Half of the candidates in the Detroit mayoral race are felons


I doubt their backgrounds would help them deal with the financial disaster that is Detroit.

From Fox News: Half the candidates in next week’s Detroit mayoral primary have been convicted of felony crimes, according to a local analysis.

The Detroit News found three of the eight mayoral hopefuls have faced gun charges — two for assault with intent to commit murder — and a fourth candidate pleaded guilty to a non-gun charge years ago. While some of these cases date back to the 1970s, some are more recent.

Under Michigan state election law, convicted felons can vote and run for office, so long as they are not incarcerated or guilty of crimes breaching public trust. The nonpartisan primary will narrow the field down to two candidates who will face off in November.

The candidates are apparently open about their histories. Greg Bowens, a political consultant and former press secretary to former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, told The Detroit News that the rap sheets aren’t unique to this election or Detroit.

“[The candidates] deserve the opportunity to be heard, but they also deserve to have the kind of scrutiny that comes along with trying to get an important person elected,” he said.

Three of the candidates told The Detroit News their criminal histories have served as motivation in running for office.

Donna Marie Pitts, 58, has multiple felony convictions, beginning in 1977, according to court records reviewed by the newspaper. “I don’t hide it. God has brought me out,” Pitts told the paper. “I hope [voters] don’t look at it as negative but as my experience, and I can help. I want to fight for them.”

Other candidates with past charges include Danetta Simpson, who was convicted in 1996 for assault with intent to murder; Articia Bomer, who was charged in 2008 for carrying a concealed weapon; and Curtis Christopher Greene who was charged with fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police during an attempted traffic stop, and a marijuana-related count. The felony charge reportedly came when he violated probation in 2005 and was charged over a fraudulent check, according to the report.

Detroit’s mayoral primary election is set for Aug. 8.


21 responses to “Half of the candidates in the Detroit mayoral race are felons

  1. Expect the expected; jailbirds running Detroit -you may as well kiss Detroit goodbye, it is going to be a ghost town before the mayoral term is over, however, the voters will have the last say at the voting booth.

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  2. And the other half prolly would be felons if their crimes were known!

    Abdul El-Sayed is 32 years old, born in the USA, and an extremely well-educated Muslim Doctor in Detroit Michigan. He is articulate, charismatic and smart. He is sympathetic of the Muslim Brotherhood, and is running for Governor of Michigan, Which is Step 1 in his preparation to run for President of the United States.
    He has the potential to be Obama 2.0, but far more openly Muslim. Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed is an American physician, epidemiologist, public health advocate, and politician. He has announced his candidacy for Governor of Michigan, running as a Democrat

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  3. With people such as these running for public office, we can expect to see the continued decline of America!

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  4. The non Muslim groups are not being heard other than liberal mayors. Muslims use our laws against us and tax paid officials refuse our constitution. Sick!!! When they have a complete take over guess who will be exterminated?

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    • We’ve already had generational satanists as potus in the bush clan and klinton, and 0bama was our muslim president. America just keeps going despite the efforts of those who worm their way into power. When the domestic enemies try to take over for realsies, it’s like old Tom Jefferson said: the beauty of the 2nd amendment is it won’t be needed till they try to take it away. There’s like 300 million guns in the hands of 80 million Americans and trillions of rounds of ammo. That is the largest army to yet exist. I don’t think it’s going to go the way satan has planned.

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  5. Hadenoughalready

    I thought felons weren’t allowed to run or hold any office, or even vote, but, then again, we live in a lawless society so anything goes, right?
    PREPARE for the coming conflict, folks. This is just beginning…

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  6. maybe the Federal gov’t should just evacuate everyone and tear the Detroit down…..


  7. Our company was on Long Island. During the eighties.
    We had a production department which were unskilled assemblers. If you learned & worked you’d be taught more and advance.
    A union tried to move in.

    Coincidentally all the union officials were felons, on trial, or in jail.
    Organised labor has transitioned to politics.

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  8. Looks like Detroit is THE PITTS. (I couldn’t resist!)

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