Skip to comments.Devil's Night For Firefighters In Detroit Saturday
Posted on 10/30/2009 6:54:14 PM PDT by Son House
Detroit may be trying to repair it's public image by calling Devil's Night Angel's night but the fact is Detroit is infamous for the arson spree taking place on Halloween night. Firefighters will face another night of it on Saturday and though the fires now don't burn like they did in the 80's and 90's the danger is still there.
Right now, as this post is typed, Detroit firefighters are operating on a heavily invloved structure on Casper Street. It's nothing new to Detroit. Fire activity has been high for 35 years as Detroit has gone from a city to a war zone. Through it all the bravest in Detroit have stood fast, protecting the city from itself.
Arson strikes Detroit hard every October because there are no shortages of buildings to burn. The derelict structures are everywhere and preventing the fires is almost impossible. Thus, every year, firefighters face the same challenges with fewer firefighters. The city, through a series of corrupt officials, has one department that remains committed to protecting Detroit and the fire department soldiers on fighting fires and ignorance.
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“Why do these idiots burn their own neighborhoods?”
I’ve always wondered that about Watts in Los Angeles, too!
“Detroit has about 40,000 foreclosed homes”
Your tax dollars at work. Most of these are taxpayer subsidized sub prime mortgages.
Maybe sink the economy , traditional marxist style.
Yep, always kinda thought many who shown up here in Minnesota for the easy welfare found the grass wasn’t so green, and left within days
DemocRAT Night For Firefighters In Detroit Friday
There, fixed it
Detroit burned to the ground in 1803. Maybe time for a re-do and start over.
Detroit Denby - Class of 1967
Detroit Osborn, class of 1981.
Found a site with some good historic reference;
Detroit is known for one of the most stunning collections of pre-depression architecture in the world. The past two decades have seen several of these treasures sit vacant, waiting for economic revival. On these pages you will find information about the past, present, and future situations of a few of these landmarks. It is my hope that this information helps you gain an appreciation for the importance of both the history and continued survival of these buildings.
- Statler ***
- Book-Cadillac ***
- Fort Shelby ***
- Lee Plaza
- Madison-Lenox ***
- Tuller ***
United Artists -
*** Madison -
*** Adams -
- Metropolitan Bldg.
- Kales Bldg. ***
- Farwell Bldg.
- People’s Outfitting ***
Michigan Central -
Fisher Body 21 -
*** St. Cyrils -
*** Jefferson Baptist -
"B U R N, B A B Y, B U R N !!!!
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<Yep, just watched a bunch of them, unbelievable that is an American city.
Same here. It’s amazing, and terribly sad. I went to UM in Ann Arbor in the 70’s and frequently went into Detroit for rock concerts. You couldn’t pay me to go there now.
What I don’t understand it, where did the people go? Did they just abandon their homes? I know that many cities such as Philly have lost population, but it looks like Detroit has lost almost everyone. When I went to UM, many of my classmates from Detroit had recently moved out of town to the suburbs after the riots. OK, that happened a lot of places, but I can’t think of anywhere that looks as bad as Detroit. And did all the abandoned places belong to whites and middle class blacks? Are the only ones left now the poor blacks? Often, when one group leaves, another takes it place. How come no group - Hispanics, Vietnamese, etc have moved into these areas? Even the riot-torn areas of DC eventually were re-habbed and people and businesses moved back in. What happened, or didn’t happen, here?
I’m not from Michigan, but I married a Michigander and my heart is there. I just don’t get what happened to Detroit.
I have the perfect solution to all of their problems:
Then "lock and load" if you gottem'.
Speaking of democrats, where is Obama's homey Kwame Kilpatrick hiding these days?
He did an outstanding job with Detroit.
Hell Night is a story line in a movie called, "THE CROW". The bad guys would light the town on fire every Halloween just for laughs.
Pershing class of 1957
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