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#1 532 in Chigago in 2012 and we have alredy racked up 8 so far in 2013.
Posted by Jimp Forkbeard8158 2013-01-05 01:20||
#2 "We've lost respect of each other," Mayor Dave Bing said. "We've lost respect for life."
"Lost" assumes some level of prior ownership. I'm not at all certain this is a valid assumption.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-05 03:18||
#3 It would seem that Detroit wins the contest with Chicago when population is factored in. It appears the rate in Detroit is higher than in Chicago. Detroit numbers do not include 25 killings deemed justifiable. In Chicago, no killings are deemed justifiable with a firearm even in self-defence.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-05 08:55||
#4 Our local media are still 'bragging' on New Orleans as the murder capital; must be on per capital basis, but is Detroit still over three times the size of New Orleans?
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-05 09:05||
#5 The bulk of Detroit's killings are the result of gun violence.
Most of the victims were young, black men
The city's homicide epidemic is tied to drugs
That area of the city, he said, has more than 2,000 parolees and probationers and was a hotbed for killings in the past year.
The Reverend wants more livable wages. The mayor wants more dialogue with Public Schools. The research associate wants more grant-funded initiatives. The Police Chief wants more help from the 4-Ps. (Press, principals, preachers, parents) And not one mentions of GANGS. Odd aint it?
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-05 11:29||
#6 not one mentions of...GANGS
The mayor calls that non mention "constituent service."
The reverend calls that non mention "tending to the flock."
The police chief calls that non mention "not muddling the issue."
The research associate calls that non mention "being down with the cool kids."
Posted by M. Murcek 2013-01-05 11:48||
#7 The Detroit Free Press calls that non mention "City Promotion and Public Relations
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-05 12:02||
#8 I wonder how much History is being lost in Detroit? Must be heaven for metal-detectors and scavengers. If they can avoid the bullets.
Posted by Charles 2013-01-05 14:07||
#9 Most of the victims were young, black men...
...who were killed by young, black men. But you bees raciss to point that out.
Still, it's nice to see Detroit returning to its former glory. And yeah, if you can't tell, that is snarkasm.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-05 14:19||
#10 not one mentions of...GANGS.
I believe gangs are, for adolescent boys, a natural substitute for family, especially family with a father figure. This is purely conjectural on my part and I would appreciate any 'real' support or rejection of the concept, but it certainly does fit observations.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-05 16:23||
#11 yes, but also street tribes
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-05 16:38||