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Riot Breaks Out At Housing Assistance Event In Metro Detroit
CBS Detroit ^ | Jan 12, 2013

Posted on 01/12/2013 4:03:25 PM PST by Iron Munro

An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before.

Reports say the amount of people who showed up looking for assistance heavily outweighed the number of vouchers to be distributed. As the night was fading away and the sun started to shine, the crowd continued to grow as more and more people arrived. According to reports, only 1,000 vouchers were available for distribution. An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people were in attendance.

When it came time for the vouchers to be distributed, police said there was a mad rush for the door, with people jockeying for position to be the first inside the building. Officers tried to control the crowd, but couldn’t. Fearing the situation was more than they could handle, event organizers shut the entire thing down and turned off the lights inside the building. Witnesses say that’s when things really got ugly.

Star Lee, of Romulus, described the scene as complete chaos.

“People just don’t have order to themselves, you know what I mean? People were fighting and throwing chairs, and that’s just not necessary. We were asked to just come and line up and, you know, make things simple. They shut it down before it even got started and it’s just sad because some people really needed this help, this assistance,” she said.

Candice Wacasey, of Taylor, said she was frightened. Garbage litters the ground at a human services building in Taylor where thousands of people rioted when a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher distribution event was cancelled. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Garbage litters the ground at a human services building in Taylor where thousands of people rioted when a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher distribution event was cancelled. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

“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. I mean, just crazy,” she said.

Lenny Syer, of Melvindale, said some people lost all inhibitions, even muscling small children out-of-the-way.

“There was people who was physically putting their hands on people’s childs (sic) and moving them. It was unbelievable,” he said.

Additional help was called in from Michigan State Police, who helped Taylor police control the melee and disperse the crowd. Four people were arrested, but police say no one was injured.

Police say the event will be rescheduled, although specific details still need to be worked out.

“Due to the high demand of the Section 8 vouchers, we will meet with HUD Representatives to discuss the series of events, re-evaluate the distribution method and implement a process that ensures a greater level of efficiency and safety,” Mary Radamacher, Director of the Taylor Housing Commission, said in a statement.

Some of those in attendance Saturday said they hope organizers will be extra cautious and bring in additional security to insure things go differently next time.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the government on behalf of the participating family, which then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

The maximum housing assistance is generally the lesser of the payment standard minus 30 percent of the family’s monthly adjusted income, or the gross rent for the unit minus 30 percent of monthly adjusted income, according to HUD.


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What a surprise.
1 posted on 01/12/2013 4:03:36 PM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro

They had fights breaking out at the one in New Orleans as well. I suspect the same is going on all over the country.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 4:06:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Iron Munro

I didn’t think the Amish needed housing assistance.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 4:06:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Iron Munro

BO wants every citizen in the US to be in these lines, except for himself, of course.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 4:07:05 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Iron Munro

Face palm/ Who saw this coming!
Freegards LEX


5 posted on 01/12/2013 4:07:33 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

You really do have to wonder if its not intentional. There are better ways of doing it but this way gets headlines.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 4:09:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Iron Munro
Obaaama money.

From Obaaaama's stash.

7 posted on 01/12/2013 4:10:56 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Iron Munro

The only photos with the CBS article are one of autos on a road and an empty parking lot with some trash here and there - where are the photos of people?

When a riot happens it is caused by people. I suppose in this instance that they were not the PC color.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 4:11:49 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Iron Munro

It seems to me that useful tools for controlling unruly mobs were at one time available to the police. Pity that no longer attains.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 4:13:58 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Iron Munro
Applicants brave elements, apply for housing vouchers (New Orleans)

More security was present Thursday after fights broke out Wednesday and six people were arrested. While most had to wait in the rain, some were given special accommodations.
10 posted on 01/12/2013 4:14:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

And I’ll add that it’s a real pity the government drones involved weren’t torn to pieces by this mob. One could almost consider that a public service.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 4:15:53 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Iron Munro

Doesn’t anybody at H.U.D. realize this sort of thing happens every time? A simple way to do it would let everyone sign up, then choose the 1,000 “winners” by the luck of the draw. That way it wouldn’t matter who was first in line or last in line.

It’s almost as if the decision makers at H.U.D. want this kind of result. hmmmmm.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 4:17:49 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Iron Munro

Watch the rats scurry over each other to get the crumbs the government doles out to them...


