Thursday, June 25, 2009

Benton Harbor news from a couple of weeks ago. A travesty.

"At this very moment, over 2000 Benton Harbor residents are lined up at the housing office, and have been for 3 days and 2 nights, to apply for section 8.
If they leave the line, they lose their place, so people have been staying overnight somehow - in order to keep their homes/apts.
BANCO volunteers set up a barbeque yesterday and fed hundreds. Housing authority employees attempted to make them leave, but BANCO stayed until they ran out of food.
Will this be reported? Will Rep. Fred Upton or any other officials pay attention?"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We need to understand: Banco wants Fred Upton to help keep people's places in line after they leave? How would he do that? Take pictures? Sign-in sheets? What if Fred needed to take a break from line-checking...who would fill in for those 5 minutes?

Need clarification. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

We believe that your understanding of how power, greed, and resulting oppression work might be at least a little deeper than what your simple-minded questions indicate. Upton is the majordomo (or one of them) of the brat pack who have created the Benton Harbor of today. This is not news to you.