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[h=1]Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says â€˜War-Likeâ€™ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors[/h][h=6]October 6, 2012 11:57 AM[/h]Share this
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Reporting Kathryn Larson
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DETROIT (WWJ) â€“ The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it.
Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the â€œEnter At Your Own Riskâ€ rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.
â€œDetroit is Americaâ€™s most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed,â€ Iorio told WWJâ€™s Kathryn Larson. â€œThe DPOA believes that there is a war in Detroit, but there should be a war on crime, not a war on its officers.â€
Iorio says the once 2,000 strong force is shrinking rapidly; since the start of summer, hundreds of officers have left the department.
â€œThese are the men and women who we look to protect usâ€¦ and police officers canâ€™t protect you if theyâ€™re not there. Officers are leaving simply because they canâ€™t afford to stay in Detroit and work 12 hour shifts for what they are getting paidâ€¦ These police officers are beyond demoralized, these officers are leaving hand over fist because they can no longer afford to stay on the department and protect the public,â€ he said.
And thatâ€™s why Iorio cautions those who enter the city to be wary.
Are you afraid to go to Detroit?
â€œThe explosion in violent crime, the incredible spike in the number of homicides and for officers trying to work 12 hours in such deplorable, dangerous and war like conditions is simple untenable,â€ he said.
Iorio said the department today has less officers than ever, even though crime rates are through the roof.
â€œBy denying police officers the appropriate manpower, thereâ€™s a manpower crisis right now, thereâ€™s 1,000 fewer police officers today than there was 10 years ago, yet the homicide rate is higher. Thereâ€™s more crime now than before, so if anything youneed more officers, not fewer officers,â€ he said.
So quit then union fag
The cops are going to protest in front of an MLB Playoff game! I wonder if it's gonna get picked up by national media.
You are so fucking dumb. The story of the day is about the Detroit police chief.
I'm there 4 to 5 times a week. The entertainment district is well policed and very safe. The rest of the city where people live is the dangerous part.
I'm in favor of giving Detroit to the Canadians. Let them deal with this bullshit.
No Shit, what a mess Detroit is!
American Jewelry and Loan seems to be a safe place to hang out.
Union Hack Propaganda
That's what happens when you have cities run by ignorant libtards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!