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The summer Detroit burned: Powerful TIME images show aftermath of race riots of 1967
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23 July 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/23/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick

Forty-five years after Detroit's deadly race riots, a collection of powerful photographs have been released chronicling what remains one of the bleakest chapters in United States history.

Sparked by a police raid on a bar in a predominantly black neighbourhood, the socially, economically and racially-charged riots lasted four days and nights during the long, hot summer of 1967.

Late photographer Lee Balterman captured the fierce unrest, which left America stunned and Detroit scarred to this day, in a collection of heartbreaking yet powerful pictures, published by Life.com on the 45th anniversary of the event.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177891/Detroit-Riots-1967-Powerful-TIME-images-aftermath-race-riots.html#ixzz21VBQWb4J

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1 posted on 07/23/2012 9:00:12 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Well, at least it won’t happen again. Nothing left to burn.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 9:03:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PotatoHeadMick

And white flight happened, look at Detroit now.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 9:03:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
I heard some moron on the radio a while back...saying the demise of the "motor city" was because of the 1967 riots.

He said it all stemmed from that.

Of course he is a raging liberal marxist.

4 posted on 07/23/2012 9:04:42 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Probably just Times’ way of showing whitey what to expect if Obama isn’t reelected.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 9:06:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: doc1019

Plenty of productive blacks fled too. One of my neighbors says that’s when his dad packed up and got his family out.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 9:07:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

We lived close enough to see the smoke. Within a month, my parents packed up everything we owned, and moved us 300 miles north.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick
Nothing like screwing the pooch.

It's now a 'rat hell hole.

8 posted on 07/23/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Newark, NJ had riots the same summer.

It has never recovered either.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 9:19:18 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Very sad to see what an empty shell Detroit is. Virtually none of the “business” streets in Detroit, outside of the casino and other small, protected areas, have any business on them.

A while back, the local left was making a big stink about why there are no grocery stores left in the city. They shut up when it came out that the reason was, the “customers” (and employees) were stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 9:20:48 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

I have to wonder about the timing. Seems like it was meant to be a warning...or a threat.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 9:21:02 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: cripplecreek

Detroit Denby Class of 67 here. Could smell the smoke from the central business distict all the way on the East Side. Crazy thieving Amish burned down there own businesses and neighborhoods. This WAS the beginning of the demise of Detroit.

I remember Walther Ruether promising to rebuild Detroit with the UAW. Bullsh!t on that!!!

White Flight and smart middle class Amish got out too.
All that was left was welfare mamas, ho’s, murdering thieves, and socialist DemoRATS.

My beloved Detroit is Gone with the Wind!!!


12 posted on 07/23/2012 9:21:49 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: cripplecreek

How many places in the world that have a majority of blacks and success has followed? South Africa? Detroit?


13 posted on 07/23/2012 9:23:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

There was a riot there is 1943, too!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Race_Riot_%281943%29


14 posted on 07/23/2012 9:23:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

A great HBO documentary about how the 68 Tigers, at least for a short while, brought the people of Detroit together after the riots.

15 posted on 07/23/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Hmmm...........National Guard, 82nd Airborne............Where are all the screams about Posse Comitatus, banding together to defend against an encroaching government, and NWO?


16 posted on 07/23/2012 9:29:15 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Osage Orange
Having lived in the area at the time and visited regularly for about 15 years after leaving in late ‘68 I have to agree in part with this fellow. The combination of the riots , looting, and extensive arson and the regime of Mayor Coleman Young convinced white people to start leaving. As the momentum picked up in areas such as the Northeast Side those who weren't quick were left stranded with a virtually unsalable property. That happened to the widowed mother of a close friend. The Northeast was the land of the small bungalow and they were not expensive properties at best. The area now is a virtual ruin. Much of Detroit didn't leave it just moved about twenty miles west. The area that is now Auburn Hills and Rochester became the heart of this relocated urban center. The old urban core is now a rotten husk more spectacular in its ruined look but much like Kansas City, St Louis and I suppose Buffalo.
17 posted on 07/23/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: j_tull

“300 miles north” Where did that land ya? Still there?


18 posted on 07/23/2012 9:40:49 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our countries principles!)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Get ready for more such riots when Obama loses Nov. 6


19 posted on 07/23/2012 9:45:24 PM PDT by montag813
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To: PotatoHeadMick
“Sparked by a police raid on a bar in a predominantly black neighbourhood”

This tells you how dishonest the article is. The liberal Democrat politicians who controlled Detroit in 1967 let Black thugs run wild and refused to protect homeowners and business owners. Rioters were allowed to keep going until dozens of people died and millions of dollars of property were destroyed. The mayor of Detroit was LBJ's favorite mayor and the head of LBJ's Model Cities program. Only after the National Guard was sent in was order restored.

Detroit continued in a “quiet riot” for the next 45 years. Blacks looting stores, committing crime and authorities allowing it to continue and refusing to take action. Today Detroit is destroyed. It is a bankrupt, violence prone hellhole. It is the end result of liberal Democrat policies and liberal, Democrat politicians.

