Let It Rip: The Detroit water crisis, raises for elected officia

Let It Rip: The Detroit water crisis, raises for elected officials

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 Part 1: The Detroit water crisis

The Detroit Water Department is shutting off service to people who will not or cannot pay their bills. Now, many are protesting - even appealing to the United Nations to get involved - alleging Detroit is committing human rights violations.

On the panel:

Elena Herrada, social activist
Rev. David Bullock, Change Agent Consortium
Karen Dumas, political insider
Fox 2 legal analyst Charlie Langton

Part 2: Pay raise for Detroit elected officials

The City of Detroit may be bankrupt but its elected officials are getting a pay raise.

On the panel:

Sheila Cockrel, former Detroit councilwoman
Shanelle Jackson, candidate for state Senate
Karen Dumas, political insider
Fox 2 legal analyst Charlie Langton

Then, Fox 2's Charlie Langton takes Let It Rip on the road to find out how metro Detroit feels about the elected officials' pay raises.
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