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The level of corruption of the black (Mafia) Democrats far exceeds the level of corruption of the rest of the Democrats. The money flows to cronies and payoffs and into the ve3ry pockets of the politicians. The Only appropriate thing to do with Detroit is to have a special prosecutor to root out those who participated in this crime and put them in jail. Past and present politicians, union leaders and members, cops, city workers, gang members, everyone who took the taxpayers for a ride should go to jail. To let them go would be a crime in itself.
Uh-yup, although at least they're under the glare of the major tabloids newspapers, whereas who can even name the Detroit paper(s) -- or even how many there are? As the saying goes, "What plays in Detroit, stays in Detroit".
I feel confident there are many qualified lawyers/prosecutors who would place justice and honesty ahead of politics and would competently prosecute those who committed crimes in the killing of this once great city.
Hmmm, that's only part of the lesson and maybe not even the most important part as many cities are under the control of Democratic politics and doing fine.
No the real lesson, the lesson that shall not be mentioned in polite company, is that Detroit's demographics have been trending to the vibrant culture since the 60's riots and coupled with a majority vibrant culture and control of the city politics by a corrupt vibrant culture leadership the city is a wasteland.
If the vibrant culture were to be replaced by a Japanese dominated culture, just to stay with the example, Detroit would be a rebuilt and thriving city within a decade.
So those who are trying to push this as a Democrat only issue are either ignorant or just using this as a convenient political ad hominem attack...not that I don't appreciate a good Democrat bashing, it's just that it is a distraction from the real issue.
it becomes a tug-of-war between the black underclass and the white gentrifiers. Sometimes one side wins, sometimes the other. I live in NYC, so I've seen the gentfifiers totally vanquish the black underclass. Right now it is happening in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. Whites move in, police presence is increased, landlords start sellling old brownstones, they are turned from rooming houses into single family homes. The blacks in NYC are all moving down south. One interesting question to me is: who will do the work they used to do? Around here, it seems to be mostly Dominicans. Just saying what I see.