This is one of the worst crises in recent history. Children have gotten lead poisoning, which has permanent effects, because of these officials' mistakes. Others have died from Legionnaire's disease. The people who are responsible for that deserve to pay for it. They should lose their jobs, pay huge fines and go to prison.
Thousands of people, many of which are only children, have been getting sick due to the condition of drinking water in Flint, Michigan. There is evidence that public officials knew that there was a problem with the drinking water, but that they did not do anything to fix it. As a result of their carelessness, people are now suffering. This is unacceptable, and the public officials should be punished for their inaction.
Michigan officials who were responsible for monitoring drinking water and protecting it from contaminants should be punished by losing their jobs because their neglect has resulted in catastrophic consequences for the people of Flint, Michigan who do not have access to safe drinking water. The Michigan government needs to act quickly to prevent this situation from worsening because it is a public health disaster.
Governmental officials in Michigan who dismissed reports about Flint's drinking water should be punished. People that were in a position to help but did not do so are either incompetent or corrupt. Either way, they should receive an official reprimand, or in certain cases a suspension or loss of their job.