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2012 was Detroit´s most violent
in nearly 20 years; shootings,
bloodshed have ´become the norm´

Detroit Free Press, by Gina Damron

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/4/2013 3:35:27 PM

As Detroit recorded its highest homicide rate in nearly two decades, city and police officials pledged to try to stem the tide of violence. Authorities recognized the spiraling problem of gun play and homicide in Detroit during a news conference Thursday — a recognition that comes as the city kicks off the new year with violence. Already this week, a mother has been charged with fatally stabbing her 8-year-old daughter, and a cab driver was shot to death. "We´ve lost respect of each other," Mayor Dave Bing said. "We´ve lost respect for life." Detroit officials announced that the city had 386

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Graphic is the most informative part of the article: there were 9.0 homicides per 100,000 residents in 1960, blasting up to 54.6 per 100K now. This problem is created in large measure by the federal War on Poverty and other liberal welfare efforts, along with local efforts that encouraged decent people to get the heck out of Dodge.

Writer admits that most of the victims were young black men, but makes no effort to describe the killers. Says also one murder hotspot just by coincidence is an area where many on parole and probation live.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/4/2013 3:45:22 PM     (No. 9098761)

50 years of liberalism and welfare handouts have destroyed Detroit, with other cities to follow. You can only steal from the job creators for so long before they take their ball and go home - or move overseas. Expect this behavior to accelerate in the coming years as Obamaism will assuredly speed up the destruction of our inner cities and suburbs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/4/2013 3:52:30 PM     (No. 9098772)

But don´t worry. Under Sub-fuher Pelosi´s new anti-gun laws, all these criminals will immediately turn in their weapons and all Detroit will be rainbows and sweet smelling unicorn farts...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/4/2013 3:59:46 PM     (No. 9098784)

Simple solution - - the government has to spend more - - much more - - in places like Detroit, Chicago, Camden, Newark, and other Urban Renewal sites.

Only more and more government programs can keep these places voting 100% for the demonrats. And that´s what really counts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 1/4/2013 4:32:57 PM     (No. 9098838)

Wonder why gun sales are going thru the roof? Welcome to Obamaland!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/4/2013 4:33:36 PM     (No. 9098840)

"The bulk of Detroit´s killings are the result of gun violence. "

More accurately, that should read:

"The bulk of Detroit´s killings are the result of illegal gun violence."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rc1776, 1/4/2013 4:39:08 PM     (No. 9098855)

Those of you who are critical on the dimfecals destruction of Detroit, Chicago, and washitdung must remember that they consider those deaths and the squalor a whooping success.
Margret Sanger "the kill em´ before that can breed", John Dewey the "roach those brains while they are young" and Hitler bill clintons favorite read would all be proud.
Of course the dimfecal program st. Peter will probably roast them for is the torture and murder of babies. Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayres taught them well.
That is not just their favorite population control but their partee platform.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/4/2013 5:07:03 PM     (No. 9098905)

Gang murders=tribal warfare. It´s a centuries-old cultural thing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Penney, 1/4/2013 5:48:35 PM     (No. 9098977)

With his dem pol commrades´ statist policies intact, 0bama´s, ´´change,´´ agenda is accelerating the disasterous results in America´s once thriving cities. mmm mmm mmm

dem pols have no shame, ...only disasterous lefty policies!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/4/2013 6:03:38 PM     (No. 9099011)

Oh come on. This article makes it sound like Camden.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Watlines, 1/4/2013 6:13:05 PM     (No. 9099032)

Thoughtful Detroit-area suburbanites know that a CCW permit is a good thing to own.

So do Detroiters, as a matter of fact.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/4/2013 7:15:01 PM     (No. 9099142)

In Sub-Saharan Africa the same thing is happening, but machetes are the weapons of choice. What happens in South Detroit today happens in the Congo too; tribal warfare terrorizes innocents, and anarchy reigns.

It’s the culture, not the weapon. (And, note that the FBI notes that clubs and hammers are the most frequently used homicide weapons, not guns.)

LBJ’s Great Society war on poverty was well intentioned, but like most liberal utopian ideals, did not do well in its real world application, and 50 years of throwing money at it hasn’t changed anything. The projects are the legacy of Liberalism and LBJ’s Great Society.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/4/2013 7:43:50 PM     (No. 9099185)

These urban centers are the American Balkans.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/4/2013 7:56:35 PM     (No. 9099198)

Beg to differ, #11. When signing the bill to begin the Great Society, LBJ is reputed to have said something like, "That will keep the N-words voting for Democrats for years to come". Some good intentions. They didn´t care about eliminating poverty. They wanted to enslave blacks on their Democrat plantation. It worked just as they planned. EVIL.

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