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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Governor Rick Snyder introduced Kevyn Orr to reporters Thursday afternoon shortly before he became Detroit's new emergency financial manager.

"We are going to turn around the City of Detroit through teamwork and collaboration," said Snyder.

Mayor Dave Bing is hopeful.

"Today marks the beginning of us bringing health back to the City of Detroit," he said.

However, not everyone is as optimistic or enthusiastic about the new EFM.

"This is nothing but a takeover.  This is so unfair.  Snyder is not for the people," said a protester.

Joining Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on our panel to discuss:

Rev. Charles Williams II, a preacher, activist and president of the local National Action Network.

Maxine Jones, a fellow Detroiter, homeowner and business owner, who lives in what she calls one of the most dangerous parts of the city.  She doesn't care whether it's the mayor, the council or an EFM in charge.  She just wants Detroit to be a safe city.

And Bertram Marks, a lawyer, preacher and the lead attorney for The Council of Baptist Pastors.

Plus, now that Detroit has an emergency financial manager, Charlie Langton took "Let It Rip" on the road to ask people in the city whether they feel their vote still means anything.

Click on the videos above to watch this edition of "Let It Rip."  Plus, post your thoughts in the "Comments" section below.

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