stupidity, guts or an equal amount of each?

so…i was driving down Gratiot a while ago and found myself in front of the East District police department. as i was looking around at what a complete mess the surrounding area is with all the abandoned houses and whatnot something stood out that i think could symbolize how a lot of residents view the job the police are doing. just around the corner from the front entrance to the station, within full view of the station someone had left a giant pile of illegally dumped rubbish, like a garage had been torn down then left there. there were some trash bags and furniture in the mix, as well…all right next door to the people that are supposed to make sure that sort of thing doesn’t happen. i still feel that if the city employees were required to live in the city that they might care a little more about it. could you imagine asking one of those cops to live on that street next door to a pile of garbage, a crack house and a couple hundred rats? having gotten my own taste of the lack of response and concern out of those on duty to protect & serve me it came as no real suprize to see that.

1 Comment so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    One morning I was doing some photography in Brush park, about four years ago, when car after car pulled up in front of me. Someone would get out of the car and walk into the bushes between a couple of abandoned houses and reappear in about ten or fifteen minutes. There were nice cars and bad cars pulling up every 15 to 20 minutes.

    All the while the cops were coming and going from the station in Brush Park, that was, literally, a stones through away. It only confirmed my decision not to move to Brush Park anytime soon…



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