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Think, Don’t Shoot!: Detroit Man Bridges The Security Gap Left By A Failing Police Force

4.8.15

Think, Don’t Shoot!: Detroit Man Bridges The Security Gap Left By A Failing Police Force: [mintpressnews.com] MintPress News previously reported on the mass exodus that has taken place in Detroit in recent years. The city experienced massive economic growth from 1910 through the 1940s, when the city thrived on an abundance of industrial and auto factory jobs. In the 1950s and 60s, however, factories started to leave the city. As job opportunities dwindled, so did the population of Detroit — it fell from nearly 2 million people in 1950 to under 750,000 in 2010. As the population has fallen so has the police force. National Review reported in 2013 that the DPD has lost as much as 40 percent of its staff over the last decade alone. As Orr’s report highlighted, the department also uses outdated equipment, including an emergency-dispatch system that was prone to crashing and expired bulletproof vests.


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