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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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To: cuban leaf

I went back a few years ago and the place shocked me... and my family living there in their pretty lake surrounding homes in the suburbs, don’t even see it.

the place is a ghost town


51 posted on 10/08/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

I used to work for compuware. The last time I visited there was a year or so after they built the new corporate office downtown (Hard rock is on the main floor). I describe the whole area as a donut of development with a blighted donut hole called Detroit.


52 posted on 10/08/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

My brother in law works downtown at Compuware.


53 posted on 10/08/2012 11:36:50 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

It’s all about the money.


54 posted on 10/08/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hiroshima 1945


Hiroshima Today

Hiroshima #5

Detroit 1945


Detroit 2012


55 posted on 10/08/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: SeekAndFind

Detroit can always rent itself out to Holly Weird as a Location for the next “Robo Cop” or “Mad Max” shoot set ... the current inhabitants are natural Extras (no costumes or make up required).

TT


56 posted on 10/08/2012 12:17:11 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Bon mots

THANKS FOR THE PICTURES OF HIROSHIMA VS DETROIT.

CANNOT HELP BUT THINK ... SO, WHO THE HECK WON THE WAR AGAIN?


57 posted on 10/08/2012 12:21:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Detroit needs to be hung around O’s neck like a millstone.

It is the quintessential failed Liberal Utopia.

50+ years of uninterrupted Liberal rule, and it is now a smoking ruin.

Al Qaeda couldn’t have done more damage to that city than the Liberals did.


58 posted on 10/08/2012 12:45:12 PM PDT by vonkayel
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To: SeekAndFind

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/08/detroit-mayor-to-address-police-chiefs-suspension/


59 posted on 10/08/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Constituo, ergo sum.)
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To: sunmars

In 2006 I was in Memphis and having tires put on a big truck. Next to the tire dealership was a railroad track. Across the tracks was an apartment building. The trash beside the tracks was at least 5 feet deep. People were throwing their trash out the windows. I can’t imagine what it’s like today.

I spent last week in a small town in Tennesee where the common denominator was very small. I’d move there in a heart beat if I could sell my house.


60 posted on 10/08/2012 1:36:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: SeekAndFind; All

...and Rush Limbaugh took heat for calling it “New Fallujah”.


61 posted on 10/08/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for that info. The pictures is clearer now.


62 posted on 10/08/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: kearnyirish2

At least the spray paint business seems to be thriving there.


63 posted on 10/08/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the ping Squawk...


64 posted on 10/08/2012 2:51:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: TexasTransplant

Robocop shoots in Hamilton, about an hour west of Toronto (~4 hours east of Detroit). It’s the worst we could come up with without endangering the cast & crew.


65 posted on 10/08/2012 3:08:33 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: chrisser
Location, location, location.

If the Taj Mahal was moved to Detroit - in two years it would be a run down crack house... and no one, not one living soul would want to live there.

Detroit: the city that has used EVERY liberal idea for decades... One big seething Michael Moore angry pity party... No entrepreneur's going to take on that open sewer...

66 posted on 10/08/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: SeekAndFind
Where is Robocop when we need him?

My grandfather retired from the Detroit police force as a sergeant in 1963. My dad retired as an Executive Lieutenant in 1976. The Detroit police force of today is nothing but a reflection of the current city council administration, a bunch of lazy do-nothings.

Each and every one of those bastards who took part in that "Enter At Your Own Risk" rally at Comerica park on Saturday afternoon just prior to the Tiger game should have had their names recorded and ultimately fired.

In the real world they would have but this is Detroit where incompetence is the accepted normal behavior........

67 posted on 10/08/2012 3:26:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: chrisser
I’m surprised some entrepreneur hasn’t made a little business buying up some of those homes cheap, dismantling them and reselling.

Don't kid yourself, property is being gobbled up by very wealthy investors in the prime areas on both sides of Jefferson Ave. leading towards the Pointes.......Inner city, not so much but they have been auctioning off property. The biggest problem with buying that property and hanging on to it is paying the back taxes then the taxes going forward...........

Besides, unless the city iteself gets repopulated with manufacturing plants such as the one I worked for, nobody wants to live there. Folks who live downtown in the new condos and lofts work down there. Nobody in their right mind would live downtown then commute to Troy to work considering the horrendous traffic volume on I-75.

68 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great Photos — we’ve seen the “after” photos, the “before” photos are just as important. Seen the same thing with before and after photos in South Africa — and recently Gary, Indiana ‘after” photos are making the rounds.

Put ‘em side by side so ALL the damage shows. Yes, heartbreaking.


69 posted on 10/08/2012 4:17:18 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: SeekAndFind
Officers are leaving simply because they can't afford to stay in Detroit and work 12 hour shifts for what they are getting paid...

Bullsh*t police unions. Gutless wonders who shamelessly promote "first responder" heroics and then back out when the pay is not right.

70 posted on 10/08/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Squawk 8888; All

Here is a site with many photos of “The ruins of Detroit”

Hudson’s is where the REAL Santa Claus was when I was growing up.

http://www.detroityes.com/home.htm


71 posted on 10/08/2012 5:47:22 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; All

another site with close up pics of the ruins:

http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/


72 posted on 10/08/2012 5:52:00 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Dust off and nuke it from orbit...It’s the only way to be sure.


73 posted on 10/08/2012 6:23:22 PM PDT by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Those who don’t flee.”

When nobody is left except those in public housing, how do the bills get paid? Nobody wants the real estate.


74 posted on 10/09/2012 2:33:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Colorado Doug

“At least the spray paint business seems to be thriving there.”

I don’t know; at the welfare reservations near me the users aren’t normally paying customers.


75 posted on 10/09/2012 2:42:24 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

When nobody is left except those in public housing, how do the bills get paid? Nobody wants the real estate.


It is what I noticed when I was eating lunch in the compuware lunch room a few floors up about 7 years ago. I looked down on the street below where there were about 8 storefronts. Most were closed or going out of business. There was no foot traffic except street people. Each one would check the contents of the trash cans as they went by.

There’s nothing in the trash cans of value if everyone there is LOOKING for things in the trash can, rather than putting things in it. It’s becoming the norm for the whole city.


76 posted on 10/09/2012 3:58:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Back in the late 80’s early 90’s I drove a car carrier out of Oshawa ON. My first trip to Dearborn scared the heck out of me. After going through U.S. customs at the Ambassador bridge, I was a little confused about the directions I had been given. We had to take the long way through Detroit because of the height of our loads. I saw a couple of cops in a car on Fort St. and asked them for help. They directed me to go to Rosa Parks street (or Drive) then through something called “Mexico Town”. Then a series of turns to get me to Dearborn. Their final instruction to me was, DON’T stop at any red lights. They said to pace myself to get the “greens” and if I couldn’t, look around and proceed through the red light. Comforting, eh? Here I am with about $250,000 worth of new vehicles on, and that’s all they could do for me.


77 posted on 10/09/2012 5:08:25 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

At least they gave you good advice.


78 posted on 10/09/2012 5:11:48 PM 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: cuban leaf

I know somebody in Newark who was complaining to the city about drug traffic in vacant houses nearby; they expected the city to pursue the property owners, but in the end it turned out the city had seized the properties years before due to tax liens. They didn’t have the money to demolish them, they had no buyers who wanted them, so they were just abandoned crackhouses left to rot...

Newark’s population has never reached the levels it had been prior to the race riots of the 1960s; if it ever does top that it will be a Hispanic city (like many other US cities).


79 posted on 10/09/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Bon mots; SeekAndFind
Put it all in one image if anyone wants it... :)


80 posted on 10/15/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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