Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fewest cops are patrolling Detroit streets since 1920s

Detroit — There are fewer police officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s, a manpower shortage that sometimes leaves precincts with only one squad car, posing what some say is a danger to cops and residents.

Detroit has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000; ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years, as officers retired or bolted for other police departments amid the city's bankruptcy and cuts to pay and benefits.

Left behind are 1,590 officers — the lowest since Detroit beefed up its police force to battle Prohibition bootleggers.

"This is a crisis, and the dam is going to break," said Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association. "It's a Catch-22: I know the city is broke, but we're not going to be able to build up a tax base of residents and businesses until we can provide a safe environment for them."

Police Chief James Craig acknowledges he doesn't have as many officers as he'd like.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let the Bloods, Crips and MS-13 self enforce.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Detroit still has a tax base?

Anonymous said...

The population was much larger in the 20s. The police chief wasn't kidding when he told all the residents to arm themselves.

Anonymous said...

Must be a Bourbon street in Detroit

Anonymous said...

Not even RoboCop would want any part of police work in that nigger shit pit.

Anonymous said...

Nothing left to patrol anymore. Detroit = DOA

Anonymous said...

No police in the nigger hood . Just send in the meat wagon at daylight to pickup the dead niggers .

Anonymous said...

Must be a Bourbon street in Detroit
if mr bourbon street mom was in Detroit, you'd know. her smell would chase most of them away

Anonymous said...

Rubberstamped by Fraancona's BOYZZZ......

Anonymous said...

Detroit is just a bunch of negroes so why should their be any cops on patrol?

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea. Bury the losers, arrest the winners

Anonymous said...

And Francona & Co thinks a White mayor in a Black city is absolutely racist......In all likelihood........

Anonymous said...

Just what exactly is that a photo of.Some dude that looks like a steam boat captain wearing shades, handing something to a fucking mongoloid who looks like he has 2 foot hands.