Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:47 AM
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Detroit is nearly 83% black.




posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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reply to post by WhatAreThey
 


And? What are you implying?



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:18 AM
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reply to post by Wide-Eyes
 


Implication?
I believe it was a forthright statement.
I also believe that no serious intelligent discussion can come of it.
And in my opinion there-in lies the problem.
edit on 10/7/2012 by DENBY because: Spelling error



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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That video of the city council is just an absolute disgrace. That city is doomed beyond comprehension since it's obvious they are being run by a bunch of 88's. There really just aren't any words to describe the type of problems that we are facing in this country.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:24 AM
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interesting try by the union to get more money, and yes they need it. BUT where would the money come from? what is not given in the story or the pamphlet is the fact that THERE IS NO MONEY. this was made very clear on the news as bickering in city counsel about what to do and something about federal government taking over things to do with money since the city is well BEYOND BROKE. so how are they supposed to hire more cops and pay cops more? the city has had major issues (like many big US cities), ever since everyone started to move to the suburban areas for better living and more space, and the fact that city taxes were extremely high. that left only the poorer people who could not afford to move, that combined with so much abandoned buildings gave gangs a good place to play and have since pretty much given them control at night. during the day the city is generally safe unless you wander into the wrong areas.

this is the same as MANY US cities. heck after 4pm in most of the big cities i have been to even McDonalds are closed. (one reason i am worried about Toronto's taxes getting higher and higher i don't want the same thing to happen there). just think that better city management and lower taxes YEARS BACK would have stopped the problem. but sadly the government turned a blind eye to the issue way back then and now it has become a major problem. we are after all talking about the city that needed to replace their hockey stadium because of poor attendance due to the fact if you took a bus you might get robbed, if you drove your car would likely be stolen, and THAT happened years and years back :shk: shame they didn't try to solve the problem even just that far back.

i have been IN Detroit a few times over the last few months. i was IMPRESSED with all the work they have done to clean up the waterfront (at least partially paid for by GM). my father who was brought up just outside Detroit was also very impressed. i saw NO problems at all, even a lot of people strolling around with their kids. but i am well aware that day and night are completely different. it is safe during the day, but deadly at night, when the gangs are in charge.

the only way to FIX the problem is to somehow GET the city MONEY, not to mention getting JOBS back as well. maybe instead of giving away millions and billions of dollars to countrys that HATE the US. a small portion of that could be BETTER spent on police and other emergency services that are also in short supply. as well as cleaning up and getting JOBS BACK in the area. and the best way to get jobs back (not just in Detroit but in ALL of the US). is to STOP MANUFACTURING EVERYTHING OVERSEAS, as well as all the other OUTSOURCING of jobs to other countries.

Detroit is a GOOD EXAMPLE of the harm high taxes, and big businesses sending away work can cause. as well as government mismanagement that has gone on over 60 years.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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It is OK to use/write the words 'Hunky'* and 'White-Bread' but if I wrote out the 'N' Word I am sure that my post would be deleted for violating T&C.
Think about that for a while.

*The word is Hunky. It is pronounced Honky as in "Where's my food? I'm Hongry."



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:31 AM
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Sounds like Detroit needs the national guard. The last thing you want to do is attack the United States military. If its this bad, a state of emergency needs to be declared and we need to go in and wipe out the gangs

Seriously, if its that bad, request the national guard and declare marshal law.

The gangs are a domestic threat. They need to be eliminated. They need to know they have no power. The United States military will and can break them. They can give up in peace or die, either way.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by milkyway12
Sounds like Detroit needs the national guard. The last thing you want to do is attack the United States military. If its this bad, a state of emergency needs to be declared and we need to go in and wipe out the gangs

Seriously, if its that bad, request the national guard and declare marshal law.

The gangs are a domestic threat. They need to be eliminated. They need to know they have no power. The United States military will and can break them. They can give up in peace or die, either way.
edit on 7-10-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)


i believe they did that back in the 60's. apparently didn't work so well.

en.wikipedia.org...

