'Enter Detroit at your own risk,' police tell Tigers fans
Police officers greeted Detroit Tigers fans before their teamâ€™s win Saturday night with an urgent message: â€śEnter Detroit at Your Own Risk.â€ť
The message, relayed in the form of a flier, was delivered by about 400 off-duty police officers before the Tigers won the first game of their division series against the Aâ€™s, My Fox Detroit reported.
As they poured into Comerica Park, fans were given the fliers reading: â€śAttention: Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk.â€ť It warned that Detroit is Americaâ€™s most violent city and that the cityâ€™s police force is grossly understaffed.
"We're not discouraging people from coming, I love the city, I want them to realize we don't have enough man hours," police union president Joe Duncan told the station. "I don't think the city is going to get same officer 8 hours a day as you do for 12 hours a day."
According to My Fox Detroit, fans also were urged to vote yes on Proposal 2, which would guarantee collective bargaining rights.