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Some more developments occuring during the week about the Flint Poisoning:

 

Gov. Snyder has been asked to testify before the House Oversight Committee by Sen Jason Chaffetz at a date to be determined... 

also on this link is an interview with Gov Snyder by 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski.  

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In this story Rachel describes the intricacies and benefits of laparoscopic surgery in a case study of Olympic athlete Sara Gogan and relates the similarities to a process that has been perfected by the Lansing Water Dept. where they have been replacing the old lead pipes and which has been going on for a decade now, apparently. 

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Just a short clip here where Dr Karen Weaver, Flints' Mayor displays her frustration dealing with a reluctant administration.  

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http://www.npr.org/2017/06/14/532902398/michigan-health-chief-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-for-flint-water-cris

 

The state's chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, will be charged with obstruction of justice.

https://www.apnews.com/fa6ea0b57c2f41a4b3036cddee453834/Michigan-health-chief-charged-in-Flint-water-probe

 

 

Lyon also is charged with misconduct in office for allegedly obstructing university researchers who are studying if the surge in cases was linked to the Flint River.

 

Prosecutors also brought charges Wednesday against a sixth person — the state’s chief medical officer, Dr. Eden Wells, 54, who is accused of obstruction of justice and lying to an investigator.

 

 

Snyder expressed support for Lyon and Wells.

 

“Director Lyon and Dr. Wells have been and continue to be instrumental in Flint’s recovery,” he said in a statement. “They have my full faith and confidence, and will remain on duty at DHHS.”

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reading through this thread again, lots of great links and connections made. didnt realize the entire michigan government is just a revolving door of stooges going from dept to dept. they all know each other.

 

schuette knows and has worked with a lot of these people over the years. time to see where the chips fall.

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Just remember, the elected Republican government felt entitled to deny Flint citizens the right to elected representation by replacing their government with appointed Emergency Managers (for purely financial reasons), then poisoned them.

 

Because people darker than a brown paper bag aren't considered to be real people.

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“She wishes she were in a position to simply perform her job,” Lax said. “But she’s doing quite well under the circumstances.”

her job of lying to police, threatening community health workers with defunding for simply investigating the outbreak, ignoring flint and its people, covering up for snyder/lyons and DEQ, and covering up what she did?

is that her job?

remember also she took time out of her 'job', in the middle of people dying and an entire city being poisoned, to come to the medical marijuana conditions panel and vote against autism petition in 2015.

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Looking back;

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement today:

Nick Lyon has been a strong leader at the Department of Health and Human Services for the past several years and remains completely committed to Flint's recovery. Director Lyon and Dr. Eden Wells, like every other person who has been charged with a crime by Bill Schuette, are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Some state employees were charged over a year ago and have been suspended from work since that time. They still have not had their day in court. That is not justice for Flint nor for those who have been charged. Director Lyon and Dr. Wells have been and continue to be instrumental in Flint's recovery. They have my full faith and confidence, and will remain on duty at DHHS.

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More background;

Lyon, 48, is accused of causing the death of an 85-year-old man, who died in Dec. 2015, six months after he tested positive for Legionnaires' disease. 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges that Lyon failed to alert the public about the outbreak when he knew that another outbreak was foreseeable and misled and withheld information on the outbreak from Gov. Rick Snyder.

Lyon's attorneys have said the facts don't support the prosecution's claims.

A second person also took the stand today, Harvey Hollins III, director of Michigan's Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives. He testified he first heard about Legionella in the Flint area in an email sent by a spokesman for the Michigan Department Environmental Quality.

 
 
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Todd Flood, the special counsel handing the case for Schuette's office, started a timeline on a large chalkboard of events in the water crisis during Hollins' testimony. His testimony started before lunch and resumes this afternoon.

Todd Flood, the special counsel handing criminal casesBuy Photo

Todd Flood, the special counsel handing criminal cases in Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's investigation into the Flint water crisis, drinks from a water bottle on Oct. 4, 2017. He was in a Flint courtroom for the preliminary examination of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon. Cases of water surround the the drinking fountain at the courthouse. (Photo: Elisha Anderson/Detroit Free Press)

 

In previous testimony in the case, a retired state epidemiologist testified she told Lyon of the outbreak in January 2015 and assumed it would go to the governor’s office. The information didn't come out publicly though until Jan. 2016 when Snyder made the announcement at a news conference saying he'd just learned of it. 

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Schuette is covering for Snyder;

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges that Lyon failed to alert the public about the outbreak when he knew that another outbreak was foreseeable and misled and withheld information on the outbreak from Gov. Rick Snyder.

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In the United States, a special prosecutor (or special counsel or independent counsel) is a lawyer appointed to investigate, and potentially prosecute, a particular case of suspected wrongdoing for which a conflict of interest exists for the usual prosecuting authority. Other jurisdictions have similar systems.[1][2] For example, the investigation of an allegation against a sitting president or attorney-general might be handled by a special prosecutor rather than by an ordinary prosecutor who would otherwise be in the position of investigating their own superior. Investigations into other persons connected to the government but not in a position of direct authority over the prosecutor, such as cabinet secretaries or election campaigns, have also been handled by special prosecutors.

The term is not specific to the federal government. The concept originates in state law: "state courts have traditionally appointed special prosecutors when the regular government attorney was disqualified from a case, whether for incapacitation or interest."[3]

While the most prominent special prosecutors have been those appointed since the 1870s to investigate presidents and those connected to them, the term can also be used to refer to any prosecutor appointed to avoid a conflict of interest or appearance thereof. For example, because district attorneys' offices work closely with police, some activists argue that cases of police misconduct at the state and local level should be handled by special prosecutors.[4]

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https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2018/10/despite_flint_water_crime_accu.html

"Wells wins distinguished public health award despite involuntary manslaughter charge"

just disgusting news over and over again.

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Judge William Crawford has yet to schedule a date to announce his decision on charges of involuntary manslaughter, willful neglect of duty, misconduct in office and lying to a peace officer.

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Special-prosecutor-continuing-Flint-water-cases-despite-possible-replacement-504021251.html

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15 city and state workers have been charged with causing the Flint water emergency. Shekter-Smith is the 7th to take a plea.

Her testimony is expected to be used against the State Health Director at trial and possibly to bring charges against her former boss, Dan Wyant.

Other existing cases are also moving forward.

Dr. Eden Wells will soon head to trial. Her coworkers Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott are expecting a decision in their preliminary exam soon.

And, the two former emergency managers, Gerald Ambrose and Darnell Earley, along with Howard Croft, are back in court in the next two months.

Morley said if Kym Worthy accepts Todd Flood's position as special prosecutor, she'll have a lot of catching up to do.

He's thinking Flood should stay on as a resource, so Worthy wouldn't have to start all over.

 

Dana getting Schuette's buddy Flood out of the picture with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy stepping in.

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