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Detroit Holds Forum On Youth Violence Prevention

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Concerns over youth violence have been rising in the city of Detroit after a string of recent tragedies involving young people. A conference devoted t...

Finding Justice For Victims In Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- For nearly two decades, Carol Bart's untested rape kit collected dust in a police evidence room. Her attacker, who kidnapped her from outsi...

What You Need To Know About Detroit Police's New 911 Response Rules

Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police are reorganizing the way they respond to emergency calls with a new Telephone Crime Reporting Unit that will allow officers to prioriti...

Detroit Crime-Fighting Group Launches Campaign To End Child Shootings

Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

The crime-fighting community organization known as Detroit 300 announced it will begin patrolling high-crime neighborhoods in response to the accident...

Infant Killed By Shots Fired Into Home

AP | Posted 04.21.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Attackers peppered a house on Detroit's west side with gunshots early Monday, killing a 9-month-old boy, police said. Delric Miller w...

No Charges For 9-year-old Accused Of Shooting Teen

Posted 04.08.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: Detroit cops said today that no charges would be filed against the 9-year-old boy suspected of shooting a 15-year-old this weekend, according ...

Argument Leads To Shooting Death Of 12-Year-Old Detroit Girl

Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Detroit Police are investigating the tragic shooting of 12-year-old girl on Tuesday night. According to Channel 7 N...

More Cops Please, Says Attorney General

Posted 01.25.2012 | Detroit

Michigan can't prosper without more police, claims Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is calling on the governor to direct funds from the st...

The Untold Story Of Police Concessions: When Is Too Much Enough?

John K. Bennett | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

As citizens if we continue to allow the intellectually bankrupt to make decisions that are harmful to our quality of life, we the citizens of Detroit will evaporate a lot quicker than you can say bankruptcy.

Resolutions for Detroit in 2012

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

It is a brand new year for Metro Detroiters, and we can now put 2011 behind us. As we head into 2012, only a couple of weeks in, we have already received both good and bad news for the city.

Can Volunteers And Social Media Replace 24-Hour Precincts?

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Fighting crime is a 24-hour job, but Detroit police stations will be sticking to business hours. The department is rolling out a plan to c...

Cremations On The Rise Due To Struggling Economy [WATCH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

The economy is forcing households to cut back in many ways -- including how they rest in peace. Americans chose cremation in 41 percent of deaths ...

Let's Invest in Detroit: A Marshall Plan for America's Cities

Kevin Boyle | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Kevin Boyle

Detroit's about to go broke. Something drastic has to be done. But the answer isn't to slice more deeply into the city's workforce. Or to slash benefits. Or to sell off the street lights. The answer is something genuinely wider and deeper and bolder.

Police Hunt For 2-year-old Girl

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit police are searching for a 2-year-old girl who has been missing since her father was carjacked and the thief drove away with her st...

It's Not All About the Benjamins, Baby

Zak Rosen | Posted 01.30.2012 | Detroit
Zak Rosen

We are not writing to argue over who is a 'real' Detroiter and who is not, nor who is and is not going to save Detroit. We are more interested in unpacking our region's history with a critical eye.

Did Chief Godbee Overreact in Suspending Officers?

John K. Bennett | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

The officers' actions were less harmful than the reaction to their actions. Citizens were never in danger. So now that the toothpaste is out of the tube, putting it back in is nearly impossible.

Detroit is Home to Not Just One MVP, but a Whole Team

Daniel Cherrin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
Daniel Cherrin

In Detroit and in Michigan we have a lot of MVPs that we fail to celebrate. We are just to quick to celebrate those that break the law or push the envelope as to what is ethical, more or barely legal.

Police Chief Godbee Suspends Officers Who Staged Sick-out

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | Detroit

In response to an officer "sickout" on Friday, Detroit Police Department Chief Robert Godbee Jr. did two things: He posted a video to Facebook praisin...

Police And Firefighters To Share In Detroit’s Financial Woes

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

Mayor Bing's Wednesday night speech addressing Detroit's potential insolvency hit city workers especially hard. Although the mayor praised police offi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Police Threaten To Evict Occupy Detroit, Cite Safety Concern Over 'High Winds' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.10.2012 | Detroit

While attention was focused on the GOP primary debate in Michigan Wednesday night, rumors circulated on social media that Occupy Detroit protesters, s...

Detroit Cop Charged In Girl's Death During Reality TV Police Raid

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

DETROIT -- A Detroit police officer was charged Tuesday in the slaying of a 7-year-old girl who was shot to death during a midnight raid on her home b...

Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for...