L. Brooks Patterson Slams Detroit: ‘The Truth Hurts . . . Tough S***’

CBS Detroit, January 21, 2014

The often outspoken Oakland County Executive is once again in hot water over comments he made about Detroit in a recent interview with “New Yorker” magazine.

L. Brooks Patterson is quoted in an article titled “Drop Dead, Detroit!” as saying he only has negative things to say about the Motor City. He made the controversial comments while giving reporter Paige Williams an extended tour of Oakland County last September.

“Anytime I talk about Detroit, it will not be positive. Therefore, I’m called a Detroit basher,” he said. ”The truth hurts, you know? Tough s***.”

The 75-year-old Republican went on to say he warned his children never to travel to Detroit.

“I used to say to my kids, ‘First of all, there’s no reason for you to go to Detroit. We’ve got restaurants out here.’ They don’t even have movie theatres in Detroit—not one,” he said.

Patterson said the one thing Detroit offers that the suburbs can’t is live sports—and even then a trip to the city is quite risky.

“For that, fine—get in and get out,” he said. “But park right next to the venue—spend the extra 20 or 30 bucks. And, before you go to Detroit, you get your gas out here. You do not, do not, under any circumstances, stop in Detroit at a gas station! That’s just a call for a carjacking.”

L. Brooks Patterson

L. Brooks Patterson

He’s also quoted as saying a prediction he made has come to pass. He said, “What we’re going to do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and corn.”

A statement from Patterson’s office said the seven-page article casts the executive in a false light, but didn’t dispute the quotes or apologize for his actions.

“It is clear Paige Williams had an agenda when she interviewed County Executive Patterson. She cast him in a false light in order to fit her preconceived and outdated notions about the region,” the statement read.

Williams told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that there wasn’t agenda against Patterson. “Our focus was simply to explore what made Oakland County so successful. That’s what we did do. It’s a balanced portrait,” she said.

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  • Druid

    Seems like a good man. No nosense guy.

    • Fathercoughlin

      How soon before he is crying and apologizing and waiving around his black adopted grandchild–“The light of my life!”,or worse,proudly showcasing his dear daughters new unemployed pot-dealing Rasta Man husband??

      • Larry Klein

        He’s 75, he doesnt have to worry about getting blacklisted any more

      • serious123

        You are funny. Just that you don’t know L Brooks Patterson.

  • IstvanIN

    Why is he picking on the Indians? They didn’t ruin Detroit. Although building a fence around it wouldn’t be a bad idea. Don’t bother to throw the corn in.

    • serious123

      Throw in a least one ear of corn to start the fight over it.

      • Grant3131

        I used to manage 900+/- Section 8 apartments. They like crunch n munch. They buy a lot with their LoneStar card (Texas’ food stamp card). They like their corn popped and covered in sugar. IDIOTS

        • I would commit suicide before I dealt with Section-8 folks as a job. Since hanging wouldn’t hurt bad enough, and I’m scared of heights anyway, I think I would drink a vodka-and-Drain-O cocktail and jump off a building.

          Some Section-8 renters lived across from us several years ago. They used to sit outside – they all practically lived outside – and smoke and drink and play a boom-box outside all day long.

          My wife told one of the mudsharks there that no, her mulatto could not play with Ariadne, which of course intended free babysitting for the budding rape-ape, and Sayaka used the “n-word” several times. The Japanese version is “niguro”. They called the cops, who came here and then did nothing.

          My retaliation was when the S-8’ers decided to use a rusted-out black van with expired plates as a storage shed, parked in one of the public spaces here, I had it towed by the homeowner’s association. They gave us weird looks but never said anything to either of us after that.

          When they moved out, a construction crew quickly arrived with a “roll-off” demolition dumpster. Those S-8’ers had completely destroyed the inside of the place. Sheetrock with holes in it, smashed cabinetry, broken fixtures of every variety; everything was in there.

          • ncpride

            Speaking of section 8 housing, there was an article on AmRen a few months back talking about how the government was going to check demographics all over the country then build section 8 housing to make those communities more ‘diverse’ (aka) busting up majority White areas. They are in full swing as a wealthier, more prominent area in South Charlotte lost their fight last night to block section 8 from coming to their area. They are doomed. Their property values will plummet, and if they didn’t have the foresight to get out last year after seeing the writing on the wall, the chances of selling now are virtually nil.

          • Svigor

            One wonders what the new “section 8” methods portend for gated communities. Will they continue to present a way out for Americans, or will all of us shy of the 1% have to wait for the fed gov’t to go bankrupt, at which point they’ll no longer have the taxpayer money to pay primates’ rent for them?

