Two separate Detroit house fires, 7-year-old girl shot by dad, slavery reparations bill advances in Congress


The Detroit Fire Department was busy Thursday morning after two separate house fires spread to surrounding properties.

One fire was on Canfield and St. Clair, another on Lillbridge near Mack – both about a mile apart.

The Detroit Fire Department has two separate house fires

House fires at Canfield and Lillibridge, which are a mile apart, managed to spread to separate houses on a busy morning for rescue workers in Detroit. Damage to the surrounding area affected both cars and roads.

Images from both scenes show massive flames looming over apartment buildings requiring dozens of firefighters at each address.

In Canfield and St. Clair, a fire started in one house at 4 a.m. before it hit four houses and left several people homeless.

The original house that caught fire looked like a shell of its former self.

Several houses and at least four cars burned in Lillibridge. Two of the houses were occupied.

Some of the burned down houses were empty. No injuries have been reported to date, but the Detroit Fire Department has not commented.

7-year-old girl shot dead among arguing parents

Early Thursday morning, police received a report that an argument between a couple had escalated to the point that the father fired shots and hit the car that the mother was driving.

A 7 year old girl in the back of the car was also beaten. She was taken to a local hospital by her mother, where she is in stable condition.

Detroit police said the father barricaded himself inside his home. At that time, the police set up a perimeter.

A short time later he surrendered. The incident occurred at 9636 Appoline near W Chicago.

Chief Craig pounds Tlaib over police tweets

America’s recent police shooting of a black man has rekindled debate over the role of the police in communities. Michigan MP Rashida Tlaib gave her opinion on Monday when she called for “no more policing, detention and militarization. It cannot be reformed.”

Detroit Police Chief James Craig criticized the rhetoric the police paint with a wide brush, arguing that it has led to increased violence against law enforcement agencies. Yesterday, he has called Tlaib’s “knee-jerk response” was “inconsiderate” and said it “does nothing to heal our country.”

Tlaib clarified her comments on Wednesday when she said money going to the police department should be reinvested to tackle poverty, educational inequality and increased employment opportunities – all causes of crime.

A Wayne State criminal justice professor said the mutually exclusive decision-making of police or no police makes discussion of their roles challenging. “I think it’s a scary thing not only for the police but also for the community to hear this. So you’re going to get cops off the street,” said Dr. Charles Klahm.

Tlaib cleans up the police tweet with new comments

Now, on Wednesday, Congressman Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) appears to be clearing up her earlier remarks in a new series of tweets.

The 10-year struggle of women for the destroyed home continues

For 10 of the 47 years that Maxine Jones lived at her Seymour Street home, she has fought with the Detroit Land Bank to tear down the ruined property next to her. So far, She didn’t succeed.

FOX 2 wrote a story about the house five years ago. At the time, the city said the house was not part of the demolition program but it was boarded up anyway. Records then show that it was sold for $ 1,000.

“The Land Bank is just selling these places to every damned body they can to get the money and get it off the hit list, knowing that that person can’t afford to rehabilitate this house,” Jones said . She also managed to contact the buyer of the house, who appeared naive about the disease of the property she had acquired.

So far, a third and final warning has been given to the owner to clean up the house. This is part of the agreement a buyer makes when the land bank sells them a home. So far, 5,300 houses have been completely renovated since 2014.

Detroit woman angry with rotten house next door

For about a decade, Maxine Jones has been fighting with the city of Detroit over a destroyed house next to it.

Whitmer expands Covid treatment, but no restrictions

Michigan’s governor chose it Expand treatment and vaccinations instead of lockdown measures to combat the country’s worst coronavirus surge. During a press conference on Wednesday, Whitmer announced plans to expand therapeutic access for monoclonal antibodies to people with COVID-19.

“These antibody treatments could keep you out of the hospital and save your life, and my administration and I will continue to work with the federal government to make sure we use all of the tools in our toolbox to keep you and your family safe and get back to normal sooner “, she said.

MAb treatment uses molecules developed in the laboratory to strengthen the immune system and make it easier to fight off viruses. Clinical studies have shown that therapy treatment can help patients who are at high risk of severe symptoms getting worse or who are hospitalized.

This is the same drug given to former President Donald Trump when he was infected with COVID-19. More than 6,600 Michigan residents have been treated, 65% of them feel better within two days and less than 5% need to be hospitalized.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer discusses therapeutics being offered to COVID patients in Michigan

With Michigan’s COVID-19 cases still the highest in the nation, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is promoting therapeutics that have been shown to work in high-risk patients.

What else do we see

  1. Ashton Keys, a recent Michigan-based college graduate from Detroit, is a finalist in the $ 1 million BET pitch competition. His Athlytic app supports student-athlete-influencers with brands for advertising contracts.
  2. Several big stories were reported from the White House yesterday, including plans to expand the U.S. Supreme Court to 13 judges and a string of sanctions against Russian companies that supported election meddling in 2020.
  3. Ford will close its Flat Rock assembly plant for two weeks because of a semiconductor shortage from China. The automaker assembles the Mustang in the factory.
  4. Michigan’s Secretary of State Joceyln Benson, along with other leaders, is holding a virtual press conference to discuss Republican electoral laws that they claim will suppress votes
  5. A coalition of more than 20 organizations representing housing and business groups is launching a legislative agenda that focuses on addressing the housing crisis and the lack of affordability of the state.

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Daily forecast

If you can believe it, snowflakes (yes, really) fell over Metro Detroit on Thursday morning as part of the rain that was moving through the area. Precipitation should stop falling around 11 a.m. and temperatures are expected to hit 49 degrees today.

Thursday morning flakes fly! It’s going to be a cold day for SE Michigan.

High temperatures in the 40s!

The House Panel votes to move forward with the Slavery Restitution Bill

A House panel put a decade-long effort to pay reparation to the descendants of slaves by passing laws on Wednesday that would form a commission to investigate the problem.

This is the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Nevertheless, the prospects for a final pass in such a tightly divided Congress remain poor. The vote to extend the measure to the whole House was passed between 25-17 after a long and often passionate debate that lasted late into the night.

The legislation would establish a commission to investigate slavery and discrimination in the United States from 1619 to the present day. The commission would then recommend ways to educate Americans about their findings and appropriate remedial action, including how the government would offer a formal apology and what form of compensation should be given.


Dusty Kennedy