a bad thing" because "by simply rolling in, I don't care what his motives are, he refocuses the world and national spotlight on Flint." 

He argued Democrats still take Black America for granted because "we're in their political hip pocket. The Republicans, for the most part, can afford to write us off because we don't support them.

"So where is the political leverage for a city of Flint, when the mayor of the city of Flint gets ahead of the pack early to get behind Hillary?" Riddle asked. "What has she done for Flint? Not a damn thing. The people of Flint are still in pain and that pain is going to continue until America says, 'Help the people of Flint."

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Disabled Vet+Black Trump Supporter Frank Brooks DESTROYS Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm


By Brandon Hall        
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After the Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm said that American and Trump flags symbolized "exclusion and hate," Frank Brooks, a disabled Veteran (and a black Trump supporter-yes, they exist!) blasted Behm in an email shared with WMP.

"I am personally insulted by your comments," Brooks wrote. "Your generalization of how "Black People" feel about a version of our National Flag is itself a form of racism."



>>>Here is the full message from Cl. Frank Brooks to Dan Behm:

"Subj: Black, 34 year Vet, retired Colonel

Mr Behm,

I am personally insulted by your comments. Your generalization of how "Black People" feel about a version of our National Flag is itself a form of racism. I fought for our nation. More importantly, I led graduates of High Schools across this country---under our flag. Just come out in the open and plainly say that you did not like the Trump sign. The tone of you statement seems to call this display of patriotism a racist action. So, essentially, you believe this was the work of deplorable and nonredeemable students? Generalizing, it seems we demean these young adults and then expect them to volunteer to defend this country, our Constitution (read this as 1st amendment), and our flag!?
I hope you open your heart to all Americans in the future,

Colonel Frank Brooks, USAF, Retired"

>>>WOW: Forest Hills Superintendent Says American+Trump Flags "Symbolize Exclusion And Hate"


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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Shady As Hell: Lon Johnson Claims He Lives In This $36k "Crack House" For Tax Purposes

Lon Johnson (Freep)
 By Brandon Hall      
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Lon Johnson has held fundraisers worth more than the house he says he lives in.

Johnson, the Democrat running for U.S. House against Jack Bergman in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, "lives" in the house pictured below, possibly for tax purposes only...



The house is worth $36,000, less than some fundraisers Johnson held for his State House campaign in 2012, while the Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, and his Congressional campaign in 2016...

The building-reminiscent of a crackhouse by Lon's standards-is also allegedly worth close to the same amount as Johnson's car, as well as his wife's. Johnson, known for his fundraising acumen, is married to prominent Obama ally Stephanie Cutter.

Johnson has paid less than $1,500 in taxes on the property over the last 2 years...

 Johnson has attacked Bergman for alleged residency issues-looks like Lon Johnson has some big housing issues of his own...
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