5 hyperbolic tweets about dangers during Detroit’s fireworks

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:

Steve Neavling

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.

  • Russ Kelly

    Wes Ward is a comedian. Pretty sure all these tweets are jokes and this article is, intact, perpetuating fear.

  • falseprophet

    I love those, they are adorable mostly because they all happen to be true.

  • Marissa Jade Mewitz

    Amazing how shortsighted people can be. It’s as though Metro Detroit’s suburbanites have never encountered a major city before. Five or six fighting teenagers and one social media threat and they envision carnage on the level of Twisted Metal. The upshot of all this is that when I went down to the Riverfront last night white, female, alone, unarmed, and riding a bike, the biggest danger in my eyes (giant SUVs piloted by jumpy drivers not accustomed to bike riders) was eliminated by the fear inducing media coverage. It was a beautiful night in Detroit.

    • bebow

      Marissa, you’ve been lucky so far. Don’t get over-confident and let your guard down in any part of the city – ever.

      • Maureen Kearns

        Below, can I assume you personally have been assaulted on the streets of Detroit. Another single woman unarmed on a bike encountered no altercations on Belle Isle. Well, except the African-American family next to me whose parents kept talking about causcasions. They then left all their trash on the ground almost sorting through it so they made sure they didn’t leave anythingthey wanted. A caucasion family came along and cleaned up behind them thankfully.

        • Gabby Terea

          What is your point, exactly? White people don’t litter?

          • bebow

            She’s in denial like the other one.

        • bebow

          Maureen, you assume too much. I’m more familiar than I’d like to be with the highly mobile criminal menace that’s running buck wild in the unpoliced neighborhoods. You and Marissa look like lambchops to the deviants. As for the rest of your statement…pffft. Get back with me when the city starts expecting people like you to landscape and police 4 properties in addition to your own. I fill a garbage bag with other people’s trash every day of the week – candy and food wrappers, drink containers, used kotex and condoms, weed baggies and blunt wrappers, dirty diapers and toilet tissue, etc. Unreal.

  • bebow

    There is an electrical sensation of danger in the atmosphere and an uneasy awareness of discrimination against the unselected 95% by a white minority. Once again, public services were diverted away from the 95% to overservice the minority. Has something changed since Duggan was seated? Well, the unchecked neighborhood criminals have apparently grown bold enough to announce their intentions to violently target police in the only policed area of the city. That’s new. If the cowardly punks don’t control the city, then why are criminals dominating 95% of it, with the police standing around elsewhere avoiding contact with the problem? Given the neighborhood conditions, is it not absurd for 60 – 80 state police to be patrolling Belle Isle? No one lives on Belle Isle.

    • Amanda Ellen Menard

      I have to agree with you. Also, it was so stupid to announce where all of the police would be. If I wanted to commit a crime, I’d do it while the police were distracted too. Any other day I’ve been seeing a lot more police presence in my neighborhood (Morningside) though. We can’t afford to displace our entire police force just because the suburbanites decided to come to town. Why do they get to reap the benefits of OUR tax dollars?