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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Junked Jail Cost Millions in Detroit

Aug 19, 2013

The Wayne County Building Authority has shut down construction of a county jail on Gratiot and Madison, in downtown Detroit. This huge 220-million-dollar plus project has racked up more than 90 million dollars in cost overruns.

But hoorah! The papers say that stopping construction will save the county millions! This is obviously some kind of math the bankers and crooked city officials have been using all along; this math put the city into bankruptcy proceedings.

Next they’ll be debating whether to tear down the carcass of this building or grow trees in it to encourage urban farming!