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Law enforcement officials have arrested a man for allegedly beating an elderly man in a nursing home in Detroit, Michigan, after disturbing videos of the alleged incident surfaced online and were viewed millions of times.
“Police said in a statement that they are holding a 20-year-old man in connection to the assault and battery of an elderly male at a nursing home on Detroit’s west side,” The Detroit News reported. “A video had been posted on social media and shared several times by concerned citizens of an incident that allegedly occurred on May 15. Police said both the 75-year-old male victim and the suspect are patients at the nursing home located in the 16500 block of Schaefer.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said at a press conference,”The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video. We are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody.”
Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has not made any statements about the horrifying attack despite the fact that the video appears to have circulated widely online since early this week. The Daily Wire contacted Whitmer’s chief of staff, but did not receive an immediate response. However, Whitmer, who is reportedly being considered as a potential vice president pick for presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, has had time to go get custom political t-shirts to promote herself on Comedy Central.
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The Detroit Police have indicated there has been an arrest in this atrocity. No name, no picture and no indication of the citizenship status of the arrestee. This video will remain pinned here until they offer that information. What are they hiding? pic.twitter.com/Dzs8QYykIv
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 21, 2020
Whitmer is facing a similar scandal as New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo over her coronavirus nursing home policy, which reportedly instructed nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.
The Detroit News Editorial Board wrote:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must reverse course on her executive order that is placing Michigan’s most vulnerable seniors at risk. It’s a matter of life and death.
In mid-April Whitmer issued an executive order that ultimately instructed many of the state’s nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. That put other residents in jeopardy, and may well have contributed to the high death rate in Michigan nursing homes.
About a third of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been at nursing homes, and the same is true in Michigan, according to some estimates — although the state Department of Health and Human Services hasn’t been able to offer concrete numbers.
The Detroit News added that lawmakers in the state have demanded an investigation into Whitmer’s order directing nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.
Whitmer has come under intense fire for numerous highly controversial decisions that her administration has made during the coronavirus, including the decision to give taxpayer money to Democrat organizations and operations.
The Daily Wire reported:
Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer struggled to defend her administration on Wednesday when she was grilled over a scandal involving who was responsible for awarding taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money to Democrat organizations and operatives.
Whitmer rushed to cancel the contracts on Tuesday after information surfaced online about who the entities were who were going to receive the funds.
When asked during a press conference on Wednesday about who was responsible for selecting the partisan organizations, Whitmer refused to answer and had to repeatedly look down at her notes.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Michigan have signed an online petition to recall Whitmer over her controversial handling of the pandemic in her state.
“Michigan now bans lawn and landscaping services, motor boating and golf. Large stores can’t sell paint, furniture or garden equipment,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “People aren’t allowed to travel between residences, which blocks them from visiting second homes and hunting cabins. Long-distance drives that don’t meet a “critical” need, according to the governor’s definition, are prohibited.”
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