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Police: "Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk"
The Economic Collapse ^ | 10/11/2012 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 10/14/2012 7:42:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

If you plan on visiting Detroit any time soon, the police have a message for you: "Enter Detroit at your own risk". That ominous message was actually emblazoned across the top of a flyer that the Detroit Police Officer Association was passing out prior to a rally on Saturday. The flyer pointed out that Detroit is the most violent city in the nation and that more homicides are committed in Detroit than anywhere else. Meanwhile, the number of police officers in Detroit has been steadily decreasing. There are more murders in Detroit today than there were a decade ago, but the number of police officers in the city has decreased by about 1,000 over that time period. The remaining police officers are overworked and incredibly frustrated. But Detroit is far from alone. All over the nation there are major cities that are reporting a spike in crime even as police budgets are being slashed. Sadly, this is just the beginning. As the economy gets even worse, budget cuts will become even more severe and crime will become an even bigger problem.

In many areas of the country, police have become little more than report takers. If you report a crime that is not considered "high priority", you will be lucky to get an officer to come out a few hours later to fill out a report.

In cities such as Detroit, criminals are becoming much bolder and are openly mocking the police. For example, according to a recent WND article, one gang has literally taken over a convenience store in Detroit and the police literally seem powerless to do anything about it....

Even the old-timers in Detroit never have seen anything like this: A mob of 40 black people moved into a convenience store and will not leave.

They say they now own it. They eat. Smoke. Cuss. Threaten. Spit. Rob. Sell drugs. All on video.

Police, ministers, neighbors, the store owner and just about everyone else seems powerless to stop them.

“It’s a Bad Crew gas station,” said one of the mob to the local Fox affiliate. “If you don’t know what that is, I can’t even tell you.”

The owner calls police, but nothing happens. The police “come here and then they leave. Two minutes later they (the mob) are back.”

What in the world has happened to Detroit?

Once upon a time it was one of the greatest cities in the entire world.

Now it has become a war zone.

As I wrote about a while back, justifiable homicide in the city of Detroit rose by 79 percent in 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now about 2200 percent above the national average.

But like I said, Detroit is far from alone.

In some ways, what is happening in Chicago is even more frightening.

Many areas of Chicago have essentially been completely taken over by the gangs. Violent crime has dramatically increased in Chicago so far this year, and nobody seems to know what to do about it.

A USA Today article from last week entitled "Murders in Chicago: What can stop the bloodbath?" painted a very grim picture about what is going on in the city right now....

Driven by gangs, drugs and guns, the bloodshed in President Obama's adopted hometown has resulted in a body count that exceeds the 312 murders this year in New York and 212 in Los Angeles, cities with populations dwarfing that of the Windy City. The toll here is up 25% from 2011: 391 through Sept. 23.

CBS News reporter Walter Jacobson recently sat down with some young gang members in Chicago and asked them some direct questions. Many of the answers that he got to those questions were quite frightening....

“There’s no solution to the violence,” one gang member tells him. “Killing, killing is the solution.”

When Jacobson asked them how they survive, the following was one of the responses that he received....

"Rob, steal and kill. That’s the only way. We didn’t grow up in Beverly Hills. We don’t get it handed to us"

But what are the police supposed to do about it?

As I noted in another article, there are approximately 200 police officers assigned to Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit to deal with an estimated 100,000 gang members.

How would you like to be outnumbered 500 to 1?

And the number of gang members in Chicago grows with each passing day.

The violence in Chicago has gotten so bad that it is making headlines all over the globe. For example, the following is a brief excerpt from an article about the violence in Chicago that appeared in the Telegraph....

"This is a block-to-block war here, a different dynasty on every street," said a dreadlocked young man heavily inked in gang tattoos who calls himself "Killer".

"All the black brothers just want to get rich, but we got no jobs and no hope. We want the violence to stop but you ain't safe if you ain't got your pistol with you. Too many friends, too many men are being killed. We don't even cry at funerals no -more. Nobody expects to live past 21 here."

When young people lose all hope for a better future they become very desperate.

And very desperate people are capable of just about anything.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

The other day we learned that the number of Americans on food stamps has hit another brand new record high.

Nearly 47 million Americans are on food stamps at this point, and overall more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

But what happens someday if the federal government is forced to cut back significantly on those programs or if food prices increase so much that people can't buy nearly enough food to eat with their food stamps?

When people get really hungry they will do some crazy things.

But the mayor of Costa Mesa, California says that he has an answer to this problem. He has proposed reducing the homeless population of Costa Mesa by putting all soup kitchens in the city out of business....

The mayor of Costa Mesa proposed to get rid of soup kitchens to deal with the area’s homeless problem at a city council meeting on Tuesday.

“My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact,” Eric Bever said.

Unfortunately, we are going to see a lot more of this kind of thing in the years ahead. The number of people that are really hurting is going to continue to increase, and the efforts to remove them from "respectable" areas is going to become more forceful.

Already we have seen feeding the homeless being banned in major cities all over the country.

But no rules, regulations or laws are going to be able to prevent what is coming in the years ahead. I believe that eventually we are going to see "flash mobs" of poor Americans storm into wealthy neighborhoods and take whatever they want.

Those doing the looting will justify it by saying that they are just taking from the rich and giving to the poor like "'Robin Hood" did, but most other Americans will see it as more evidence that society is breaking down.