13 posted on 01/12/2013 4:18:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: cripplecreek

These are people fighting to fighting to get first place in line for new freebies.

Just think of what is going to happen when the money runs out and we try to pry the ones already in government supplied houses out of them when the HUD can’t pay the bills anymore.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 4:19:06 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: cripplecreek

This arrogant dimocrat queen tried to tell me that section 8 housing recipients are good people who take care of the property and NO ONE has anything to worry about from those folks. They just need some help.

Yeah right...help destroying another decent neighborhood.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 4:21:46 PM PST by Josa
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To: Iron Munro

Holder’s People.

More than one person means a riot.


16 posted on 01/12/2013 4:26:32 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Iron Munro

Damned Amish again.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 4:27:28 PM PST by dinodino
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To: Graybeard58
Doesn’t anybody at H.U.D. realize this sort of thing happens every time?

I think they want it to happen for the headlines so they can justify it by showing how "desperate" the people are.
18 posted on 01/12/2013 4:28:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rdcbn

they’ll be running out of their government housing into the streets and then out of urban areas into suburban and then rural.

Be prepared, be ready. Know your neighbors, work together.

Times like these are when I wish my family lived on a huge compound with lots of land and fences around us. Unfortunately, we don’t...


19 posted on 01/12/2013 4:28:50 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Josa

I’m just glad I live in a tiny town that has few services and only two rental properties.

One more reason to tell Obama’s Rural council to shove it.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 4:30:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sassy steel magnolia
...they’ll be running out of their government housing into the streets and then out of urban areas into suburban and then rural.

No. The animals won't go rural, believe me.

21 posted on 01/12/2013 4:31:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Iron Munro

I had heard that Detroit was full of abandoned housing and many homes sold for less than $10,000. Geez, you’d think the city could put these folks up in these.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 4:32:39 PM PST by umgud
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To: Iron Munro

the urban black community just cannot control themselves. consider they behave this way with their own folk. no wonder they have no regard when they treat non-blacks like garbage.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 4:33:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Iron Munro
----Star Lee, of Romulus, described the scene as complete chaos.

“People just don’t have order to themselves, you know what I mean? People were fighting and throwing chairs, and that’s just not necessary. We were asked to just come and line up and, you know, make things simple. They shut it down before it even got started and it’s just sad because some people really needed this help, this assistance,” she said. ------

Dude...even the Romulans cain't herd these 'cats!!! It is chaos!!!

After shredding the laws of the land and making a mockery out of legislative process we have people crying out for order? Really?

You want fries with that?

24 posted on 01/12/2013 4:34:27 PM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: Graybeard58
"Doesn’t anybody at H.U.D. realize this sort of thing happens every time?"

The problem is the bureaucrats at HUD don't look at a situation like this and ask, "What the hell is the matter with these people?"

Rather, they say to themselves, "The Soviet Union had even longer long lines and they never had these kind of problems. How did they keep things so orderly? What were they doing that we're not?"

25 posted on 01/12/2013 4:40:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lancey Howard

You are so correct.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 4:42:59 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Where are the cowboys to heard this livestock? ;-)
27 posted on 01/12/2013 4:44:14 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Average Al

heard = herd


28 posted on 01/12/2013 4:45:45 PM PST by Average Al
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To: SatinDoll

“where are the photos of people?”
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Defective film, I guess....The photos turned out all black.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 4:47:59 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Iron Munro

Wasn’t it also i Chicago? the one on Drudge? Or was it this one, in Detriotistan?


30 posted on 01/12/2013 4:48:11 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Josa

The same way locusts are good for a crop field.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 4:52:29 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: cripplecreek
The recent handout of the limited number of Section 8 housing vouchers by the Wayne County Family Health Services Center in Taylor, which resulted in a near riot by the almost 4000 people waiting in line for the 1,000 freebies yesterday could have been avoided.

All the commission had to do was print up another 3 or 4 thousand vouchers, like our government does when it runs short on cash, and pass them out to all in attendance.

All the welfare recipients with their Obama phones would have been happy and the 2016 democrat voting bloc would have been guaranteed. Instead, these people were callously turned away, thinking that this government had let them down.

