Monday, March 05, 2007

Mail Bag: Shooting in Warrendale

In response to my post about the shooting on Mansfield Street in Warrendale a little over a week ago, CanoeCarver and David L. Malhalab exchanged a lengthy series of replies about why it is that the Detroit Police Department has been much more active on W. Warren Avenue, but not as visible on the residential sidestreets.

Quite frankly, I don't know why we don't see more police patrols on the residential side streets. Maybe it is laziness, as CanoeCarver suggests. Maybe it is the result of management issues, as Mr. Malhalab argues.

The one thing that I do know for certain is that it would probably do everyone a lot of good to bring the issue straight to the man in charge. Detroit's Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick will be at the Norrthwestern District Police-Community Relations Meeting on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Bushnell Congregational Church, 15000 Southfield (southeast corner of Grand River and the Southfield Freeway).

Please stop by and give the Mayor a piece of your mind.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This hasn't been mentioned in this blog but about a month ago... I think on Feb. 10th there was a bad accident at the intersection of Greenview & Whitlock. A driver ran the yield sign and plowed into a vehicle. One truck turned over on its top and a car plowed into the house on the southeast corner of greenview. The car caught on fire and the house had a hole in the side of it. This was on all 3 major news stations. This house had renters in it that are now displaced. It's been a month and the owner of this house hasn't done ANYTHING to secure the house. There is a big GAPING hole in the side of the house that leads to the basement. It's a clear hazard to schoolkids. That's a route that kids take EVERYDAY to Carver elementary. Not to mention its an easy hideout for the drug addicts. What can be done to at least get someone to cover this hole in the house?? I live right down the street from this and it's an eye sore as well as a danger and nuisance! Please advise.....

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

HELLO WARRENDALE

ROUGH PARK BATHROOMS PROVIDE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO USERS OF THE PARK, NORTH OF W WARREN.
THEY SHOULD BE BOARDED UP AND DEMOLISHED..
AS FAR AS GIVING MAYOR KILPATRICK
- ' A PIECE OF YOUR MIND' HE DOESN'T CARE, THIS IS A PUBLIC RELATIONS VISIT AND NOTHING MORE.
DEP POLICE CHIEF GEORGE HALL, TOLD THE MAYOR, THAT CHIEF ELLA BULLY-CUMMINGS WAS MOVING THE DEPARTMENT IN A WRONG DIRECTION AND WASN'T DOING A GOOD JOB ....
HE GOT FIRED, AND REMOVED BY FORCE FROM POLICE HQ, AT BULLY'S ORDERS.
I HAVE SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THE FAILURE OF THE DETROIT POLICE REORGANIZATION PLAN - A PLAN THAT COMBINED THE 6TH AND 8TH PRECINCTS INTO ONE (1) - TOO LARGE TO PATROL, AND LOSING 50% OF THE JAIL SPACE, COMPUTERS, AND SPACE NEEDED TO OPERATE A POLICE STATION.
KILPATRICK AND THE DETROIT CITY COUNCIL ARE ALLOWING MILLIONS OF YOUR TAX $$$$$$ TO BE SPENT ON PRISONER MEDICAL EXPENSES, RATHER THAN WORK OUT A PLAN WITH WAYNE COUNTY ON A NEW JAIL/MEDICAL FACILITY THAT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED.
IF YOU WANT ACTION TO GET BETTER POLICE SERVICES, CONTACT THE MEDIA REPORTERS YOU READ AND SEE DOING STORIES ABOUT DETROIT AND THE POLICE DEPT - NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE UNTIL THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHTS IT AND THE PUBLIC BECOMES OUTRAGED..
SO BECOME MEDIA SAVY - CALL THE REPORTERS AND TELL THEM ABOUT CONDITIONS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH POLICE SERVICES...
DETROIT POLICE OFFICERS HAVEN'T FAILED YOU - KILPATRICK, THE CITY COUNCIL AND BULLY CUMMINGS HAVE..