Half of Detroit’s 8 mayoral candidates are felons

Detroit — Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows.

Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder. Some of the offenses date back decades, the earliest to 1977. The most recent was in 2008.

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5 Responses to Half of Detroit’s 8 mayoral candidates are felons

  1. Unclezip says:

    Isn’t that a prerequisite?

  2. BadFrog says:

    What a surprise! I suppose it’s better to elect a known criminal and be sure rather than having to wonder if they are up to something.

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    Half of the Mayoral candidates are convicted felons.

    What are the other half, out on bail and awaiting to get their trial dates set?

  4. Kris says:

    Representative government.

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