Detroit Is On A Dangerous Path

On July 11th 2019 the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners meeting devolved into chaos. The central issue of the meeting was the unapproved use of Facial Recognition Technology by the Detroit Police Department. District 5 Commissioner Willie Burton has been an outspoken critic of this practice. When he was recognized by Board Chair Lisa Carter, he spoke on the issue. As she tried to cut him off he refused and she had him removed in handcuffs by the Detroit Police. Starting at the 23:44 mark, the video below captures the entire incident and aftermath which includes locking the meeting attendees in the room.

Skip to 23:44 to see the removal of Commissioner Willie Burton

I have never seen such use of force at a meeting of elected officials in Detroit. The image of a White Police Officer handcuffing a Black Elected official is disturbing and unacceptable. African Americans used to run things around here and now we have an African American Chairwoman sicking White Police Officers on a Black Elected Official. Insane!

This is especially upsetting as we remember the Black DPD Officers protecting the White Nationalists as they marched down Detroit’s Jefferson Avenue.

Detroit’s leadership, from the White Mayor to the Black Elected Officials, is taking the City down a dangerous path. At some point the anger that is gripping the politically active residents of Detroit will spread to the less informed masses. Once that happens there will be no turning back. Now is the time for all of Detroit’s Elected officials to evaluate the direction the City is headed due to their actions and change course immediately.

Before it is too late. .

Why Detroit Fails

This week the Rocket Mortgage Classic takes place at the tony and very private Detroit Golf Club. This awesome event will put Detroit in the positive spotlight for the Golfing world to see. All access routes to the Detroit Golf Club have been spruced up for all to see. McNichols, 7 Mile, Livernois and Woodward all look beautiful!

However Golf viewership has declined over the years. The viewership of the Rock Mortgage Classic most likely will not top 2 Million Viewers. 

Check out the stats from 2018:

 

Aretha Franklin’s funeral was held August 31st 2018 at Greater Grace Temple on West 7 Mile Road. After the funeral the Queen of Soul’s body was driven down Seven Mile to Woodward Avenue to her final resting place in Woodlawn Cemetery. News Helicopters and vehicles traveled with the funeral procession past the vacant storefronts which are now pristine. More people watched that procession than will watch the Rocket Mortgage Classic yet the business community made no effort to clean up and spruce up for the Queen’s world wide audience.

This is why Detroit fails. Detroit will spruce up and clean up for a sport that has greater than 77% White Players and a majority White viewership and not do a darn thing for our Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

Pitiful.