Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Detroit... Citizens can't trust 911 to save them....

Detroit's 911 IS A JOKE

Detroit citizens no longer rely on police as self-defense killings skyrocket
The people of Detroit are taking no prisoners.

Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they’re offering no apologies.

“We got to have a little Old West up here in Detroit. That’s what it’s gonna take,” Detroit resident Julia Brown told The Daily.

The last time Brown, 73, called the Detroit police, they didn’t show up until the next day. So she applied for a permit to carry a handgun and says she’s prepared to use it against the young thugs who have taken over her neighborhood, burglarizing entire blocks, opening fire at will and terrorizing the elderly with impunity.

“I don’t intend to be one of their victims,” said Brown, who has lived in Detroit since the late 1950s. “I’m planning on taking one out.”

How it got this bad in Detroit has become a point of national discussion. Violent crime settled into the city’s bones decades ago, but recently, as the numbers of police officers have plummeted and police response times have remained distressingly high, citizens have taken to dealing with things themselves.

In this city of about 700,000 people, the number of cops has steadily fallen, from about 5,000 a decade ago to fewer than 3,000 today. Detroit homicides — the second-highest per capita in the country last year, according to the FBI — rose by 10 percent in 2011 to 344 people.

On a bleak day in January, a group of funeral directors wearied by the violence drove a motorcade of hearses through the city streets in protest.

Average police response time for priority calls in the city, according to the latest data available, is 24 minutes. In comparable cities across the country, it is well under 10 minutes.

Citizens like Brown feel they have been left with little choice but to take the law into their own hands.

The number of justifiable homicides, in which residents use deadly force in self-defense, jumped from 19 in 2010 to 34 last year — a 79 percent rise — according to newly released city data.

Signs that vigilantism was taking hold in the city came earlier, around Memorial Day 2009, when former federal agent Alvin Davis decided he’d had enough of the break-ins at his mother’s home on the east side. She called the police again and again, but the brazen robberies continued. Davis, then a 32-year-old Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, snapped.

Prosecutors said he spent days chasing and harassing the teenagers who were allegedly robbing his mother, even shoving his federally issued firearm into one of their mouths. No one was killed, but by the time he was done, Davis had racked up charges of unlawful imprisonment and assault. In August 2010, he was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison.

But many residents in his mother’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood are sympathetic to Davis, whose case is on appeal.

“He basically did what a lot of us wished we could do,” said Ken Gray, 58, who lives down the street from Davis’ mother.

One high-ranking official in the county legal system, speaking to The Daily, said the rise in justifiable homicides mirrors a local court system that’s increasingly lenient of the practice.

“It’s a lot more acceptable now to get your own retribution,” the official said. “And the justice system in the city is a lot more understanding if people do that. It‘s becoming a part of the culture.”

Detroiters are arming themselves with shotguns and handguns and buying guard dogs. Anything to take care of their own. And privately, residents say neighborhood watch groups in Detroit are widely armed.

“It’s like the militiamen who stepped up way back when. That’s where the neighborhood folks are," said James “Jackrabbit” Jackson, a 63-year-old retired Detroit cop who has patrolled the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood for years.

“They’re ready to fight,” Jackson said. “We don’t hardly see police anymore.”

The city’s wealthier enclaves have hired private security firms. Intimidating men in armored trucks patrol streets lined with gracious old homes in a scene more likely seen in Mexico City than the United States.

That kind of paid protection can run residents anywhere from $10 to $200 per month, and companies say business is good.

“We’re booming,” said Dale Brown, the owner of Threat Management Group, which along with Recon Security patrols neighborhoods like Palmer Woods in black Hummers.

“We’re paramilitary, but we’re positive. I’m not a vigilante. I’m an agent of change.”

The Detroit Police Department, grappling with deep funding cuts in a city with a spiraling budget crisis, acknowledges that response times are high and says it is working on a plan to lower them. But a spokeswoman for the department insists the rise in justifiable homicides is unrelated.

