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  1. Lucky13

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    How did Detroit go bankrupt?? Once such a proud city, Motown and the Big Three...
    Didn't even know cities could go bankrupt, apparently she's the biggest city in US history to do so...

    Such a shame.... :(
     
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    The manufacturing base went away. That is the root of it all. No assembly plants = no jobs and no tax base.
     
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    Manufacturing base went away, corrupt officials, the good people leave, and now the city is overrun with criminals.

    A city I never care to see...
     
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    Detroit has been in a downward spiral for quite some time. High crime, high unemployment, corrupt city government...it's one of the worst cities in the U.S.
     
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    The other guys summed it up. This has been coming for quite some time. There are entire websites set up to abandoned neighborhoods of Detroit. There are neighborhoods that have no water, electricity or gas running into them because no one lives there. It's sad.
     
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    Wow! I'm shocked guys!! :shock:
     
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    It's not the first city in the US to go bankrupt, but it is the largest so far. San Bernardino recently did here in California. Look for more of this to happen as pension funds start sucking the well dry.
     
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    City of Stanton, in Orange County (SoCal) went bankrupt in the early 80's...they had to dissolve thier city services like the Police and Fire departments as well as other departments. Orange County fire and the Sherrif's department took over services while private contractors were awarded service contracts to maintain infrastructure for the city's residents.
     
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    Watched a documentary on the Detroit fire Department, they get so many houses burned down for insurance claims there and various other fraudulent activities
     
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    I had heard on NPR that you could fit the city of LA or San Francisco in the dead areas of Detroit.
     
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    This one is interesting. Some of these homes were quite something in their day.
    100 Abandoned Houses
     
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    It's what happens when people refuse to deal with reality.
     
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    Honestly guys, still find it hard to take in, doesn't really register.....what a shame, what a waste! :(
     
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    Detroit also has the highest violent crime rate in the nation:
    Last year saw 411 murders, 432 rapes, 4,962 robberies, 9,525 assaults, 15,997 burgleries, 16,543 thefts and 11,415 vehicle thefts...

    According to the statistics, there are roughly 414 crimes per square mile on average, your chances of having something stolen from you in Detroit is 1 in 16...your chances of being a victim of violent crime: 1 in 46

    Yeah, a real nice place, isn't it?
     
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    Saw that over the nation, in general, you could wait for the Police for 11 minutes, in Detroit....58 minutes!!
     
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    yeah...and that's if they respond at all...

    Alot of large U.S. cities have terrible response times for police
     
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    I just have to wonder how much the owners of Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Hyundai's and other Japanese cars contributed to Detroit's downfall.

    Charles
     
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