Now, we’ve heard it all via this official. Unknowingly being recorded, he elaborately explains why he thinks Flint’s crisis exists.
FLINT, MICHIGAN — This just goes to show you; there are all kinds of people in positions of power and affluence. According to Huffington Post, this particular official was sales manager at Genesee County Land Bank.
Picking up the pieces…
Of course after this information surfaced, he wasted no time handing in his resignation.
“It is with great regret that I am tendering my resignation effective immediately. I feel that I cannot carry out nor be effective in my position at the Land Bank with the social media recorded of my private opinion on the Flint water crisis and the insensitive language used.”
Here’s the full resignation letter.
— Stephanie Parkinson (@StephaniePNews) June 5, 2017
So, how’d he get caught?…
During an interview with a local environmental activist, Chelsey Lyons, Philip G. Stair blames “n****rs” as the problem in the city’s water crisis. However, he didn’t know he was being recorded.
The source reports that Lyons received a tip that Stair was in a bar alone. Once she arrived to the bar, she didn’t let him know she was a journalist. And, the recording began.
Stair mentions that Detroit had once been in a similar position as Flint.
“Detroit was charging all its customers for the cost; they weren’t collecting from their residents,” says Stair.
He says Detroit officials weren’t shutting off water for residents who weren’t paying their bills. Instead, they were allowing bills to continually accumulate — much how Flint has done its residents.
“Well, Flint has the same problems as Detroit, f**king n****rs don’t pay their bills, believe me, I deal with them. I don’t want to call them n****rs, s**t, I have, s**t, I just went to Myrtle Beach, 24 guys, and I was the only white guy. I got friends, I mean, there’s trash and there’s people that do this. … They just don’t pay their bills. Well, Detroit didn’t collect on their bills, so they charged everybody else, but Flint, Flint had to pay their bill to Detroit.”
If you’re interested in the full interview, the audio is below.
WARNING: The following video contains strong and offensive language. Viewer discretion is advised.
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