          • NeanderthalDNA

            It will have to get worse before it goes completely to Hell in a hand basket after which things may be rebuilt.

            We are the new Rome after all. The old Rome plowed forward on the inertia of it’s past vigor for at least a couple of centuries before the unsustainability of the situation resulted in collapse.

            Own at least one gun. The undermen are coming to our neighborhoods even as I tap this out. One got his head blown off the other day in the process of breaking into a suburban homestead just around the corner from me. Occupational hazard, eh?

            Productive New Yorkers are beginning to plan and make their escape from the place now that Comrade deBlackio has assumed control and intends to tax productive people silly while instituting compassionate and friendly police tactics.

            Reparations baby!

          • ncpride

            I think Governor Cuomo made it perfectly clear where he stands as far as anti-gay, gun loving ‘extreme’ conservatives in NY. They have no place there apparently. You should leave in droves.

          • Massif1

            Gated communities will need rowing security with semi-automatic weapons to keep the youth at bay.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, that’s all the handiwork of Eric Holder, the Black Supremacist.

          • Massif1

            The problem with putting section 8 in suburbs is blacks and hispanics would have to find a way to get into the city for their “jobs.” The government will move in and start putting local trains just like in Germany to connect smaller towns with metropolitan areas.

          • Jesse James

            The elites in this country are evil hypocrites, they hide behind their mountains of cash and throw the rest of us to the wolves. Damn them all..

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Were these “white” section 8’ers using expressions like “yo yo yo” and “you know what I’m sayin dawg” and ookspeak like that? I bet they were.

            Cream rises to top, dregs sink to bottom.

            Hey…if it looks like poop and smells like poop and has all those poop flies buzzing about it…

            I’m going with poop…

            The microcephalic w!gger is naught but a high yaller n!&&er.

            Good for you and your family. Hey…your wife can own a gun, right?

          • winn sutanto

            Michael, I have never been in Detroit. So I do not know what section 8 housing is, Could you inform me on that??
            I lived in Hawaii for the entire year of 1998.
            It is enchanting over there.
            You and your family should move there.
            Especially since your wife is a Japanese.
            Move to an enchanting place, Michael.
            Why on earth should you live in the crime-ridden area like Detroit.

          • winn sutanto

            I, myself, will move back to that enchanting paradise island (a.k.a. Hawaii) at the end of year 2016.
            I will permanently retire over there.
            You and your family should also move to Hawaii, Michael.
            Why should you keep on living in the ghetto-like, crime-ridden area like Detroit, Michigan???

      • DNA Explains It All

        These animals require nothing to fight over. Just critical mass, and the chain reaction starts all on it’s own.

      • capnmorgan5150

        Or a Kool-Aid recipe. Or a pair of Air Jordans. Or a bucket of Popeye’s chicken.

    • bilderbuster

      Give the Injuns tomahawks & tell them they can have it to build a casino if they bring us 800,000 afro-scalps.

      • IstvanIN

        Yuk, what would we do with those? Pubic toupees?

        • bilderbuster

          I was thinking landfill but if you must recycle then put a stick in it & viola! A toilet scrubber!

    • He was speaking metaphorically.

  • ncpride

    Funny thing is, 99.9% of blacks take this White man’s advice and know it’s accurate, yet when he gives the same advice to his White kids and slams Detroit’s massive crime, it’s White liberals who usually screech and roar the loudest, despite not having anything close to a rebuttal to his remarks.

    • Excellent and accurate point! As a cop who’s worked some pretty bad areas, I’ve heard blacks told to their face some very direct and hard stuff (such as the truth!) by other blacks. The blacks in the crowd didn’t dispute it one bit. But if the same exact thing were said by a white man, other whites would fight to get in line to scream and rebuke the white messenger.

      • Svigor

        Reminds me of how American Jewry supports Israel to the hilt, then turns around and forms the vanguard of the movement to prevent white “gentiles” from even contemplating having something like Israel for themselves.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that white liberals hate more than a white person telling the truth about black dysfunction.

      White Liberals can hear a black man yelling about killing white babies or a Muslim screaming about killing all kaffirs, and the white liberal will make excuses, try to rationalize the hate, or even blame white racism for the outburst. Liberals get upset when white people take stances against gay marriage or mass immigration, but nothing draws their venom like speaking uncomfortable truths about the group they feel it is their moral obligation to protect at all costs. Even protect from the truth.

      And nothing can change their opinion of you as evil once if you date tell the truth regarding black dysfunction. You canbe a pillar of the community deeply involved in charity work who extends a helping hand to all of friends. If you hold the wrong thoughts, though, they will slap away that hand and treat you as though you are the devil.

      I’ve had it happen. I no longer care.

  • dd121

    Be careful, mister. In liberal-think the truth is not a defense.

  • serious123

    He doesn’t need black votes and obviosuly doesn’t give a s— what they think. Good man.

    • Mergatroyd

      Despite being unable to campaign (Patterson is in a wheelchair after an auto accident that almost killed him), voters re-elected him to a sixth four-year term by a 57-43 percent margin over his Democratic opponent Kevin Howley.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I predict the Chinese will buy up the place for pennies on the dollar, and start some ethnic cleansing once they start flooding in. They will get away with it because only whitey can be racist.
    A common loophole will be to put all of the signs in Mandarin Chinese, and pretend to not speak English. Next, start funneling the blacks into the white neighborhoods because they have become too sissified to even try to stop that action from taking place.

  • Spartacus

    ….

    • Puggg

      People worry about EMP, Electro Magnetic Pulse bombs.

      Why bother? We’ve already been a victim of AMP, Afro Magnetic Pulse bomb, most major cities.

      He wishes for Detroit to “drop dead.” Seems like he got his wish a long time ago.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        ….said the cocky contest winner…..

      • Anon

        Lol….were an EMP to be let off over the US, within a month, the negro problem would pretty much be solved.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I believe those are for shutting down the power grid. Might be a good reason to buy some thermal (infrared) gun sights–and lots of batteries.

          • Svigor

            From what I understand, EMPs fry anything electronic that isn’t shielded. I.e., the sights that use batteries get fried, too.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I believe time, distance, shielding is a factor there. The substation that pops in Peoria (and makes your lights go out) won’t disrupt your IR site in Kalamazoo (assuming it will be a target rich environment). EMP’s will erase magnetic based media (thumb drive, etc.) but won’t necessarily render an AA battery unusable.

  • Truthseeker

    It’s good to see some people who tell it like it is. Of course, I’ll bet he wouldn’t dare mention the real reason Detroit is such a hellhole (though he probably knows it).

  • Jesse James

    How refreshing to hear a public figure tell the truth with no sugar coating and no BS. Amazing actually. I am going to declare next year’s MLK holiday L. Brooks Patterson day.

    • r j p

      In Chicago, practically every low wage job is black or Hispanic.
      And it is one or the other, they don’t usually work in the same places.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Much like prisons.

      • MBlanc46

        Yeah, they don’t get along very well, something that the multiculturalists don’t seem to want to recognize.

    • I hope you’re packing too!

      • Jesse James

        You know it 🙂

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      Here’s some similar advice.
      This past summer I was driving west on I-80 headed for Idaho. As I was going by Chicago the GPS system piped up about construction delays ahead and offered an alternate route. So I took the new route, went down the ramp, and found my 60-year-old white-guy self and my brand new F150 in a God-awful ghetto. Just dumb luck that it was early on a Sunday morning and the streets were empty. I won’t EVER make that mistake again.

    • Always keep your car or truck full. It costs no more to keep the tank full than it does half-empty.

      • Svigor

        A gas can in the back isn’t a bad idea, either, though finding a decent gas can these days is a challenge.

  • Luca

    I’m surprised he would even let his kids go to a live sporting event. I wouldn’t take the risk nor would I add to the coffers for watching feral millionaires bounce a ball.

    • ncpride

      I apologize to other posters for going completely off topic, but do you remember the White cop who was charged for shooting the black guy 10 times? A grand jury refused to indict him on voluntary manslaughter charges today. Despite having 12 members weigh in as required by NC law, the NC AG will go after him again because apparently only 14 members signed in when supposedly 18 should have signed in. The grand jury told them they would have to come back with lesser charges after viewing the dash cam video, but the AG will resubmit the same charges. They will get him one way or another. *sigh*

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Do you have a link?

      • willbest

        I don’t really care about cops getting charged with murder/manslaughter. Most of them are thugs and they need to know the threat of consequences are real, so if a couple innocents have to go, so be it.

        • ncpride

          I would never wish prison on an innocent person, not even loony, rabid liberals.

    • I agree Luca, I’d never visit Detroit or any black-run city because of professional sports! To each his own, but as for me I won’t support the Professional-Black-Sports-Industrial-Complex with my money or time.

