Motor City Muckraker

Motor City Muckraker

@MCmuckraker

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Steve Neavling is an investigative reporter at Metro Times & creator of Motor City Muckaker, an independent, online watchdog. Email tips to steve@metrotimes.com

Detroit, MI
Joined on May 22, 2012

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Quoted @YankelSilv

@qlinedetroit currently halted/ stuck behind illegally parked @DHSgov patrol car. @Potbelly line must be taking longer than expect. 🐷🐷 @DetroitScanner @MCmuckraker @detourdetroit

@qlinedetroit currently halted/ stuck behind illegally parked @DHSgov patrol car.  @Potbelly line must be taking longer than expect. 🐷🐷

@DetroitScanner @MCmuckraker @detourdetroit

The QLine streetcar in Detroit was blocked today by an illegally parked Homeland Security car.

Everyone’s an Idiot, Except Donald Trump

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Detroit's famous Gold Dollar bar gutted in suspected arson

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And now the cash-strapped city and state are handing more corporate welfare to Italy's Fiat Chrysler. They're paying more than $80,000 for each job that is expected to be created.

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U.S. Rep. @RashidaTlaib says minimum wage should be $20 per hour, not $15

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Watch: ICE arrest thwarted after neighbors form human chain around father and son

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@glwatermi @DetroitWaterDep why are you shutting off peoples' water a day earlier than you told them? why are you shutting off water for ppl who have a letter about water assistance? you are disorganized and inhumane. #detroit #WaterIsLife

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Quoted @MCmuckraker

Breaking: The legendary but now-vacant Gold Dollar in the Cass Corridor is burning to the ground. It was a drag queen bar in the ‘60s before becoming a rock club in 1996. The building is in the area where that the Ilitches were supposed to revive but neglected.

Breaking: The legendary but now-vacant Gold Dollar in the Cass Corridor is burning to the ground. It was a drag queen bar in the ‘60s before becoming a rock club in 1996. The building is in the area where that the Ilitches were supposed to revive but neglected.

ICYMI: The legendary Golden Dollar, which was neglected in the area the Ilitch family was supposed to revive, burned to the ground in suspicious fire. Stay tuned for more updates today.

The Trump Administration is moving to end food stamps for 3 million people

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If this doesn't say something about American bigotry, I don't know what does

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Quoted @JennSchanzWXYZ

VIDEO: Dozens of roaches crawl out from below a refrigerator in the Inkster Housing Commission. A young mother lives here with two of young kids. We're looking for answers tonight @wxyzdetroit

VIDEO: Dozens of roaches crawl out from below a refrigerator in the Inkster Housing Commission. A young mother lives here with two of young kids. We're looking for answers tonight @wxyzdetroit

A young mother of two children lives here.

As Oakland becomes third U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition, Detroit is expanding its surveillance and continues to use the technology without the required permission from police commission

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AG's office: Whitmer lacks authority to close Benton Harbor schools

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No matter what you think of @AOC, calling her a “vile idiot” is, well, idiotic. Ocasio-Cortez has a double major in international relations and economics at Boston University.

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Quoted @Allie_Elisabeth

This interaction - from Thur - I think gets to the heart of spin that’s been created around the city’s use of facial recognition tech. While conceding that the tech can be used on PGL footage Chief Craig says the 2 initiatives aren’t tied bc PGL cams don’t have FR EMBEDDED within

This interaction - from Thur - I think gets to the heart of spin that’s been created around the city’s use of facial recognition tech. While conceding that the tech can be used on PGL footage Chief Craig says the 2 initiatives aren’t tied bc PGL cams don’t have FR EMBEDDED within

Watch Detroit’s police chief attempt to discredit one of the few reporters holding him accountable. Then read the thread to find out how the DPD believes she has “gotten it wrong.” (Spoiler: they found no errors in her reporting)

Sums it up: “The Gold Dollar has become a right of passage for every aspiring band that comes through Detroit,” Amy Anselm of the band Blush told @metrotimes. “It is such a shame it is closing its doors.”

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Here are photos and a brief history of the bar from 2016, when I managed to find my way inside.

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This was the stage. I took this photo in 2016. Sad to see it go. The Ilitch family should have revived this area, but never did, as part of the more than $200M they received in tax dollars.

This was the stage. I took this photo in 2016. Sad to see it go. The Ilitch family should have revived this area, but never did, as part of the more than $200M they received in tax dollars.

The legendary bar was the site of the White Stripes’ first show. @whitestripesnet @thirdmanrecords @thirdmanpress

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The Gold Dollar first opened in the 1930s. From 1956 to the late 1980s, it was a popular drag show attraction. In 1996, the bar began attracting live music under new ownership.

The Gold Dollar first opened in the 1930s. From 1956 to the late 1980s, it was a popular drag show attraction. In 1996, the bar began attracting live music under new ownership.

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