Is this Somalia? Is this Rwanda? The Blair Witch Project?
No, it is the Black Undertow in the “Free States” on New Year’s Eve, “letting freedom ring” with Brooks D. Simpson in the 149th year of “free society” in the State of Michigan.
In Actual Black Run Detroit, two paramedics sit in their broken down ambulance for an hour as African-Americans in the Motor City celebrate Black New Year’s 2012. The paramedics have been responding all night to multiple shootings. Ambulances are traveling from fifteen to twenty miles away because there are no units available due to the Detroit budget crisis.
Note: SBPDL asks the inevitable question, How Did it Come to This? WaPo Sheds Tears Over the Inevitable Collapse of Detroit.
In The Color of Crime: Michigan, we learned that the Black Undertow is responsible for 63 percent of homicide, 30 percent or rape, 70 percent of robbery, 50 percent of aggravated assault, and 31 percent of burglary.