Detroit: A Look at the Civil Unrest to Come?

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  1. KenH

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    Detroit: A Look at the Civil Unrest to Come?

    Posted by Karen De Coster on October 8, 2009 04:16 AM

    Rumors that the Obama administration was giving away $3,000 “stimulus checks” started the ruckus. The Detroit Police Department’s Gang Squad, along with other tactical units, were called in for crowd control purposes. From the FOX story:
    Scuffles erupted as several thousand Detroit residents jockeyed, pushed and shoved Wednesday to get free money being offered to only 3,500 of the city’s recently or soon to be homeless.

    Several received medical treatment for fainting or exhaustion while frantically trying to obtain the applications for federal housing assistance. The long lines and short tempers highlighted the frustration and desperation that Detroit residents feel struggling through an economic nightmare.

    The line around Cobo Center, a downtown convention center, started forming well before daybreak. Anger flared within a few hours as more people sought out a dwindling number of applications for the program.

     
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    Pathetic and sad!!!!!
     
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    That's what happens when you breed a generation of professional looters.

    It's New Orleans, minus the hurricane.

    Absolutely helpless bunch of folks, with no morals, initiative, or self-respect to boot.
     
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    This is just another example of the fruits of the democrat plantation that a sad number of Blacks live in.

    The democrat party has done more to destroy the Black society in America than the KKK ever hoped for.
     
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    I recently retrned from a business trip to Detroit. It was a wide disparity of people. I met a lot of different folks. Some were the warmest, friendliest people I've ever met. Others wore the entitlement chip on their shoulder. THe economy in Detroit is incredibly depressed, as evidenced by no shortage of closed strip malls and boarded up houses. I left the city praying for those I met, both praising them for their kindness and asking that the Holy Spirit meet their needs.

    Oh, and the Motown Museum was really cool!!!
     
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    Detroit has had Democratic leadership for decades. 'Nuff said there.

    But wouldn't have been great if the Tigers had at least made the playoffs? :)

    The '68 Tigers did serve as a good distraction during another time of civil unrest in that city.
     
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    Totally off topic, but did you know that the old Tiger Stadium was used as Yankee Stadium in the movie "61*". The stadium was home to the Detroit Tigers from 1912 to 1999. When I was recently in Detroit on business, I drove by the stadium only to find they were in the process of demolishing it. It was rather sad. I'm not sure if they're still demolishing it, or if demolition is completed, but it was a sad site to see a piece of history disappearing beore my eyes.
     
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    Yes, I did. I went to Tiger Stadium in its last year to this game:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET199905150.shtml

    What a great stadium. It's had a slow, tortuous demise - I think they've been "in process" demolishing it for a few years now.
     
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    The term "free money" is the key here. I seriously doubt there would have been problems if this had been a WORK FOR MONEY program. People just wanted a free handout. How about the government buy up some of these abandoned homes and let these folks EARN them by fixing them up?
     
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    I can't believe that you are so inhumane!!! What have these folks ever done to deserve such a scourge as actually expecting them to WORK for something they got????

    Just a few short years into the future, and you'll be put in the greybar hotel for a "HATE CRIME"!!

    WORK ------- indeed!!!!!!!!!!

    Wash yo mouf out wid clorox --- RAT NOW!!!!
     
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    Detroit was the home of one of the first race riots of the 20th century during WWII.
     
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    That's what happens when a critical mass of your population become professional looters.

    Detroit is becoming the armpit of the US.
     
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    Right behind Chicago.
     
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    I do not have a link to an article, but I read somewhere that Detroit has no big chain grocery stores, due to all the theft of merchandise. If true, I wonder what will happen when these folks can't leave the city to get groceries? Can we say major roits?
     
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    Did someone use that nasty four letter word.. WORK!

    Only losers want something for nothing.

    And I come from a very poor family.. but my family worked for what it got..
    We earned it honestly..

    And even when we needed help.. .we offered to work in someway.
     

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