Ron Seigel, a seasoned Michigan reporter who has enjoyed national circulation for many of his important articles received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Monteith College of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. His many articles have appeared in such newspapers as the Christian Science Monitor, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Faith and Family, The Jewish News, the Michigan Citizen, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Legal News. Ron directed United Community Ombudsmen, an organization which assisted community residents in dealing with government institutions. "
Friday, November 27, 2009
I knew things were bad and growing worse. I was not prepared, however, for the most disturbing of news on a local level. Ron Seigel, a nationally respected reporter, was brutally stabbed in the back by two masked men as he was returning to his waiting taxi on Wednesday, November 24th, the evening before Thanksgiving. Ron is a Jewish man in his early 60s and one of the gentlest but most intelligent people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
From Ron Seigel's bio:
This (the brutal stabbing) happened in Highland Park, Michigan, the Detroit municipal enclave where I once served as Executive Assistant to the Mayor. My informant was mutual friend, Gwendolyn Mingo, herself one of the finest and most valiant fighters for fairness and decency I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
I last spoke with Ron on Tuesday evening. Ron has contributed columns to this blog and had new material he wanted me to include. I had planned to do so.
Ron's spleen was punctured and had to be immediately removed. He is hospitalized at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
I will supply more details as I receive them. PRAY FOR RON SEIGEL and that the Highland Park Police Department conduct a vigorous investigation to remove the perpetrators from the streets. My informants tell me that no police report has been made as yet. So far the heinous crime has had no coverage in the local press although Ron has been a frequent contributor to most local newspapers.