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#TERRY TALKS “Ideas worth sharing “

# 11/07/13 , -TOPIC: DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY

 

Terry R. Bankert P.C., 810-235-1970, Ideas Worth Sharing of Flint, of the law, and by Flint Michigan People. See also Facebook Group WWW.terrytalks.com

DATE:11/07/13

TIME:

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:The newly elected Flint City Council includes a convicted killer, a man who served probation for felonious assault and two people who have gone through personal bankruptcies.

 

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: The day after an election when a news organization might have informed the electorate MLIVE/ADAMS choose to demean all of Flint once again by this article immediately after the elect How dare you mlive/adams who are you serving?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID: Wantwaz Davis, who beat incumbent Bernard Lawler by 71 votes to win the Fifth Ward seat, served 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in 1991.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: So what. This gentleman has gone through great personal accountability and successfully turned his life around. If anyone can speak with authority to young Flint Citizens about to go down the wrong path my bet its him

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Davis said he didn’t hide his murder conviction from voters and openly talked about the conviction with residents, but it never was publicly reported. The Journal learned of the conviction Wednesday and Davis confirmed it when asked.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: Everyone in Flint knew this except MLIVE.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:”The council people are elected. They’re going to get sworn in on Monday. Nothing you write about it is going to change it now,” Council President Scott Kincaid said. “It’s not something that was hidden or should be a surprise to constituents in the Fifth Ward.”

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: Why MLIVE did you choose to demean all of Flint with this article?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Davis was 17 years old in August 1991 when Kenneth S. Morris, 27, was killed at his home on Grace Street. Morris died after being shot three times — once each in the hip, abdomen and mouth, according to The Flint Journal archives.

“He went and reached in his pocket, so I reached in my pocket and I shot him,” Davis said Wednesday, Nov. 6. “When I found out he later died, I turned myself in. I never intended to shoot Mr. Morris. To this day, I am very remorseful.”

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: This man has paid his debt to society.

 

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MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:• First Ward councilman-elect Eric Mays pleaded guilty to felonious assault in 1987 and served a year of probation. Mays said the man had been threatening his life before Mays threatened him with a gun.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: So what MLIVE. Mr. Mays has the skill set to be a significant contribution to Flint moving forward. Why do you MLIVE choose to stifle his voice now?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:• Second ward Councilwoman Jackie Poplar filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in federal bankruptcy court in 2004, a year before first being elected to City Council. She repaid nearly $21,000 to her creditors over six years.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE:  Councilwoman Poplar is a lady, knowledgeable and courteous deserving of our respect.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:• Newly elected Seventh Ward councilwoman Monica Galloway and her husband filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1999, according to federal court records.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: MLIVE a significant portion of Flint Citizens are have been or now are involved in the personal bankruptcy process. Why do you give this vibrant young elected offical a taste of you lash? Who are you MLIVE really serving?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:The newly elected council comes as the city looks to regain local control after one year, 11 months under a state takeover.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: We have an excellent mix of council people now up to that task.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Gov. Rick Snyder recently told The Flint Journal that he expected Flint to transition away from an emergency manager in a matter of months, which could restore power to locally elected officials including the mayor and city council.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: Excellent !

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:”My reaction is this is not good for Flint,” said Flint native and political analyst Bill Ballenger, who said in his 50 years in politics he’s never heard of two convicted felons elected to the same council.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: So what?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:”This is probably still another black eye for the city of Flint.”A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: In this era of adversity do we reject forever those who have suffer or paid their debt to society. MLIVE what are you really doing here?

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Davis was paroled in 2010, after 19 years in prison.

“I want the (Morris) family to know that I am extremely apologetic for what I did to their family member,” Davis said, adding that he does not shy away from his past, and that it will help him on council. “The elders and youth are looking for someone who actually understands what they’re going through and who has rebounded and made something of themselves.”

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: Well said.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Mays defended his actions in his felonious assault conviction: “I defended myself,” Mays said of the incident that occurred while Mays was home in Flint for the summer after being accepted into law school. “That destroyed my law career.”

Poplar, an incumbent who won more than 65 percent of the vote over, said her debt followed the death of her mother.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: Mr. Mays has moved on and be an effective leader.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:”I had to spend all I had to bury her,” Poplar said. “If I had to do it again, I would.”

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: I am appalled that MLIVE?ADAMS  has written this article.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Galloway could not be reached for comment. She beat Alex Harris by 123 votes in the Seventh Ward to win the seat being vacated by Dale Weighill.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: It is irresponsible that MLIVE/ADAMS did not get a response from this lady.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:Ballenger said the council members’ records could make the state less likely to end the takeover.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: This I believe is the objective of this article.

 

MLIVE/ADAMS SAID:”It’s certainly not anything that’s going to make them want to turn it over to local control,” Ballenger said.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: These issues , Mr. Ballenger and mlive/adams are irrelevant  to Flint’s Turn Around.

A FLINT CITIZENS RESPONSE: We now have an excellent City Council!

MLIVE NEW LOW ARTICLE WRITTEN BY –Dominic Adams | dadams5 @ mlive.com   

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/11/flint_voters_elect_two_convict.html#incart_river_default

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