The 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot, was a civil disturbance in Detroit, Michigan, US that began in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar then known as a blind pig, on the corner of 12th (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) and Clairmount streets on the city's Near West Side. Police confrontations with patrons and observers on the street evolved into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in United States history, lasting five days and surpassing the violence and property destruction of Detroit's 1943 race riot. To help end the disturbance, Governor George W. Romney ordered the Michigan National Guard into Detroit, and President Lyndon B. Johnson sent in Army troops. The result was 43 dead, 467 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. The scale of the riot was surpassed only by the New York City Draft Riots, which took place during the U.S. Civil War,[1] and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The riot was prominently featured in the news media, with live television coverage, extensive newspaper reporting, and extensive stories in Time and Life magazines. The Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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What is wrong with that? If we have to kill 10,000 gang members so be it. If 10,000 has to be arrested, so be it. What they are doing isn't a revolution, but profiteering off human suffering. Gangs are a hostile military force and should be dealt with. Whether they forfeit their lives or get jobs, either way.

This is 2012, our military is much more efficient and advanced.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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As for 'Hunky' I will take the word of the African-Americans (From Detroit by the way) who explained it to me back in 1969 over whatever book definition you are quoting.

As for the rest of your response you are too shallow minded to bother getting into a discussion with you about any of it.

Have a nice day!



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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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Or if you ever just need a place to hide out, just pretend your a bum in Detroit! Like seriously, unemployment being high, no one would ever know who you are, you'd blend right in!



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by milkyway12
Sounds like Detroit needs the national guard. The last thing you want to do is attack the United States military. If its this bad, a state of emergency needs to be declared and we need to go in and wipe out the gangs

Seriously, if its that bad, request the national guard and declare marshal law.

The gangs are a domestic threat. They need to be eliminated. They need to know they have no power. The United States military will and can break them. They can give up in peace or die, either way.
edit on 7-10-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)


I agree with this 100% Our country should not let a city fall out like this. It needs to be cleaned up at cost. A military intervention if necessary. Gangs can't be allowed to take over a city. Next thing you know you will have a much larger problem on your hand when they start to form their own government and claim they are no longer bound by US laws.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:01 AM
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Exactly. These people have no respect for the law or constitution. They aren't rebelling or revolting in the name of the constitution, but in the name of evil. They need to be broken and the people who obey the law and respect the constitution needs to be protected.

The gangs will die, either voluntarily or forcibly.

This is one of the few times I believe in marshal law. If 50,000 military personnel has to be deployed to Detroit, so be it.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:28 AM
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Detroit has always been dangerous I've lived in the suburbs my whole life. I have all kinds of stories. Back in the mid 90's I was coming home from a rave at 3 am. My car broke down in one of the worst parts of Detroit. My girlfriend and I asked some guy for help. He flagged down a car full of brothers. He asked them if they'd give us a ride. They said "not the guy but we'll give the girl a ride". My girlfriend and I started walking home and there were car loads of brothers that kept circling us. My girlfriend started crying and freaking out. We saw a cop car coming down the road. I ran out in the road and tried to flag them down to ask for help. They looked and kept on going. A few minutes later I was able to flag a cab down. I didn't have any money but she gave us a ride home for free. She said she couldn't live with herself if she had left us.

I could go on and on about the things I've experienced living here. I've been shot at and robbed. My exgirlfriends sister was stabbed in the throat on prom night on the way to the prom. My buddy was driving down the road and someone randomly shot at his car with a 12 gauge. The slug went though the back door of his car and hit his buddy in the kneecaps. I live 2 blocks from the city limits. I hear gunshots almost every night. I hear fully automatic assault riffles.

I think they should barricade the city in and napalm it citizens and all.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by DENBY
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As for 'Hunky' I will take the word of the African-Americans (From Detroit by the way) who explained it to me back in 1969 over whatever book definition you are quoting.


Well I am going to go with all the black people that I grew up around. Being the only white person on my street and one of only 7 in my high school, I got a lot of exposure and they do not agree with you. In the meantime, I asked a black friend.

