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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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Flint, Michigan—Done in by Criminals in Very High Places

Feb 29, 2016

The last e-mails released by the governor’s office make it clear that people in high places–very high places–knew about the lead and other problems almost from the beginning.

Only months after Flint switched to the caustic Flint River, two of the governor’s top lawyers told the governor’s Chief of Staff it was urgent: Flint should immediately shift back to the Detroit Water System because of a growing economic and sanitary problem.

Nothing was done or said publicly.

Could it be because it was only a few weeks before Governor Snyder’s re-election?

Would anyone be so cynical as to accuse Snyder of letting Flint children be poisoned in the search for a few more votes?

You bet we would!