Police Warn Baseball Fans to Enter Detroit at Their Own Risk! [Details]
Rucuss staffOctober 8, 2012
Detroit police wanted Tiger fans to feel uncomfortable during a playoff baseball against the Oakland A’s at Comerica Park on Sunday.
In an effort to gain support for Proposal 2 on Michigan ballots, 400 off-duty police officers passed out flyers, advising them to ‘enter Detroit at your own risk.’ Police used the game to make a political statement and inform Tiger fans that the police department was understaffed and underpaid.
“We’re not discouraging people from coming, I love the city, I want them to realize we don’t have enough man hours,” union president Joe Duncan told Fox Detroit. “I don’t think the city is going to get same officer 8 hours a day as you do for 12 hours a day.”
There was a laundry list of statistics on the fliers. It listed Detroit as the most violent city in the country with the highest homicide rate. But despite the police’s political tactics, most fans were unaffected by the warning.
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