Skip to comments.Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors
Posted on 10/06/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin
DETROIT (WWJ) The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it.
Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the Enter At Your Own Risk rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.
Detroit is Americas most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed, Iorio told WWJs Kathryn Larson. The DPOA believes that there is a war in Detroit, but there should be a war on crime, not a war on its officers.
Iorio says the once 2,000 strong force is shrinking rapidly; since the start of summer, hundreds of officers have left the department.
These are the men and women who we look to protect us and police officers cant protect you if theyre not there. Officers are leaving simply because they cant afford to stay in Detroit and work 12 hour shifts for what they are getting paid These police officers are beyond demoralized, these officers are leaving hand over fist because they can no longer afford to stay on the department and protect the public, he said.
And thats why Iorio cautions those who enter the city to be wary.
The explosion in violent crime, the incredible spike in the number of homicides and for officers trying to work 12 hours in such deplorable, dangerous and war like conditions is simple untenable, he said.
Iorio said the department today has less officers than ever, even though crime rates are through the roof.
By denying police officers the appropriate manpower, theres a manpower crisis right now, theres 1,000 fewer police officers today than there was 10 years ago, yet the homicide rate is higher. Theres more crime now than before, so if anything you need more officers, not fewer officers, he said.
Oh, already happening in Los Angeles
The only demographic that can survive in Detroit, is a group which will stick together and kill outside predators without hesitation.
No such thing as a 'rich-chick' from Allen Park.
Chicago - Obama's hometown is competing with Detroit to be America's worst crime ridden city.
Not enough yet for Obama....He's aching to bring the Gitmo Terrorists here too.
Then again, this would cause the barbarian hordes to descend on the surrounding suburbs, so forget that.
You mean they’re all rich?
It is pretty scary to drive from Canada into Detroit.... Detroit looks like the buttholio of Canada.
Why those people are ok with that I’ll never know.
The next Robocop movie will not require any special sets.
Oh even worse, from "Franklin MI" across Telegraph, one block beyond the "Detroit Skate Club" rink into Pontiac and you go from Million Dollar Hacienda's to shear Poverty....
It is sad, it about changing a culture and people's souls because they want to, but it may take a gargantuan volunteer effort from us in the burbs to do it, Fedzilla has failed.....
This is what democrats(socialism) does to a city.
“Officers are leaving simply because they cant afford to stay in Detroit and work 12 hour shifts for what they are getting paid.”
Hmmmm...Isn’t this the city with a mean home price around 13K?
That's not a very good way to try and convince the public that you're over worked.......
Good timing tho considering game 1 starts at 6:07 p.m. Wonder how many of the over worked rally dudes have tickets to the game?
That’s why I’m calling this blackmail. Nothing more.
Allow Constitutional Carry, institute bounties on violent criminals - problem solved.
Make that problems solved.
Adopt new legislation: in any encounter where a CCW shoots someone, if the shot person has ANY violent conviction (and no sealing of juvenile records for this examination), then the burden of proof falls upon the prosecution to show beyond a reasonable doubt that it wasn't self-defense.
And a "Zimmerman" add-on: if the CCW is arrested anyway, then if he is not found guilty, then 100% his legal and bail costs come out of the police and prosecutor's budgets, 50/50.
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