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As the financial realities of Detroit’s bankruptcy start to set in, some city retirees want to see Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr sell some of the Detroit Institute of Art’s masterpieces before he slashes their pensions and health insurance coverage.

“Why not sell the art and help the city get back on its feet?” asks Emery Esse, 63, who retired from the Detroit Police Department in 1990 and now lives in Fort Collins, Colo., on a $2,000-a-month pension.

 


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