Fun with cops

So this morning, a nice young lady decided the Jeep needed a dent in the rear. She was even nice enough to stop under the pretense of exchanging insurance information until I mentioned we needed to call the police for a report. Then she hightailed it north. Too bad for her I got her plate number.

The fun though occurred when the police finally showed up an hour after I called them. Now I was in the ‘burbs so I figured it wouldn’t take that long. Heck, when the Jeep was broken into in August, Detroit PD showed up in five minutes. Not the cops in this burb… one whole hour later, he showed up to take my report, which took all of five minutes. He even found time to ask why anyone would move from Farmington Hills to Detroit? Err, cause I wanted to. I happily mentioned the fact my Jeep’s lock had been jacked in Farmington Hills.

Are there unsafe parts of Detroit? Of course, but you can usually tell when you are someplace you shouldn’t be. And what is up with cops recommending you walk around with a gun in Detroit? I know of two other friends who had a cop in Detroit tell them to carry a gun. Um, no thank you. Carrying a gun won’t make me feel any safer.


4 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:10 am

    “And what is up with cops recommending you walk around with a gun in Detroit?”

    Very simple: to shoot someone if necessary. The same reason they carry them.

  2. MGal (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:13 am

    True but it only encourages gun violence in my opinion, which Detroit does not need any more of.

  3. Jeppy (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 9:17 am

    Heck, I don’t need a gun. I use my VULCAN MIND-MELD techniques…

    …so far I haven’t had an opportunity to use them, but BEWARE!

  4. observer_mike (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 7:23 pm

    Lets talk about Detroit cops. I commute daily down 8 mile from Woodward Ave to Telegraph rd. I often hear on the news and NPR how there is a lack of Detroit Police and how they have to ignore some calls in order to repond to the critical. If this is true, then why would there be 2 Detroit Police cruisers (one being unmarked) clocking and pulling over commuters. How is this more critical than protecting the kids that are getting mugged while walking home from their Detroit schools. As the kid is handing over his paper route money Detroit’s finest have a mini van pulled over for 5 mph over the speed limit. If I get pulled, I am forced to speak my mind. I have already set aside my bail money.

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