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Detroit Shuts Off Water To Thousands Of Broke Residents


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Carrie
- 1765 days ago - thinkprogress.org
As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene.



   

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James Maynard (84)
Monday June 23, 2014, 12:20 pm
Saw this elsewhere and still find
it hard to believe.....
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 23, 2014, 2:22 pm
Dreadful. This shouldn't be happening. Turn the water back on you heartless buffoons.
 

. (0)
Monday June 23, 2014, 4:21 pm
this is unbelievable. now without toilets people will have their children taken away for a filthy and stinking house. at least if they do this they should not do it to households with children. you can buy water but not toilets. disgraceful.
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday June 23, 2014, 4:41 pm
And companies, with bad bills, are left off the hook?! Detroit is a shining example of western "civilization".
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday June 23, 2014, 6:56 pm
What will they think of next?
Thank You Carrie
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 23, 2014, 7:19 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. It is disgraceful that this is happening and positively shameful that activists have to appeal to the U.N. to intervene. I hope there is an intervention, and the publicity causes mayhem within the Detroit Water & Sewage Dept. Maybe some heads will roll and something good will come of it.....
 

Vallee R (280)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:26 am
heard about this - things like this are happening in many places in the USA - please keep posting these news articles. People need to know.
 

Terrie W (798)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 6:09 am
A human being cannot live without water very much past three days. Can you all imagine the diseases that they are perfectly willing, and enabling, to occur. Do they want an all-out revolt there or what? Dammit, why can't these sorry-a$$ed city officials/water department officials, et al, be HUMANE and just leave the water on...does everything have to be about profit and greed. Un-frikken-real.
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:46 pm
This is criminal. We need water to survive, and don't have the option to go to a well in a city.
Can you believe what a family is doing if they would have a baby?
People will get ill if not dying, and it can spread all over the city.
I am just thinking about the song "America the beautiful."
Disgusting!
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:03 pm
Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right! Thanks Carrie.
 

Panchali Yapa (26)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 1:29 am
Thank you
 

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 12:31 pm
This is happening to so many people across America. It is heartless to deny anyone a drink of water. For a country with so many religious believers ... where is the humanity and charity ?
 

Winn A (179)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 4:40 pm
There must be a better way than just shutting off their water. Come on . . . . . . .
 
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