      • Jesse James

        That’s my position also, not one penny not one minute.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That is one of many conundrums we now face. My family has a long history of athleticism, watching and playing. But, that is sound passive resistance strategy.

          • Mergatroyd

            I see it as a way of wisely managing your hard-earned money. Enough of our money goes out to non-white, non-productive government parasites. Let them support their thug heroes in the NBA and NFL and anti-white, degenerate music stars.

            If all of us whites did this, those industries would collapse overnight.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I’m a cord cutting for other reasons, but nothing wrong with a two-fer.

            A couple posters here pointed out that there is a MSM working welfare system in place with respect to television. The ‘tier’ system ensures that the Cultural Marxists always get a steady paycheck.

            PBS and the 3 original networks being the obvious recipients. The lowest level Basic has those built in. They can hate on the founding culture all they want and always get paid. Lie through their collective teeth–and always get paid. Some of Bill Moyers crap lately is egregious.

            But, the expanded tier has the same problem. If you want to get a science channel or something worth watching almost everyone is stuck getting the expanded tier. Same thing, the super haters like MSLSD and CNN get their automatic paycheck. They’re not earning them–it’s a government job. To get any opinion slightly contrary to the word of The Complex, like FOX (which isn’t the greatest) you have to spend more money for the next tier.

            I challenge the cable and satellite companies to offer a true ala carte system. If they did, all the aforementioned would whither and die. Love, American style.

          • Svigor

            Exactly. Cable companies will get my dollars when they go to a la carte sales. Until then, nope.

          • Max

            Too bad that the innate tribalism invested in synthetic sports teams isn’t invested in the survival of the white race. We would not be having this discussion if it were.

          • Svigor

            If I may: you might want to convince them that men who know more about sports than the politics of their own country aren’t real men.

            Not saying they do. But if they do…

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I actually wonder what the motivation is. To me it’s mostly fantasy (fantasy football) and fun with calculations. It makes me laugh when I hear them say “we” win discussing a ‘win’ of a local team. “We”? Does your back hurt as hard as mine?

          • Svigor

            I think the “motivation” is roughly the same as the motivation to sit on the couch and watch TV and eat junk food rather than read a book, educate or improve oneself, etc: i.e., laziness.

            I tell males that know more about sports than politics that their behavior is more that of children than men. I also needle them that they’re abdicating their responsibilities and leaving more mess for the real men to clean up, like boys who need their mommies to wipe their tushies.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, and that’s why men who played sports look down their noses at Brent Musberger/Howard Cosell types. They didn’t make their bones.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, I see what you mean. It’s a safe cop-out. Don’t believe in anything–stand for anything–just your latest fantasy football pick.
            Got it.

        • ncpride

          Speaking of sports, I’ve seen clips (over and over) of some black guy ranting about another player and behaving like a total thug during an interview after a football game last Sunday. The fact that most media is defending his un-sportsman like conduct speaks volumes. Perhaps they will allow the game of pro football devolve into ghetto thug wars, and Whites will finally loose interest.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, that was Richard Sherman. The ambassador from Compton.

          • Svigor

            I watched that game. It was a real chimpout. The people defending him are defending chimpouts, plain and simple.

          • willbest

            Well the Seattle fans are just as savage of animals (throwing popcorn at an injured 49ner as he is carted into the locker room being the latest example) so its only fitting that he represents them.

          • ncpride

            Well, I never called him a savage animal, just that his thuggish rant sounds pretty typical of the black mind-set (don’t dis me!) and his unsportsmanlike conduct. If they encourage this kind of behavior, it won’t be long until they are all talking such nonsense. As for the fans, that was childish behavior as well, but I don’t watch sports, so I don’t really care, to be honest.

          • Svigor

            I dunno if I’d call throwing popcorn at someone “savage.” I mean, it’s popcorn.

          • Non Humans

            Inventing yet another kind of white-flight.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Adapting to, and countering haters.

      • dd121

        Yeah, but the Broncos ARE going to the super bowl. The skill players that make a difference are all white. PLEASE, let me rationalize this, they are going to the Super Bowl!

        • r j p

          Always bet on White.
          Bobby Bowden ruined NCAAF when he went full throttle black at West Virginia.

    • willbest

      Its cheaper to see the Bears play in Detroit than to see them play in Chicago.

      We got delayed one time and were coming in pretty late at night, the place was a ghost town. I rolled pretty much every red light (the ones that were working) until I got to our hotel which was 3 blocks from the Stadium.

  • bigone4u

    I’ve noticed older white guys are much more likely to tell the truth than any other group. It comes from growing up in era in which honesty about race was the norm. Oh for the good old days.

