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Police union now warning people that Detroit is too dangerous to enter
American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/08/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Welcome to the post-apocalypse cityscape of Detroit - before the apocalypse happens.

CBS Detroit:

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?


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: crime; crimerate; detroit; leo; policeunion; unions; urban
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1 posted on 10/08/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


2 posted on 10/08/2012 9:44:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind

DESOLATE DETROIT


3 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 9:45:58 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: kearnyirish2


5 posted on 10/08/2012 9:46:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Where is Robocop when we need him?

Even he has moved out to the suburbs and commutes to work each day.

6 posted on 10/08/2012 9:48:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another byproduct of liberal ‘leadership’ and lean punishment for criminals.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

Btt


8 posted on 10/08/2012 9:49:59 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: cripplecreek

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


9 posted on 10/08/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 9:55:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 9:56:52 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve seen these places in person. It is worse than pictures can convey.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 9:56:57 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: pallis

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.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:31 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SeekAndFind

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

Source: 12/11 - http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/52896/it-s-that-time-of-year-again-the-fbi-lists-the-25-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-and-if-you-live-in-one-of-theses-cities-ruuuuuuun.html


14 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:55 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: uncitizen

DETROIT IN ITS HEY DAY


Michigan Central Station Detroit's main train station, opened in 1913, has not been used since 1988.




THE LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE WORLD THEN

16 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: VanDeKoik

“I’ve 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”!


17 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:54 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: carriage_hill

well there is a common denominator in no’s 1 to 20 but i would be politically incorrect if i said it.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: chrisser

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.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 9:59:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: carriage_hill
I suspect Detroit would rank considerably lower if justifiable homicide weren't included in the tally.

Justified to kill: Why Detroit dominates the state's justifiable homicides
21 posted on 10/08/2012 10:01:15 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
Detroit saved an empty purple velour chair for 0bamugabe!


22 posted on 10/08/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Looks like that film “escape from New York” only worse.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: uncitizen

Detroit’s wealthiest slumloard/democrat donor (Matty Maroun) owns many of the collapsing industrial sites in Detroit.

Something to ponder while crossing the Ambassador bridge which Maroun also owns.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 10:05:02 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

unions


25 posted on 10/08/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it incredible sad that this can happen to an American city.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 10:06:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

Camden, NJ. Cops won’t go in there.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 10:08:17 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: ilovesarah2012

yes indeed and it wont be the last city the democrats and the “democrat voters”, i’ll call them that will ruin.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SeekAndFind

I see Obama went to visit?

See first pic empty chair on bottom.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 10:08:46 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Democrat rule and liberaism is far worse than an atomic bomb. Case in point: Detroit versus Hiroshima.
30 posted on 10/08/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you for posting those images. They are beautifully done and as good art often does, they tell a story. A sad story in that many of those places were homes, places of employment or education...life...and now all of that has left them.

Liberalism/socialism/entitlementality destroys.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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32 posted on 10/08/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: cripplecreek
So that is why the new bridge is being so vilified.

Might have known

33 posted on 10/08/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: SeekAndFind

It wasn’t safe 30-40 years ago.


34 posted on 10/08/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I find this sad in a way. What kind people let this happen to a once great place. What about the good people that are stuck there? I’m not a bleeding heart but this is sad and scary at the same time.


35 posted on 10/08/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Bon mots

What would be more revealing would be a comparison of Hiroshima vs Detroit circa 1945 and Hiroshima vs Detroit circa 2012.


36 posted on 10/08/2012 10:18:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; cripplecreek

Can u explain this situation in more detail for those of us who have no familiarity ? TIA


37 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:01 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: SeekAndFind

The cop-union thugs say just the opposite when they get their way.


38 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“This, he thought with a sort of vague distaste — this was London, chief city of Airstrip One, itself the third most populous of the provinces of Oceania. He tried to squeeze out some childhood memory that should tell him whether London had always been quite like this. Were there always these vistas of rotting nineteenth-century houses, their sides shored up with baulks of timber, their windows patched with cardboard and their roofs with corrugated iron, their crazy garden walls sagging in all directions?”

Orwell’s sixty year old dystopian vision isn’t as bad as the 21st century Detroit reality.


39 posted on 10/08/2012 10:22:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
People don't realize that the Ambassador bridge is the second busiest freight crossing in north America.

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One of the things turned up by wikileaks was an attempt by Matty Maroun and Kwame Kilpatrick to seize control of the tunnel as well.

Wikileaks release raises suspicions of backroom Detroit-Windsor Tunnel deal between Kwame Kilpatrick, Matty Moroun
40 posted on 10/08/2012 10:23:13 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

Detroit looks like post nuclear apocalypse.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: Michigander222
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2941592/posts


42 posted on 10/08/2012 10:35:55 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: uncitizen

While I’m not thrilled with the way Snyder is going about building a second bridge, I do agree that it needs to be built. Canada has had their end prepped for 30 years.

Maroun says he wants to build a second bridge but he wants to build it right into downtown Windsor (from downtown Detroit). Canada wants to build the bridge from Zug Island to the area they have prepped.

Canada is paying for the cost of construction of the bridge and will collect the tolls for 40 years. (Its a great deal for Canada right now) We have to pay to buy the land on our side and build the highway approaches. The unions are screeching that we’ll have to fire all the teacher’s police, and firemen etc.

Just take a good look on google earth at Del Ray Michigan where the American end will be.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 10:36:32 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: angcat

I was once directed to a photography site that had tons of pics of Detroit. It took about an hour to go thru them, but I was completely drawn in.


44 posted on 10/08/2012 10:37:16 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Knock ‘em down and recycle what you can. Those buildings are depressing.


45 posted on 10/08/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek; Squawk 8888

Canada ping, to post 40 in particular.


46 posted on 10/08/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: kearnyirish2

—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?—

Those who don’t flee. If all flee, then the state gets it and auctions off the real estate.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 10:49:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cripplecreek

This is nothing more than a pro union publicity stunt.


That’s my take too, though the town is a hell-hole.


48 posted on 10/08/2012 10:50:23 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cripplecreek; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Thanks for the ping fanfan.

Canada Ping!


49 posted on 10/08/2012 11:06:12 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many cops are using the cost of living as a excuse to avoid saying, “can’t do our job due to lack of support from city because arresting the criminals may make us look racist.”


50 posted on 10/08/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by matt04
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