The city of Detroit has found itself in a $200M+ hole. The city has reported that it will literally “run out of money” in 2012. Watch the video to see mayor Bing’s plan to save the city, which essentially is to cut wages and raise taxes. Not really giving the people more reason to stay, huh?
I turned on the news this morning to see the old Packard Plant is on fire again. Who set the fire is not clear, but they do think it was intentional. Often times these fires are started by some careless hobos, who frequently burn things inside these types of buildings to stay warm, or some punk kids playing with matches. Either way, fire is nothing new to the Packard Plant, or the residents of Detroit for that matter.
The Asron Unit of the Detroit Fire Department were at this scene this morning.
The fire, reported at 6:45am today, began on the 3rd floor of the building on East Grand Boulevard, according to Detroit Fire Department Arson Capt. Steve Varnas. The blaze appears to be intentionally set and the investigation continues.
The fire was still going at about 11am this morning, one of many blazes that firefighters respond to monthly at the plant.
“When they’re over there with 30 firefighters, that leaves holes in the city,” said Varnas. “That is why we must stop these fires.”
Arson Capt. Patrick McNulty said firefighters are only allowed to spray the blaze from outside the ruins of the old plant.
“There’s standing orders not to go in there,” McNulty said. “It’s just too dangerous for the firefighters.”
In the summer of 2010, firefighters discovered a car on fire with a body inside, McNulty said. The case was turned over to the Detroit Police homicide division.
Sorry Detroit, but here’s yet another dismal statistic… Most dangerous city based on 2010 statistics from the FBI. 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents! Great, just what we need… something for all the gangbangers to be proud of. Pretty soon, they’ll have driven out the rest of the residents of Detroit, and have completed Detroit’s transformation into the world’s largest urban prairie.
Read the full article on the Huffington here:
Another Devil’s Night in Detroit brings another round of arson, although fire were reported to be down in numbers this year. Only 18 fires were reported according to the Detroit News, down form 169 last year. Wow, what a huge decrease in fires, right? Some might say it was the 50,000 volunteers patrolling the streets that night. Me, I say they’ve already burned everything! Had to say it. But seriously, that’s great to hear. It’s just a shame what great efforts the city must go through just to keep people from burning shit.
Here’s a couple of videos to watch showing the action of Devil’s Night 2011: