The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it.

Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.

“Detroit is America’s most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed,” Iorio told WWJ’s Kathryn Larson. “The DPOA believes that there is a war in Detroit, but there should be a war on crime, not a war on its officers.”

Iorio says the once 2,000 strong force is shrinking rapidly; since the start of summer, hundreds of officers have left the department.


“The explosion in violent crime, the incredible spike in the number of homicides and for officers trying to work 12 hours in such deplorable, dangerous and war like conditions is simple untenable,” he said.


Topics: ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Puggg

    I think this brochure has more to do with union politics than public safety.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not right.  But even if Detroit had 10,000 competent cops, Detroit would still be unsafe because of its population demographics.

    • jedsrael

      Demographics is Destiny is Diversity is Death.

  • jedsrael

    Attorney Donato Iorio is a non diverse European American.  Why would he be doing anything to draw attention to the Diversity Danger in Detroit?

    Something smells fishy.  False flag operation?

    Whites are supposed to embrace Diversity, not disrespect it by perpetuating harmful and discredited stereotypes.  When we get to the bottom of this “obscenely irresponsible and ugly” anti Diversity campaign masquerading as a public safety warning, we’ll find that somehow the “special White people” were behind the hoax.

    • Believe it or not, my own first reaction was, ‘Why is this haole calling attention to Detroit being unsafe? Does he want to open himself to charges of “racism” by Detroit’s Bantu community?

  • JohnEngelman

    According to Neighborhood Scout, Detroit has a crime index of 1. 100 is safest. 

    St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, Illinois have crime indexes of 0.  

  • Detroit_WASP

    And yet white hipsters move there every day.  I run into these clueless egalitarians all the time.

  • libertarian1234

    I’m pretty sure the police think that by doing what they did they are frightening the residents of Detroit into demanding that the city be given funds from the state or federal government to maintain a full police presence…with all their generous benefits and pension plans….but by highlighting the out-of-control siutuation that exists there, the governor just might feel compelled to call in the National Guard to patrol the streets, which might mean even more layoffs for the police department and a lengthy tour of duty for the Guard.

    A New Orleans city official requested the National Guard patrol his city, because black crime and violence has only gotten worse with each passing month since Katrina.  National Guard patrols have also been raised as possibilities in other crime-torn urban areas.  Detroit just might be the first to actually move on the plan.

    The last I read about 9 months ago, the state of Michigan might have to take over the entire city in order to keep it going, but even if it does, the state coffers can only stand so much tapping until the state government gets into serious financial difficulties itself, worse even than what they’re dealing with now.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    What happened?  50+ years of blacks and Democrats have turned Detroit into a smoking ruin!!

    Justifiable homicide in the city shot up 79 percent in 2011 from the previous year, as citizens in the long-suffering city armed themselves and took matters into their own hands. The local rate of self-defense killings now stands 2,200 percent above the national average. Residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own. And they’re offering no apologies.

    Police have been cut back so much that the average response time is 24 minutes now, compared to ten minutes in most of the rest of the country.

    Detroit is a preview of what’s to come.Bon

  • Persephone Gray

    Is it bad of me to find this amusing?

    On a side note, evidently the cops in Detroit are barely functionally literate. They embarrass themselves with this flyer.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      What’s wrong with it?  They got their point across.

      • Persephone Gray

        “It is a crown of thorns consider”? Really? It doesn’t bother you that adult professionals who have passed through more than ten years of taxpayer-funded, government-controlled, full-time education in this country are unable to master something as basic as punctuation? I know there are other, more pressing issues at hand, but this is a symptom of the underlying problem: stupidity and mediocrity.

        By the way, I never said they were functionally illiterate; I said “barely functionally literate.”

        • Tom_in_Miami

          Short answer, no it didn’t bother me.  Very few Americans can manage something as tricky as the elusive comma. But, considering that they were cops, largely of the Bantu variety, I thought they did a pretty good job.  You are right about having said they were over the hump of functionally illiterate and all the way up to barely functionally literate.

  • Wasn’t it not so long ago, that a haole wanted to make Detroit a ‘zombie zone”, where people would pay money to run around the streets of Detroit evading actors dressed up as zombies?

    Who in their right mind wants to do anything like that, when they can flee from Detroit’s criminals for free?

    This does beg the question:

    If  Detroit is so unsafe, why are more white people going to Tiger games, than when Detroit had 1.85 million people and was around 85% white?

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “A woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a 10-year-old girl who refused to share ice cream with her daughter.”    Detroit, unsafe at ANY age.

    Edit: Sorry this is Texas, my fault.

  • bluffcreek1967

    What you’re saying is not an exaggeration! The show, “Hardcore Pawn,” almost daily shows this kind of negotiation on the part of Blacks. The White store owner and his children who work for him are pretty tough characters, and one can see how exhausted they get dealing daily with these ignorant ghetto folks.