Detroit residents armed and deadly: ‘We will protect ourselves’


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As Detroit continues to reel from the dismal results of progressive policies run amok, citizens in the bankrupt city are being forced to arm themselves to protect life and property.

Amid a staggeringly high crime rate and a police department so beset with budget cuts that responding to calls for help is hit or miss, residents there are determined to defend themselves — and are exercising their Second Amendment rights to do so, The Blaze reported.

It’s a move being encouraged by Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

“I think it’s a deterrent,” Craig said in a recent interview on local radio station WJR. “Good Americans with [concealed pistol licenses] translates into crime reduction, too.

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And with 10 fatal self-defense shootings in 2014 so far, putting Detroit on pace to see as many as 40 such shootings for the year, residents are putting these weapons to use.

“We’re just tired, basically,” resident Frances Williams told the Detroit Free Press. “We’re not going to live in fear. People are just doing what they have to do, you know, and just as anybody else, we value our lives, and we’d like to be able to live out our lives in peace.”

Williams’ neighbor shot and killed two men earlier this week trying to break into his home.

“We can and we will protect ourselves,” Williams said. “You can’t be having a culture of fear. The police are going to have to do better.”

Other recent self-defense shootings, according to The Detroit News:

• On March 7, a woman in her 50s shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove Street. She heard noises at her rear window and shot the intruder in the chest.

• At 2 a.m. Feb. 22, two men broke into a house on the city’s southwest side; the homeowner shot both men. A 21-year-old man died and the other man escaped.

• Earlier on Feb. 22, at 12:30 a.m., a woman who was surprised by a gunman when she pulled her car into the garage was able to reach for her own gun and fatally shoot the man.

• A woman on Feb. 17 opened fire on three teens who kicked in her door. The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police and charged with home invasion.

“This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough,” Craig said. “Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”

Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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  • SusieQ

    I hate to say this but they voted the vermin in year after year, Why? Who knows. That’s why we the people need to run not walk to the polls in Nov. and vote the vermin we know out before we end up with a big Detroit like America and the democrats will do that to you in a Ny. Minute.

    • edinvestor1

      There are not enough live people left there to outvote the dead. 😉

    • boone1

      The white and black demorates want every city in AMERICA to look like Detroit unless you get off,of you lazy AZZs and VOTE this NOV.

    • Mr. Bizy

      Susie…why?…union influence…

      • SusieQ

        I knew I didn’t have to spell it out but don’t you think there there have been years of no prosperity that someone’s light bulb would have lit up? That is what amazes me, the sheer ignorance is bliss effect. I don’t know how to process that. I guess that is what makes a democrat liberal what they are, as I have said before liberal insanity.

        • Mr. Bizy

          Since unions are a statist idea…it is no wonder that most (not all) cities controlled by dumbocrats r in or near bankrupt both morally and financially…unfortunately…statist never backpedal and admit failure…they just double down and throw more money at it delaying the inevitable but proving the progresslave liberal dumbocrat idiocy.. which they never see…

          • SusieQ

            You are correct and I believe it is difficult to change a liberal’s philosophy because I think it is a born with thinking process. If not that, then I can’t imagine how one gets to that point of viewing ideas the way they do.

          • Mr. Bizy

            I like to think that it’s more like planned indoctrination combined with an attitude of control and entitlement…which breeds perpetual victimization…

          • SusieQ

            Yeah, but the inclination has to be there first, then along with your recipe and “WALLA”!

          • Mr. Bizy

            agreed…Thx for the awesome discussion :)

          • SusieQ

            You are welcome and ditto.

        • Truth

          We all thought that, after four years of no prosperity, a republican would have easily taken the White House in 2012. Unfortunately, the demoncrats are well practiced in the art of deception and their liberal mouthpieces, like Colbert, Stewart, and Maher, easily deceive their ignorant viewers into voting for people whom they know nothing about.

          • SusieQ

            Can you say “a whole lotta cheatin’ goin’ on”? Add those people mentioned and a compliant press and Bingo!

  • Larry Miller

    The people in Detroit are doing what needs to be done all across the country.
    Arm all the good people in Chicago(one of the other murder capitals) and watch crime come down.
    In addition, political correctness has to be shoved aside if we want a civil society.

