A third world city, courtesy of its 83 percent black population.
|Shouldn't this be obvious to the black population of Detroit (83 percent of the city)?|
A third world population doth make a third world city.[Doctor: Detroit abortion stats 'like some Third World country', Detroit News, 522-14]:
Nearly one-third of all pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a statistic public health officials blame on rising poverty and dwindling access to affordable contraception.
There's something fundamentally repellent about abortion.Of an estimated 18,360 pregnancies among Detroit residents in 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 5,693 ended in abortion, or 31 percent.
But there's something fundamentally more repellent about what the 83 percent black population of Detroit did to the city once known as the Paris of the West and Arsenal of Democracy when it was a metropolis of more than 90 percent white people (in 1940, the city was 91 percent white).
A third world population makes a third world city.
We call it Detroit, the Port-au-Prince in the midst of America.
And while individual pregnancies might be terminated in Detroit at rates alarming groups more concerned about the unborn than actual perpetuating the conditions by which life is possible, civilization is being utterly extinguished there.[Detroit motorists under siege in 'Carjack City': 'Carjack City': Detroit gas stations and police take steps to guard against armed auto thefts, Associated Press, 5-23-14]:
When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.
The armed auto thieves have become so common here that parts of the bankrupt metropolis are referred to as "Carjack City," and many motorists fear getting out of their vehicles even for a few moments to fill a tank.
So gas stations are taking steps to protect customers, and the city has formed a special police team to go after suspects. Convicted carjackers will even get their faces and prison sentences plastered onto billboards.
Abortion is vile, but what do we call what blacks have done to the civilization whites created in Detroit?
"You need to catch these people and make a good example of them," said Mousa Bazzi, who owns a Mobil station in a semi-desolate neighborhood bordering Detroit's east riverfront. He keeps his business well-lit and continually has two to four employees inside to ensure "there's always an extra hand or two" in case of trouble.
Authorities blame many of the carjackings, ironically, on improvements in vehicle security. Anti-theft equipment, GPS systems and advanced locks now prevent many vehicles from being driven without a key in the ignition.
That makes it difficult or impossible for thieves to steal parked cars, leading them to target vehicles that are occupied, said Jonathan Parnell, of Detroit's auto-theft squad.Also contributing to the thefts is a strong demand for stolen wheels and tires, police said.
Bazzi's station displays pale-green decals depicting a lighthouse — a sign that his business has joined the city's anti-carjacking effort. To be part of the program, stations must have security cameras, good lighting, be open 24 hours and have clerks willing to help motorists and provide a phone for emergency calls.
"There is a waiting list," Sgt. Michael Woody said. "We have so many gas stations that want to become a lighthouse. You get better protection with that big sticker in the window that tells criminals there is proper equipment that will help police investigate these crimes."
Detroit police reported 720 carjackings last year in the city of fewer than 700,000 people. That's down from nearly 850 in 2011 and 1,231 in 2008.
Prosecutors, the FBI and Detroit police recently announced a campaign to spread the word about stiffer federal penalties for carjacking, which can include the death penalty if someone is killed. A similar campaign that includes billboards with photos of convicted carjackers started last summer in Newark.
Detroit police have also announced a partnership with General Motors' OnStar roadside assistance service to track down stolen vehicles and promote rewards tied to an anonymous tip line.
To avoid becoming a victim, security guard Greg Champion wears a handgun on his hip whenever he's pumping gas.
"I don't want to surprise you," Champion said. "I want you to know I'm armed, and I want you to know I can defend myself, and I want you to go somewhere else."
Christine Reed takes the opposite approach. The 27-year-old mother of two won't stop for gas in Detroit. She lives north of the city in Warren and works four days a week cleaning offices downtown.
If she's in a bad section of town, Reed said, she passes through red lights because it's tougher to carjack a moving target.
"It's not a safe place anymore," Reed said. "It's dangerous."
The state-appointed emergency manager tasked with restructuring Detroit's $18 billion in debt has said crime needs to be reduced to make the city attractive to new residents and businesses.
That's going to take more and better resources, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who complains that she has only a few assistants to try carjackings.
Why is Detroit not a safe place anymore?
"When nobody has any resources ... all we can be is reactive," she said.
Because it's an 83 percent black city.
A third world population makes a third world city.
And though all civilized people should find the thought of abortion repellent, the collapse of civilization in Detroit is far more disheartening.