|Don't wear your sunglasses at night in 90 percent black Detroit: you'll end up dead|
In 90 percent black Detroit, owning a pair of Cartier sunglasses - regardless of how they were procured - is of more value then a life [Man killed at Detroit gas station, reportedly robbed of designer glasses, Detroit News, 11-19-12]:
Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who was shot to death at a gas station and reportedly robbed of his designer glasses on Detroit's northwest side Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at about 9:55 p.m. at the CITGO station in the 17500 block of Grand River Avenue near the Southfield Freeway. "On Nov. 18 the male victim (front seat passenger), exited the vehicle and went inside a local gas station," said Sgt. Eren Stephens.
"As he left the gas station and headed back to the vehicle, a car drove up and shots were fired. The victim was struck in the body and has died." According to the DPD the motive for the shooting remains unknown.
WDIV-TV reports said the victim was robbed of his Cartier glasses as well as about $150 in cash.According to the Cartier Web site, there exist 35 styles you can choose from, ranging in price from $560 - $1690 (plus tax) for a pair of Santos Dummont rimmed sunglasses.
Why in the world was this dude wearing a pair of sunglasses at 10 p.m. at night?
What are the odds the 24-year-old man shot to death was wearing "fake" Cartier sunglasses?
We are talking an eye accessory in 90 percent black Detroit, where these economic facts of life are merely a reflection of the Visible Black Hand of Economics and the type of economy black people can create:
- Median household income in the city dropped to $25,193 in 2011, according to the new figures.
- Perhaps most staggering is the percentage of Detroit families living in poverty. It's more than three times the national rate, at 35.5 percent, compared to 11.7 nationwide.
The unfortunate homicide in 90 percent black Detroit over a pair of sunglasses being worn at night was, obviously, not what Corey Hart was singing about.
- The percentage of children living in poverty is troubling nationwide, at 22.5 percent. But that number in Detroit -- 57.3 percent.