One of the big issues in Detroit is blight. People walking away from their properties or foreclosures are the base of the problem. After that, it’s people stealing things out of the empty house.
The Detroit Police Department started promoting its Green Light initiative in January of 2016. It began as a response to late night high profile criminal events at gas stations. Now it’s also being promoted to business owners who don’t think police are patrolling their neighborhood enough.
Detroit’s reputation as a high crime city has not gone away, but its crime rate is down substantially. It’s been falling since the 1980s. But there are areas of the city that are not as safe as others.
Customs Enforcement rounded up more than 100 Chaldeans.
‘They walk in here and they don’t even know who they are.’
From DPTV’s MiWeek hosted by Christy McDonald, One Detroit’s Will Glover reports on what life is like in 48217.
Deportations are up nearly 40 percent since Trump took office, according to ICE.
…ICE raids that targeted, captured and detained dozens of Iraqi Americans…
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