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Fifty years ago, Detroit was beginning its long downward slide. The city still had a large population and a lot of big, important businesses. But the city was beginning to crumble beneath the surface with corrupt unions and corrupt government and an uneasy racial divide. Then came the 1967 riots... forty-five years ago. Detroit's heart was broken and could not be repaired. Death was and is inevitable. The old Detroit is terminal.
Still, some keep trying emergency life support efforts. While Detroit's Mayor is in the hospital himself, the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, is doing everything he can to shore up Michigan's nearly comatose largest city.
MARCH 24, 2012 AT 1:00 AM
In an appeals court motion filed early Friday by state Attorney General Bill Schuette, he called Collette's order "crippling" to the state's efforts to help Detroit.
According to the state's brief, Detroit faces a significant financial crisis and is due to run out of cash by the end of May. The law, gives Snyder the power to appoint an emergency manager, but Snyder would prefer a consent agreement "that will continue to give city officials a voice," the brief said.
The problem is that Detroit is a shell of its former self.
Michigan Governor Synder Wants To Be Detroit's Partner
But the Governor and the Mayor keep trying emergency triage.