• Detroit police pull over, rob, beat people at gunpoint
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[QUOTE=JoeSkylynx;41638185]Isn't Detroit getting massive interest from security companies and paramilitaries?[/QUOTE] [img]http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110919230553/deusex/en/images/thumb/f/f7/Sariflogogradient.png/245px-Sariflogogradient.png[/img]
[QUOTE=theblah12;41640686]Sorry if I'm missing something but I'm wondering why the US government hasn't intervened with Detroit. I mean, surely they're not going to let the place continue to decay, what with the ridiculous levels of corruption and the fact that the city became bankrupt?[/QUOTE] I'm pretty sure not many taxpayers would agree with their money wasted on a city like Detroit, and most likely the government can't do much to stop the decay from happening unless they start forcing investors and state-owned entreprises to invest in Detroit.
[QUOTE=theblah12;41640686]Sorry if I'm missing something but I'm wondering why the US government hasn't intervened with Detroit. I mean, surely they're not going to let the place continue to decay, what with the ridiculous levels of corruption and the fact that the city became bankrupt?[/QUOTE] There's no point in trying to save Detroit, the place is a complete shit hole and brings nothing to the nation anymore -- everyone in the Government knows it too. Even if they [I]did[/I] spend all the time and money into fixing it up and making it not complete shit, all the big business left years ago. Detroit is akin to an expensive yacht (or most boats for that matter), it's a money sink that you forever throw cash at but it never returns the investment. Too many people in the city don't pay taxes as it is and the ones that do aren't major business owners anyway. It's the same reason South Korea doesn't want to "save" North Korea, as neither bring anything beneficial and will just waste money -- and in the case of the US, money they don't even have to waste to being with. It's a sad thing but in light of the country already being in debt across the board -- the best option, and the one most likely to happen, is to simply let the city eventually destroy itself and be forgotten.
Wow there is so much ignorance in this thread I don't even know where to start itt: people who do not live in detroit nor have they ever been there nor do they take the time to learn anything about it other than the bad news that goes on because it is fashionable to talk about Detroit as a ghetto warzone wasteland.
[QUOTE=Laputa;41640096]As a foreigner the more I hear about how bad Detroit is the more I assume it's halfway towards a real life Gotham or something :v: [editline]29th July 2013[/editline] oh ffs [editline]29th July 2013[/editline] it never ends is that a burning city in the background by that woman? [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Flag_of_Detroit%2C_Michigan.svg/500px-Flag_of_Detroit%2C_Michigan.svg.png[/IMG] [I]Some men just want to watch the world burn[/I][/QUOTE] Dont forget the juggalos! They inhabit detroit and are considered a gang by the fbi, Im just waiting for the real life joker [img]http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/198/280/198280826_640.jpg[/img]
No doubt they were listening to this the whole time: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScmRiaZhwk[/media]
[QUOTE=binkow;41641857]That refers to the Detroit Fire of 1805, which devastated the city.[/QUOTE] Fire of 2014 would probably help the city now
[QUOTE=Rangergxi;41638051][B]Dispatchers only work on certain days[/B] and the police stations are closed most of the time..[/QUOTE] 911 is available 24/7/365
[QUOTE=breakyourfac;41638062]Jesus fuck I'm surprised those cops weren't shot at for just being there. Any street in ending in Xmile is usually reallly horrible.[/QUOTE] Those roads run across the state itself not just Detroit, and they're only shit in certain specific places, I grew up on 8 mile and it was fine.
The riots continue on the streets of detroit.
Essentially what's happened to Detroit is that most large cities like Memphis, Dallas, etc all expand when needed by buying up surrounding properties which keeps the decay down. Detroit is surrounded by suburbs that will always refuse to sell them land which ends up with Detroit now trapped at one size with a growing population that has no where to go, and since the city can't expand the economy had started slipping under the poor leadership. The city itself has run out of money at this point that it can't even effectively operate, but because of the population and tax payer money already sunk into it it's become to big to fail.
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
[QUOTE=plunger435;41645198]Detroit now trapped at one size with a growing population[/QUOTE] The population has been consistently shrinking for 60 years.
[QUOTE=Emperorconor;41645221]The population has been consistently shrinking for 60 years.[/QUOTE] Yeah, to the suburbs immediately outside Detroit. So they're still right next to it, but they don't pay their taxes to it.
[QUOTE=plunger435;41645290]Yeah, to the suburbs immediately outside Detroit. So they're still right next to it, but they don't pay their taxes to it.[/QUOTE] Fair enough. I'd leave a place with no opportunity pretty quickly.
[QUOTE=plunger435;41645198]Essentially what's happened to Detroit is that most large cities like Memphis, Dallas, etc all expand when needed by buying up surrounding properties which keeps the decay down. Detroit is surrounded by suburbs that will always refuse to sell them land which ends up with Detroit now trapped at one size with a growing population that has no where to go, and since the city can't expand the economy had started slipping under the poor leadership. The city itself has run out of money at this point that it can't even effectively operate, but because of the population and tax payer money already sunk into it it's become to big to fail.[/QUOTE] Not quite. Detroit is a city built for 2,000,000+ people. The entire city's infrastructure is set up around a massive population, a population that it had in the 1950s because of the auto industry. Essentially, people flocked to Detroit during the automotive boom like it was the gold rush. After the auto industry started to move out of Detroit, so to did the people, and with the people went the money. The ones remaining are the ones who still work there or who can't afford to leave. The suburbs are not part of the city, strictly speaking. And what you said about the suburbs refusing to sell the city land so it can expand is entirely false, Detroit is already entirely too massive for it's own good. The population too in the city is dropping every day, and yes, a lot of them are moving to the suburbs, but you can't consider the suburbs to be part of the city. I grew up in Metro-Detroit and not I live in the city itself.
[QUOTE=Mechwarrior;41638020]They've been looking for these people for a while.. it was on the news a while back. /sigh Detroit you're full of good people and the few that are bad do..SUPER bad things. [video=youtube;W_w95cjw40s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_w95cjw40s[/video] I weep for my city.[/QUOTE] :dance:
[QUOTE=urbanmonkey;41643531]Wow there is so much ignorance in this thread I don't even know where to start itt: people who do not live in detroit nor have they ever been there nor do they take the time to learn anything about it other than the bad news that goes on because it is fashionable to talk about Detroit as a ghetto warzone wasteland.[/QUOTE]
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