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Flashpoint 11/25/18: Local measure to stop gun violence; new NAFTA deal; Detroit's revitalization

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Wayne County Commissioner Reggie Davis has been pushing a measure that focuses on stopping gun violence.

DETROITHere is what you missed on Sunday's edition of Flashpoint:

Gun violence continues to impact American cities, with Detroit near the top of the list.  Wayne County Commissioner Reggie Davis has been pushing an approach that focuses more on bullets, and this week, the Detroit City Council signed on to it.

The county commission will take it up later this week, but does it actually mean anything? Davis made an appearance on Flashpoint to discuss the issue.

There was also a discussion on Detroit's signature business. 

Auto companies are a little panicked about the new version of NAFTA. Just days before the deal is supposed to be finalized, it still includes tariffs on steel, which the automakers fear could make their vehicles unaffordable here and abroad.

While we've talked a lot about the plight of Detroit schools and the divide between downtown and the neighborhoods, now the investor ratings service Moody's is talking about it, too.  It's been an obsession of city leaders, but is that obsession bearing any fruit?  We covered that as well.
 

Segment 1: 

  • Wayne County Commissioner, Reggie Davis  

Segment 2: 

  • Panel discussion featuring Daniel Howes, business columnist, The Detroit News; Michelle Krebs, Director of Automotive Relations for AutoTrader Group and Autoline Detroit host, John McElroy

Segment 3:

  • Arthur Jemison, chief of services and infrastructure for the city of Detroit

 


Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.


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