Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Policing Public Meetings

When I was just starting out as a reporter in Springfield, Illinois I got to cover city council meetings. They were always pretty dull affairs. That doesn't seem to be the case at Flint City Council meetings, where the police sometimes get involved.

1 comment:

  1. I used to cover Flint City Council meetings, in the mid-70s. Never dull ... once a city councilor was carried IN on a stretcher ... then of course, there was the one whose body (and his wife's body) was found on a dump in Toledo ...


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