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'Enter Detroit at your own risk,' police tell Tigers fans

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Police officers greeted Detroit Tigers fans before their team’s win Saturday night with an urgent message: “Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk.”

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 A’s, My Fox Detroit reported.

As they poured into Comerica Park, fans were given the fliers reading: “Attention: Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk.” It warned that Detroit is America’s most violent city and that the city’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.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/07/enter-detroit-at-your-own-risk-police-tell-tigers-fans/?test=latestnews#ixzz28hbLOe5Z

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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tooptimistic
by Kelly on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Thanks Anabel!!  :)

If I lived there I would vote against it.  Pretty wrong of the police to try scare people into voting yes for it.  I get crime is bad, but unionizing isn't going to hire new police officers.  Levying a new tax or coming up with a creative way to pay for more officers I would be for.  Unions, no.

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by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM
Lol @ how very confused I was when I began reading the replies in this post.

I agree with toop. Yup. Called ya toop.


Quoting tooptimistic:

Thanks Anabel!!  :)


If I lived there I would vote against it.  Pretty wrong of the police to try scare people into voting yes for it.  I get crime is bad, but unionizing isn't going to hire new police officers.  Levying a new tax or coming up with a creative way to pay for more officers I would be for.  Unions, no.

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