Half of the Candidates for Mayor in Detroit are Convicted Felons

August 4, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Detroit voters have some serious choices to make when they head to the polls for a new mayor, especially since half the candidates are convicted felons.

Four of the eight candidates reportedly have extensive wrap sheets.

First-time contender Donna Marie Pitts has multiple felony convictions, including assault with the intent to murder.

Fellow candidate Danetta Simpson also has a felony conviction of assault with intent to murder.

Another candidate Articia Bomer was charged in 2008 for carrying a concealed weapon, while candidate Curtis Greene was charged with a felony at the age of 19.

Detroit’s election on August 8th will be the first election since the city exited bankruptcy in 2014.

Aerial view of Detroit, Michigan. (Photo/Pin)

  • Fergus

    How pleasant, exconvict politicians!

  • Marty Kirkpatrick

    I think OAN news is great, but incorporating proofreaders is needed too…wrap sheets???

  • glenn cassel

    I tend to wonder about LA sometimes as well.

    • Tango Uniform

      Which one? Los Angeles or Lower Alabama.

  • Frank

    Not enough $$ in the world to get me to live in that cesspool of humanity.

  • Frank

    The urban masses proved they are A-OK with criminals running cities, when the upright citizens of Washington D.C. re-elected Marion Barry after he got out of jail for his numerous criminal acts.

  • John Lobash

    A liberal democratic oasis… managed and operated by corrupt politicians and crooks backed by the voting morons who live in Detroit.

  • Mr Krabs

    The big question is how many of these misfits will be indicted after election for campaign finance fraud.

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  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    Why does this not ruffle my feathers?

  • Matt

    “Half of the Candidates for Mayor in Detroit are Convicted Felons”
    and ALL are Democrats
    they just need Hillary to enter that race

  • Mocha

    NOOO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING ITS NOT RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE. SOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP UP.

  • Kody M.

    but curtis greens is white

  • G_Malone

    Can’t vote, even for themselves, but they can run and serve as Mayor of Detroit.

  • Margie

    It appears even serious politicians don’t want to take on the ills of Detroit. It is now seen as a stepping stone for a new form of mafia.

  • 1971-1973

    nothing wrong with OAN John they just put out the facts. I know , its difficult !

  • Carroll Osteen

    Well , what did you expect , criminals are all they have left !

  • Bill Jr

    They Have To Be ‘Convicted Felons’ Otherwise The Public Won’t Be Able To Understand Their Election Speeches.

  • Alexander Constantopoulos

    Funny, but none of the stories of the Detroit election have shown pictures of the candidates. Is there a reason for this. Just sayin. Is there a chance there might be some mug shots of these ex-convicts?

    • Tango Uniform

      Their pictures are hanging on the wall in the Post Office. Front and side views.

  • Scott Henke

    The other four just haven’t been caught yet.

  • Worried

    ah yes, detroit, that bastion of prosperity and peace

  • My Head

    So we have Donna Marie Pitts, Danetta Simpson, Articia Bomer and Curtis Greene running as convicted felons and Mike Duggan as the known-failure incumbent against Coleman Young II, the bastard son of their previous mayor, who has been ineffective in the state for his decade of public service and a smattering of unqualified write-in candidates. Who knows who the winner will be, but the losers will be the people of Detroit.

  • My Head

    So we have Donna Marie Pitts, Danetta Simpson, Articia Bomer and Curtis Greene running as convicted felons and Mike Duggan as the known-failure incumbent against Coleman Young II, the bastard son of their previous mayor, who has been ineffective in the state for his decade of public service and a smattering of unqualified write-in candidates. Who knows who the winner will be, but the losers will be the people of Detroit.

    • Tango Uniform

      There are no winners. The incompetent will be leading the clueless.

  • Howard Essig

    From their names I have to assume that these felons/candidates are all of the Swedish persuasion.

    • Alexander Constantopoulos

      Yes, that would be my guess. Or maybe Mormons.

      • I dunno. I don’t recall seeing any of them at bible study.

  • intimeforthedime

    You have got to be $h1TT1ng me?

  • Chassoo

    it’s amazing what the Democrats have done to the Cities & States where they’ve had control for numerous years. Yet, people in those places keep voting for them. You get what you vote for.

  • Greg Miller

    I thought convicted felons were unable to hold public office?

    • Howard Essig

      That’s a racist law.

      • Greg Miller

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

      • Tango Uniform

        Are you implying that there is a correlation between a particular race and being a convicted felon? That’s a racist thought.