    • Bob A

      In liberal run cities its OK for blacks to shoot blacks for self protection. Its a crime for whites to do the same. Look at the Zimmerman persecution.

  • Barry Hirsh

    You have to admire Chief Craig. He may be an urban apparatchik, but he’s a smart and honest one.

    • TedCrunch

      You just wanted to say “apparatchik” didn’t you!

      • Barry Hirsh

        Heh-heh. Hey, if it works…

        (Actually, I was trying real hard to avoid using “urban commie”. He’s proved by his stance on CCW that he is NOT one of those.)

    • Bob A

      He is still a member of the black tribe and will jail any white that shoots one of his tribe in self defense.

      • Barry Hirsh

        I just don’t see that. Would he experience the culturally-ingrained empathy for a black ‘victim’? Sure. But from what I see, he exhibits the self-discipline to resist acting on it, and I believe he would treat everyone fairly.

        • Bob A

          Ha ha ha ha ha. A black tribal member treating whites fairly!? You must be living in a closet! The vast majority of blacks are anti-white racists and that drives their decision making.

          • Barry Hirsh

            Every rule has an exception, my friend.

          • Bob A

            Show me blacks treating whites fairly! Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Zimmerman persecution. Making the violent thug Trayvon Martin Into a saint. 95% of blacks voting for the black Mohammed Obama. If 95% of whites voted for Romney all you blacks would have claimed racism. That makes 95% of blacks racists by your own standards.

          • Barry Hirsh

            Bob, if the country breaks out into an all-out race war, I’ll buy into your “tribe” arguments. At that point it ALL becomes tribal, even “white” tribes.

            But until then, I refuse to accept that intelligent black people who have demonstrated by their own behavior that they are as reasonable, well-intentioned and thoughtful as everyone else are merely nascent tribal drones who blindly side with their “kind” against all logic, in every case.

            I know of many blacks, some of whom are high-profile icons of socially conservative thought, who disprove your contention.

          • Steve Stribley

            If your white, walk down a street around 10 pm in a Chicago or Detroit black neighborhood. Then come back and talk about intelligent black people demonstrating by their own behavior that they are reasonable. A black can walk in any white neighborhood with no problems. I dare you to try it.

          • Barry Hirsh

            I have no argument with your analysis.

            I merely suggest that urban miscreant nigras don’t the whole black population make.

          • Bob A

            All muslims are not terrorists but the vast majority sympathize with the terrorists and will never turn them in. Its the same with the black tribe. All blacks are not urban terrorist thugs. But the vast majority of the tribe will protect the thugs from prosecution.

          • Barry Hirsh

            You may have a point, but then again, you may not.

            I don’t put that percentage as high as you do.

          • Barry Hirsh

            Steve – I carry every minute of every day, no matter where I am.

            I will shoot whoever attacks me, whether they be black, white, yellow, red, or grey with large black almond-shaped eyes.

            I will shoot them to stop them from attacking me. I will not shoot them or not shoot them based on what color they are.

          • Steve Stribley

            As it should be. However, if a black shoots a black or a black shoots a white, it is just another shooting. If a white shoots a black under ANY circumstance it’s immediately labeled racism. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will say it every time and keep the race issue burning nice and hot. Whites have to be very careful of what the say and do (Paula Dean) . Blacks can say and do what they want and if a white says anything about it, they are immediately labeled a racist. Who is really being discriminated against?

          • Barry Hirsh

            No argument there, but this whole thread started because of my comments on the police chief.

            He has come out (placing himself in political jeopardy) in defiance of liberal dogma, in defiance of Sharpton and Jackson, in defiance of the media, in favor of victims defending themselves.

            The argument was made that because he’s black, he would treat self-defense incidents differently depending on the race of the perpetrator v. the race of the victim.

            I just don’t see that.

            At all.

            Do you?

          • Steve Stribley

            No. There are going to be race baiters on both sides. The media seems to promote it.
            Nobody can predict how the police chief will implement this. Only time and his actions will give that answer. It could go either way. What has to happen is stopping it when it occurs and not allowing it to continue if it does. Not sensationalizing on both sides as typically happens.

