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Why do they protect the guilty in Detroit?

Written By: Terry Foster | November 13, 2011

Filed Under: Life

Here is another maddening reason why living in Detroit stinks sometimes.

My cousin Miss Boots was robbed this week. She left to go to the store after work and when she came back her television was gone along with some jewelry.  The person knew exactly when she was leaving and timed it perfectly to pull off the heist.

It isn’t just the robbery that is maddening. The sick part is everybody knows who did it. There is a 14 year old boy who my cousin hired a few days ago to do some work for her. he cased the place and knew the back door was vulnerable. She knows he did it. The neighbors know he did it and even the grand parents of the boy know he did it.

My cousin filed a police report and accused the boy of  being the burglar. But nobody is going to step forward and finger the little punk. people in Detroit continue to protect the guilty.

My cousin does not use profanity much, but she did the other day in speaking about her frustration. The television and jewelry has already been sold. There is no evidence and she knows he got no more than $100 for everything.  I wish I knew where the stuff was pawned because I would go and buy it back.

Instead she has to go without a television and I will help her get a new one.

Detroit is strange sometimes. I know if a neighbor robbed a neighbor where Icurrently live people would fall over themselves to find the culpret and would cooperate with police.

In my old Detroit neighborhood they protect these people as if they did something noble.

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7 Responses to “Why do they protect the guilty in Detroit?”

  1. Jacob Khalaf Says:

    People in Detroit can just be so ignorant. These are probably the same people who would vote Kilpatrick back as Mayor if they could. LOL I don’t get it. :-(

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  2. Sam Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your cousin being robbed. The people that are protecting the 14 year are doing him more harm than good by not allowing him to face the consequences of his actions. If I were your cousin I would be patient because now that it appears that he has gotten away with it, he will be more likely to do it again, and eventually he will be caught.

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  3. Sam Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your cousin being robbed. The people that are protecting the 14 year are doing him more harm than good by not allowing him to face the consequences of his actions. If I were your cousin I would be patient because now that it appears that he has gotten away with it, he will be more likely to do it again, and eventually he will be caught….

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  4. Steve Says:

    Terry,
    Is it becauce they think its noble or is it because they are afaid if they say something it will be them who is next to get robbed? I dont understand the mind set of taking or destroying/damaging what isnt yours.
    I have a 14 year old son. A few years ago some of his friends wanted to go out for devils night. He didnt understand why I wouldnt let him go. Well the same friends who he didnt get to go out with hit our house with toilet paper. They never admitted it but we know they did it. So at 6:30am I got my son up and had him clean up the mess. He was furious. He couldnt believe that they did it to his house. I asked him how do you think the elderly woman down the street feels. From that point on it kind of started to make sense. We have to teach them young and have to do stay on top of it.

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  5. Michael J. Happy Says:

    Two men cut down most of the fence around 6-acre park we adopted near McNichols and Van Dyke, rolled it across the field in broad daylight and then stored it their backyard until they could get it to a scrap-metal shop. Everybody in the neighborhood knew who did it. Nobody did a doggone thing to stop it.

    What’s a neighborhood to do, though, when the cops won’t show up unless there are “shots fired.”

    Is vigilantism the only answer?

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  6. Tim Mulvany Says:

    Another saddening story in the D. I do not understand and never will figure out why people are so afraid of stepping up to the plate. We should not protect anyone when it comes to criminal activities. When you see something report it, when you know something speak up get these people accountable for the actions they have done. I pride myself of teaching my 3 children to citizens who are not afraid to speak up when they see wrong. This is just another frustrating story that puts negative in Detroit.

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  7. Derrick Says:

    Terry,
    Sorry to hear about your cousin getting robbed. I see what you mean about criminals getting what seems like protection in the city. Remember when Bing said at the Bus station last week “we will have ZERO tolerance for violence against our bus drivers” ? I think he should publicly say zero tolerance for violence against citizens, students, etc. as well, and then do something about it. Imagine the city with 150 + of its worst recidivist criminals off the streets. I wish the City Council had a clue…
    Love the blog and the radio show man. Pick out a nice TV for your cousin.

    DP

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