Wayne County has already wasted millions of dollars on a failed jail, and is now ready to spend a total of $420 million on this new "criminal justice complex". Meanwhile, our children's schools are underfunded and closing, tens of thousands of Detroiters have been pushed out of their homes through foreclosure, and thousands are still without basic necessities like water.
Enough is enough! Our communities have urgent needs, and they aren't going to be solved with more cages. Our tax dollars should be going towards the tings we need to survive and thrive, not toward lining the pockets of the likes of Dan Gilbert.
Come to the Speakout against the New Wayne County Jail and share your vision of what using Detroit's resources for the actual needs and aspirations of working class Detroiters could look like. Our communities know what our actual needs and dreams are, and we've got to struggle together to make them a reality.
After the speakout, we'll have a short noise demonstration and march, so bring anything you want that's loud!