Tens of thousands of people gathered safely for the fireworks in downtown Detroit on Monday without a major incident.
But attendance was low, and a major reason was because people were afraid that violence would break out.
Check out these five hyperbolic tweets:
Idk You couldn't pay me enough to go to Detroit to see fireworks and have a good 80% chance of getting kidnapped/ robbed/killed
— Nicole Lech (@NicoleLechxO) June 23, 2014
Let me know if you're going to the Detroit Fireworks so I can go ahead and send condolences to your family.
— Wes Ward (@WesWardComedy) June 23, 2014
I would go to the Detroit fireworks but I'm just so young and not ready to die
— Len (@EleniBucca) June 23, 2014
I was going to go to the Detroit fireworks tonight, but Meijer is all out of ammunition, and my bullet proof vest is at the cleaners.
— Mikel McClellan (@mikelmc) June 23, 2014
While y'all in Detroit risking y'all lives to watch them fireworks, I surely am watching them from my couch. I aint even mad about it either
— Alexis A (@Alexis_a15) June 24, 2014
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.