This Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 photo shows a sign on an archway at the edge of downtown Flint, Mich. From its founding, Flint's fortunes essentially were entwined with a single industry. First it was the fur trade, which shifted to lumber, which gave way to the horse carriages that led to it being called Vehicle City. It was a fitting moniker for its next, most important role, as a powerhouse of auto manufacturing and the original home of General Motors. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A Federal Criminal Investigation in Flint

The poisoning of Flint’s population with lead is a human tragedy, and a story about the failure of government to protect its citizens. But is it a crime, too?

The FBI might be looking into that question, the Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit said almost a month ago it was working on an investigation of the man-made disaster, but it wouldn’t say whether that inquiry was criminal or civil. It now appears the answer is criminal, as officials told the Freep the team includes the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the EPA’s Office of Inspector General Criminal Investigation Division.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Complete waste of time. As soon as they find fact one connecting this to a black politician the whole investigation is tossed in the lake.

  • andycanuck

    So, they’re going after the Republican governor who had absolutely nothing to do with this just like Harris over Walkerton?

    • Pretty much.

      • Gary

        Sid Ryan did his best to Blame Harris even when it was two drunks inside the Public service workforce that lied just like Wyyne and McGuinty over the gas Plant election fraud and paying some stooge to wipe the Liberal’s 12 PC Hard Drives clean to destroy any evidence from the emails.

        Sgt.Schultz from the OPP must have been on duty outside the Premiers Office at Queen’s Park when LeBeau came by with a Fresh hot strudel to distract him and the I.T. expert walked right in without signing any Book that’s for visitors to record who came in.
        No wonder the Liberals gave the OPP a 8.3% raise prior to Wynnes Election campaign, plus later on the OPP ran ads to support the Liberals to keep Ontario safe from criminals.
        But the OPP didn’t tell us that the criminals WERE the Liberals .

        • Justin St.Denis

          But the OPP are criminals, too. Ontario is such a progressive FLOWER – each petal a little more corrupt than Satan himself.

          • Clausewitz

            And Caledonia is still a warzone. Fuck the OPP.

    • Clausewitz

      Bingo………. We have a winner.

  • simus1

    Drove into Flint by mistake once years ago looking to gas up on my way west.
    It was “interesting”.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I’ll bet it was. I had a similar experience in Kansas City. Bloody frightening.

      • Clausewitz

        I’ll see your Flint and St Louis, and raise you a Chattanooga, Mind you Ruby Falls was kinda cool.

      • Blacksmith

        Yup, there are parts of KC that are pretty much no-go for the melanin challenged. Same of St Louis Of course. I haven’t driven through Flint since the early 80’s, but Detoilet I have to go through regularly for business.

        • marty_p

          I once heard Howard Stern remark that he had a rule – avoid the part of any American City that has a street named after Martin Luther King.

  • Mark

    Start with the decades long line of democrats in municipal power in Flint who let their infrastructure deteriorate so badly.

    • Clausewitz

      On a slightly lesser scale we have Hazel and Mississauga. That’s why they’re taxing the rain as of the start of 2016.

  • Clausewitz

    Step one in this investigation; Look for the nearest Republican to blame.

  • jack burns

    How can they prove that any of the black kids have been retarded by lead?

  • Blacksmith

    A leftist administration investigating a leftist administration, Here let me save you a lot of time and money. It was Bush’s fault.