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Stateside: Protesters clash with DPD; immigrant experiences; investigation into John James’ business

Aug 26, 2020

Today on Stateside, protests in Detroit over police brutality have been peaceful for weeks. That changed this past Sunday when police arrested protesters. Legal observers, there in a citizen oversight capacity, say they were assaulted by police. We'll hear from a legal observer who was there. Plus, a look at Michigan’s preparedness for the upcoming school year amid a profound decline in state revenue.

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Legal observer at Detroit protests recounts violent clash with Detroit Police Department

  • Sara Habbo is an attorney based in Southfield and on the board of the National Lawyers Guild Detroit Chapter. 

New podcast explores whether America still offers immigrants “a better life”

  • Zahir Janmohamed is a writer of fiction, poetry, and more. He's currently a Zell Writing Fellow at the University of Michigan, and he hosts the podcast A Better Life? from the Feet in Two Worlds project. 

With the new school year days away, are we ready?

  • Amber Arellano is the executive director of Education Trust Midwest.

MetroTimes report says U.S. Senate candidate John James’ business took tax breaks while shedding jobs

  • Lee DeVito is editor-in-chief of the Detroit Metro Times.

    The campaign for John James disputes this reporting in the Metro Times. Stateside will follow up with the campaign on the claims in the story on a future episode.