Friday, November 09, 2012
More On Showing Up Is Half The Battle
Voters in Detroit care as little about how corrupt their elected officials are as voters in Chicago as long as you have a letter "D" behind your name. An 8-time convicted felon with a rap sheet spanning many years won election as a state representative from a district including northeast Detroit. Democrat Brian Banks won 68% of the vote against his Republican opponent. “Yes, I’ve made many poor decisions, and yes, I have a record, but that’s exactly what it is, my past,” Banks told WWJ Newsradio in September. “I would ask [voters] to look at what I’ve accomplished professionally and academically, since my poor decisions.” His campaign slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.” Banks' past convictions include credit card fraud and writing bad checks. Banks was evicted from two homes during this year's campaign for non-payment of rent. In his most recent eviction, his landlord accused him of writing bad checks.