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Detroit is the Most Dangerous City

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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 08:22 PM
I've always maintained that Detroit is a cess pool that needed to be nuked and rebuilt from the ground up. There is nothing good there. Everything that meant anything has either died or left in a hurry. Large parts of that town are deserted and/or abandoned. Its a scene out of some post-apocalyptic horror film .

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by IAF101

Wow, it's really that bad? I'm now imagining Detroit like this:

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:12 PM
I gotta back what Realtruth said. I live about 40 miles north of Detroit. The situation in Detroit is very bad.

The scandals mentioned about Kwame Kilpatrick, that's only a few of them. He's used the city's money to go to Vegas, going to Super Bowls, people on the city's payroll who don't even work for the city. On and on.

Police and firefighters being laid off. Schools being shut down. Roads crumbling. Over passes crumbling. Polluted river. Abandoned buildings all over. It stinks. It looks bad. Not really any stores or restaurants downtown. Extremely high priced housing for very low quality.

This city is just awful.

I have to agree with Realtruth also that they haven't really recovered from the 1967 riots. Mayor after mayor stealing from the city. I don't mean to sound racist or anything, but the people of Detroit continue to vote in people like Kwame because he's black. I'm not saying all black candidates are bad, and I'm not saying white people are the answer. But they vote for these people ONLY because they're black.

I also heard that Trump told the city of Detroit he would tear down some of the abandoned buildings and clean up areas and build new buildings to attract shops, restaurants, and other businesses to downtown, all out of his own pocket, if they'd give him one of the casinos downtown (I think it was only one). Detroit said no because they didn't want to give up a casino. This shows where their priorities are.

The state of Michigan is in serious trouble as well. The housing market is bad. A standard 2-3 bedroom house is $220,000+, and these are in the average areas. Good luck getting one in the nice areas for under $400,000.

The economy is awful. Multi-billion dollar deficit. I'm sure some of you heard about the partial government shut down not long ago.

Then there's all the companies leaving the state. One example is Comerica bank, who has been here for over 100 years, and they even have their name on the stadium of the Detroit Tigers. They couldn't take it anymore and moved to Dallas.

This is without mentioning the struggling "big three", Chrysler, Ford, and GM. If they go down or Look the hell out... This place will go up in flames, more so than it already has.

Detroit was knocked off that top spot for the most dangerous city, but it looks like they were able to get their act together and get it back.

If you're ever thinking about visiting or, dare I say, moving here - don't. Just stop thinking. There is no opportunity here, and you'll struggle getting out without sacrificing money out of your pocket. Just stay away!

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:14 PM
No wonder that Michigan government has been shut down, right?

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:26 PM
Detroit also has the honor of being ranked second among housing foreclosures in metro areas.

This thread has kind of turned into a Detroit bashing. Can anyone defend Detroit or at least have anything good to say about it?

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:43 PM

Originally posted by Chyort
Can anyone defend Detroit or at least have anything good to say about it?


..their football team is above .500..........

Ok - that part of the argument is over. Back to the bashing.

In all seriousness, I don't think there is anything good about it. It's not really "bashing". It's just the unfortunate truth.

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:44 PM
Agreed, I don't see any of bashings here.

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 09:55 PM
I'm hard-pressed to say anything good about Detroit. I was born there, lived there for a good number of years, left for the suburbs for awhile, moved back for a few years and left for good less than 10 years ago.
I agree with what many have said about the ills of Detroit.

BUT, this study appears to be somewhat flawed, perhaps even biased.

Critics also complain that numbers don't tell the whole story because of differences among cities.

"You're not comparing apples and oranges; you're comparing watermelons and grapes," said Rob Casey, who heads the FBI section that puts out the Uniform Crime Report that provides the data for the Quitno report.

The FBI posted a statement on its website criticizing such use of its statistics.

"These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region," the FBI said. "Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents."

(emphasis mine)

[edit on 19-11-2007 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 10:45 PM
reply to post by DontTreadOnMe

It's possible the survey could be flawed. But I think all of those cities that made that top list are unacceptably dangerous. I don't think the title 'most dangerous' city really even matters. If you have high crime rates, something needs to be done regardless of your ranking.

posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 10:50 PM

Originally posted by NovusOrdoMundi
This is without mentioning the struggling "big three", Chrysler, Ford, and GM.

