I just found this thread and I find it easier to respond in one post. I hope you take the time to read what I have to say.
reply to post by Chickensalad
I hope you don't mean the Michigan Militia when you say "State Militia." A lot of the Michigan Militia folks are connected to white power groups and
other ill-mannered and radical groups. They aren't a real police force, and I doubt they could be held to the same accountability. That is just a
reply to post by r2d246
Actually, Detroit has a bit of that already. All of the abandoned structures have become a draw for people who are into urban exploring. A lot of
people do just that, bringing supplies and camping out in old buildings and trying to avoid others. I've met people from all over the world who come
to the city for this purpose, though it seems to be pretty popular with Eastern Europeans for some reason. Maybe they just go to the bars I frequent
more than people from other regions of the world.
Recently, a group of people started an initiative through Kickstarter to create a zombie themed park in Detroit, utilizing many of the abandoned
buildings. Unfortunately, it failed to get enough funding, but I'm still hoping it comes back with a better plan next time.
reply to post by generik
I couldn't agree more. Detroit is actually a pretty great place during the day. The Riverwalk, Greektown, the casinos, the city's few theaters and
stadiums are all relatively safe to be, even at night. They are regularly policed because that's where the most people are. It's when you get out of
those areas that you can run into trouble.
reply to post by milkyway12
While sending in the National Guard is an option, it would hardly be the best one. The troops would essentially be fighting an insurgency group. We
haven't had too good of a track record with that the last few years. It would also set a terrible precedent for the government to intervene with force
as soon as anything turns south, which could lead to martial law being declared in other parts of the country.
reply to post by Socrato
Due to the decline of the education system in the city I doubt most of the people who are involved in gang activities could even form the idea of
forming their own government. Even if they could, there is almost no cooperation between the gangs and it would just lead to more infighting as one
group struggled to maintain power. It would essentially become America's version of Mogadishu.
reply to post by wantsome
I grew up in Detroit. Not a suburb. Detroit itself. While there is a large portion of corrupt and immoral people, there are quite a few trying to do
good. Not everyone who lives in in the city , including my parents and three younger brothers, are up to no good. What you suggest is no less barbaric
than what's already going on within the city.
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
One of my more favorite Simpsons quotes. Thanks for bringing some humor to this thread! It's right up there with "Oh! Detroit style!" in the Season 16
episode "Mommy Beerest."
Another good one comes from stand up comedian JB Smoove. He says, "Detroit doesn't have obituaries, they have a threat page." You can watch the video
of it all here
. It's pretty great.
reply to post by BrokenCar
I'm glad there is at least one other person who hasn't given into the hype and negative stigma associated with the city!
reply to post by Jason88
is an unbiased write up on it. It's
the only way I can think of telling you about it without placing my own opinions on it within the response.
reply to post by Siberbat
I think they get most of their training from movies, video games, and music videos. Most of the gang members out there barely know how to load a gun,
much less aim one properly. Their tactics rarely go beyond spray and pray or get close and pull the trigger as many times as possible.
10/7/2012 by cmdrkeenkid because: Correcting a typo.