20 posted on 07/23/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT by detective
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Was that the one that spread to our overseas military bases in England and Australia?


21 posted on 07/23/2012 10:06:53 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: montag813

Nah - gonna be stoked for mid-October. /sig


22 posted on 07/23/2012 10:29:20 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

23 posted on 07/23/2012 10:30:08 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Ping


24 posted on 07/23/2012 10:55:53 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: detective

I agree, I use to live just outside Detroit and its sickening how people keep voting in the same sobs into office. The suburbs are rotting too.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 11:00:55 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Osage Orange

I heard the same guy I think was he a caller on the Tom Sullivan show by any chance?


26 posted on 07/23/2012 11:05:42 PM PDT by funfan
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Detroit was Beta Version 1.0 of LBJ’s Great Society.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 11:05:46 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Osage Orange

I heard the same guy I think was he a caller on the Tom Sullivan show by any chance?


28 posted on 07/23/2012 11:05:57 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Osage Orange

I heard the same guy I think was he a caller on the Tom Sullivan show by any chance?


29 posted on 07/23/2012 11:06:11 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Paladin2
its a matter of trust....when you see groups of people capable of such behavior, you can never trust them again...let alone live there....let alone try to work there....let alone to try to run a business there..

everything in society depends on the basic law abiding citizens...everything....when they no longer exist, a decent society can not exist...

30 posted on 07/23/2012 11:22:42 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

boy, now that was such a “fair” wikipedia article...”traditional southern bigotry”.??? oh really...


31 posted on 07/23/2012 11:25:35 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Damn! A wax car wash cost 9 cents back then?


32 posted on 07/23/2012 11:26:37 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Bookmark


33 posted on 07/23/2012 11:59:47 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: An American in Turkiye
Damn! A wax car wash cost 9 cents back then?

That was with a 10 gallon minimum fill up.

Of course gas was only around $ .30 a gallon.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 12:39:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: PotatoHeadMick

I grew up in Deetroit and left for good in 1976.

I went back in July 2009 for my mother’s funeral.

Driving on the freeway through the city on the way back to the airport I thought it looked like there had been heavy artillery bombardment in most of the areas I could see - burned out shells of houses, holes in roofs, decay, decay, decay...

The majority of the people who still live there are either too poor or too drug addled (or both) to get out. It wasn’t just white flight that depopulated that sh!thole - it was decent people flight.

This is what owebama and his commiecrats envision for the middle class in this county - total destruction.


35 posted on 07/24/2012 12:47:55 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north

Bookmark


36 posted on 07/24/2012 2:41:06 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

This is "you didn't build that" taken to it's hateful conclusion - "so we're going to take it from you".

IMHO, Trayvon Martin was a test run, just to make sure the buttons still worked.

37 posted on 07/24/2012 3:14:50 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Drat! it’s s/b its.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 3:15:58 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

“A while back, the local left was making a big stink about why there are no grocery stores left in the city. They shut up when it came out that the reason was, the “customers” (and employees) were stealing everything that wasn’t nailed down.”

Same thing in Newark NJ; they recently opened their first chain supermarket in decades. Many of the residents cross a bridge over the Passaic River to shop in my town, but now the bridge is closed for construction so they are in a temporary “food desert”. It is impossible to operate a business in Newark where “customers” have physical access to anything that will fit in a pocket.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 3:51:34 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: robowombat

“The area now is a virtual ruin. Much of Detroit didn’t leave it just moved about twenty miles west. The area that is now Auburn Hills and Rochester became the heart of this relocated urban center. The old urban core is now a rotten husk more spectacular in its ruined look but much like Kansas City, St Louis and I suppose Buffalo.”

Camden NJ is the same; a visit to the battleship New Jersey brings you through deserted, rundown neighborhoods similar to those of Detroit.


40 posted on 07/24/2012 3:56:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: exit82

Newark, NJ had riots the same summer.

As a young teen in Detroit in ‘67, a good friend had just moved to suburban Newark. Writing leters back and forth during the Newark campaign, I remember thinking and wondering if Detroit was next. Next thing I know, my next door neighbor is sitting on his front porch with his M-14 and gas stations are closed after dark to discourage firebombing. My family moved in February of ‘68


41 posted on 07/24/2012 5:12:03 AM PDT by Artie
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To: kearnyirish2

“Camden NJ is the same; a visit to the battleship New Jersey brings you through deserted, rundown neighborhoods similar to those of Detroit.”

And it’s been that way since before 1978, that I know of.


42 posted on 07/24/2012 5:14:54 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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“And it’s been that way since before 1978, that I know of.”

Yes, and somehow bringing the battleship (which serves as a Philadelphia tourist attraction) was going to fix it.

Just as first the Newark Bears stadium, then the Prudential Center, were going to do the same thing for Newark (I do find it ironic that Newark has lost their basketball team while they now have a hockey team). Wholesale gentrification is the only solution to these problems; nobody is going to build (or rebuild) a nice house, or invest in a business, when the locusts are blocks away.