I've been saying for years that the best way for the 'BIG 3' to improve their quality would be to move the hell out of Detroit.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 12:04 AM
Aside from the fact that Detroit politicians are corrupt, the whole city is not bad, just easily led. Many people in Detroit want things better for their community, but are getting bullied into the current administrations agenda's. Detroit's citizens only need band together to change things, because as it stands now Detroit will go into a final receivership, this will start the ball rolling.

I love Michigan and everything about it, just because one area is considered a bad apple doesn't make the whole state bad. Michigan is beautiful. I have traveled most of the world and still do, but I always return to the majestic state in which I was born and raised. Michigan has much to offer people that wish to retreat to a place that Hemingway himself chose to be a recluse.

Michigan with more beautiful shoreline than any other state in the US has the largest fresh water supply in the world.

Detroit will eventually be sorted out in the very near future, you and I will live to see it.

[edit on 20-11-2007 by Realtruth]

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 05:35 AM

Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
I agree with what many have said about the ills of Detroit.

BUT, this study appears to be somewhat flawed, perhaps even biased.

Well i'd rather go by actual Michigan resident's accounts than the study anyway. Detroit sounds even worse than I thought it was!

How come one of the most prosperous countries in the world can let their cities get this bad?

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 05:57 AM
San Juan, PR could give Detroit a run for their money anyday, I think they had over 500 murders in San Juan alone in 2006. Puerto Rico is notorious for its insanely high crime rate.

That study is definitely flawed to say the least, notice how they dident even list Chicago or Los Angeles either.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 06:03 AM
Funny this is up again

Some 7-8 years ago I remember hearing the exact same statement, and the reason I took notice of it is because at that time my hometown was the equivalent of Detroit

We had the crime and the car sales.

Fortunately they got rid of a lot of the crime over time.

Sad to hear that they didn' manage to do the same for Detroit.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 07:00 AM
Doesn't suprise me at all,there is a judge who does a court show Greg Mathis evidently he was a judge there,by his actions words and such he acts like a gangster so would hate to see the inhabitants on other side of podium

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 08:29 AM
Here is a tour video of Detroit's ghetto's. I secure and preserve, foreclosed house's for a living. And just recently picked up the Detroit area, (lucky me!).
This video will give you an idea of how bad it really is. This is not my video, so if your at work or home with children kill the volume because the background music does contain vulger language.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 09:05 AM
Well folks Ive lived in the Detroit area for almost 35 years of mt 43 YO life and have seen the good and the bad.
The Good is the main Downtown and few and select outer Downtown corridoors.
The actual Skyscrappers and overall Building scapes are pretty Cool and the River Front can be a Treat as well.
However the Bad is the other 80% of the City.
IMO Less jobs than ever and less oppurtunities combined with Crime "paying better" is the big factor in Detroit.
Bottom line Detroit is a Decent place too visit for a tour or event but I wouldnt want too live there and wouldnt recommend it hence why I live a half hour away.
Just my 2 cents.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 09:34 AM
Poverty and Drugs the reason for all this....
There is lot of low income people there working in the manufacturing industries mostly Automobile...

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 09:37 AM
reply to post by ChrisF231

They claimed the study had incomplete information on Chicago and LA but that they expected them to be in the top 10 once all info was compiled.

posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 10:05 AM

Originally posted by Realtruth
Detroit will eventually be sorted out in the very near future, you and I will live to see it.

This is where we have to disagree. I don't see it happening. Too much corruption.

I don't consider this my home (Houston, Texas is my home!) and I don't like it here, but I'd still like to see it rebound. I'd like to see every part of this country that is in this type of shape rebound. Unfortunately I think that's just not reality.

The current system means electing politicians, and I'd be willing to bet anything that from city council on up to President, more than not there's going to be someone who is corrupt and/or can be corrupted from an outside source. That means our current path and status quo will continue to be our current path and status quo.

[edit on 11/20/07 by NovusOrdoMundi]

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