    • Larry Klein

      And from the fact that they are near retirement, dont have to worry about getting fired any more

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I see that a lot lately. It’s like a muted principled stand, where you don’t take it lying down, but you don’t suffer any pain either. Beats nothing, I guess.

      • Yeah. As long as you have kids and a mortgage, it’s best to keep quiet. I found out the hard way that the forces of evil will come after your family and your income if you don’t toe the Party line in public. In other words, jes’ shuffle along.

        But once your kids are grown and you have a safe retirement income, the gloves can come off. When I retire, I plan to say and do things that I dare not say and do now…

        • AndrewInterrupted

          We need retiring HR Managers to start doing that. That’s where the bulk of the ‘reverse discrimination’ sleaze emanates.

    • r j p

      People that were silent are waking up.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That, and they got ‘good bringin’ ups’.

      The concept of ‘hate speech’ and ‘unapproved speech’ is foreign to those old-timers. There never used to be such a miscarriage of that 1st Amendment kind. Those old guys are keeping the Constitution on life support.

      Young people actually believe those compromises are real.

    • willbest

      Old white males typically have their house paid off and either 400k in the bank or a nice pension plus social security. If they get fired for what they say they will just head on out to the golf course, and winter in Arizona.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That is very true, but that has a double edge. The ones who are 10 years away from that scenario, with one eye on the exit and one eye on their livelihood–those guys can be some pretty nasty sell-outs.

        “I will just sell-out for a few more years–and I’ll be outta here. Tough sh*t for all those guys I stabbed in the back getting there. I GOT MINE”.

      • WR_the_realist

        Unless they work for the government those old white males most likely do not have a pension coming to them. Social security and their own savings is all they have.

    • Alexandra1973

      That’s why idiots like Tim “Wise” and Oprah want them dead and gone–pronto.

  • I Am Legend

    Give this man a cigar! Gulf Clap

  • Evette Coutier

    Patterson is the last man left standing in Michigan politics.

  • alex

    People in their comments on the original article website, blame unions and liberals for Detroit problems. They are wrong.
    Their policies prevent black underclass from rioting and create artificial black middle class.
    You can institute new birth and feeding procedures in a zoo, you can even build bigger cages. It won’t make hyenas herbivores.

    • WR_the_realist

      Politics in San Francisco are as crazy left as they get. They’d drive me nuts. But I have to admit that it’s still a beautiful, livable city. That’s because San Francisco doesn’t have Detroit’s demographics.

      • Svigor

        Or Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is a leftist-run city, last time I checked. Cons make me laugh with their “libs/lefties/socialists/unions/Democrats ruined Detroit.”

        Nope, blacks did.

        Like they’re not leftists themselves, with their “obey the leftist taboo on holding blacks responsible for anything, ever” mentality.

        Sure, leftists had a hand, in that they let blacks take over and won’t do anything to push them out of power, but the conservatives are every bit as leftist in this regard: they offer nothing that the leftists don’t.

        • Pittsburgh lost its marquee industry, steel, even worse than Detroit lost its, auto. Yet Pittsburgh as a city proper is demonstrably better off. We both know why.

          I also don’t think that Detroit really lost that much of the auto industry. All three domestic makers still have their world HQs in the area, GM is still in Detroit proper. All three makers have assembly lines in the area. What has been lost, though, in the auto industry both in Detroit and in general is the back end behind the curtains: Parts manufacturing.

          Also, almost all new assembly line plants built by the domestic manufacturers have been either in Latin America or in China.

          • Svigor

            Right. If blacks had taken over Pittsburgh and destroyed it, left-cons would be whinging about how Democrats voting for globalism killed the steel industry, and that’s how Pittsburgh died, etc.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            That is also part and parcel of the Made In USA scam. It’s very easy for companies to qualify for that phony cliam. In some clever cases you can have a product that’s more than 90% foreign and still put a Made in USA sticker on it.

        • alex

          Limbaugh and Hannity propagate this myth on their shows.
          I suspect that they think exactly what we think but are too afraid to say it in public.

          • Rush has broached the taboo a little bit, by citing a book about Detroit that was written by someone who wrote a book about him (Zev Chafets).

            While the Chafets contention about Detroit is far closer to reality than the usual mehe of conservatives blaming liberalism and liberals blaming conservatism, the Chafets thesis is somewhat problematic in that he tries to pawn the blame for Detroit off on radical and militant blacks. When any group of black people, radical or no, militant or no, ruin a city.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    So what’s so funny? We’ve said exactly the same things about Atlanta for 20 years.Facts are facts because they’re true.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      That is unapproved speech, young lady.