Is there no justice for the poor in this country anymore?

32 posted on 01/12/2013 4:52:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Secret Agent Man
The urban black community just cannot control themselves. consider they behave this way with their own folk. no wonder they have no regard when they treat non-blacks like garbage.

Nice summary of the #1 cultural problem in the nation.

The root cause of the problem will never be addressed because it is not politically correct to admit it even exists.


33 posted on 01/12/2013 4:53:56 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

The modern urban afro-american culture has devolved to such an extent that there seems to be no hope and change...just a people circling the bowl.


34 posted on 01/12/2013 4:53:56 PM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Josa

Okay...Just for informations sake...they don’t hand these thing out willy-nilly in Washington state. You have to wait on a waiting list this is...at this point...three YEARS long. Or, if you have gone through special programs they will, after you graduate, grant you a Section 8 voucher without the waiting.

Not ALL people who have Section 8 are property-destroying slobs who ruin neighborhoods. I live in a neighborhood that I know has at least three Section 8 houses. Not a ONE of them are dirty, filled with trash, or have unkempt lawns. And one of the families has a working (full time) father and a stay-at-home mom, married to each other for 15 years and not to anyone else, with four kids, one of whom is disabled. And...they are WHITE.

Stereotypes suck, they aren’t always accurate, and we conservatives should be better then that.


35 posted on 01/12/2013 4:55:02 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Iron Munro

This is normal for Detroit, isn;t it?


36 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hot Tabasco

As I understand it, what they do here in Jackson county is to put them on a waiting list when they sign up for assistance. When the money becomes available they just work from the top of the list. That way they don’t have a stampede.


37 posted on 01/12/2013 4:56:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurker

This is what happens when they don’t have enough free stuff to go around.The obvious answer is to raise taxes so that this tragedy never happens again.


38 posted on 01/12/2013 5:00:42 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cripplecreek
There are better ways of doing it but this

That was exactly my first thought - whose brilliant idea was it to turn this into a feeding frenzy in the first place? Oh wait, Detroit, say no more.

39 posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:43 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (#include <std.disclaimers>)
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To: Iron Munro

FWIW....While riding on the city bus some years ago two older black women were having a conversation and one to the other kept mentioning ‘our socialist’.
So I turn down my headphone music and listen to their conversation for a bit. She was talking about the ‘social worker’ assigned to her.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 5:02:10 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: cripplecreek

I think it is is intentional too


41 posted on 01/12/2013 5:05:12 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lancey Howard

hope not! They’ll be met with country folks who are determined to protect their homes and small communities.

“You ain’t from around here,” along with “Stop right there and turn right around!” will be the common things said, most likely by well-armed citizens who won’t take any s#$& from anyone. That is, if there is any talking going on! :)


42 posted on 01/12/2013 5:05:38 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: cripplecreek

They was putting their hands on the childs.....


43 posted on 01/12/2013 5:05:38 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: GeronL
I think it is is intentional too

Now they can complain about how they need more money for the po folks and more money for an efficient system.
44 posted on 01/12/2013 5:07:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SatinDoll

If you listen to the leeches being interviews on television about this you would think it was the Governments fault. I guess, in a manner of speaking, it is.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 5:08:46 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: cripplecreek

“You really do have to wonder if its not intentional. There are better ways of doing it but this way gets headlines”

They could take a hint from concert promoters who started issuing armbands over thirty years ago for fans waiting in line. You are correct, this is intentional


46 posted on 01/12/2013 5:11:01 PM PST by Figment
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Around here people think of the neighbors when they rent a place out. The people who own the house next door to me rent it to his brother and the two apartments in town are rented to locals.


47 posted on 01/12/2013 5:12:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Autonomous User

To be fair, about 70% of african-americans in the US are in the middle class (or better) and receive little in the way of public support. There are about 5 Million members of the urban african - american underclass, concentrated in the nation’s largest 10 urban areas that account for this behavior, crime in incredibly dispropotionate numbers, and overall government expenditure that is mind boggling.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 5:21:30 PM PST by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: Iron Munro

49 posted on 01/12/2013 5:24:46 PM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: umgud

“many homes sold for less than $10,000”

Stripped of all copper, appliances, and probably used for pit bull fights or meth labs.


50 posted on 01/12/2013 5:29:47 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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