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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?


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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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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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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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