I am very disappointed in the reputation that Detroit has, but it is especially shocking to know that our authority contributes to senseless violence. Our police has become scarce and the city has gone downhill. Whenever I ride through Detroit, I am constantly peeking over my shoulder--afraid of being robbed, or carjacked. Nowadays, people have no mercy or value for life. I am trying to patch wounds from murders of my brother, Dejuan Hudson, and my mother, Kiana Hudson. Senseless crimes, not investigated at all, now...all cold cases. I am the only survivor of my family with a 4-year-old daughter to care for, and I must explain to her why she really has no immediate family! I am bitter at Detroit Police, I've been on the radio, participated with "Crimestoppers" and basically shouted at the top of my lungs for assistance. I am ignored, no one cares, and we continue to sit around until we lose our loved ones. Gary Younge's article is outstanding.
Letitia Lashawn Hudson
Jun 21 2007 - 4:59pm