Genocidal violence: no relief for Detroit

There is no relief from the orgy of violence that has plagued Detroit for several decades. The city reported 411 homicides in 2012, including those termed justifiable homicides…the highest criminal murder rate since 2007 when there were 392. Nonfatal shootings, obviously intended to kill, totaled 1,263. Worse than the numbing body count were the words […]

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Dark night in Aurora, dark year in Detroit

Detroit – We live in a violent age. Ruthless, wanton, gratuitous violence is at intolerably high levels. Last week we experienced a senseless slaughter by an – apparently – mentally-deranged gunman who went into an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and 6 adults – including his mother – with a high-powered […]

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Decriminalize illegal drugs

Drugs, the fuel that ignites most criminal activity, spreads like a plague through the streets and neighborhoods of America’s cities. Billions are spent each year on diffuse and overlapping drug education, treatment and law enforcement programs to no avail. The escalating wave of drug-induced violence requires a radical change from our misdirected and failed anti-drug […]

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