Yeah, I guess since the bankruptcy has already been declared, they got time to do other important stuff, like pass a resolution to tell the federal government what to do in the aftermath of a criminal case that happened in Florida and resulted in an acquittal. Never mind that other agencies and organizations have already asked for it – guess they just had to get their “stand with Trayvon” cred.
Sheesh – no wonder they’re broke.
The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, sparked a discussion over the need for city leaders and others to focus more on violence in Detroit.
“We need to have that same level of outrage with respect to the black-on-black crime that takes place in our community,” Councilman Kenneth Cockrel Jr. said. “How many people were shot — maybe even shot and killed this past weekend in the city — mostly likely by folks who look just like them?”
Watson said there are many events held regularly to address violence in Detroit. “Because the so-called major media does not cover all of the expressions does not mean it does not happen,” she said. “So that’s not correct.”