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July 25, 2014

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

A man holds a bottle of water as he joins other demonstrators protesting against the Detroit Water and Sewer Department in Detroit, Michigan, the US, July 18, 2014.A man holds a bottle of water as he joins other demonstrators protesting against the Detroit Water and Sewer Department in Detroit, Michigan, the US, July 18, 2014.

Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:0AM GMT

By Abayomi Azikiwe

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On Mon. July 21, Deputy Director Darryl Latimer of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD), under the administrative control of an unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr, announced a 15-day suspension to the massive water shut-offs that have victimized tens of thousands throughout the city.

This proclamation by the DWSD took place in a federal bankruptcy court where the future of the re-structuring of the city is being decided by Judge Steven Rhodes. At an objections’ hearing on July 15, over 80 workers, retirees, homeowners and community residents submitted statements to the court decrying what they perceived to be…

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