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Stateside: Protesters clash with DPD; immigrant experiences; investigation into John James’ business

police in downtown detroit on May 31, 2020
Lester Graham
Michigan Radio
Police in downtown Detroit on May 31, 2020. Over the weekend, the Detroit Police Department arrested dozens of protesters. Legal observers say they were assaulted by officers.

Today on Stateside, protests in Detroit over police brutality have been peaceful for weeks. That changed this past Sunday when police arrested protesters. Legal observers, there in a citizen oversight capacity, say they were assaulted by police. We'll hear from a legal observer who was there. Plus, a look at Michigan’s preparedness for the upcoming school year amid a profound decline in state revenue.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

Legal observer at Detroit protests recounts violent clash with Detroit Police Department

Stateside's conversation with Sara Habbo

  • Sara Habbo is an attorney based in Southfield and on the board of the National Lawyers Guild Detroit Chapter. 

New podcast explores whether America still offers immigrants “a better life”

Stateside’s conversation with Zahir Janmohamed

  • Zahir Janmohamed is a writer of fiction, poetry, and more. He's currently a Zell Writing Fellow at the University of Michigan, and he hosts the podcastA Better Life?from the Feet in Two Worlds project. 

With the new school year days away, are we ready?

Stateside’s conversation with Amber Arellano

  • Amber Arellano is the executive director of Education Trust Midwest.

MetroTimes report says U.S. Senate candidate John James’ business took tax breaks while shedding jobs

Stateside’s conversation with Lee DeVito

  • Lee DeVito is editor-in-chief of the

    Detroit Metro Times.

    The campaign for John James disputes this reporting in the Metro Times. Stateside will follow up with the campaign on the claims in the story on a future episode.  

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