Flashpoint recap: Congresswoman weighs in on rise of domestic extremism; Detroit City Council members discuss process of distributing marijuana business licenses
DETROIT – On Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint there was a conversation about the rise of domestic terrorism and mass violence with Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. There was also a discussion about marijuana business licenses being distributed by the City of Detroit. Detroit City Council members Janee Ayers, James Tate and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez spoke about the topic. They weighed in on marijuana licensing in the city and the priority to include legacy Detroiters. Segment OneRep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 8th Congressional DistrictSegment TwoDetroit City Council members Janee Ayers, James Tate and Raquel Castaneda-LopezSegment ThreeFlashpoint host Karen Drew wraps up this week’s episode
Proposed resolution would remove police from Detroit public schools
DETROIT – At Monday’s meeting of the Detroit Public Health and Safety Committee a memo to remove police officers from Detroit public schools was addressed. READ: Detroit schools start Parent Academy to help parents with virtual learningAccording to the agenda, the item was only about a memorandum for a resolution, which was not publicly available Monday. READ: Nearly 50,000 Detroit public schools students to start school -- What will the fall semester look like? This would mean relying on DPD police officers, who are already short-staffed and overwhelmed to address safety issues beyond the Code of Conduct in over 100 district schools. READ: Progress report: Detroit public school students make it through first day of fall classesThe push to remove officers from schools gained momentum over the summer as protests against police brutality and for taking funding from police departments grew across the city.
LIVE STREAM: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan holds coronavirus briefing
DETROIT Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. on Friday to address the citys response to coronavirus concerns. Watch it live in the video player above at 2 p.m.Detroit COVID-19 data: Tracking cases, deathsIn addition to highlighting the most recent infection and death trends, the Mayor will outline the process for businesses planning to reopen as soon as Tuesday to pick up masks and gloves in advance of their reopening. The Mayor also will preview next weekends Everybody vs. COVID-19 online festival to provide a range of entertainment while promoting social distancing and Census 2020 participation. Council member Janee Ayers also will thank several partners who supported her effort to obtain no-touch thermometers to supply all DFD fire houses DDOT.