          • Bob A

            There already is a race war. 90% of violent attacks are blacks attacking whites!

          • Barry Hirsh

            Yes, but it’s NOT 90% of blacks attacking whites.

          • Bob A

            Typical tribal answer. How many blacks do you know that have helped the police catch the violent criminals. Eric Holder is doing everything in his power to make sure blacks are NOT prosecuted.

          • Barry Hirsh

            That supposed to be an insult?

            I ain’t black, and I ain’t the member of no tribe.

          • Bob A

            You are a liberal black apologist. Just like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Live in the hood for 2-3 years and you will see the truth! You did vote for Mohammed Obama!

          • Barry Hirsh

            I am a white constitutionalist, who happens to be rational. We constitutionalists are funny that way.

            And you, sir, are a bigoted idiot.

          • Ole Man

            You sound like Archie Bunker. The 70s called. They want their bigotry back.

          • Bob A

            You racists hate it when black culpability is brought out into the light of day. The truth sets Christians free but the truth condemns the guilty.

          • Ole Man

            I’m white and a Christian.
            You’re just a bigot.

          • Bob A

            That makes you an :uncle Tommey”. A self hating white who likes the idea of discriminating against white people. All Democrats are white hating racists especially you. I can only hope that white hating racist devastates your family and Obamacare bankrupts you.

          • fltflyer

            I don’t agree with you on a lot (most) things but in this case you are right on.

          • Panda

            Bring stuff to the light? How about whites who consistenly spew vitriolic hate against all blacks in every news blog calling them “n**gers” and telling them to leave the country if they dont like it. There is a basis for blacks/latinos/any other race to feel like white americans look down on them. Its because every time you do something nice, you treat it as if you are doing the world a favor. (Not YOU specifically). Minorities dont need affirmative action or the federal government to step in and force people to think a certain way, people just need to stop looking at each other and only seeing skin. The reason people think there are so many criminals in the minorities is because that is what the news shows them. That is………..unless someone in this blog has been a victim of a hate crime? Anyone?

          • fltflyer

            And this has to do what with what I posted or anyone on this thread posted?

          • Panda

            Sorry Fitflyer, I hit reply on the wrong one.

          • fltflyer

            No problem it just made my head spin for a minute. LOL

          • Barry Hirsh

            Panda, some of ’em ARE niggers.

            Sorry if calling them what they are upsets you.

          • Bob A

            You sound like Jesse Jackson and All Sharpton. Typical race baiter. You voted for Obama.

  • Asillem4

    So happy for Detroit! Go Detroit!

  • HusseinInTheMembrane

    too bad here in NY they act like armed cits are space aliens

    • Brian Pickell

      You have people like the one pictured in your avatar to blame for that.

  • Larry Graham

    The libs preach gun control, you see what its accomplished.

  • Jason Sylvester

    For years the liberals – most of them arrogant lily-white Lefties who don’t live in urban areas – have lied to the Black community about how gun control is “for your own good,” and I think a whole lot of good folks in those communities are waking up to the lies they’ve been told. Good for these law-abiding citizens defending themselves in Detroit.

    • Tony Kammerer

      Absolutely correct, and I hope that those who wake up over the issue of personal defense take the time to consider what other lies they have been sold.

  • jimmy

    Sorry, but Detroit sounds awesome,
    No government interference, just do what you want, and do not bother anyone, and if anyone bothers you, take care of it, and go on with your day.
    Going there would be like being a pioneer, living amongst in the wild,,,,,self sufficient… unhindered expect for the liberal version of indian raids, and outlaws….
    The liberals have created a new frontier for independent minded people wanting to escape the grip of government control

    • Dean Weingarten
    • Bob A

      That’s only for blacks. Have a white shoot a black in self defense and he will be prosecuted. Zimmerman!

      • Barry Hirsh

        And, what evidence you you have to support that assumption?

        • Panda

          He read an articel from theBlaze Barry.

  • Tina Goforth

    look who was running the place. you vote in trash and trash is what you end up with.

  • ebd10

    Let this be a lesson; in 50 short years, Detroit went from being the Paris of the Midwest to being Michigan’s Mogadishu.

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