The big deal, at least to me, is you have city officials making decisions on who gets city services and who does not.
With black youths roaming the streets at night, a dark street is an open invitation to crime. I don’t have this problem either where I live, but I have seen Detroit neighborhoods at night and it is scary as hell even with streetlights working.
Detroit streets are perfectly safe at night as long as you go out with a group of friends who are also out for a leisurely late night stroll...
armed to hilt with firearms galore, bullet-resistant vests and several thousand rounds of ammunition.