April 21, 2016

A Look At The Three Worst Officials From Flint

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced charges against three officials in connection with the water crisis, and damn there are a lot of felonies. Which guy is the worst? Let’s meet our contestants:

  • Michael Prysby was charged with two felony counts of misconduct in office for greenlighting a permit for the Flint water treatment plant, one that Schuette believes Prysby knew was unsafe. He also has one felony count of tampering with evidence and two misdemeanors. He has pleaded not guilty.
  • Stephen Busch is another Department of Environment Quality official accused of altering test results to show lower levels of lead in the city’s water. He faces the same felonies and also pleaded not guilty. Both men were released on $10,000 bail. 
  • Michael Glasgow was the Flint Water Plant Water Quality Supervisor. He had one job: supervise water quality. Glasgow was charged with a felony related to tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor for willful neglect of duty. Although he did not appear in court, his attorney believes that Glasgow “worked faithfully” at his job. His one job.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: