Thompson: "Martial Law" In Detroit, Says Rachel Maddow
The Rachel Maddow show recently presented some dramatic footage of a Detroit alternative school for young mothers and their arrest for protesting the school's closure by the Detroit Emergency Manager Robert Bobb. Maddow went to the heart of the matter quoting Bobb about how he drools at the thought of the additional power he has been given to restructure Detroit's schools. Maddow observed, "Power, tastes great, more thrilling - 'I do drool." The main problem, said Maddow is that our corporate-inspired reformers have declared "financial martial law," and they believe, "Democracy is the problem." For Detroit students, their only hope is "that the dictator is benevolent." Maddow followed up with a report on a lawsuit filed by Jesse Jackson and the Legislative Black Caucus. The effort to quash contracts is not limited to extreme cases like in Michigan. It is a nationwide attack on contracts signed in good faith. - JT(@drjohnthompson) Image via.