Civil Rights Groups Want To Meet With Detroit Officials About Water Crisis
Civil rights groups want to meet with Detroit officials about water crisis
Civil rights groups are asking to meet with Detroit officials about a controversial water shut-off campaign.
The ACLU and the NAACP want to meet with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to find a “fair, humane, and meaningful review process,” which would include adequate notice and a hearing to determine whether individual water customers can’t or won’t pay their bills.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Detroit, is also criticizing the way the water department has handled the situation. He wants the city to stop turning off water to residents. “That doesn’t mean that …