“Startled, I jump and feel a lump in my throat trying to hold back tears.”
Frank McCullers has been playing trumpet on the sidewalk outside of the Detroit Opera House for a decade, becoming a fixture on Broadway Street.
Organizers are dismissive about complaints and told a would-be attendee, “Go fuck yourself.”
The Heidelberg Project raised more than $50,000 late last year for security.
Over the past two years, scrappers have grown bolder and more reckless, causing fires, tearing down buildings and trying to topple the enormous water tower.
Conspiracy theories about Detroit’s emergency manager continue to circulate, but they’re rarely true.
While residents are deprived of a safe, clean environment, the company is raking in federal tax subsidies for low-income residents and people with disabilities.
After Mayor Bing cuts police patrols amid spiking violence, he seeks to raise own security detail to 30 officers
On any given night, officers arrive to work with a backlog of cases that would be a priority in most cities. But police are overwhelmed with murders, rapes, aggravated assaults and armed robberies.