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?
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Looks like that film “escape from New York” only worse.
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.
I find it incredible sad that this can happen to an American city.
Camden, NJ. Cops won’t go in there.
yes indeed and it wont be the last city the democrats and the “democrat voters”, i’ll call them that will ruin.
I see Obama went to visit?
See first pic empty chair on bottom.
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.
Might have known
It wasn’t safe 30-40 years ago.
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.
What would be more revealing would be a comparison of Hiroshima vs Detroit circa 1945 and Hiroshima vs Detroit circa 2012.
Can u explain this situation in more detail for those of us who have no familiarity ? TIA
The cop-union thugs say just the opposite when they get their way.
“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.