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Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US)
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It's true that Motown's murder rate has been relatively low for a number of years (second-lowest in the US since 2015, I think). But that doesn't mean there aren't neighborhoods with scary levels of violence. In fact, Detroit ranks as the most violent big city in America. (No coincidence, then, that I've set my ninjas-versus-vampires book in many of the east-side neighborhoods this article alludes to.)

Downtown, New Center, Midtown? You're pretty safe, depending on the time of day or night. Go out to some west-side and east-side locales, though, and you better bring serious firepower. ;-)

“We’ll do an assembly and ask ‘how many of you know someone who’s been shot?’ And you’d be surprised how many hands go up,” Jones said. “They’re witnessing a lot of the crime we hear about on the news. They see the dead bodies. It’s just how life is for them, and it shouldn’t be that way.”

FBI data released in September show violent crime in Detroit increased 15.7 percentlast year, ranking it as the nation’s most violent big city. Detroit police officials dispute the numbers, blaming an antiquated software system and insist violent crime fell by 5 percent in 2016 — but even with that correction, Detroit still ranks as the most violent big city in the U.S."

Violent neighborhoods plague generations in Detroit
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Dear Detroit,

Thank you.

Hugs,

Chicago
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
Dear Detroit,

Thank you.

Hugs,

Chicago


Hahahahahaha! Kinda takes the heat off, huh? ;-)
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
It's true that Motown's murder rate has been relatively low for a number of years (second-lowest in the US since 2015, I think). But that doesn't mean there aren't neighborhoods with scary levels of violence. In fact, Detroit ranks as the most violent big city in America. (No coincidence, then, that I've set my ninjas-versus-vampires book in many of the east-side neighborhoods this article alludes to.)

Downtown, New Center, Midtown? You're pretty safe, depending on the time of day or night. Go out to some west-side and east-side locales, though, and you better bring serious firepower. ;-)

“We’ll do an assembly and ask ‘how many of you know someone who’s been shot?’ And you’d be surprised how many hands go up,” Jones said. “They’re witnessing a lot of the crime we hear about on the news. They see the dead bodies. It’s just how life is for them, and it shouldn’t be that way.”

FBI data released in September show violent crime in Detroit increased 15.7 percentlast year, ranking it as the nation’s most violent big city. Detroit police officials dispute the numbers, blaming an antiquated software system and insist violent crime fell by 5 percent in 2016 — but even with that correction, Detroit still ranks as the most violent big city in the U.S."

Violent neighborhoods plague generations in Detroit
9th precinct ..even the State Troopers don’t go there now.

sometimes
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [mustangchef] [ In reply to ]
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mustangchef wrote:
big kahuna wrote:
It's true that Motown's murder rate has been relatively low for a number of years (second-lowest in the US since 2015, I think). But that doesn't mean there aren't neighborhoods with scary levels of violence. In fact, Detroit ranks as the most violent big city in America. (No coincidence, then, that I've set my ninjas-versus-vampires book in many of the east-side neighborhoods this article alludes to.)

Downtown, New Center, Midtown? You're pretty safe, depending on the time of day or night. Go out to some west-side and east-side locales, though, and you better bring serious firepower. ;-)

“We’ll do an assembly and ask ‘how many of you know someone who’s been shot?’ And you’d be surprised how many hands go up,” Jones said. “They’re witnessing a lot of the crime we hear about on the news. They see the dead bodies. It’s just how life is for them, and it shouldn’t be that way.”

FBI data released in September show violent crime in Detroit increased 15.7 percentlast year, ranking it as the nation’s most violent big city. Detroit police officials dispute the numbers, blaming an antiquated software system and insist violent crime fell by 5 percent in 2016 — but even with that correction, Detroit still ranks as the most violent big city in the U.S."

Violent neighborhoods plague generations in Detroit


9th precinct ..even the State Troopers don’t go there now.

Yup. One of my cousins is a supervising sergeant in the Detroit Police Department. She says cops have resigned or retired rather than be sent to that precinct. ;-)

The 9th is like New York's old "Fort Apache" precinct in the Bronx. It was made famous in a 1981 Paul Newman movie. I have combat-hardened former SEAL and Ranger buds who look at the 9th and say "No thanks, man." ;-)

State cops recount 3 hours in Detroit’s 9th Precinct
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [windywave] [ In reply to ]
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windywave wrote:
Dear Detroit,

Thank you.

Hugs,

Camden, NJ

A little closer to home



As for the whole "Body Is A Temple" thing? Well, many ancient deities often enjoyed offerings of Sweets and Intoxicants
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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Wow. Another "Detroit sucks" story. To what purpose? Any solutions? Any point at all?
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [oldandslow] [ In reply to ]
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oldandslow wrote:
Wow. Another "Detroit sucks" story. To what purpose? Any solutions? Any point at all?

Actually, I was bragging about it. Now keep your wimp butt out there in the Bay Area where it belongs. ;-)
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [big kahuna] [ In reply to ]
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big kahuna wrote:
oldandslow wrote:
Wow. Another "Detroit sucks" story. To what purpose? Any solutions? Any point at all?


Actually, I was bragging about it. Now keep your wimp butt out there in the Bay Area where it belongs. ;-)

The Seatbelts have 3 shows in the next month in Detroit ..PJs Lager House and Cadieux cafe

sometimes
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Re: Detroit: No Place for Wimps (Most Violent Big City in US) [mustangchef] [ In reply to ]
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mustangchef wrote:
big kahuna wrote:
oldandslow wrote:
Wow. Another "Detroit sucks" story. To what purpose? Any solutions? Any point at all?


Actually, I was bragging about it. Now keep your wimp butt out there in the Bay Area where it belongs. ;-)


The Seatbelts have 3 shows in the next month in Detroit ..PJs Lager House and Cadieux cafe

You like to live dangerously, don't you? ;-)
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