Instead of screaming about the out-of-towners who’ve dared insult Detroit, direct that outrage inward.
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A few respondents to my “5 inconvenient truths about Detroit crime” column seem to think I set up a strawman in point 3, when I say that more guns, less crime is hogwash and that Detroit’s example proves it. “Who is making the ‘arm Detroit’ argument?” my friend @TimChilcote asked via Twitter. Nobody, I responded. … Continue Reading →
Emily Doerr’s mugging near her Woodbridge home and Karen Dumas’ response to it has inspired the best conversation on public safety in Detroit that I’ve seen in quite a time. But the conversation has grown weedy and it’s important we refocus. If this is a chance to seriously talk about crime in Detroit, let’s not … Continue Reading →
Where are the people that elected Dave Bing? Shame on you. Once again, Detroit’s electorate has been hoodwinked. The best they can hope for is that the current mayor opts not to run for re-election. If that does not come to bethen there is August 6, 2013 or November 5, 2013. Those dates would be … Continue Reading →
For Detroit’s dwindling middle-class, living in the Motor City isn’t easy. Take, for instance, the two-day driveway rule.
With so much hype surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, it can be difficult to remain focused on the relevant facts, but this latest development provides some strong evidence that George Zimmerman lied to the police. You can read about the methodology at the link, but this is the fact that matters: Tom Owen, forensic … Continue Reading →
The tragic death of Trayvon Martin has touched people in many ways, but when you take out all the emotional and political aspects, it can be distilled to one sentence. Trayvon Martin would still be alive if George Zimmerman had stayed in his car, as the dispatcher had advised, and waited for the police to … Continue Reading →