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  • The Detroit Riot, 50 Years Later

    07/21/2017 4:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig -- an illegal after-hours bar -- in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300 million in 2017 dollars. Forty-three people, many of them innocent bystanders, were killed. More than 1,000 people were wounded. The reality was even more...
  • House Ethics Committee to Continue Inquiry Into Dem. Rep. Conyers

    08/09/2017 4:11:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Charles Fain Lehman August 9, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman August 9, 2017
    The House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday that it will extend its inquiry into Rep. John Conyers's (D., Mich.) payments to his former chief of staff. The committee said it needed more time to review a report by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Associated Press reports. The report suggests that there is "substantial reason" to believe that Conyers paid his chief of staff, Cynthia Martin, for work she did not perform. In April of 2016, Conyers claimed to have placed Martin on unpaid leave, after she pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. However, the ethics office said that she was...
  • House Judiciary Dems come out against Sessions

    11/19/2016 5:05:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee came out against Sen.Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as President-elect Donald Trump’s designee for attorney general on Saturday in a symbolic gesture. The House members, who do not have a say in whether Sessions will be confirmed, issued a joint statement on Saturday, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the committee’s ranking Democrat. “We acknowledge that elections have consequences, and that we may have policy disagreements with whomever the Trump Administration selects to lead the Department of Justice,” they said in the statement. “Our concerns about this appointment are not mere policy disputes.” “Senator...
  • Son Of US Rep. John Conyers Reported Missing In Texas

    11/17/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies ^ | 11/17/16 | wwj
    DETROIT (WWJ) – The youngest son of U.S. Representative John Conyers and his wife, Monica Conyers, has been reported missing in Texas. Houston police say 21-year-old Carl Conyers was last seen Tuesday afternoon by his roommate at their apartment in South Central Houston. Daisha Lewis, Conyers’ girlfriend, said she and several other friends received a message from Conyers’ Twitter account Wednesday morning and they momentarily thought he might have been located — but that didn’t turn out the be the case.
  • Son of Rep. Conyers reported missing in Houston

    11/17/2016 7:46:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    whou ^ | 11/17/2016
    The youngest son of U.S. Representative John Conyers and his wife, Monica Conyers, has been reported missing in Houston. Houston Police say 21-year-old Carl Conyers was last seen Tuesday afternoon by his roommate at their apartment in the 3700 block of Southmore, about a mile southwest of the University of Houston. Monica Conyers tells KHOU 11 News her son told roommates he "had a bad day" before he disappeared. By Wednesday morning, the student's girlfriend said Carl was no longer answering his phone. Conyers is currently a student at UH. He’s described as a black male, about 6 feet tall...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"

    07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by absentee · 66 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered.  "We're gonna fight...
  • Cutting off water to Detroit's poor 'an affront to human rights,' says UN

    06/29/2014 1:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    RT ^ | June 27, 2014
    Residents of Detroit, Michigan who are $150 or two months past-due on their water bills are having their water shut off by the bankrupt city. Now, even the United Nations has stepped in, saying Detroit is in violation of the human right to water. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is facing $5 billion in bad debt, and is scrambling to recoup its losses. The city, which filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in history last year, argues that the financial burden of paying water bills has been put on the back burner by many families who didn’t believe services...
  • Detroit Federal Judge OKs Rep. John Conyers For Primary

    05/23/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NPR ^ | May 23, 2014 | Scott Neuman
    This post was updated at 4:40 p.m. ET. A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the second-most-senior member of the U.S. House, will appear on the August primary ballot, overturning a decision by Michigan's secretary of state who said the candidacy was invalid.
  • Long-time Dem Rep. Conyers loses appeal to get on ballot

    05/23/2014 11:03:29 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/23/14 | Mike Emanuel
    Michigan Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, lost his appeal Friday to get on the August primary ballot after state officials found problems with his nominating petitions. The decision is a blow for Conyers and fellow Democrats, who are scrambling to find a way to keep the long-time incumbent in the House. One possibility is for Conyers to mount a write-in campaign, which can be an uphill climb. The decision came down Friday from the Secretary of State's office. The office determined that Detroit-area officials were correct in keeping Conyers off the ballot, since he "failed...
  • US Rep. Conyers joins suit to get back on ballot

