January 13, 2013
Hands Full of Gimme
Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit According to reports, only 1,000 vouchers were available for distribution. An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people were in attendance.
"When the lights went out, it went horrible. People started trampling over people, there was a disabled lady that was in a wheelchair and they was trying to knock her over to get in front of her. There was people who was physically putting their hands on people’s childs (sic) and moving them."
Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 13, 2013 9:18 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Hands full of Gimmie and mouths full of That's F*cking All?
Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at January 13, 2013 9:43 PM
By the eye witness account, it probably didn't double as a literacy event.
Posted by: bill at January 13, 2013 10:55 PM
Will obama help?
Posted by: mjazz at January 14, 2013 2:41 AM
The article itself isn't exactly a literary gem.
Posted by: ed at January 14, 2013 5:09 AM
What the heck! There's plenty of free housing in Detroit. Just walk around, pick one out, move in, start fixing it up. C'mon, what happened to that pioneer spirit that built this country? Oh yeah, they're disarmed in Detroit, and dis-faithed, so they can't actually act like pioneers and defend their homesteads on the frontier against the savages.
Posted by: John A. Fleming at January 14, 2013 8:51 AM
They should get what they deserve for voting in Bama.
A cardboard box maybe.
Posted by: Kelvin at January 14, 2013 9:10 AM
A cardboard box is considered mid-range housing in Detroit these days. I was born in the Motor City and spent the first 11 years of my life there, but there's no way I'd ever return to live now. I'll still pull for the sports teams, but barring a miracle, the place has had it. Dave Bing is doing his best as mayor, just as he did on the mediocre Pistons teams of 30+ years ago, but this patient is too far gone.
Posted by: waltj at January 14, 2013 9:20 AM