Skip to comments.Police union now warning people that Detroit is too dangerous to enter
Posted on 10/08/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Welcome to the post-apocalypse cityscape of Detroit - before the apocalypse happens.
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 America's most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed," Iorio told WWJ's 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 can't protect you if they're not there. Officers are leaving simply because they can't 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 that's why Iorio cautions those who enter the city to be wary.
Where is Robocop when we need him?
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It is about time people see that many cities are unsustainable, and that bleeding the suburbs dry simply kills them off as well. People are being forced to live within their means, and if that means no police protection then so be it.
If everyone flees a toilet like this, who gets stuck with the costs of future benefits for their retirees who lotted it to begin with?
This is nothing more than a pro union publicity stunt. The police have little or no effect on crime in Detroit. In fact armed citizens are doing more than police ever could.
Even he has moved out to the suburbs and commutes to work each day.
Another byproduct of liberal ‘leadership’ and lean punishment for criminals.
I didn’t think of that but you are right. This is a call for more money for the unions. 0bama to the rescue! LOL
These cops need more cultural sensitivity training. Given the racial makeup of Detroit, talk about how unsafe it is amounts to hate speech. The man be diss’n da brothers yo. If Obama’s gay partners could have his children, they would be just like the misunderstood bangers.
I’m surprised some entrepreneur hasn’t made a little business buying up some of those homes cheap, dismantling them and reselling.
It’s pretty rare to see an all-brick home these days because of the expense, although I imagine the labor and transport costs would be substantial, not to mention the security costs during the demolition.
I’ve seen these places in person. It is worse than pictures can convey.
I propose asking all the GOP’ers to leave Detroit and then lets build a big wall around it and come back in 20 years when its quiet.
Deeeee-troit’s only #3:
1. Flint, MI 2. Camden, NJ 3. Detroit, MI 4. St Louis, MO 5. Oakland, CA 6. Cleveland, OH 7. Baltimore, MD 8. Jackson, MS 9. Newark, NJ 10. Richmond CA 11. New Orleans, LA 12. New Haven, CT 13. Little Rock, AR 14. Compton, CA 15. Buffalo, NY 16. Cincinnati, OH 17. Memphis, TN 18. Dayton, OH 19. Washington, DC 20. Stockton, CA 21. Macon, GA 22. Kansas City, MO 23. Springfield, MA 24. Hartford, CT 25. Valejo, CA
The fact that they planned their protest for the opening day of the ALDS in front of Comerica park says plenty.
Blackmail pure and simple.
“Ive seen these places in person. It is worse than pictures can convey.”
It’s shocking! On our way to Canada once my daughter asked “what happened here” of course my reply “Democrats”!
well there is a common denominator in no’s 1 to 20 but i would be politically incorrect if i said it.
All the copper/brass has probably been stripped-out already, and new brick is 20x cheaper (incl mega-labor) than dismantling old brick and cleaning it up for re-use.
Many of those buildings don’t seem structurally sound anymore. Seems like razing the city wont be such a bad idea.
Unless the city think the best way to deal with those people is to keep them isolated in uninhabitable buildings.