The President has talked about possibly sending federal officers into more cities as violent unrest continues. Detroit was listed in the cities and prompted a sharp response from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Protests have disrupted the city for months after race riots broke out in Minneapolis this summer.
Federal officers have already been brought into numerous cities. Federal buildings have often been targeted along with federal monuments and statues. The lawlessness is reaching a point where it’s become a serious problem for citizens who are trying to go about their daily lives.
Gretchen Whitmer replied quickly to say “Quite frankly, the president doesn’t know the first thing about Detroit.” Along with her sidekick Dana Nassel, the Governor’s office has been issuing harsh executive orders that have pinned the state into an economic downturn.
Business owners, along with lawmakers, have filed lawsuits against the Governor. A recall effort is well underway and scheduled to begin on July 29th. The signature target is 1 million,.
The Michigan Governor is trying to walk a fine line as Democrats nationwide call for defunding of police after racial riots this month. Defunding or disbanding the police is obviously a very contentious issue so in a measured response to the topic Gretchen Whitmer says she supports “the spirit” of defunding the police. She claims that defunding the police is really about prioritizing resources.
This week a Governor’s order requiring masks went into effect. The order threatens fines of up to $500 for non-compliance. Business are also at risk of losing their licenses if they do not deny service to people without masks. Business owners are now in the precarious position of having to enforce ambiguous orders. Mask orders are riddled with exemptions and special cases where people do not have to comply. Business owners must now decide if they want to hassle their customers or risk losing their license.