dwindling population -- 706,585 people in 2011, according to the U.S.
Census estimate -- and the rise in homicides combined to make Detroit’s
murder rate among the highest in the nation, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and
Police Chief Chester Logan announced at a press conference.
just lost respect for each other; we’ve lost respect for life,” Bing
said. “I don’t want to say that you can forget about this generation or
the generation before us, but if we’re going to solve the problem, we’ve
got to get into the heads and the minds and the hearts of our young
people, and it’s going to take all of us to do that.”
Detroit’s total of 411 homicides in 2012, up from 377 the previous
year, includes 386 criminal homicides and 25 “justifiable homicides”
that included three shootings by police, according to numbers released
by the city. The number of criminal homicides increased 12 percent from
344 in 2011. The total in 2010 was 308.
as violent crime rates in the U.S. fell for the fifth consecutive year
in 2011, the homicide rate in Detroit rose to a level higher than nearly
40 years ago when the city was known as the Murder Capital, the Detroit
News reported. The same day the city's official crime statistics were
announced, a Detroit woman was charged with fatally stabbing her
8-year-old daughter and a cab driver was killed in a double shooting on
the city’s northwest side.
“I think the message that we want our
citizens to understand is that we need them. We need them to help us. I
just don’t believe that our police department should have the total
responsibility for safety in the city," Bing said. "There are, as the
chief said, he can have an additional thousand cops, but there are
things that are happening in homes and families in the communities and
the neighborhoods that whether a cop was there or not is not going to
stop the crime.”
I don't know but I do know that some are okay with Obama killing (in all the wars we are in) with military drones because some think they a savages, "they are not like us"? Just heard a general say that.
Human life is human life to me.
Our government sets the tone like or not. It is okay to kill, steal and take away our parent rights?
Will that is my perspective anyway.
I think many people have that perspective but it isn't necessarily true.
"There are, as the chief said, he can have an additional thousand cops, but there are things that are happening in homes and families in the communities and the neighborhoods that whether a cop was there or not is not going to stop the crime.”
Gee, where have we heard that before? Oh that's right, from ME, and a handful of other souls here.
There has never been a respect for "life" among humans. The only supposed "respect for life" any society has ever even pretended to show throughout history has been a quasi respect for the lives of their own citizens, and even then only if the citizens meet certain standards of deserving that respect. Humans have always found reasons to consider the killing and/or deaths of other humans acceptable, whether for religious reasons, race, ethnicity, monetary status, or region living in.