Meanwhile The Patriot Act collects dust concerning the gangs/stick-up artists, muggers, etc., who are domestic terrorists.
As far as this being news... I don't think so. There's a reason I took my degree in Criminal Justice and moved to Florida. Living in the 'burbs of Detroit all of my life and seeing the kind of nonsense associated with just doing your job as Detroit Police Officer, I had to say NO Thank You! Even if you are lucky enough not to die on duty, every decision you make is somehow a media sound byte and always 'race' related. The Brass don't back their officers they feed them to the wolves. Detroit will never change because quite simply the people of Detroit don't want it to change. After all they are the ones responsible for electing these criminal hacks to their government.
If you read closely, it's a ploy by DPD to try and get Prop 2 passed here in MI. Basically it wants to rewrite the Michigan constitution guaranteeing bargaining rights for a unionized workforce. We have been inundated by these scare tactics recently by the local groups to include the teachers' unions. I won't go into politics, but I found this one to be a low blow, even by Detroit's standards.
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
A trucking company I used to drive for had a fuel stop in downtown Detroit. It was the only on in the book that advised to never fuel there at night or spend the night there.
I don't want them to use the "patriot" act on anyone in this country....
Not even a towel wrapped, underwear/shoe/vest bomb wearing, AK47 toting, full on Saudi, screaming "Allah Akbar!" that they've legally wiretapped. They've done plenty of illegal tapping (and admitted to it) under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008...
Nope.... Rule of law (s) (as in passed by Congress... not un-elected Bureaucracies) ... Constitutional laws... This is AMERICA.
60 Minutes had an episode last night about a singer in Detroit. The background in every scene consisted of nothing but decay. How bad will it get before it hits bottom?
DaTwa is a nice place...to be FROM!
It is interesting that the History Channel filmed thier show about what happens after people are gone in Detroit. There are lots of buildings that have been abandoned for over 30 years. Between that and our roads which were featured on Crumbling America as well......
Normally I carry a single stack 9mm around the Detroit subs, but when I cross south of 8 mile, I dawn the Hi-Cap .45 and spare mags.
Honestly, the only two places I've ever been in the US, and I travel weekly, that scared the living crap out of me was Baltimore and East St Louis. In Balt, as long as you stay within the harbor area, you're okay. Nowhere in ESL is it safe, though. That place is a straight up war zone the UN won't go near.
Detroit isn't nice, but to be honest, it's depressing, not necessarily scary. Same thing with Gary and a few other places around here. Philly has some interesting areas as well. But, ESL and Balt take the cake in my book.
I live in Ohio, and I had to go through Detroit a couple of years ago. The first time I saw it, my mouth fell open. I didn't know any place in this country looked like that, and I travel a lot. It reminded me of what Dresden, Germany, must've looked like in the spring of 1945.