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6 years later: Former MI Governor Snyder faces charges for Flint water fiasco

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by essentialsaltes, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

    United States
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    Michigan's former governor has been charged over the deadly contamination of water in the city of Flint.

    Officials charged Rick Snyder with wilful neglect of duty, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine, reports the Associated Press.

    His health director and other former officials are also expected to be charged.

    Twelve people died after the city switched its water supply to the Flint River in 2014 in a bid to save money.

    An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease followed, and residents were found to have drunk water poisoned with lead.
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  2. MIDutch

    MIDutch Well-Known Member

    United States
    Compared to what happened to some of the Flint residents because of his (some say calculating, since it was only Flint African Americans after all) negligence, he's getting off easy.
  3. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

    Got to love america, where a small amount of pot will get you a bigger jail sentence then poisoning your own people through greed.
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  4. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

    United States
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    Some of the other people being charged (closer to the decision making) are facing multiple counts of manslaughter.
  5. Chrystal-J

    Chrystal-J the one who stands firm to the end will be saved Supporter

    United States
    The ex-governor got off with a slap on the wrist. Others were charged with manslaughter and he only faces some misdemeanors.