  • Anon

    You have to take people like this with a grain of salt. He knows, in his head but has no real idea and won’t so much as mention black people.
    If he REALLY understood, he would force his entire family to live in a state with liberal carry laws, train them every day in how to kill with a handgun, not allow them anywhere near blacks and make sure they understand that, if they so much as see a black person, their hand belongs on the grip of their gun ready to kill at a moments notice.
    You don’t joke and say, oh, OK, maybe its OK to go see a sports game. No….that is just asking for trouble. Detroit is a place where blacks will drag you from your car, sodomize you and set you on fire….and the police won’t so much as come when called.

    • Svigor

      Spoken like a Yankee. If southern whites had their hands on their guns every time they saw blacks, they’d have to do everything one handed the entire time they went outdoors.

  • serious123

    The answer to what made Oakland successful is a lack of the same people they have an excess of in Detroit.

  • Max Krakah

    WOW! This guy is AWESOME!

    • Zimriel

      This guy is 75 years old and, like Derb and, um, Sowell doesn’t give much of a youknowwhat anymore.

      It’d be nice if younger white people would say what’s on their minds too.

      • MBlanc46

        By the time most people have had enough experience with blacks to realize that the integrationist narrative is hogwash, they’re at least middle-aged.

  • RisingReich

    Hope this old guy has protection. The enemy’s vocal opposition has a bad track record of falling victim to deadly ‘accidents’….

  • Korean guy

    This thread reminds me, I am looking forward to enjoying the RoboCop movie that is coming out this year

    • alex

      Did you like interracial gangs in the original movies?

      • dd121

        I didn’t see all these movies but the only scene I remember is where a guy comes out of a building with a cigarette in his mouth. Robo pulls his machine gun out and stitches an outline around his body. The cigarette falls out in terror and Robocop deadpans, “Thank you for not smoking”. I just thought it was funny.

      • Korean guy

        I did like RoboCop very much. RoboCop contained a little bit too much gore for my taste. I liked Rambo more. It has a more sophisticated storyline and the Rambo series send a message for the viewers, which was to pay more respect for veterans who risked their lives in wars and love the soldiers as much as the soldiers love their country.

        Some of the early 90s movies I truly enjoyed along with the RoboCop movies are…

        Goonies
        Turner & Hooch
        Each and every Batman ( The villains did a marvellous job as well )
        Each and every Terminator
        Speed

      • newscomments70

        I was once stuck on an airport transfer full of “gangbangers”. They were alltogether, from the same gang, possibly the crips. Six of them were black and three of them were white. The white ones were wearing gold teeth, gang tattoos, and speaking in ebonics. It does happen in real life, but it consists of whites or hispanics “acting black”.

        The first time I witnessed this though was near Boston, when I was a teenager. Some black gangs entered a white area via the subway to cause trouble. Some blacks approached us and asked us if we knew where a certain person was. As they phrased it, “they wanted to f— him up”. It was three black teens with a white teen. The white teen was speaking in heavy ebonics. He suddenly ripped his shirt off and exclaimed, “yo, we is gonna f— this (n-word) up.” His black friends did not flinch, they simply agreed and accepted him as black. I was shocked.

        • alex

          Such cases are extremely rare. There are also mixed race individuals that look white.

          • newscomments70

            I believe there are a significant amount of whites in the black criminal gangs. They are crime syndicates that sell drugs. If a white person wants to sell drugs, they have to work with ethnic gangs or face death/mutilation. Often, white drug addicts are attracted to this situation for access to money and drugs.

          • alex

            We will probably disagree about what constitute “significant amount”.
            There were quit a few of drug selling gangs busted in Milwaukee over the years. None of them ever had any white members.
            Of course, it can change and situation in other cities may be different.
            My post was more about the disconnect between Hollywood movies and reality.

          • newscomments70

            I don’t deny your experience. I have no idea what the numbers are. I did see this with my own eyes in an other city, and I spend time with law enforcement officers who told me about it. I agree with the disconnect between Hollywood movies and reality. It is laughable. I try to leave comments on Netflix regarding this phenomena, but they are promptly deleted.

    • Svigor

      That reminds me, why the h3ll are they remaking RoboCop, anyway? Robocop is already awesome, and only about 20-25 years old FFS. Makes no sense to remake a movie that still stands so well on its own. Reminds me of the Total Recall remake, which was far inferior to the Verhoeven original, warts and all. But at least with the Total Recall remake, there was the excuse of making an adaptation truer to the novel; Robocop was just a movie some Hollywood mogul decided to make when he couldn’t get the rights to Iron Man or somesuch.