“It’s not about police response time because often the act has already taken place by the time the police are called,” said Sgt. Eren Stephens. She said citizens have a right to defend themselves.

“Anytime a life is lost, we’re concerned,” she said. “But we can‘t be on every corner in front of every home. And we know that there are citizens who will do what they have to do to protect themselves.”

That’s the terrifying position in which Kevin Early found himself in November when he was held up at gunpoint outside his home in the upper-middle-class Rosedale Park area. Neighbors called the police, but it was 25 minutes before an officer arrived.

Early, the director of the criminal justice studies program at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus, reasoned with the men for more than 20 minutes before he sensed they were about to shoot him in the head — then he ran. As his attackers fled in the opposite direction, neighbors emerged from the street’s stately homes with shotguns.

“All I could think of was my daughter coming home,” Early said. “I didn’t want her to see me shot dead.”

Weeks later, Early packed up his home and left Detroit. He hired Threat Management to supervise the move.

“Where else do the police come to your house after you’ve been robbed and ask you, ‘Why did you call us?’ ”

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Black and White People are going to have to stand up to these thug's, perhaps Detroit will be the start of something good.

Anonymous said...

Detroit only has 700,000 people and 3,000 cops? Isn't that a close relation in numbers to us here in Chicago?

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Anonymous said...

This is what you get when a city devolves into an african village. This civilization thing is too hard for some people to handle.

And the police spokesperson says that the spike in justifiable homicides (oh shit, I said the Gary "N" word) has nothing to do with the fact that it takes 20 or 30 minutes for a flat foot to arrive? This stupidity of these appointed and elected officials is amazing. Of course you shot the mother fucker who is breaking into my house! You can't wait for government sponsored dial dial a prayer to dispatch a cop to help you 25 minutes later!

I know it's too much to hope for, but, just maybe, these people in Detroit will figure out that God helps those that help themselves.

Anonymous said...

20 minutes before he sensed they were about to shoot him in the head — then he ran. As his attackers fled in the opposite direction, neighbors emerged from the street’s stately homes with shotguns.
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So glad his neighbors came out when the fucking animals were running away. Lotsa balls there, Rufus.

Anonymous said...

Obama has helped Detroit.At least he promised before the election that he would.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama has a quandry here. All the bad guys in Detroit voted for him, but so did all the good guys. Who should he support?

Suburban Taxpayer said...

Chicago is NOT far behind.

If I lived in Chicago.... no, I would NEVER live in Chicago because their handgun laws are totally idiotic. Only a moron would live in a place where he is welcome to be a victim, but not welcome to defend himself.

I live in the suburbs and believe Illinois should pass concealed carry as well as the Castle Defense Law.

I boycott Chicago (and Cook County) every time I can because I believe they are overcharging for sales tax, parking fees and everything else to support their corrupt politicians and unions.

You want big salaries and pensions - pay for them!

ALL the hogs at the trough don't realize that the feed is getting down to the last grains. Time to thin out the herd and put the rest on a low-money diet.

Suburban Taxpayer said...

Chicago is NOT far behind.

If I lived in Chicago.... no, I would NEVER live in Chicago because their handgun laws are totally idiotic. Only a moron would live in a place where he is welcome to be a victim, but not welcome to defend himself.

I live in the suburbs and believe Illinois should pass concealed carry as well as the Castle Defense Law.

I boycott Chicago (and Cook County) every time I can because I believe they are overcharging for sales tax, parking fees and everything else to support their corrupt politicians and unions.

You want big salaries and pensions - pay for them!

ALL the hogs at the trough don't realize that the feed is getting down to the last grains. Time to thin out the herd and put the rest on a low-money diet.

Anonymous said...

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/02/28/councilman-suggests-way-to-curb-violence-in-city/

Anonymous said...

Chicago's future, with Rahm leading the way!

Anonymous said...

Chicago's future, with Rahm leading the way!

A. Nonymous said...

Detroilet is the crown jewel of Amerikwa or BRA (black run America) coming soon to a city a near you. Note to shitridden junk maker chrysler: everytime I see your lame ass imported from Detroilet commercials(imported because it is a third world shithole?) I laugh my fuckin' ass off.

