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Let It Rip: The Grosse Pointe Park police video scandal, apology issued

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Part 1: The Grosse Pointe Park police video scandal

Grosse Pointe police officers are accused of demeaning and humiliating a man on video, who may be mentally challenged. One side of the argument finds the situation offensive and racist, while others believe the police meant no harm and the media is blowing it out of proportion.

On the panel:

Steve Neavling, Founder of Motor City Muckraker
Minister Malik Shabazz, Community activist
Greg Bowens, Public relations expert
Fox 2's Charlie Langton

In the discussion, Bowens offers an apology to the victim, Michael Scipio, on behalf of the city and the department.

Part 2: Can you be fired for what you say on social media?

Should your boss be able to fire you because of what you post on social media? We discuss the fine line between your right to free speech and your employer's right to fire you. The discussion comes days after an employee at DTE Energy Co. was fired after posting a rant about her job on Facebook.

Rachel Burnett, Fired for Facebook post
Terry Bonnett, Labor attorney
Fox 2's Alexis Wiley
Fox 2's Charlie Langton

Part 3: Let It Rip on the Road

Fox 2's Charlie Langton takes Let It Rip on the road to find out what metro Detroit thinks about employers firing employees for what they say on social media.

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