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 “Enter At Your Own Risk” 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.
“The 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,” he said.
Iorio said the department today has less officers than ever, even though crime rates are through the roof.
“By denying police officers the appropriate manpower, there’s a manpower crisis right now, there’s 1,000 fewer police officers today than there was 10 years ago, yet the homicide rate is higher. There’s more crime now than before, so if anything you need more officers, not fewer officers,” he said.
I’m getting a bit of a “our membership is down”/”we need to get paid more” vibe from the selected quotes in the article. However, the facts are still that Detroit is mismanaged and broken damn near beyond repair thanks to decades of hijinks by leftist politicians for their private benefit.
The only reason I would be visiting Detroit is if I were starting up a private security firm. And my first customer would be the guy from last Wednesday’s post.
Found via The Daily Pundit