Even Felons Can Make Something of Themselves

An 8 time felon from Detroit just got elected as a state representative. Brian Banks will be representing the east side of Detroit. He was busted eight times for writing bad checks and for credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004. In Michigan, a felon can be elected if their crimes are not “related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office.” Good for you, Brian Banks! Next stop, the White House! How could he of lost with his slogan of “You Can Bank on Banks”?

Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com.


  1. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    This Country is going down a great path when Jamal in the fucking looney bin gets reelected to congress…

  2. AnthonyLoman

    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Only 8 convictions makes him the most law abiding citizen in East Detroit.

  3. shrekkalove

    November 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Now, that’s real street cred

  4. FLprodivider66

    November 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I always knew the government was made up of crooks

    • John in va

      November 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

      @FLprodivider66 andd blacksss

  5. Linuxdood

    November 7, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    three strikes you’re an elected official.

  6. Animal House Rules

    November 8, 2012 at 12:08 am

    He’s Black and it was Detroit……is there any more racist group than blacks when it comes to voting? DC Mayor marion Barry? Obama carrying 95% of the black vote? Really we should just not allow them to vote…it’s clear they aren’t voting on issues…

  7. My Kaka

    November 8, 2012 at 12:21 am

    “how could he of lost”
    i really dont know why this irks me so much.

  8. The Real Big Ed

    November 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    That’s alleged.

  9. Gunner

    November 8, 2012 at 7:17 am

    He can get elected, but he can’t vote!

  10. FLprodivider66

    November 8, 2012 at 7:28 am

    So THAT’S where Martin Lawrence went to…?

  11. JimmiesFingerStinks

    November 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    In that town, only 8 felonies makes you a bitch.

  12. TBVickroy

    November 8, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Detroit has a liberal 9 strikes policy.

    • OllieInChicago

      November 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

      @TBVickroy Even with 9 strikes, they couldn’t touch Matt Cain or the rest of the Giants pitching staff.

  13. jerkstoresean

    November 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    It’s nice to see John Starks doing well for himself again

  14. Pool Keepers Son

    November 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Well, I’m with you folks. I’m a forgive-and-forgettin’ Christian, and I say, if their rambunctiousness, and misdemeanoring, is behind them…

    • Gunner

      November 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

      @Pool Keepers Son hey pappy, ain’t you gonna press the flesh, and do a little politic’n?

      • Pool Keepers Son

        November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

        @Gunner I’ll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don’t tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS communicating!

  15. DeathProof

    November 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You can’t even get a job at WalMart of McDonald with 8 felonies! Way to beat the system!

  16. DeathProof

    November 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

    You can’t even get a job at WalMart or McDonald with 8 felonies! Way to beat the system!

    • AnthonyLoman

      November 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

      @DeathProof He didn’t beat the system he IS the system.

  17. Beer

    November 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    He goes by the name doughnut in michigan

  18. OllieInChicago

    November 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I bet that’s a Steve Harvey suit.

    • jerkaruso

      November 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

      @OllieInChicago Nah, it’s not purple.

  19. The Condor

    November 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Just look at congresses criminal rap sheet. This guy is going places!

  20. Docintoxicated

    November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

    To be fair no one in Detroit that is old enough to run for office isn’t a felon. Their voter information mailers include mugshots and a rap sheet.

  21. Ziggy Stardust

    November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Who’s his advisor ? Marion Barry?.  Holy shit !! Yet more proof that many people shouldn’t be allowed to vote, or run.

  22. Aria Taint

    November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

    It just proves if your black in a city of Obama phone owners you WILL get elected no matter what you did (or currently do)
    We need to cut our losses and give that city to Canada and let them deal with it.

  23. SpeedKills

    November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I’d of thought that after getting caught the 2nd or 3rd crime you would have tried a new scheme. He final got to his backup plan though, Run for Office.

  24. SpeedKills

    November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Does anyone think that after this election we’re gonna start seeing some Republicans start running their campaigns in black face.

  25. Roy Bigunz

    November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    You would be hard pressed to find a non-felon in that city. Burn it.

  26. bmqq316

    November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    The citizens of Detroit wanted a candidate they could relate to.

  27. c_ocobean

    November 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    this is just a convicted felon. He’s joining a group of elite felons who have yet to be caught.

  28. c_ocobean

    November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    “don’t make me uncross my arms, or I will choke you”

  29. TSheehan

    November 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Every politician is a felon. They have all been robbing us for decades.

  30. thoughtcops

    November 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Votr for me or I will light you the fuck up!

  31. thoughtcops

    November 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Lol, he’s a felon so he couldn’t vote for himself…even his moms couldn’t vote for em.