A Northwest Detroit man, somebody’s grandpa, 91 years old, nearly deaf, retired and enjoying his final years, was home in bed when he was murdered and subsequently set on fire.
Read about it, here.
Especially poignant are these two excerpts from the comments (emphasis added):
“This deviant has killed before, and he doesn’t stay far from the crime scene. He scoped the old man extensively before attacking. The DPD should start checking out rental shack occupants within a couple of blocks. Everyone with a warrant needs to be picked up, and the drughouse should be hit hard over and over. The Neighborhood Criminal Network will give the deviant up just to get the DPD out of the area.
Oh, I love your comment “DPD should start checking our rental shack occupants.” Hah. Fat chance. I just got off the phone with the police over the drug house renters next door. The renter had come over to my house and made threats against me if I reported him to the landlord again. 911 insisted on sending DPD out. The guy came out and started harassing me while they were here. I showed them my ripped fence. The garbage along my fence they threw and other instances of harassment. I told them I wanted a copy of the police report (to file a PPO). Cop says he is NOT filing a police report. He says threatening a neighbor is NOT A CRIME. You can go threaten anyone you want. So, if you want help, you have to be shot dead first, before they even file a report. I tried to reach the commander, got transferred around and hung up on. NEWS FLASH: THEY DON’T CARE! WONDER WHY? GUESS.”
Point? You are responsible for you and yours. If you’re living in a combat zone, be prepared to fight for yourself, because the police, as demonstrated in this case, aren’t coming. If you can’t or won’t, move out as quickly as you can.
The story above underscores the need for a NPT wherever you live. Predators are migratory…..