      • Greg Miller

        Felons can’t vote because they are felons not because of their race you moron.

    • FromThe70s

      And I thought illegal aliens couldn’t vote, but our last President advised me otherwise.

    • Justin Kashtock

      Well, they can’t, unless their state offers a path to restoration of their civil rights. In Virginia, where I live and am thus somewhat familiar with the laws, you had to wait a certain number of years after the end of your sentence, be it prison or probation or whatever, and then so long as you haven’t been charged or arrested in that 3-7 years (the law changed a lot over the last decade), you could then apply for restoration of your civil rights by petitioning the Governor. Civil Rights include rights to vote, hold public office, become a notary, etc., but do not include the right to possess or transport a firearm. Recently, there was a big change in the law and McAuliffe tried to make it automatic after finishing your sentence, but the Virginia Supreme Court shot it down. Not really sure where restoration of rights stands now. Then if you want to be able to own a gun, AFTER you have had your Civil Rights restored, you can petition your District Courts for the restoration of your firearm rights.
      As for other states, some allow you to get your Civil Rights back while still in prison, where others restore them automatically when you are released from your sentence.

  • Perro Viejo

    Well…..they’re democrats so……it’s ok. We’re all supposed to look the other way now……… #ThereIsNoElephantInTheRoom!

    • Heremeroor

      more like a #beachedwhaleintheroom

  • FreedomStorm

    Hey Deadtroit … … Vote for the worst of the felons … you damn-sure deserve it.

    • Heremeroor

      Wouldn’t it be funny if one comes out and makes one heck of a job? After all, we’ve seen what “spotless” elitists in DC can do…I’m curious…

  • Scott

    Almost everyone on Capital hill would be too if they were held to the same standards and laws as the American peasant class are held to. Once Imam Obama made it from ChiCongo to the White House and made it through two terms without being charged for anything, none of them have anything to fear anymore. There used to be a fear that if you broke the law, something could happen to you. After the Obama Administration, that fear is gone.

  • Full moon

    Well, I’d say these candidates are truly representative of the city of Detroit, and their constituency.
    Elect all four, they are uniquely qualified.

  • MisterSandman

    Another blue cesspool…maybe the child molester mayor of Seattle will move there and run in the next election.

  • MisterSandman

    Four of the eight candidates didn’t have the connections to duck a conviction.

    • Jack Woodburn

      Probably true…

  • D Dup

    I have to agree with John Bartolucci. You only reported half the story. I would have like to see the “better half” given some much needed publicity. Too much is given to the bad while the good is overlooked. Please step up your game OAN

    • Jack Woodburn

      Why? The POINT of the story is to document the ludicrous balance of felons. I’m not living/voting there, so I couldn’t care less if there are unconvicted but previously arrested “clean” candidates.

  • Jack Woodburn

    Gee, no MSM election coverage! I wonder why? Three of the four felons are violent women….unbelievable. Detroit deserves whatever future failures that are inevitable. The car companies should relocate their headquarters to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Screw the cesspools of Detroit and Dearborn AND the whole state of _ichigan that has a Muslim gubernatorial candidate. Insanity AND criminality. Build a wall around Detroit and remake a Hollywood movie as a documentary–“Escape From Detroit.”

    • My Head

      O-H!

  • MisterSandman

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  • shovel ready

    perfect place for obama to be mayor

  • Edman

    And you wonder why Detroit has become the dump it is. Crooked democrat rule for half a century has brought havoc and despair to a once vibrant city. Another Socialist enclave of empty neighborhoods, skyscrapers, and promises.

  • FromThe70s

    Come for the leaded water, stay for the crime boss mayor.

  • austinalum

    It’s becoming the norm for cities ruled by democrats.

    • All American

      Ain’t that the truth!!
      No worries…they are all turning Republican soon!

  • John Bartolucci

    Whats wrong with OAN? What don’t the tell us about the 4 good candidates? Who they are and what they offer?

    • Hater

      Doubt if any of them are white, so you can cross that off your list of questions.

    • Perro Viejo

      Well…that’s not news. That is “normal”….well, normal for most places.

    • Chassoo

      There’s no mention that the other 4 are good candidates, it’s just that they don’t have criminal records.

      • Howard Essig

        They probably committed their felonies while juveniles, so the records are sealed.

      • Howard Essig

        They probably committed their felonies while juveniles, so the records are sealed.

    • Tango Uniform

      Absolutely! The news story should be that there are at least four civilized people in Detroit.