Only 2 weeks until Christmas, and for me, that means a trip back to Detroit to see friends and family for the first time in 2 years. That also means that I will be filing A Tour Of Detroit’s Ghetto: Part 4, and I wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions for the next film. One thing I will NOT be doing is filming the “nice” areas of Detroit, so you can just forget about that right now… it’s called A Tour Of Detroit’s GHETTO for a reason. I would think that the title would give that away, but some are not so quick to grasp the concept.
Now that we have that out of the way, I am open to suggestions as to certain things you would like to see in part 4. If you know of a particularly ghetto area, street, building, etc, I want to know about it.
Accompanying part 4 will be a playable google earth tour that will take you down every street that I drive down so that you can see exactly where I have been. This should be a pretty cool feature, I have been fooling around with it for a while now and I think you will like it.
Shoot me a comment if you would like to see something in particular this time around.
Here are some more videos that show the ghetto neighborhoods of Detroit. These are not my videos, these are mine: Detroit Ghetto Videos. Many of the Detroit ghetto videos I have seen on youtube have some of my footage in them, apparently people just splice it into theirs without giving me any credit. Oh well. These are just a few that are worth watching, despite some shitty rap music for the audio tracks on a few of them.
A friend of mine recently told me about this story and I just had to share it with everyone here. Now, I’ve been in the Packard Several times, and I can say that thee are numerous trucks, boats, cars, and RVs inside the building. However, some guys pushed a dump truck out of a window on the 4th floor of the Packard plant. No one really knows how a dump truck ended up on the 4th floor, but you can see below how it made it’s way out!
Crazy huh? Ghetto Detroit at it’s finest. It’s just amazing that people can spend so much time trying to push this truck out of the window without getting in trouble. You would think think that at some point a cop would drive by, see this happening and arrest them, but it just goes to show how little they care. Anther odd thing about the video is that it’s posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website… what does this video have to do with stocks? It really makes you think.
Here’s another video of the truck on the ground after it was pushed out:
In January 2009, a man in his mid 50s named Johnnie Redding was found frozen in several feet of ice at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the Detroit Public School Warehouse (also known as the Roosevelt Warehouse). This is the building next to Michigan Central Train Depot. The River Rouge resident was discovered by some kids playing hockey on the floor in the basement which had flooded and frozen over. The police thought it was a hoax and never responded to the first call.
Apparently, the body had been just sitting in the bottom of the shaft for weeks. None of the numerous homeless people living inside the warehouse bothered to call the police. Even after the authorities were notified(multiple times), it was several days before anyone came out. It took a jackhammer to remove the body, who was later identified by his wallet.
Officials say that Johnnie killed himself. His autopsy revealed no broken bones, no wounds and no water in his lungs, which means he did not fall into the flooded shaft and drown. Most likely, Johnnie was smoking cocaine with somebody and died, coroners suspect. Johnnie’s party pal may have panicked and tossed his body down the water-filled shaft.