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Friday: Detroit water update, Roma attack, Swedish real estate company, and more...

If you can't afford to pay your bills in Detroit, the city will shut off your water -- so welfare-rights groups fight back by calling on the UN to step in..Even after two weeks have passed, no one has been arrested for a brutal mob beating in Paris that left a seventeen-year-old Roma boy in a coma...and it seems like...
If you can't afford to pay your bills in Detroit, the city will shut off your water -- so welfare-rights groups fight back by calling on the UN to step in..Even after two weeks have passed, no one has been arrested for a brutal mob beating in Paris that left a seventeen-year-old Roma boy in a coma...and it seems like a Swedish real estate company is trying to force low-income tenants out of its properties in a Toronto neighbourhood -- but the company says it just intends to superintend well

Part One

UN asked to intervene in Detroit water clash
The city of Detroit is cracking down on people who don't pay their water bills -- by cutting off the water. So, to draw attention to what's become a growing crisis, a number of groups appealed to the United Nations to intervene.

Roma Attack
A Roma teenager is still in a coma after being beaten by a group of young men two weeks ago in France. And with no arrests in the case, many say the attack -- and the reaction to it -- reflect a bigger problem.

Militarized police
Across the U.S., more and more police forces are bringing in the heavy artillery -- and that has the ACLU worried about what it calls "the excessive militarization of American policing".

Part Two

Swedish real-estate company: Toronto tenant
A renter in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood is unhappy with her landlord -- a Swedish multinational property-company with deep pockets, and big plans to expand across the country.

Swedish real-estate company: Akelius
Akelius says it's fixing up buildings to provide what it calls "first-class rental living." Ben Scott is an Asset Manager with Akelius Real Estate Management.

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