Her response "Hunky? Why the hell would it be Hunky? That does not even have any roots in the words origin. It has always been a short o and when the hell did white people get to tell us how to spell our slang!!!????!?!?"

She thinks hunky means what I do. Hunkey- someone with hunk like qualities.

But hey, you asked someone 40 years ago so I am sure you know more what you are talking about. I only grew up surrounded by it and asked someone in the last hour. Obviously you are one up on me there.



As for the rest of your response you are too shallow minded to bother getting into a discussion with you about any of it.

Have a nice day!



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I bet you cannot explain why.
I was genuinely concerned. I really fear any "warzone" where I might get called some names before I leave in one piece unharmed. It sounds really scary for you.

I want to hear all about it.

And now whether it was spelled with a U when you asked one black person 40 years ago Vs. whether it is spelled with an O in the last 30+ years I have been the only white person most places I have been is really not worth arguing about. It is funny though that you want to argue.

"I asked a black guy in the 70s and that one black guy said it was a U. I cannot find one single thing online that backs that up but I can find Honky EVERYWHERE and even the etymology of the word so it must be Hunky! Grrrr"

Fabulous argument. Just fantastic.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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Boy and I was just getting ready to go up to the Motor City Casino, Now after reading this thread, I have peed all over myself and just don't know what to do.

After reading that I doubt I will even sleep a wink to night.

Oh yea and they fired RObo cop, I think he's doing rent a cop stuff now.

I'm really more afarid of the burbs myself.

They have been talking that roit stuff all year, I'm sure this is way better than Afghanistan or Iraq,, Syria right now..

If your worried about Detroit, I would hate to see when TSHTF.

It was way worst in Watts heck the guy wanted my sharkskin pants.

Yea wait till they put the Mayor in prison, their all crooks, and when I say that I mean it. It's all the same small crooks big crooks, it's all the bumbs that you've elected..

But it's the cops too, the Sheriff dept here in this county is so crooked I think all the honest ones quit.

You won't like marshall law either.

The whole problem is government, greed, there is plenty enough for everyone, it's these Bankers and crooked lie politicians that have done this to us, New York and Serpico told the the story the real story.
!0% of the cops are bad just like a cross section of the public, 10 % are perfectly honest, the of 80 % will go either way.

That is the truth, you I know it, it was that way when we were kids it's the same way now, people looking to get over.

Now when Christ returns a whole lot of people got a but kickin comin. I don't think he's turning the other cheek this time, that's done and over, it time to get paid the wages of sin this time round.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:57 AM
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Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by generik
 


What is wrong with that? If we have to kill 10,000 gang members so be it. If 10,000 has to be arrested, so be it. What they are doing isn't a revolution, but profiteering off human suffering. Gangs are a hostile military force and should be dealt with. Whether they forfeit their lives or get jobs, either way.

This is 2012, our military is much more efficient and advanced.
edit on 7-10-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)


the problem is that for every "gang banger" killed scores of people who's only real crime is being poor would also end up being killed. and being poor is generally the CAUSE of people joining gangs to begin with.

no before they send in troops guns blazing something FIRST needs to be done to either figure a way to get ALL non gang bangers out before hand (good luck). or figure out a way to improve things in such a way that "GANG LIFE" is not seemingly the only option. i understand that joining a gang is almost mandatory if you wish to survive. so even "gang members" in some cases could be well not innocent but not really deserving of death/heavy prison time. it is a vicious circle in a lot of ways. "dammed if you do, dammed if you don't"

and just think of the riots starting out everywhere else as you should know dammed well that it will become a RACE ISSUE, if the military/national guard are called in. no brute force is not the way to go on this, at least until every other option is tried and failed.

no what Detroit needs is a major cash infusion, for things like emergency services, JOBS, helping rebuild what is now slums. deal with the ISSUES that cause THE PROBLEM. then at the same time start in on the criminal element. heal the disease before putting the patient down. just because it is easier to kill then to heal, does not mean you shouldn't try everything to cure the disease first. then you can amputate only what is needed, while leaving a live patient.



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