to you, sir, and the premeditated actions of
your administrators, you have effectively
poisoned, not just some, but apparently ALL of
the children in my hometown of Flint, Michigan.
that, you have to go to jail.
poison all the children in an historic American
city is no small feat. Even international
terrorist organizations haven't figured out yet
how to do something on a magnitude like this.
you did. Your staff and others knew that the
water in the Flint River was poison -- but you
decided that taking over the city and "cutting
costs" to "balance the budget" was more
important than the people's health (not to
mention their democratic rights to elect their
own leaders). So you cut off the clean, fresh
glacial lake water of Lake Huron that the
citizens of Flint (including myself) had been
drinking for decades and, instead, made them
drink water from the industrial cesspool we call
the Flint River -- a body of "water" where
toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont
factories have been dumped for over a hundred
years. And then you decided to put a chemical in
this water to "clean" it -- which only ended up
stripping the lead off of Flint's aging water
pipes, placing that lead in the water and
sending it straight into people's taps. Your
callous -- and reckless (btw, "reckless" doesn't
get you a pass; a reckless driver who kills a
child, still goes to jail) -- decision to do
this has now, as revealed by the city's top
medical facility, caused "irreversible brain
damage" in Flint's children, not to mention
other bodily damage to all of Flint's adults.
Here's how bad it is: Even GM won't let the auto
parts they use in building cars touch the Flint
water because that water "corrodes" them (link).
This is a company that won't even fix an
ignition switch after they've discovered it's
already killed dozens of people. THAT's how bad
the situation is. Even GM thinks you're the
you don't understand the science behind this.
Lead, in water -- now, bear with me, this
involves a science lesson and you belong to the
anti-science party, the one that believes
there's not a climate problem and that Adam and
Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago. Lead is
toxic to the human body. There's no way to fully
eliminate it once it's in your system, and
children are the most damaged by it.
taking away the city's clean drinking water in
order to "cut costs," and then switching the
city's water supply to Flint River water, you
have allowed massively unsafe levels of
pollutants and lead into the water that travels
in to everyone's home. Every Flint resident is
trapped by this environmental nightmare which
you, Governor, have created.
any real criminal, when you were confronted with
the truth (by the EPA and other leading water
experts across America), you denied what you
did. Even worse, you decided to mock your
accusers and their findings. As I said, I know
you don't like to believe in a lot of science
(after all, you used to run Gateway Computers,
and that, really, is all anyone needs to know
about you), but this time the science has caught
up with you -- and this time, I hope, it's going
to convict you.
facts are all there, Mr. Snyder. Every agency
involved in this scheme reported directly to
you. The children of Flint didn't have a choice
as to whether or not they were going to get to
drink clean water. But soon it will be your turn
to not have that choice about which water you'll
be drinking. Because by this time next year, if
there is an ounce of justice left in this land,
the water you'll be drinking will be served to
you from a tap inside Jackson Prison.
calling upon my fellow Michiganders -- and
seekers of justice everywhere -- to petition
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking her
to arrest you for corruption and assault (i.e.,
the physical assault you committed against the
children of Flint when you knowingly poisoned
Yesterday, the federal prosecutor in Flint,
after many of us had called for months for this
action, finally opened up an investigation into
the matter (link).
Now we need your arrest, prosecution and
will be cheering on that day when you are fitted
with a bright orange jumpsuit? The poor and
minority communities of Michigan who've endured
your dictatorial firing of their mayors and
school boards so you could place your business
friends in charge of their mostly-black cities.
They know you never would have done this to a
wealthy white suburb.
welcome all to look at the appalling facts of
this case, which have been reported brilliantly
here, and especially
here by the great Rachel Maddow. Thank you,
Rachel, for caring so deeply when the rest of
the national television media didn't.
asking everyone who agrees with me to sign on to
this petition and call for your arrest, Governor
Snyder. You are not allowed to run amok in my
hometown like you have done. The children whom
you have poisoned have to endure a life of pain
and lower IQ's from your actions. You have
destroyed a generation of children -- and for
that, you must pay.
time for you to go to prison. Out of mercy, I'll
ask that you have in your cell your own personal
Michigan resident and voter
For everyone wanting to sign on to this petition
calling for the IMMEDIATE resignation of
Governor Snyder AND for the FBI to arrest him,
please sign the petition