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Detroit Must Restore All Water Shutoffs Indefinitely and Reform Financial Aid Policy for Neediest Residents7/22/14Related Case or Issue:
The City's 15-Day Moratorium is Insufficient, Fails to Address Systemic Process Problems
(Detroit, MI)--The city of Detroit’s fifteen-day moratorium on water shut-offs, announced yesterday nearly four months after the shut-offs began, is welcomed but inadequate relief for a city in which thousands of residents either have lost or face the continuing threat of losing access to water.
Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied.
7/18/14Related Case or Issue:
Civil Rights Organizations Ask For Immediate
Moratorium on Water Shut-offs
Update 7/21/2014: Detroit has imposed a 15-day moratorium on water shut-offs -- but it's not enough. The financial aid program for Detroit's neediest people must be reformed.
In a Letter-To-The-Editor published in The New York Times titled "Race and Voting Rights," Ryan P. Haygood, the Director of LDF's Political Participation group sets the record straight:
Race and Voting Rights
To the Editor:
7/16/14Related Case or Issue: