Rick Snyder’s Crimes in Flint USA

Image by WordSwag, words by Michael de Groot

I discovered Michael Moore’s podcast ‘Rumble’ over the weekend and whilst cooking soup on a Saturday morning, I listened to his latest episode, which was about Flint, Michigan USA. I didn’t realise that Michael was born in Flint. That explains why he covered it in his movie Fahrenheit 11/9 and why he’s so passionate about what’s been done to the folks who live in Flint. Well ‘exist’ more likely, because it sounds like a lot of them don’t have much of a life any longer, thanks to the Rick Snyder and his gang.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81014833

Below is the link to the episode in question and below that are the show notes that Michael Moore includes with the podcast.

After more than six years of no accountability for former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his actions leading to the poisoning of the city of Flint, Snyder was arraigned on Wednesday for two counts of willful neglect of duty. He is the first of Michigan’s 49 governors in 184 years to face charges related to their time in office. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Snyder is among nine senior officials who are facing a total of 42 criminal charges for their actions that caused a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County, and caused permanent, irreversible brain damage due to lead poisoning to thousands of Flint children.

Michael is joined by investigative journalist Jordan Chariton who had doggedly reported on the plight of the people of Flint and the wide-ranging cover-up by Snyder and his henchman. They discuss why it’s taken this long for any sort of legal action to be taken against Snyder, why his misdemeanor charge is not enough, and what we must do now.

How A Flurry Of Suspicious Phone Calls Set Investigators On Rick Snyder’s Trail By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize
https://theintercept.com/2021/01/13/flint-michigan-rick-snyder-legionnaires/

Michigan’s Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint’s Toxic Water — and Lied About It
By Jordan Chariton & Jenn Dize
https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3bdp9/michigans-ex-gov-rick-snyder-knew-about-flints-toxic-waterand-lied-about-it

Follow Jordan’s work at Status Coup:
https://statuscoup.com/

You can contact Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office here:
https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82100---,00.html

Michael’s Friday night appearance on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams:
https://fb.watch/32ev5A9HXs/

— — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

The majority of the above text is lifted directly from Michael Moore’s podcast, only because he requested on the podcast that we share the information as widely as possible, so that’s what I’m doing by reposting it here. Please do listen to the episode.

Here’s Moore’s main podcast website.

Thanks so much and I sincerely hope they jail this guy and hold the other people involved in the cover up and poisoning of thousands of people are held to account.

Best, Michael de Groot

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Michael de Groot

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