Anonymous said...

MORE WITH LESS!!! Rahm's favorite saying. What he really is saying is you as a tax payer will pay alot more and get alot less.

This is what Detroit has been doing for the last decade and you see how it worked for them.

CPD undermanned, Rahm just eliminated those unfilled positions form the budget and Waa Laa we are fully staffed. It's FM!

Now Rahm is about to gut the fire Dept. Again eliminating positions and closing fire houses. More FM!

Homeland security told the City two 12 hours shifts with 6000 officers each for G8. Rham's interpretation. Two 12 hour shits with maybe a total of 6000 officers working in the entire city for that 24 hour period. More with Less!!! More FM...

What is FM you say??? Fucken Magic, Rahm's style of government!

Anonymous said...

ATTN Suburban Taxpayer....

Illinois already has a great "castle doctrine" law....it's just not titled in that manner.....

(720 ILCS 5/7 1) (from Ch. 38, par. 7 1)
Sec. 7 1. Use of force in defense of person.
(a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or another against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, he is justified in the use of force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or another, or the commission of a forcible felony.

Even better, the next section prevents the estate of the dead criminal from suing you....

Visit Illinois Carry for a ton of great information..

http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showforum=13

Anonymous said...

Concealed protection provides peace!

Anonymous said...

Is a nigger or spic walking down my street justify me to shoot to kill? You know there up to no good so can we just take them out?

Anonymous said...

LOL Fort Apache, Detroit.

Cowboy Tim said...

I Voted For Obama said...
"Obama has a quandry here."

Actually, "quandary" has that tricky second "a". Overall, though, I'm pleased with the quality of your postings. Carry on, son.

Anonymous said...

I grew up on Chalmers Street in the sixties. You should have seen it then. We would walk to Palmer Park to go golfing. Unreal story.

Anonymous said...

CCW for IL so we don't become the next Detroit. Sooner then Rahm intends anyway...

Only Action Jackson can save the poor dumb fucks of the big D now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f1ymHlAYqI

Yo! It so cold in the D!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY7eoAPAaOM

I Voted For Obama said...

I think I love you Cowboy Tim.

Anonymous said...

We could lead safaris through Detroit. "Damn Reggie you got yourself a big old buck." Just have to find a willing taxidermist.

Anonymous said...

I used to walk to Palmer Park in Roseland in the 60's too. Boy, you should see it now.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aGz3JSDXDE&feature=related

Anonymous said...

http://www.gunblast.com/KelTec-KSG.htm

Open Housing or Open War said...

Back in the day's of the Civil rights struggle there was a group of Black Men mostly Korean War Vet's called "Decons for Defence"" They openly carried weapons and neither the Klan or later the Black Panthers fucked with Their neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

"Illinois already has a great "castle doctrine" law....."

Bullshit. Illinois does NOT have a castle law. Nowhere does it state your right to defend your property (home) against intruders. Unless you can show "imminent use of unlawful force", you're going to get fucked for blasting away at a burglar.

Texas has the right idea. You can shoot a burglar breaking into your shed or your neighbors house. Property can be defended.

Anonymous said...

Detroit looks to be getting better than Chicago!

Anonymous said...

Detroit = Mogadishu USA

Anonymous said...

Illinois does not have true Castle Doctrine law as some web sites claim,careful on those CCW sites.

You have NO DUTY TO RETREAT here in Fellonis.You still must articulate that you felt your life was in imminent danger or you were going to receive great bodily harm.

True castle Doctrine give you the right to blast someone for just being on your property and you feel threatened cause they are playing the "i can be an asshole game" what are you going to do now and you have to put up with it.

Most gun training classes never prepare you for the legal nighmare,or the great police academy(LOL).

Anonymous said...

If Detriit's 911 center is a joke, then what is Chicago's?

Anonymous said...

Really are you suprised?! Take one good look of who's living in that city....the SHITHEADS......need I say more?