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11 Nov 2012 07:47 PM   |   32967 clicks   |   Fox News
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Silly Jesus     
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11 Nov 2012 04:12 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
A Detroit suburb that was forced to lay off half its police department has seen a spike in violent crime,

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11 Nov 2012 07:14 PM
Erom     
What is the demographic like in Inkster. Is it a traditionally high crime area?

11 Nov 2012 07:49 PM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
I wonder how many of the perpetrators were ex-police who have turned to a life of crime to make up for the lost income?

11 Nov 2012 07:50 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     
depends on the type of murders. if they are domestic or crimes of passion types, I would be surprised because don't prevent those.

If they were the result of increased criminal activity, embiggenment, because they know there are fewer cops, then no, I wouldn't be surprised.

11 Nov 2012 07:50 PM
Sock Ruh Tease     
the police force was cut in half

They cut their only good cop in half? Damn corrupt bastards will do anything for a bribe.

11 Nov 2012 07:51 PM
Apos     
Obvious tag is ducking and praying....

11 Nov 2012 07:51 PM
ParallelUniverseParking    [TotalFark]  
Half of the police force isn't there anymore and crime is not only still there but up...that can mean only one thing: It wasn't the policemen. Maybe they should now let half of the firemen go and see if that helps.

11 Nov 2012 07:52 PM
spentmiles     
While the murder rate has gone up, the number of resisting arrest deaths has gone down.

11 Nov 2012 07:52 PM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  
the free market will smooth everything out.

11 Nov 2012 07:52 PM
Oldiron_79     
Am I in before Robocop refs?

11 Nov 2012 07:53 PM
untaken_name     
Obviously the solution is to issue every man, woman, and child their own personal police officer. That will surely eliminate all crime.

11 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
bwilson27     
It's all part of God's plan.

11 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
poot_rootbeer     
No.

Inkster is not a town. It is a website where people sell you "reconditioned" printer cartridges, guaranteed only to leak a little bit.

/less than 1 clog per hour, that's the Inkster pledge!

11 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
crab66     
Why do we even need police? Let the people regulate themselves.

11 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
fusillade762     
Careful guys, SJ is just slathering at the bit for an opportunity to call us all bigots.

11 Nov 2012 07:56 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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Oldiron_79: Am I in before Robocop refs?


shiat.

11 Nov 2012 07:56 PM
fat boy     
Lay the rest of them off, let nature take its course

11 Nov 2012 07:56 PM
sure haven't     
Wife and I go shopping in Detroit sometimes, although we stick to the white bread areas.

For the first while though on those freeways going through the inner city you just feel your heart sink for everyone living there.

Took a wrong turn off a freeway once and ended up in some neighborhood with burned out buildings. So strange the night and day-ness. One area is all money and shopping. Two neighborhoods over it looks like a literal war zone.

11 Nov 2012 07:57 PM
numbone     
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11 Nov 2012 07:58 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
The Detroit equivalent of this moment from MST3K: This Island Earth:


"Did you notice a peculiar indentation in their foreheads?"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

11 Nov 2012 07:58 PM
ciberido     
I don't dare raise my hand, subby. I'm carrying Skittles.

11 Nov 2012 08:02 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

fusillade762: Careful guys, SJ is just slathering at the bit for an opportunity to call us all bigots.


Why would that be necessary? I'm sure everyone involved in this unfortunate burned out hellscape is white.

11 Nov 2012 08:02 PM
Fart_Machine     

shanrick: the free market will smooth everything out.


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11 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
LDM90     
But I thought cops just shot innocent people and confiscated weed, maaaan. At least that's what I read on Fark.

11 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Well, no shiat Sherlock.

Cops really do serve a purpose, you know. I know that's tantamount to heresy around here, but they do in fact prevent crime, take perpetrators off the streets, and arrest criminals before they commit other, more heinous crimes. Remove half the cops, and the ones who are left have twice as much to do and are about 1/3 as effective.

It's just too bad that "I told you so" has to come at the expense of all the people victimized by the crooks that the cops weren't there to arrest.

11 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
ChubbyTiger     

sure haven't: Wife and I go shopping in Detroit sometimes, although we stick to the white bread areas.

For the first while though on those freeways going through the inner city you just feel your heart sink for everyone living there.

Took a wrong turn off a freeway once and ended up in some neighborhood with burned out buildings. So strange the night and day-ness. One area is all money and shopping. Two neighborhoods over it looks like a literal war zone.


Seriously. Got lost once - closed on ramp - and ended up in an area where we should not have been. Cop pulled up along side us at a light and told us to drive to the interstate and not stop again for lights or stop signs or anything else. That scared me more than the neighborhood.

11 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
AcademGreen     
Inkster is home to the biggest lesbian club I know of in Michigan.

The club also has a good drag show. The hostess sang Patsy Cline's crazy in a hospital gown and spit up on the audience as part of the act.

