Skip to comments.Detroit Gets One Right: On Crime, Cops, and Guns
Posted on 12/28/2014 7:49:07 AM PST by NOBO2012
Good on you Detroit!
Detroit As 2014 enters its final week, the city is on pace to record its fewest homicides since 1967.
The fewest homicides recorded since 1967 the year of the infamous Detroit riots that began the long slow decline of a great American city. That is a major accomplishment. Only 298 this year, as opposed to the 281 recorded in 1967. This isnt as impressive when compared on a per capita basis, as there are about a million (literally) fewer people living in Detroit now than there were in 67, butt still - not bad for city whose obituary has not only been written butt published.
And its not just murders that are down:
Most other violent crimes, including carjackings and robberies were also on pace to drop in 2014, although justifiable homicides are up, from 16 year-to-date in 2013 to 22.
What can we thank for this completely unexpected decline? Community organizers coming to town to advise the city that water is a human right? Yeah, probably not.
Maybe part of the credit should go to Detroits new top cop, Police Chief, James Craig:
"People feel the need to protect themselves," Craig said. "Maybe that's helping drive down robberies: Maybe the criminals are afraid they'll be confronted by someone who has a gun."
Theres a number of CPL (concealed pistol license) holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it acts as a deterrent. Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction. I learned that real quick in the state of Maine. (Police Chief James Craig on WJR 760 AM)
Oh sure, the number of justifiable homicides in the city went up considerably (2200% above the national average) as citizens protect themselves butt I dont think anyone can say that Detroit isnt onto something here.
So while some across the nation still vilify the men and women who comprise our police forces that maintain a boundary between chaos and order,
in Detroit they would like to have a few more cops, as the lingering effects of bankruptcy has left them without funds to adequately police the streets anymore. Because in Detroit when you call 911 for help more likely than not youll have to get in queue.
So follow the advice of your Police Chief and arm up Detroit, because your thin blue line is thinner than ever:
and they can use your help.
Remember, when your lifes on the line, a speeding bullet is faster than 911
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
This police chief has told hid constituents WE CANNOT protect you you NEED to protect yourselves!!!!!! Honesty goes a long way kudos to this
Encouraging on the face of it. However, my first inclination is to want to compare the decrease in violence with a change in the population resulting from desertion of its working citizens as a result of the financial bankruptcy problems. Couple this with what I’d expect of a relocation of those citizens disposed so regarding entitlements, etc. to newer, better pastures and this might not be such a victory at all.
Less available victims - less crime.
But I’ll add it appears the Chief is a solid guy with some balls.
Yes, I do not disagree about the Chief. It seems he is an honest man who doesn’t lie.
His interview with the NRA.
This is another sign that Detroit is at the beginning of pulling itself out of its collectivist funk.
This guy has done an amazing job! Bravo! Hope other police chiefs and sheriffs will follow his lead.
Thanks for posting the interview. The guy is good.
Could it also be less because there is no one left? I thought I turned the lights off when I left.
“Less available victims - less crime.”
There’s always victims: most street crime is in poor neighborhoods, where naturally the victims are poor themselves. Around the world where there are concentrations of blacks, you have the savage black wolves preying on the hapless black sheep. Unfortunately, much of Africa itself is in that very situation.
I understand the predominance of victim types, but if there are less citizens, there are less total crimes. If you want to talk about per capita rates, then that’s a different story.
“homicide” is simply the act of a human killing another human being, as opposed to, say, death by accident, death by suicide (self-death), death by animal mauling, etc.
use of the word “homicide” does not imply a crime has been committed.
I bet if Detroit would do what Kennesaw, GA did back in 1982, by requiring all heads of households residing within its city limits to own a firearm, the violent crime rate would drop even further!
25 years murder-free in ‘Gun Town USA’
Gun Ownership Mandatory In Kennesaw, Georgia -— Crime Rate Plummets
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