Hearing of the Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire

25 March 2010

The Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire: Utility Shutoffs and the Social Crisis in Detroit held a hearing at Wayne State University on March 20. This video contains excerpts of reports and testimony to the hearing.

The Citizens Inquiry was initially formed after a deadly house fire on Dexter Avenue in Detroit, Michigan killed three people—Marvin and Tyrone Allen and Lynn Greer. A subsequent fire on March 2 on Bangor Street claimed the lives of 3 young children aged 3-5. Both fires were caused by space heaters after the homes had been shutoff from utilities by DTE Energy.

The inquiry heard contributions from workers, experts, and leading members of the Socialist Equality Party on the policies that led to these and other deaths in Detroit and throughout the US.

For more information, visit www.socialequality.com/dexterinquiry.

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