Leid Stories—Despite ‘Settlement,’ Water Woes Persist in Flint, Mich.; Fair and Impartial?: 60 Minutes Covers the Police Killing of Terence Crutcher—04.03.17

A federal judge last week approved settlement of a public-interest lawsuit that won a significant victory for the people of Flint, Mich. The judge’s decision binds the state and federal governments to replace the city’s 18,000 lead-coated and galvanized water service lines within three years.

Curt Guyette, an investigator for the ACLU of Michigan, broke the story of the mass contamination of Flint’s water. The lawsuit settlement, he warns, leaves many issues unresolved.

Leid Stories offers a searing commentary on last night’s 60 Minutes story about the Sept. 16, 2016 police shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla. The program, promoted as Officer Betty Shelby’s “side of the story,” was designed to do more than that, says Leid Stories.

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