A Job I Wouldn't Want
She does not have enough officers to do the job and the city can't afford to hire more. This creates a vicious cycle of crime drives out businesses, tax revenues fall, city can afford fewer police officers, crime gets worse, more businesses bail . . .
Detroit will soon be like Gotham City in the Batman movies with criminals everywhere, abandoned buildings everywhere, law enforcement seemingly nowhere and nothing to really hope for. It appears that Detroit can no longer generate the revenue needed to ensure its own survival. Modern Detroit seems to have no future and I lay the blame on the grave of Coleman Young, whose cronyism, racial politics, and graft began the cycle of destruction that neither Dennis Archer nor the current Mayor seem to be able to stop.
Detroit can go one of two ways if it is to survive.
The people can decide that it's their home and they're going to fight for it by doing voluntarily what the city cannot afford to pay for. Trash on the sidewalk It's our city, let's pick it up! Got a drug dealer or crime lord nearby? Anonymous tip to the police. I don't think this is going to happen.
The other way is unAmerican, but it may have to be done. Call in the military and put the worst neighborhoods under martial law. I don't want that to happen, nor does most of Detroit, but if the decline continues . . . well I could see it happening in ten to twenty years.
Nearby Flint isn't a whole lot better. Imagine an 80+ person brawl.
At a Chuck E Cheese family pizzeria.
Such is Flint.