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  • Sep 17-23, 2014
  • Vol. 34, No. 49

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  • Black open-carry advocate arrested in Detroit; rally Sunday
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  • Black open-carry advocate arrested in Detroit; rally Sunday

    Detroit's Hell's Saints is one of many groups trying to raise consciousness about open-carry laws by carrying their legal firearms in public places and educating the public — and often the police — about the law. This week, they protest the arrest of Hell's Saint Elijah Woody, who the group says was arrested while open-carrying his handgun in Detroit. A post yesterday declared he was being held in lockup, charged with Felony Carrying a Concealed Weapon. The group has a protest planned for Sunday, to meet at 2 p.m. at Family Dollar at Outer Drive East and Mound Road, and will march a mile-and-a-half to the Detroit Police station on Nevada.
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  • The problem with Detroit Homecoming
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  • The problem with Detroit Homecoming

    Detroit Homecoming, the effort to get former and native Detroiters to consider moving back to the city and investing in its future, is in full swing this week. The event is an attempt to generate excitement among the people who've left Detroit for better-functioning cities, such as New York and San Francisco, by bringing those who've left back to show them the changes that have been going on here. It's also a bunch of crap.
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  • Detroit Homecoming as condo time share pitch
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  • Detroit Homecoming as condo time share pitch

    Given the spirit of self-interest wrapped in the language of a great deal for the select few, plus the idea of a captive audience that can't get away from the kindness of Detroit's billionaire benefactors, the image resolved into clarity for one of our co-workers who declared of Detroit Homecoming, "Oh my god! It's exactly like a condo time share pitch!"
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