|One day, perhaps sooner than you think, a vigil for the city of Detroit will be held.... "though much is taken, much abides."|
Yes, the black community is responsible for the blight in Detroit, just as the long-gone white community was responsible for the prosperity that allowed the city to earn the nickname "Paris of the West."
Detroit is 82 percent black.
Eighty-two percent black.
Read that again: only 7.8 percent of the population of Detroit is white.
While the skyscrapers of Detroit stand mute witnesses to the demographic changes in the city, the allocation of $52 million to remove 'blight' from the now 82 percent black metropolis is a monetary reminder that race exists, no matter how much we may wish it didn't (or refuse to acknowledge it).
Well, one subject synonymous with the name 'Detroit' did mention the racial element of the city as justification for the institution of a policy that isn't tolerated in a municipality where white people form the majority.
That subject is crime, murder, rape, and mayhem, all enterprises blacks have long had a monopoly on in Detroit [Detroit police 'stop-and-frisk' policy, My Fox Detroit, 8-20-13]:
The city of Detroit is seeing a new spike in violence. Manpower is down, but murders and shootings are on the rise. Now there are reports that say police are looking for a solution that is causing controversy in New York City, called 'stop-and-frisk.'
The tactic allows for more aggressive policing, permitting officers to stop and search citizens under the premise "reasonable suspicion" of criminal activity instead probable cause, according to U.S. Legal.com, Legal Information Institute and Black's Law Dictionary. Many worry the new policy will unfairly target blacks and Hispanics. It also raises concerns about 4th Amendment search and seizure rights and 14th amendment equal protection rights.
Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional in New York. In her decision this week finding that city police intentionally discriminated against blacks and Hispanics when using stop-and-frisk, she ordered major changes including a pilot program of body-worn police cameras.
DPD Assistant Chief, Erik Ewing released this statement:
"Based on reasonable suspicion, the Detroit Police Department is already a stop-and-frisk policing agency. Detroit's population is mostly African American, so it stands to reason that a high number of African Americans will be stopped, based on reasonable suspicion. This is not racial profiling, just officers doing good constitutional police work."Finally, the unmentionable racial demographics of Detroit - at least when discussing the bankruptcy of the city - are mentioned in an article that justifies the use of 'stop and frisk'! It's a start.
A recent book, Detroit: A Biography, by Scott Martelle, makes a similar point when discussing crime in they city:
Crime travels hand in hand with joblessness, and when Detroit’s economic foundations softened, then collapsed, Detroit’s reputation morphed again. As the car industry rose in the 1910s and 1920s, Detroit was the City of Tomorrow. With World War II, it was the Arsenal of Democracy. In the 1960s it was Motown, the musical heartbeat of America. But in the 1970s and 80s, it became Murder City, and it was a title well earned. The murder rate peaked in 1987, with 686 homicides, or a rate of about 63 per 100,000 residents. The same year, New York City – the place where many Americans feared to treat – had 1,672 homicides, or a rate of 22 per 100,000. In its worst year, 1990, New York City had 31 murders per 100,000 residents, half of Detroit’s peak rate.In 1910, Detroit was 99 percent white; in 1920, the city was 96 percent white. If Detroit was the City of Tomorrow, that's because white people were collectively responsible for providing the ingenuity and spirit necessary for such a promising future.
The most vicious crimes grew out of the rise of Detroit’s drug culture. In the 1970s, heroin became an epidemic. Black drug dealers who formerly were little more than retail outlets for Detroit’s Mafia families began cutting out the middlemen, establishing their own gangs and organizations. The goal was money, but also thrills and a level of respect in a world that afforded little to young black men. (p. 226)
The exact opposite characteristics are provided by the black community, with a categorical collapse (in every conceivable metric monitoring public life and social concerns) transpiring in the absence of whiteness and the ascension of darkness in Detroit.
|As Detroit's population dwindles, the majority black metropolis still sees high murder rates|
Police flooded the city’s neighborhoods during the weekend with dozens of “strike force” officers in an effort to get guns off the streets, but the violence continued with 20 shootings, two carjackings and a sexual assault.
The incidents from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday included a one-year-old girl who was wounded in a drive-by shooting, and a murder that ended when a body lay in the street for several hours, riling up about 200 residents and forcing officers from across the city to quell the unruly crowd.
Between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, “strike force” officers from various commands including the Fugitive Apprehension Team and Narcotics Division were deployed on overtime. They wrote 585 tickets, impounded 20 cars, made 20 felony arrests and 14 misdemeanor arrests, according to Detroit Police reports.
There were 9 handguns were seized in the effort — 8 by Eastern District Special Operations officers. Only one gun was confiscated during the weekend by strike force officers on the city’s west side.
Friday’s bloodshed started at 4:20 p.m. in the 8120 block of Durand, on the city’s east side near Van Dyke and Kerchival, when a one-year-old girl was wounded in a drive-by shooting.
“The witness stated she was standing in front of her home with several other people when a burgundy Buick ... drove around the block several times,” said a police report of the incident.
Several shots were fired into the crowd from someone in the Buick’s passenger’s seat, and a one-year-old girl received glass and bullet fragments to the left hand, according to the police report. She was listed in temporary serious condition.
A 15-year-old boy was also shot in broad daylight Friday on Wagner and Lumley on the southwest side. He told police the shots came from a dark-green vehicle at about 10:50 a.m. His wounds were not critical.
There were two carjackings during the weekend — the first at Westwood and W. Warren at 10:25 p.m. Friday; and another about 4 hours later at 8 Mile and Hoover.
Four people were shot Friday, and six Saturday — then, for the second week in a row, the city saw an unusually bloody Sunday, with 10 shootings, two of them fatal.At 6:10 p.m., a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 11200 block of Craft. Police sources say it took several hours for Wayne County Medical Examiners to pick up the body, which lay in the street.
“That incensed the crowd,” a police supervisor who was at the scene told The News. “Something like that is entertainment for a lot of people; you could probably sell beer and popcorn.”
The officer described a chaotic scene: “The street lights were out, and it was dark” he said. “The body was laying in the street covered by a blanket for hours. There were 200 people out there getting crazy. We put crime scene tape up, but they crossed the tape. We got on a bullhorn to tell them to disperse; they didn’t comply.
“Finally, we had to call the (Special Response Team) and officers from across the city to keep the crowd away from the crime scene so homicide could investigate,” the officer said.
It reportedly took between 4 and 6 hours before the morgue picked up the body.
Now... regression to the mean.
Mute witnesses to the greatest demonstration and grandest science experiment in the history of man that proves the reality of racial differences for the world to see, if only we dare look long enough before all the lights go out...