Flint Cops Don't Take Kindly to People Concerned About Lead Poisoning

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"Six people were arrested Thursday in Flint in a disturbance that erupted after police stopped men who hadn’t removed their hats and denied their entrance to a church sanctuary where a town hall meeting on whether the city should begin drawing water again from the Flint River, a move three years ago that resulted in dangerously high levels of lead in the city drinking water supply, or continue getting it from Detroit. Some people who were “cussing in the church” during the emotionally raw town hall meeting were also escorted out of the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church by police, according to media reports.

The police actions angered many in the crowd of about 100 people who argued that when the church opened its doors for government purposes, traditional decorum shouldn’t apply. At the onset of the meeting, Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson asked the men to remove their hats and warned that anyone who was disruptive would be removed.”*

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