Flashpoint 1/27/19: Reports on Detroit's crime rate; government shutdown ends; gerrymandering case

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DETROIT - Here is what you missed on Sunday's episode of Flashpoint:

The longest government shutdown in history is over, at least for now. It turns out the president's wall might be a Democratically controlled House. We discussed some of the lessons from the more than monthlong government shutdown. 

A long-running lawsuit against the state of Michigan claims the last go-round of election districting stacked the deck against Michigan Democrats. The suit has rather languished for some time, but when the music stopped after election night, a Democrat was sitting in the secretary of state's chair and that is changing the outcome of that suit. Elections have consequences, but is Jocelyn Benson getting it right? 

And we also talked about a Deadline Detroit series of reports that suggest Detroit crime and police response statistics are being pushed around like a game of Tetris to make things look better than they really are. 

Segment One: 

Steve Mitchell, Mitchell Research and Communications; Dennis Cowan, attorney, Plunkett Cooney; Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s Detroit Today and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter at Bridge Magazine. 

 

Segment Two: 

Steve Mitchell, Mitchell Research and Communications; Dennis Cowan, attorney, Plunkett Cooney; Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s Detroit Today and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter at Bridge Magazine.

Segment Three: 

Steve Mitchell, Mitchell Research and Communications; Dennis Cowan, attorney, Plunkett Cooney; Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s Detroit Today and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, reporter at Bridge Magazine.

 


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

 

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