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Looks Like There May Be Justice In Flint After All
According to the New York Times,the head of Michigan’s health department, Nick Lyon, and five other former and current employees have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the Flint Water Crisis. Robert Skidmore, 85, and 11 others were killed as a result of drinking water that was contaminated. According to prosecutors, the toxic water caused Mr. Skidmore and others to die from Legionnaires’ disease.
Lyon has also been charged with misconduct in office. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison, as both charges are felonies.
The chief medical executive of the department, Dr. Eden V. Wells was also charged with obstruction of justice and could face seven years in prison for his involvement.
The Flint Water Crisis is a result of misappropriated funds and an alternate solution that was proven to be 19x’s more deadly than the original source of water. At least these men being charged is a step in the right direction. Keep these families in your prayers.