    05/16/2014 12:00:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 1:24 AM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    Longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers joined a federal lawsuit Thursday taking aim at the requirement that petition collectors be registered voters, as part of a larger challenge to an order removing his name from the primary ballot in August. Conyers, who was first elected to the House in 1964 and represents a district including Detroit and several suburbs, joined the suit two days after Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett determined he didn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot. She found Conyers was more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. The suit was filed...
  • MI:John Conyers Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot

    05/15/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Conyers will not appear on the primary ballot. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Updated 6:14 p.m. | Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. failed to qualify for the Michigan 13th District primary ballot, a local county clerk ruled Tuesday.“Seeing that I do not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of laws and statutes, that the County Clerks are bound by, it is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on the August 5,...
  • John Conyers ruled ineligible for the ballot

    05/13/2014 9:21:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05-13-2014
    In a final judgement issued Tuesday, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett ruled that Conyers did not collect enough petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot, a major setback for the man who stands to be the longest serving member of Congress if reelected this year.
  • Rep. John Conyers doesn’t have enough signatures to be on the August primary ballot

    05/09/2014 6:34:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    twitchy ^ | May 9, 2014
    Maybe. A second review of petitions shows long-time Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) falling far short of the 1,000 signatures needed for his name to appear on the August ballot.
  • John Conyers a write-in candidate? How is it possible? (Oops, may not be on the Ballot)

    04/30/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by taildragger · 40 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | Apr 29 2014 07:20:32 PM EDT Updated On: Apr 29 2014 07:55:59 PM EDT | Ron Meloni
    Petition gatherers' registration may put Conyers' ballot status at risk U.S. Congressman John Conyers has probably forgotten more politics than any of us know. He’s coming up on 50 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. That is 25 campaigns, 25 successful campaigns that start out with collecting nominating petitions with 1,000 valid voter signatures that have to be vetted by election authorities.
  • Rep. John Conyers honors Farrakhan after denouncing his anti-Semitism

    02/26/2014 5:47:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Rep. John Conyers, one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus and widely considered the dean of the African-Americans in Congress, bestowed a great honor on Louis Farrakhan over the weekend, by attending a three hour sermon before a crowd of 18,000 people in Detroit, sitting behind him and thereby implicitly endorsing his hateful message. Conyers was already well-acquainted with Farrakhan's hateful messages, having last year publicly condemned him. Caroline May writes in the Daily Caller: Last May, Conyers attended another Farrakhan speech at the Fellowship Chapel in Detroit where the black nationalist leader said President Obama "surrounded himself...
  • INTERVIEW: Life after prison for Monica Conyers

    10/19/2013 4:21:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 9/30/13 | Ronnie Dahl
    (WXYZ) - She's been keeping quiet since being released from prison, but now, Monica Conyers is breaking her silence. Monica Conyers showed support for her husband John during a tribute for the longtime congressman. **SNIP** The former Detroit City Council president is still on probation after serving 27 months for bribery. She is still limited in what she can say to the media, but says, she's happy to be home and is spending time focusing on her family, herself and cooking.
  • Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, receives ticket

    07/10/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7-10-13 | robby soave
    An aide to Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers got off with a warning after illegally bringing a gun into a public building. Security officers at a federal building in downtown Detroit found a gun in the purse of Betty Petrenz, Conyers’ office manager. Bringing weapons into government buildings is strictly forbidden, but Petrenz received no sentence or formal punishment. Just a ticket, which will be stricken from her record if she demonstrates good behavior. Conyers is a strong advocate of stronger gun control laws who has received an “F” grade from the National Rifle Association. Read more:
  • House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied

    05/29/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    House Judiciary panel launches official probe into whether Holder lied By Jonathan Easley - 05/29/13 11:02 AM ET The top two Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have initiated an investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), the chairman of the subcommittee on investigations, sent a letter to Holder on Wednesday detailing specific aspects of his testimony that they say conflicts with subsequent media reports about Holder’s involvement in the surveillance of James Rosen,...
  • Conyers: Many Imprisoned Illegals Let Go by ICE 'Had One or Two Misdemeanors Only'

    03/19/2013 2:37:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/19/13 | Penny Starr
    ( – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) defended the recent release by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of 2, 228 incarcerated illegal aliens by saying that only 467 of those had been convicted of a misdemeanor “or two.” “We learned at a recent hearing before the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that 72 percent of the people released had no criminal record at all,” Conyers said Tuesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where ICE Director John Morton testified that the releases were done because of federal budget cuts (sequestration) required by the Budget Control Act of...