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2013-01-05 -Lurid Crime Tales-
2012 was Detroit's most violent in nearly 20 years
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6500 views ]  Top

#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||   2013-01-05 01:20|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 03:18|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 08:55|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 09:05|| Front Page Top

#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-P’s. (Press, principals, preachers, parents) And not one mentions of…GANGS. Odd…aint it?
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-05 11:29||   2013-01-05 11:29|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 11:48|| Front Page Top

#7 The Detroit Free Press calls that non mention "City Promotion and Public Relations”
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-05 12:02||   2013-01-05 12:02|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 14:07|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 14:19|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-05 16:23|| Front Page Top

#11 yes, but also street tribes
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-05 16:38||   2013-01-05 16:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Yes to both. And when gangs are sufficiently entrenched in an area, they come to resemble an urban insurgency as well. C.f. Manwaring's 2005 monograph for the Army War College which I've linked here before. Available for free download and worth pondering.
Posted by lotp 2013-01-05 19:23||   2013-01-05 19:23|| Front Page Top

#13 Detroit had over 600 murders as late as the early 1990s. However the population, especially the population of teens and black teens, was greater then.

Posted by lord garth 2013-01-05 20:23||   2013-01-05 20:23|| Front Page Top

#14 see also The Wire. One of the best-made series I've seen
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-05 20:27||   2013-01-05 20:27|| Front Page Top

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