Detroit’s southwest side in a nut shell

commit a crime (shoot, rob, steal, kill, whatever) – run – have the local television news tell the citizens that the police “need your help” – repeat. has anyone else noticed this trend? oh, and no one ever really “helps out” so by telling the viewing public that the criminals got away it totally makes it seem like your chances of escaping capture by Detroit’s short arm of the law are almost a sure thing. which reminds me, i’m gonna be over near Tireman tonight…anyone need a new Dodge? it’s on me.

3 Comments so far

  1. JohnnyB (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

    I either read somewhere or saw that Detroit’s solvable crimes is in the low single digits (7%?)whereas the mendoza line is past 40%. It has to do with hip hop’s sensational marketing campaign to tell today’s youth to not be a “snitch”. Bang up job by today’s hip hop crowd. Mom and Dad also should be to blame by allowing today’s rap artists to raise their kids.


  2. Abster (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    I’m not sure it can all be attributed to people not wanting to be snitches – but that they are afraid of retaliation. You point the finger at the theif, but his best buddy isn’t going anywhere, and you fear that your car/house/etc may be next.

    And I don’t think this is limited to the Southwest side.


  3. Tom (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 8:15 am

    I wouldn’t point fingers at hip hop. If you lived in a city that had little/no police protection and a court/prision system that will probably throw the criminal back out on the street pretty quickly, what motivation would you have to talk?

    When the criminal comes to retaliate against you and it takes the police 30 minutes to show up, you’re fucked.

    It’s not culture or music – it’s the terrible corruption, nepotism, bureaucracy and apathy in municipal government.



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