Asbury Park also comes to mind, since they recently demolished a half-built tower that 10+ years ago was hailed as a sign of their renaissance when they started building it.


43 posted on 07/24/2012 5:20:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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Yes, and somehow bringing the battleship (which serves as a Philadelphia tourist attraction) was going to fix it.

That's because most people visiting the USS New Jersey are smart enough to either quickly drive through Camden to get there (and get out of there), or take the water taxi from across the river in Philly.

Same thing is true with visiting the USS Hornet in Alameda.
44 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:45 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

It is much easier to visit the New Jersey (and the adjacent aquarium, which isn’t very good) from Philadelphia. I was in Philly for a conference, and one of the main tours available was for the New Jersey.

You don’t see as much of the post-apocalyptic moonscape from Philly as you do coming in from other NJ locations.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 5:29:55 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: cherry

According to Leftists that’s where it all originates!


46 posted on 07/24/2012 8:05:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw


47 posted on 07/24/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Osage Orange

I grew up in Detroit, have family there, have relatives burried there going back to the 1870s. The caller may have been a liberal moron, but he is right about the demise of Detroit.

The riots destroyed the city. There are a lot of reasons for this. The riots were race riots, plain and simple. It was black vs. white. The National Guard and State Police were called out to quell them, but failed. This caused the Governor, Mitt Romney’s father to request assistance from the US Army. Elements of the 82nd and 101st Airborne were deployed into Detroit. Light armour was also deployed, mostly along the city limit, 8 mile road, where there was a National Guard armoury. The goal was to create a permiter to contian the riots.

The riots took place, initially in an area near the river, the “Black Bottom” neighborhood, so the city limit was about 8 miles from the nexus of the disturbance.

An unintended consequence of the response was that most of the burnt out businesses and homes got no insurance. Check you insurance policy. They have a ‘war and insurrection’ clause, which by calling out the regular Army raised the status of the riot to something larger. Many in Detroit have always referred to it as “the rebellion of 1967”, and while having a somewhat romantic leftist tinge to it, it does help to differentiate it from more ordinary riots, even big ones like LA, where the glass is swept up and people rebuild.

Much of Detroit that was burnt has never been rebuilt. Some entire neighborhoods were just streets and rubble as late as the late 1980s when I did some tours there. I think they have tried to remove the rubble since then.

The riots triggered white flight. It caused a huge demographic shift. Stores owned by blacks were by and large not looted. Things like “Soul Brother” were spray painted on businesses by blacks, and of cousre most people knew who ran small businesses anyway.

The positioning of the tanks on 8 mile road sent a psychological message: inside this boundary you are a target and not protected.

8 mile has loomed like the Berlin Wall in Detroit ever since. The title of Detroit born rapper Eminem’s autobiographical movie was “8 Mile”, which was instantly understood by Detroiters as the boundary between white and black in the Metro area.

The white flight, in turn led to the election of Coleman Young by the newly empowered black majority. Young was deeply corrupt, antagonized business leaders and white politicians and failed to control the drug gangs, which achieved huge power and wealth in Detroit in the 1980s.

Before the riots Detroit had problems, but it was a vibrant city. After it was a post-apolcolyptic failure.

I agree with the commentator. People who blame 30 years of Democratic rule, or unions, or auto-companies are missing the boat.

It’s the people who live there who killed Detroit - first the subset who rioted, then the majority who elected demagogic politicians and bred several generations of gang bangers (on a scale beyond even places like LA which are more well known for gangs. Most historians of the subject will call out the Detroit drug gagngs of the 1980s as the innovaters who created the genre of gangs as money machines).

Lots of cities have been run by Democrats for 40 years and are pretty nice, if weird. Portland, OR - where I live and Seattle have both raised themselves up a lot in the same time period. It’s disengenuous in the extreme to make these claims, as libertarians always do.

Black people are the group that did the breaking, and have presided over the on-going destruction of Detroit. And there are a whole lot of other black-majority, black-run cities in America that are following the Detroit example.

It’s sad when Conservatives can’t even admit the plain facts. We sound like idiots when we go on and on about the UAW, or auto companies, or even Democrats destroying Detroit. At least to people who were there.

(I *was* there. I was on Belle Isle, a city park in the middle of Detroit when the riots started. And I stayed there for five days as it was too dangerous to cross out once they started. I smelled the smoke, saw the Army.)


48 posted on 07/24/2012 11:34:58 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: montag813
Get ready for more such riots when Obama loses Nov. 6

Nope. Drizzling 40 degree weather is not conducive to race riots. In the entire history of black riots in America I think they have all been in the middle of summer, or places where the weather is summer like in other seasons.

49 posted on 07/24/2012 11:39:11 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black; robowombat
Well....I've been educated by you both.

And it all makes sense.

Thanks!!

I guess I might send your replies to Mark Levin...because that's the show the guy called.

Appreciate it........

50 posted on 07/24/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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