      • Korean guy

        Haha, when Hollywood makes a movie, there is only one reason….

        It is called …. ” $ ”

        And just because the RoboCops in the past were wonderful does not mean the current Hollywood producers are legally obligated to leave it alone.

        There are many movies that get slightly modified just before they are released in theatres, usually with happier endings and so on. And why would they want to modify the movies a little before they are publicly released? Simple!! They want to generate as much revenue as possible. The specific movies without any sanitization or filtering, are called “Director’s Cut”. If the movie contains a bit more violence than necessary, they also “sanitize” it so its “target audience” can expand down to the PG-13

        Any of the Spider-Man movies in the past did not contain any excessive violence, because the producers wanted to make sure young Spider-Man fans can legally see the movie and enjoy it!

    • newscomments70

      I love how this movie portrayed “future Detroit” as having mostly white criminals.

      • Korean guy

        Let’s just be glad that Alex Murphy is not forced to be suddenly a black guy out of nowhere

        • newscomments70

          Then it would be ” Beverly Hills Cop.” I remember watching RoboCop in high school. I liked it very much as well.

  • MBlanc46

    We can only hope that the bankruptcy process will put a guy like this in charge of Detroit.

  • Alexandra1973

    Last I heard, Oakland County is fairly conservative. Detroit is the Wayne County seat.

    I lived in Oakland County until 1993…a few blocks north of Eight Mile Road, the dividing line between Detroit and its northern suburbs, and between Oakland and Wayne. Now I live in Wayne County, Ohio…go figure.

    My parents had nothing good to say about Detroit even when I was a child. If my dad (who would have been 74 today, he died in 2000) had to go in or through Detroit, he was packing heat. He also advised my mom to stay armed.

    Detroit was rapidly becoming a third-world no-go zone in the 70s from what I heard…principals of the schools behind bullet-proof glass, I heard my dad saying.

    • Magician

      If the staff at a school needs bulletproof glass then I wonder what kind of protections the workers at bank locations need

      • Alexandra1973

        In the suburbs they’re behind bullet-proof glass, all the way up to the ceiling.

        Around here, in my part of Ohio, which is almost all White (and plenty of Amish), banks don’t have bullet-proof glass, or if they do, it’s not very high. The local branch of my bank doesn’t have it.

        Just think, 21 years ago I moved here and I was like, “No bulletproof glass! Whoa!”

  • John R

    Well….all probably true statements. It is interesting that it is older White people who are more “racist.” Of course. The man is 75 years old. He has led a long life and has seen a lot of things. Too bad our young people all too often have to learn the hard way about life through experience. I just hope the lesson isn’t fatal.

  • Evette Coutier

    American special forces should train in Detroit. If they could survive 8 weeks on the streets of Detroit, they can survive anywhere in the world.

  • Truth Teller

    They never behaved this way before the 1960s yet people believe they are incapable of behaving. They behaved when people had backbone, didn’t have excuses, and didn’t use the school system to promote their hatred. We need to stop treating them like babies and lay down the law whenever they misbehave.

    • Jesse James

      Which is why white Southerners fought so hard to maintain the Jim Crow system of segregation. They understood blacks better than any other group of Americans and they had centuries of experience maintaining white civilization among large numbers of blacks. It is why they were so angry at the outside agitators who came in and completely destroyed the system of social restraints and attitudes that allowed the whole system to work.

  • Brian

    That old man has some style.

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    So how about some semi-serious speculation about a Reparations program?
    Besides a guaranteed tax-free income and free basic health care, include exemption from all civic duties (such as military service, jury duty, public office holding), immunity from penalties for possession of any recreational drugs and mandatory public education only through the sixth grade. In return they agree to sterilization and do not vote in any election.
    The situation should fix itself in time for the 100th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    • Mergatroyd

      The situation will fix itself when the economy collapses OR there aren’t enough productive citizens to pay for black and brown reparations, guaranteed income, free health care, etc., OR both.

      We productive whites are being forced to pay for black overbreeding and we are fast becoming a minority in the U.S. and elsewhere.

      Always good to have a long-range plan.

  • SoulInvictus

    lol, I knew as soon as I saw that story in the news it was going to be on here soon.
    Here’s something I think you’ll enjoy 🙂
    It’s like the anthem for this site…
    “like the bad side of the Force…”

    http://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=kC5xof04Kvw

    Looks like people are indeed waking up…

  • Mergatroyd

    Just like the truth.

