Great post. Your cynicism is an art piece.<quoted text>Whatever do you mean? We are so proud even though Detroit is a city on the brink of ruination.
At the center of that ruination is 50 years of Democrat rule. A Democrat Jerome Cavanagh, brought the “Model City” program — fashioned after Soviet Union centralized efforts to transform entire urban areas at once — to a nine-square-mile section of the city. Using a commuter tax and a new income tax as his vehicle, Cavanagh promised residents “the rich” would pay for it all. Yet because people were being told by government how to run their businesses and their lives, in exchange for government goodies, the program ended up failing spectacularly.
In 1967, after police broke up a celebration at an after hours club, an enraged neighborhood began to riot, igniting the worst race riot of the decade. Black-owned business were looted and burned to the ground. Forty people were killed and 5,000 were left homeless, and the “white flight” out of the city center, totaling 140,000 people over an eighteen month period, ensued. The city was never the same.
Thank God we still don’t racially profile with Stop & Frisk. It is so wrong.
An unbroken series of Democratic mayors followed, all of whom had a hand in implementing the full panoply of progressive policies, highlighted by the giveaways to public service employees. Their outlandish salaries and benefit packages, coupled with highly inefficient work rules, killed the golden goose: the auto industry, and its attendant industrial community headed South, where lower taxes and right-to-work rules kept their businesses afloat.
The same swath of progressive policies destroyed the public school system as well. Perhaps nothing illustrates the corrupting influence of those policies better than the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ success in scuttling a $200 million offer by businessman and philanthropist Robert Thompson to build 15 charter schools in the city in 2003.
Ten years later, the Detroit Public School (DPS) system remains a cesspool of failure, corruption and bankruptcy and we couldn't be prouder.
Remember STRESS?(Stop The Robberies Enjoy Safe Streets)
Police decoys would walk the streets posing as derelicts and drunks. When they were attacked, cops would move in to arrest.
Streets were becoming safer in Detroit as a result of STRESS.
Problem: ALL the arrests involved black males. The jails were full up with black males. So the NAACP stepped in, local black racist leaders and groups threatened riots and so STRESS was disbanded and the robberies went back through the roof to where they were before.
Trayvon has been on the Urban Reservation forever.
And we're proud of it:)