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Old 10-06-2012, 13:26   #1
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Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/...-for-visitors/
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Old 10-06-2012, 13:50   #2
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I enjoyed Robocop, but I never thought it would end up being prophetic. Eric
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Old 10-06-2012, 13:53   #3
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What a **** hole.
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Old 10-06-2012, 13:59   #4
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Consider the source.

With that said, I'd just as soon walk around Detroit as I would Memphis, St. Louis, DC, Gary, New Orleans, Little Rock or a bunch of other mid size cities. Detroit is no worse than any of those.
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Old 10-06-2012, 15:52   #5
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Consider the source.

With that said, I'd just as soon walk around Detroit as I would Memphis, St. Louis, DC, Gary, New Orleans, Little Rock or a bunch of other mid size cities. Detroit is no worse than any of those.
Don't forget Chicago.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:18   #6
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Visited Detroit in the early sixties. It was a crap hole then.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:27   #7
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Well at least the people in Detroit can get a gun permit. Think of how bad Baltimore, Loa Angeles, Stockton, and even our nation's capital are. Granted, Detroit is a craphole but it could be worse.... like Chicago.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:38   #8
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dont blame the city, blame the people whom live there. a building never tried to mug me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:39   #9
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Anyone read Robert A. Heinlein's I Will Fear No Evil? He predicted that their would be what he called abandoned areas in American cities where you only went with the explicit understanding that you were on your own, no one would come to your assistance when you were attacked. Published in 1970.

It was inevitable given populations in the inner cities, racism, illegal immigration and politicians who see poor people as cheap and easy votes to be bought with welfare handouts. A republic or democracy cannot survive if there are too many people who don't even consider themselves part of it, aren't morally bound by its laws or share its values. I won't even get into language.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:43   #10
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Anyone read Robert A. Heinlein's I Will Fear No Evil? He predicted that their would be what he called abandoned areas in American cities where you only went with the explicit understanding that you were on your own, no one would come to your assistance when you were attacked. Published in 1970.

It was inevitable given populations in the inner cities, racism, illegal immigration and politicians who see poor people as cheap and easy votes to be bought with welfare handouts. A republic or democracy cannot survive if there are too many people who don't even consider themselves part of it, aren't morally bound by its laws or share its values. I won't even get into language.
My mom grew up in the 1950s in the East Bay. Back then there were places in Richmond, CA where the police did not go.

Remember this was a time of police being able to beat people for pretty much any reason.
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Old 10-06-2012, 16:55   #11
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I enjoyed Robocop, but I never thought it would end up being prophetic. Eric

I did also....and yes....so very true.




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Old 10-06-2012, 16:57   #12
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What a **** hole.
Wow, I had the EXACT same thought when i read the title of this thread.
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If the Kenyan wins re-election this will be the norm in most big city's. Police are treated like criminals and criminals don't fear the system.
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Old 10-06-2012, 17:28   #14
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I work in Detroit and have to (unfortunately) agree. Just this past Thursday there was a shooting right across the street in broad daylight (3:00 P.M.) in the Burger King parking lot (I heard the shot.) No suspects, victim in the hospital in very bad condition. He worked in the meat packing plant near by. He layed in the parking lot for a good 10 minutes before EMS/police arrived. If I didn't work there, I sure as hell wouldn't be there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 17:38   #15
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If the Kenyan wins re-election this will be the norm in most big city's. Police are treated like criminals and criminals don't fear the system.
It's already that way in a few.
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Old 10-06-2012, 18:19   #16
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dont blame the city, blame the people whom live there. a building never tried to mug me.
Blaming the people who live there would be racist, so it's best to blame the city.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:21   #18
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dont blame the city, blame the people whom live there. a building never tried to mug me.
You have to blame the people who run the city. They shoot down every idea on how to improve the city unless the idea comes from black people within the city. They want nothing to do with white people from outside the city.....no matter how much better it will make Detroit.
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You have to blame the people who run the city. They shoot down every idea on how to improve the city unless the idea comes from black people within the city. They want nothing to do with white people from outside the city.....no matter how much better it will make Detroit.


Your right it is what it is.....Should be interesting (in all aspects) when berry loses....
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:45   #20
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Sad fate for a historic American city. I certainly have no desire to go there anytime soon.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:54   #21
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Visited Detroit in the early sixties. It was a crap hole then.
My mother's husband was a city cop in Detroit through the 60's..
And lived to tell about it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:34   #22
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Wall it off and start a game show. Call it "escape from detroit" the winners live.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:48   #23
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Sad thing is there are a lot of good people in the city, even in the projects. Pretty much victims of their own community. It's bad now, but it's going to get worse. Almost any Detroit cop that can find another job is leaving. Not many are trying to get on.
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Old 10-06-2012, 21:28   #24
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Wall it off and start a game show. Call it "escape from detroit" the winners live.
You just gave me the craziest idea...

Tactical instructors could host PSD/high-risk security courses in the projects/ run-down areas. Talk about real world experience!
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Old 10-06-2012, 21:54   #25
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I work with a woman who grew up in a Detroit suburb. She continues to believe she is perfectly safe going to see her family. I went their a couple summers ago with my sister to the downtown science museum for an exhibit. I was tensed up the entire time I was downtown. Something just didn't feel right. Nothing every happened, but I was very relieved to be driving out of that city.
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