And without a doubt our society is starting to break down. What we are seeing in Detroit and Chicago right now is just the tip of the iceberg.

Things are going to become much, much worse.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: crime; detroit; police

1 posted on 10/14/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Nothing but union blackmail of the city.

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2 posted on 10/14/2012 7:44:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Somehow, I don’t see this fitting with other tourism promotions:

“Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk”

“Virginia is for Lovers.”

“I Love New York”

“Big Sky Country”

“Rocky Mountain High”


3 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Union thugs being union thugs.

What do you expect?

4 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what 40 years of Democratic rule gets you:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1882089_1850973,00.html


5 posted on 10/14/2012 7:49:00 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Solution: Import more Korean businessmen.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: SeekAndFind

But Didn’t 0bama tell us that he SAVED Detroit by taking over GM and Chrysler????


7 posted on 10/14/2012 7:55:46 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The sad part is how many FReepers seem to side with the union thugs and don’t bother to question what they’re reading. After all, the union chose comerica park during playoffs for their “rally”.

Right off the top, Flint actually ranks as most dangerous with Detroit coming in about 3rd and Chicago inexplicably making few of those lists at all despite the 20, 30 or 40 shot or killed per week.

Another point to consider is the way the stats are recorded. Detroit ranks first in Justifiable Homicide which are added to murder stats despite being defensive killings. In my opinion, armed citizens are actually bringing the crime rate down while pushing the murder stats up.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 7:58:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

When young people lose all hope for a better future they become very desperate.

And very desperate people are capable of just about anything.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.


I just had a vision of these hordes rampaging out of the cities once they believe no one will stand in their way a’la SHTF.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

” What in the world has happened to Detroit?”

It elected democrats to run the place.

The End


10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind

And without a doubt our society is starting to break down.

It’s time for the people to stand up for the right things.Far to many just look away from the real problems and expect others to do the job.
MSM is one of the biggest problem we have they fail to show the truth.

And without a doubt our society is starting to break down.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:17:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: cripplecreek
In my opinion, armed citizens are actually bringing the crime rate down while pushing the murder stats up.

DOJ does a lot of dishonest stuff with their crime stats.

For instance, when an Hispanic is a crime victim, he/she is counted as an Hispanic crime victim. When that same Hispanc is a crime perpetrator, he/she is counted as a white perp.

12 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Zombieland.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 8:27:33 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Detroit sounds a whole lot like the Whitehouse.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 8:27:59 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: All

BREAKING NEWS: OCP will be unveiling its ED209 series and Robocop models.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 8:27:59 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: SeekAndFind

” What in the world has happened to Detroit?”

In a word: “Blacks.”

Same as with almost every other once-proud city in the US. Even some here at FR want to deny it, invariably saying that “Democrats” destroyed our cities. And that, of course, removes all on-the-ground personal responsibility. The Dems may have handed the blacks our cities — but they didn’t tell them to go out and rape and ravage them.

As Satchel Page said, “Ain’t nobody can help being average. But ain’t nobody forced to be common.”

It’s time to stop telling blacks in the US that they have no responsibility for their own actions.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:21 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Detroit is an open and concealed carry city. That alone makes it far safer than DC, NY, or Chicago.

Maybe Detroit would be safer if the police weren’t so busy playing grab ass with each other or hanging out in the casino. They sure didn’t waste any time trying to intimidate people away from the private gun buy back a few months ago.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind
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18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:36:19 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There are many places worse than Detroit. Camden, Chicago , new Orleans, flint.

Their taking their union grievances public.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 8:43:10 AM PDT by Morris70
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To: CaribCarter

The welfare society did it to them. White folks, commies and libs, did that.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Justifiable homicide in Detroit is a gangsta killing another gangsta and the homicide division being too understaffed and overworked to develop the cases. They are probably saying, “Hey, scum killing scum, where’s the crime?” The courts are most likely refusing to issue on these cases as well.

Detroit is not the only major city with that outlook...

The only reason this nation has not broken down into outright civil war is that these “scum” are not organized and are at war with each other. Should they day come that they do get organized, they will turn their focus outward. (They will still lose, but it will be costly for both sides)


21 posted on 10/14/2012 8:47:20 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09GtnWdBjc


22 posted on 10/14/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SeekAndFind


23 posted on 10/14/2012 9:06:13 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d love to say it is a 100% democrat caused issue but there are a few dem controlled cities that are rather nice (not a lot thought).

The real issue is as obvious as black and white.

Even when GIVEN a pre-made city of wealth they have simply let it devolve into something out of the jungle.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: The Working Man

Hard to rampage out of the city when you have no gas, and these people don’t walk far.

Green Acres is the place to be...


25 posted on 10/14/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Hard to rampage out of the city when you have no gas, and these people don’t walk far.

Green Acres is the place to be...


I agree with you, but... I remember a scene out of the book “Dies the Fire”, the baddies eventually were reduced to doing their raiding on bicycles. I.E. if there is a will there is a way.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 10:06:02 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind
I suggest using the ruins of Detroit as a MOUT [Military Operations in Urban Terrain] land warfare center. Seal it off from Michigan and Canada. Then it's totally live fire with bonus points scored for gangbangers, corrupt politicians, union thugs [public employee and teacher's union]. Use of heavy weapons including helicopter gunships, tactical air support, and artillery is authorized.
27 posted on 10/14/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s nothing but a publicity stunt for prop 2.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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