/Good times

11 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
accelerus     
This is just how the blacks celebrate "4 more years" of THEIR guy in office.

Seriously though -- Detroit is a shiat hole, and a textbook example of what happens when you let crazy black people take over.

You can try to ignore the race issue all you like - but it's there. For all the "brotherly love" they like to preach, they sure don't practice it.

Just nuke from orbit and be done with it.

11 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
Vtimlin     
Lay off the politicians.

11 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
Ordinary Genius     
Most of those are probably dirtbag on dirtbag murders. Don't get too upset.

11 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
for good or for awesome     

Gyrfalcon: Well, no shiat Sherlock.

Cops really do serve a purpose, you know. I know that's tantamount to heresy around here, but they do in fact prevent crime, take perpetrators off the streets, and arrest criminals before they commit other, more heinous crimes. Remove half the cops, and the ones who are left have twice as much to do and are about 1/3 as effective.

It's just too bad that "I told you so" has to come at the expense of all the people victimized by the crooks that the cops weren't there to arrest.


Yes, people on Fark are constantly calling for the dismantling of the police industry.

11 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
SoundOfOneHandWanking     
I suppose if they get two more, it would be a 40% increase which is indeed a spike, but going from 10 to 12 isn't exactly the crimewave they imply

11 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
Ban the Tiger Punch     
Cut moar taxes!

11 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
Maybe you should drive     

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I suppose if they get two more, it would be a 40% increase which is indeed a spike, but going from 10 to 12 isn't exactly the crimewave they imply


FTA:Since July, when the police force was cut in half, there have been 10 murders in Inkster, a Detroit suburb with a population of about 25,000. There have been 12 murders so far this year.


So, if this is accurate, there were 2 murders from January through the layoffs in July. There have 10 since the layoffs in July. That is, indeed, quite a spike.

And 12 murders in a year (so far) for a town of 25,000 is pretty bad no matter how you look at it.

11 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
Fista-Phobia     

Oldiron_79: Am I in before Robocop refs?


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11 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
Milos Hattrick     
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11 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
hasty ambush     
Given that Detroit elects criminals to public office what do you expect?

8-time felon from Detroit wins state House seat in Michigan

11 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
wxboy     

hasty ambush: Given that Detroit elects criminals to public office what do you expect?

8-time felon from Detroit wins state House seat in Michigan


In fairness...

8-time felon or Republican? It's pretty much a Hobson's choice.

11 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
hasty ambush     

wxboy: hasty ambush: Given that Detroit elects criminals to public office what do you expect?

8-time felon from Detroit wins state House seat in Michigan

In fairness...

8-time felon Democrat or Republican? It's pretty much a Hobson's choice.


FTFY

11 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
sure haven't     

ChubbyTiger: Seriously. Got lost once - closed on ramp - and ended up in an area where we should not have been. Cop pulled up along side us at a light and told us to drive to the interstate and not stop again for lights or stop signs or anything else. That scared me more than the neighborhood


Holy sh*t. I've heard of the no stop light rule.
Yeah that would frighten me a great deal.

A buddy and me went to a red wings game. After it we kinda got lost looking for the car. I was starting to be concerned cause the streets were emptying out. Kept thinking hmm we're about to be lost downtown Detroit at night. This will be interesting. And by interesting I mean terrifying.

11 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
sparty     
They should have cut the fire department instead-- not much left to burn anyway...

You've got to remember that the people there have selected and re-elected their liberal paradise for the past 40 years. Let them live with their consequences.

11 Nov 2012 08:41 PM
Amos Quito     
Self-correcting problem is self-correcting.

/Carry on

11 Nov 2012 08:41 PM
KrispyKritter     

crab66: Why do we even need police? Let the people regulate themselves.


to protect and serve. to protect the rich & powerful, to serve warrants

11 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Pope George Ringo     
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11 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
Amos Quito     

crab66: Why do we even need police? Let the people regulate themselves.


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/Detroit's cup runneth over

11 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
GranoblasticMan     

accelerus: This is just how the blacks celebrate "4 more years" of THEIR guy in office.

Seriously though -- Detroit is a shiat hole, and a textbook example of what happens when you let crazy black people take over.

You can try to ignore the race issue all you like - but it's there. For all the "brotherly love" they like to preach, they sure don't practice it.

Just nuke from orbit and be done with it.


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11 Nov 2012 08:48 PM
Ctrl-Alt-Del     

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I don't get it. Exactly what message are you trying to convey?

11 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
Shirley Ujest     
Inkster is a poopstain.

11 Nov 2012 09:01 PM
phrawgh     
I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he's not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes. President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist. it is time for Christians to stand up and to push back against this evil that is overtaking our nation" and to do so via "the ballot box."

11 Nov 2012 09:01 PM
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