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GigiMommy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #36
38. I grew up in Detroit
while it was called the "Murder Capitol of the World". I remember hearing the body count on the news (practically daily). My Dad worked in Detroit/Highland Park for over 30 years. My Brother went to school from Kindergarten through College in the city. So did I. Most of my family (on BOTH sides) lived in Detroit. What happened to US? I had my car battery stolen while going to Wayne State Univ. My parents had 2 cars stolen total out of (I don't know how many we had). They got the cars back. My Parents' house was broken into only once. They've lived there since 1956(my Mom lives there still). We visit every week.

Now, do I know anyone who was murdered? Yes. One was a THUG ever since he was in Kindergarten. He dropped out of Elementary School. We weren't surprised to hear about him. Another also ended up with the wrong kind of people (sadly).

I have friends and family who still live and work in Detroit. Is it the safest city? NO NO NO but they're all black and they call it home.
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