Flint Water Treatment Plant Foreman Dead
Matthew McFarland, age 43, was found dead by a friend at this home April 16, 2016, when the friend went to visit him. An autopsy was conducted but did not determine the immediate cause of death. Authorities are waiting for toxicology results. Three days before, two state officials and a Flint city administrator were criminally charged by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. McFarland had worked for the City of Flint for over 18 years, and his death remains an open investigation. He was to be questioned about what he knew concerning the water crisis.
Flint Woman Suing Over Poisoned Water Crisis Found Shot to Death in Her Home
Sasha Avonna Bell, age 19, was among the first to file a lawsuit on behalf of her young son regarding the Flint water crisis. She was found dead, along with another woman, just days after McFarland. A one-year-old was found unharmed in the home. Her suit made allegations against government officials and six companies for causing her toddler to suffer from lead poisoning.
Mother Jones reported an extensive timeline of events dating back to April 2014, when state emergency manager Darnell Earley, in an attempt to save money, oversaw Flint’s change from the Detroit water system to using the Flint River. By summer, complaints about the tainted water were made known. Governor Rick Snyder quickly switched emergency managers after a break-in at a City Hall executive office that contained documents related to the city’s water system. When the documents were released, Bridge Magazine outlined which key Snyder aides knew what and when. Suffice it to say, Michigan state workers in Flint were provided bottled water at least 6 months (maybe 9 months) before the Governor told the people in Flint about the lead poisoning.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Promises to Drink Flint Water; Promptly Proceeds Not to Drink Flint Water
In a bold move, on April 19, 2016, Governor Snyder claimed he and his wife Sue (get it, “sue”) would drink and cook with filtered Flint water for the next month, at work and at home, to show the people of Flint that the water is safe. Four days later Snyder jetted off to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy with, right, no Flint water. And so we all feel safe now, Michigan State Police officials are using online surveillance to track social media comments made about the Flint water crisis, according to emails released by the Governor’s office. That’s right, folks, our government is watching you read my post right now. Would you like to make a comment?
I would. There is something going on here, People! And now that I have your attention, you need to learn about “Dark Money.” Read about John Engler’s Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus’s daughter, House Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons, but more important, read about the Michigan DeVos clan. Yes, the DeVos family does a lot of good work on the surface, but it’s what may go on in the dark that concerns me. Just as was the case in another famous cover up scandal, “follow the money.”
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.