The city of Detroit has been declared bankrupt, reeling from the closure of many auto plants and related enterprises that were once the backbone of the city.
City administrators are making working people bear the brunt of this severe economic crisis. They are driving many out of their homes and out of the city, while a small area is gentrified.
Whole neighbourhoods are disaster areas. Schools and community centres are being shut.
Now a new twist has been added -- cutting off water to the poorest, creating a humanitarian and health crisis.