I hear a lot about southeners having pride in owning guns. It's new years here in Michigan and I live in the suburbs across from Detroit. I sat here
and listend to gunshots for 6 hours. It started about 11pm and is just winding down about 5 am. It sounded like WW3. At the peak could hear 5-10 guns
at any moment emptying whole clips. In a city where half the population is illiterate it's kind of unsettling to know there are that many guns.
Its like that every year, Ive been Detroit LEO for 17 years now. This year was light actually, although there have been around last count 6 or seven
shootings. 5 people were shot at one club on the east side.
Happy New Year! I just finished 18 hours attached to an ER in SW Michigan. The Zoo was relatively tame last night. No shootings, at least none coming
to our ER for saving. Your story is a telling note. The question for you is can you too protect yourself and your family. Your story is completely
indicative of the potential for serious business under the right conditions to take place where you live. Clif High @ halfpasthuman.com (the web bot)
has an interesting suggestion called "Your destiny arrives in March. Are you ready?". halfpasthuman.com... Clif talks about
potential and probability. It is simply prudent to be prepared for any shift in the paradigm that might bring unrest. The gunshots are proof that
things could get dicey with the right potential. Something to ponder as the variables, which are many, keep us on the edge of our seats with the
arrival of the new year. Good luck to everybody this year. We might need it. It would be interesting to hear from others around our grand republic
regarding gunfire on new year's eve. I heard it said weeks ago that how you spend the first day of the year will be correlative to the rest of your
year. I saw a lot of people tonight that didn't fare very well, including the officers that had to baby sit the unfortunate ones. I was working and
grateful for that. Stay safe people. Stand on equal ground with the crazies. Just in case...
I don’t live in Detroit, I live outside the communist republic of Chicago. From what I understand the cop’s from Detroit don’t want to live
there. If I lived, and I do, outside a gang banger heavy, crime riddled neighborhood, I would get lots of dogs and guns, and I did.
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Ah yes, the People's Republic of Chicago. I am glad I don't have the unfortunate circumstance of living there. Still, it is in no way a rightful
comparison to the plight of Detroit. Chicago for the most part remains a functioning city with pockets of abstract poverty and wanton violence.
Detroit looks like a bombed out city with little to no hope for many that live within the inner city. There are some dangerous areas in Chicago. Some
areas of Chicago that come to mind would have to be Englewood on the Southside and parts of the Westside. Gangs run amok in a lot of the neighborhoods
outside Down Town which I affectionately call the "Green Zone." Anywhere beyond that, and it gets kind of hairy. Here is a report from one year ago
about the violence in Chicago.
Now, take the report above with a grain of salt because Chicago in no way, shape, or form can be compared to war zones like Iraq or Afghanistan. Still
a telling report, but not on the level of those places. No mortar attacks, roadside bombs, or suicide bombers. Just a bunch of knuckleheads with itchy
trigger fingers. Look on the bright side, Rahmbo aka Mayor Rahm Emanuel has things under control. A couple of days ago there was a news article citing
that violent crime like murders was down for the year.
At least nine people were shot across Chicago Thursday night, including four teens and an off-duty police officer, according to police.
The officer, 41-year-old Clifton Lewis, died of his wounds. He was shot about 8:30 p.m. at a store near Austin Boulevard and Division Street.
What a town! It has greasy palmed politicians to gangs running the streets with near impunity. Nice place to visit, but I would not want to live
there. Taxes are to high, rents are through the roof, and gangs roam the streets armed to the teeth. I am actually surprised Chicago has not suffered
a similar fate like Detroit and other rustbelt cities?
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I think I would be more scared of the bullet's that are raining back down because idiots dont realize shooting into the air that what goes up, must
come down. Secondly the 2nd amendment says we have a right to bear arms. Being a moron and discharging a loaded firearm while in a populated area is
The idiots who did that should have their guns taken away and hit in the head with a tack hammer for being stupid.
The literacy rate is NOT from the suburbs it's from the inner city. Theres been a few write ups in the paper over the years about it. Half of
the city of Detroit is illiterate. I just don't like the idea of living so close to that many dumb assess owning guns.
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