December 9, 2021
News From Around Detroit
- Detroiters want more sensitivity as MSP reforms policing practicesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
MSP is holding engagement sessions in Detroit in response to a study that found Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over, searched and arrested.
- City wants to pay Black Lives Matter protesters close to $1.3Mby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved payout offers to be extended by the Detroit Law Department in five separate lawsuits alleging police violence in George Floyd protests.
- DPD complaint investigators vow ‘more efficient’ process to solve backlogby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is updating processes with the hope of clearing hundreds of backed up complaints by the end of the year.
- Know your options. Affordable internet in Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
A rundown of programs offered by the federal government and local internet service providers and who is eligible.
- Councilman wants feds to review sales at gun shop in wake of officer’s deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Councilman Scott Benson wants ATF to look into gun sales at Action Impact Firearms and Training Center. The shop sold the gun used to kill Detroit officer Loren Courts.
- News Wrap: Cease-fire takes effect in Gaza after days of violent conflict
In our news wrap Sunday, a cease-fire in Gaza has gone into effect after days of Israeli strikes and militant counterattacks, the U.S. Senate passed a sprawling bill to fight climate change and lower healthcare costs, Biden cleared from isolation at the White House after a second negative COVID test, and China carried out military drills near Taiwan for the fourth day in a row.
- A look at the policies in the Democrats' historic climate bill
The Inflation Reduction Act is the largest investment in climate policy in U.S. history, including more than $300 billion to address global warming. It also sets a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030 and creates an electric vehicle tax credit. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss what the bill offers and what it leaves out.
- How the Inflation Reduction Act aims to lower drug costs
48 million Americans get prescription drugs through Medicare Part D, but Medicare has had no ability to negotiate prices. A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act would change that in some cases. The bill would also cap out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare recipients. Stacy Dusetzina from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss.