The Emergency Manager Law allows the EMS to take over cities and school districts and replace local officials, sell public assets, privatize public services, dismantle collective bargaining agreements, and more. They are dictators in the service of the corporations. Between 2010 and early 2014, Benton Harbor had two different EMs, and they stripped the elected city officials of their power, cut city spending, and continued to give away public land to Whirlpool.

Source: The Emergency Manager Law, that went crazy 02/11 by Rev Pinkney | Politics Progressive Podcasts