  • Mergatroyd

    Then put up the link like this:

    http COLON www DOT wbtv DOT com/story/24510643/charlotte-officer-not-indicted-in-deadly-shooting

    and it won’t automatically go into moderation as “live” links do.

  • Mergatroyd

    Temper your praise for this guy. I think he suffered major brain damage after a car accident that put him into a coma and rendered his driver a paraplegic.

    He is a RINO who attacks anything and everything HE doesn’t like while getting away things like DUI. The cops pulled Patterson over after calls about an erratic driver, did not bother to give him a sobriety or breathalizer test and then drove him home.

    He also attacked the RINO speaker of the house last year over no-fault insurance (Patterson is + unlimited, lifetime payouts after accidents). He acted like a Democrat, which is really what he is, and called the Republican speaker of the house ‘Adolf Bolger’ because he disagreed with him.

    “Calling the speaker of the house, who is a member of your own party, Adolf is one thing. But secondly, on TV he pulled out of his pocket a comb and put it up to his upper lip looking like Adolph Hitler and repeated the charge one more time,”

    I have no problem with RINOs attacking RINOs, they should be attacked, often and repeatedly but the use of a “Hitler” analogy? Patterson needs to sit down.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Have you been to any well run and prosperous black cities?

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Detroit is a shining example of black achievement. It’s also why we should provide free birth control and abortion services to the negroes to prevent them from expanding too rapidly. The ideal black population, under the circumstances anyway, is one whose numbers are diminishing year after year. We should even pay the blacks to undergo sterilization, especially the females, who do such an excellent job of reproducing.

  • Svigor

    Stuff black people don’t like.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Unfortunate series of events there. One factor that juries seldom understand in such cases is the power of adrenalin. It’s our natural fight or flight drug.

    There is also the sympathetic gunfire syndrome that cops–and vets fall into, where one gun goes off–and then they all go off. Only people who have felt the power of adrenalin would understand those nuances. So, police and vets get unfairly judged and branded.

    I remember I had a shotgun pointed at me when a guy was fleeing the scene after having threatened his girlfriend’s new boyfriend. After he realized I wasn’t the police or going to try and stop his escape, he didn’t pull the trigger. The adrenalin rush afterword was incredible. I didn’t sleep for two days after that.

    Right after it happened I flagged down a city cop and told him what happened. He collected up some more cops and instructed me to drive back to the scene and turn on my blinker where the man was last seen running. I was so jacked on adrenalin that I looked at the shotgun clamped to the cop’s dash and looked back at him and said: “I tell ya what, you give me that (shotgun) and I will go back and do it for ya.” And I most certainly would have. Adrenalin is powerful stuff.

    • ncpride

      I totally agree. The NAACP is trying to make this a race issue, when in fact anyone should be able to see this was a panicked cop, pumped full of adrenalin reacting to a perceived threat. Was 10 shots excessive? I believe yes, but in no way do I think he acted with malice intent, nor do I think he should go to prison.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, that’s adrenalin. I couldn’t feel my feet touching the ground when I was jacked-up on that stuff. Your rational mind disconnects and your primal mind takes over.

  • Budd Smith

    Detroit is not a city. A city generates wealth and has a tax base. Detroit is a Negro habitat. The Negroes are supplied food, housing, utilities, education, and health care from the surrounding cities and Federal govt. The Detroit zoo operates in much the same way. Only the zoo is a much safer place to visit. Visitors are separated from the gorilla habitat, for example, by thick walls, motes, and plexiglass. There are no such protections from the Negroes when entering Detroit.

    • Carney3

      That would be “moats”.

    • Magician

      And the chimpanzees and orangutans are better looking than many black guys

  • Massif1

    Blacks still blame white flight and white supremacist system for destroying Detroit. Nevermind that black mayors and black appointed officials took the money and had good shopping experience. The white flight in Detroit and Atlanta is just an example of how the rest of the country will turn in few decades. The only real solution is to raise the prices of property to keep blacks at their own turf.

  • LACounty

    “It isn’t about race”. How many semesters of Diversity training have you had?

  • alex

    I lived in certain cities in Russia before the collapse of the USSR. The crime rates were much lower.

  • MBlanc46

    Raymond Kelly, recently of NYC, wouldn’t be a bad choice, either.

  • Budd Smith

    Then why are white socialist cities and nations prosperous? And all black cities and nations are crime infested sewers?