Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Emails from the Mayor

Over the past week, I've been getting a steady stream of emails from Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and from an operation called "The Detroit Truth". They recount some of the various accomplishments of Mayor Kilpatrick in recent weeks.
Those things are all nice. I'm glad that they're happening. If anyone wants to see the actual emails, you can simply click the links above to see them as an Adobe PDF. However, and I cannot emphasize this part enough, I would trade every one of those things away if I could simply get a police officer to show up the next time I have to call 9-1-1.

We as a community - not just the Warrendale neighborhood, but all of Detroit - need to have a very candid conversation about the quality of police and other public services in our neighborhoods. Everyone that I know who has visited our neighborhoods from any other major city is always amazed at just how incredibly bad the Detroit Police Department performs.

More importantly, they're amazed that Detroiters put up with it.

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