Police in Michigan struggled to control a crowd of thousands of black people who waited to receive Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. Some call it a riot but since nobody shut off their Obama Phones, it didn't reach that level.
The civil insurrection began on Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands black people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold since the night before.
According to reports, only 1,000 vouchers were available for distribution. An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people were in attendance and each and every one wanted their government hand-out.
Garbage litters the ground at a human services building in Taylor where thousands of people rioted when a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher distribution event was cancelled. "It looks like the presidential inauguration after all of the Democratic Party faithful left."
One rioter said, "When the lights went out, it went horrible. People started trampling over people, there was a disabled lady that was in a wheelchair and they was trying to knock her over to get in front of her. I mean, just crazy,"
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the government on behalf of the participating family, which then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.Watch the ABC News Video: