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Security Guard Fends Off Armed Hold-up Using An AR-15

There is a manhunt underway after a gun slinging couple stormed into a tax preparation business. A security guard was shot and the dangerous duo is on the run.

“Just seeing that footage and knowing that it’s two doors down, yeah, I have to get out of here immediately. It’s time to go,” said Lillie Heard.

She saw the chilling video of the shootout just two doors down from her home on Kean Street in Inkster. The house there has been converted into a tax preparation service. At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, even though a security vehicle was parked in the driveway, Bonnie and Clyde showed up to announce a holdup, but what they didn’t know was they were about to get an AR-15 surprise.

The armed couple both had handguns. Surveillance video shows them being greeted at the door by the receptionist. The business owner was sitting in a chair against the wall. The bad guy pointed his gun at the receptionist’s head. The security guard in the office pulled out an AR-15 rifle. After the shootout, the security guard lunged to the door.

  • Blane Barnes

    He’ll probably be charged for assualt on monday by Liberal scumbags!!!

    • 58proudtobe

      Hope Inkster understands that under the Liar in Thief’s world, the criminals will have the AR-15’s and the law abiding citizens will have water pistols!

      • Jeff

        As far as I know they don’t allow security anywhere to use anything larger than a pistol, and maybe a shotgun. And you have to be certified for whatever weapon you can carry. We could not legally use ar-15s during the LA Riots.

        • Ed Scott

          The asians did use ar15’s to protect their businesses.

      • Russ Pangratz

        If they don’t allow paper guns, they won’t allow water pistols.

      • retired cop in marana

        Not even a water pistol. You could put an eye out!

  • Josiah Victor Hoffman

    They should give the armed guard a metal and a sizable reward, and at the same time make him a national hero…just to give a balanced focus on matter instead of always blowing the criminals and insane liberal shooters of the last year or so!!!! (all of the recent shooter including the oriental of VA university were all liberals) I guess they cannot handle reality when if finally catches up with them..too big a pill to swallow in the throat following a narrow mind and a pin head! I guess this couple got a little taste of reality as well…if this happened enough the shootings we have witness recently will decrease rapidly….more gun control and confiscation will only lead to many many more!

  • RushLovesOxycontin

    So the security guard actually did the job he was paid to do. Amazing. And somewhere in America a 16 year old is asking a McDonald’s customer “Would you like fries with that?”.

    • Truth goes 100 MPH

      And somewhere in America another Liberal is trying to annoy people who believe in the Second Amendment. When you get promoted to fries and can finally retire your mop, please come visit us you Libturd. Is the Huffington Ghost shut down for the day? By the way; what would you know about carrying a gun and a job since you have probably never had either? Bye now cupcake.

      • RushLovesOxycontin

        I am military and own firearms. What’s your point?

        • Jeff Gabel

          I would hope that you have limited yourself to magazines with less than 5 rounds and only revolvers or bold action rifles and single shot shot-guns. You know that there is no purpose for carrying anything more. Even that is SCARRRY.

        • Jeff Gabel

          And don’t reply to my “typo”. I know I meant “bolt action rifles” not bold action rifles.


    Good for the security guard to bad he didn’t clip the two of them, now if he wasn’t around i believe there would be some dead bodys in that office, and the present administration wants to take our guns away, they will have a tough time trying to accomplish that moronic idea.
    90 million gun owners are not about too.

    • ClemXII

      I think the issue was as we can see in the video, he had to go around to the back a bit to acquire his weapon. By that time the thug was just about to come into the back. Thankfully he kept his composure and still quickly picked it up and returned fire.

      • vet

        I just wanted to let everyone know that the proposed gun ban won’t be going through but what they will try and do is to pass registration of all weapons.And that’s how they will take our guns.This is a warning from Canada that it had happened to.Don’t be fooled!

        Google this news cast. Warning to American gun owners from Canadian news anchor

    • Paul Brown

      No way in HELL, as for me and my family, I think I’ll keep mine and take them down like the security guard tried to.

    • honorary

      The security guard need to do some more practice shooting. So, next time he won’t miss it.

      • Pclages

        He had the wrong weapon…A short-barreled 12ga pump shotgun would be much better in those close quarters.

  • mikeledo

    So he needed an AR-15 for this or just happened to have one? What if the robbers had easy access to an AR-15 and had one?

    • ClemXII

      The loser criminal ran like a coward when faced with larger weapon than his own. If the guard simply had a handgun, who knows how this could of played out, with 2 handguns vs. one guard with a single handgun.

      If the robbers had an AR15, the guard still has one. Yet again, he’s still on an even ground with the criminal.

      Can you cite some cases of criminals using AR15s? Because you will find these crimes occur with handguns almost every time. Look up FBI statistics and other independent studies,

      • mikeledo

        So if criminals don’t use AR-15s then why do I need one to defend my trailer?

    • Plaintruths

      Excuse me, but they have access to AR15s right now. So your argument, and the discussion of the news people implying a “larger weapon” is necessary is just so much cow puck.
      You shoot back at a criminal, they will generally run. At Sandy Hook a guard opened fire with a handgun on a mass murderer, and the perp stopped shooting innocent children and ran off into a room. Happened at Columbine as soon as someone with a gun showed up, and atthe Aurora theater. Oh, I am sorry, my mistake, I am expecting a lib to actually consider facts.

      • mikeledo

        Every time I read about how the bad guy tries to rob a store pretending to have a gun by using his comb or finger, I know for a fact gun control works.

        • draeh2020

          No that is just a ceackhead who has already traded his gun for a rock.

    • John Hand w/gunpermit

      If the would be robbers had an AR 15 the results would have been the same. They would have run out the door like cowards.

    • panors77

      Point is…the robbers DO have access to an AR-15, AK or whatever they want, whether they’re banned or not. At least the security guard was able to have one and use it for the good guys.

  • Betty Pierce

    I could not watch the is video was unavaiable

  • Dickie

    And Obama and his Cronies want to disarm law abideing citizens! We have a bunch of morons in the whitehouse!

    • RacerJim

      Morons wouldn’t be smart or anti-America enough to fundamentally transform OUR country like the Marxist usurper and his cohorts are. TRAITORS one and all, they are.

  • dave miller

    Awesome. Just F ing awesome. You are a hero sir. Ram it in the azz of the gun grabbers

  • Patriot

    What he needed was a 12 g shotgun!

    • scot_belle

      No. Any shotgun, no matter its gauge, with standard buckshot loads…has too large a spread.
      A single bullet has less chance of hitting bystanders, where a shotgun will probably hit many.

      • Jeff

        But at ten feet the spread is only a couple of inches at most, 30 feet it would a couple of feet wide.

      • james crawford

        Federal’s FliteControl wad equipped 00 buckshot ammunition yields well less than a 10″ spread at 35 feet in most improved cylinder (IC) choked shotguns, usually still staying within 18″ out at 120 feet range. Most other brands / wads used will spread out double that and more.

      • Patriot

        Well, it looked to me like the owner was up against the wall and out of the line of fire.
        I didn’t notice any one else around. I could be mistaken but that was my impression seeing the video once. I think that perhaps the distance was only about 12 to 14 feet max.

  • Plaintruths

    This won’t happen after the perps (probably looking for their welfare check) turn in their guns to Feinstein and Obama for $100 per gun. We need new laws to protect us all. (Sarcasm intentional)
    Any Obama supporter care to opine on who would have been shot(dead) had the guard been unarmed? He used two shots- proved again, mmost criminals are cowards. But without any guns, the driminals have nothing to be afraid of. According to Sen Feinstein the police will protect us, as we clearly see them on camera protecting the people working.

    • ClemXII

      But…but the media and leftists tell me the AR15 is a military style weapon like the army uses!!! lol

      • Ronald Wohn

        Yeah, but the media and OTHER leftists are idiots. The AR15 is nothing much than a
        modern cool looking version of what we used to call a 22 long. It makes the smallest hole
        of any rifle I know of.

        • Michael Jones

          An AR-15 is the civilian version of the M-16. The 15 is semi-automatic and the 16 is fully automatic. Both use a .223 or same as 5.62 mm round. Inflicts alot of damage because once they enter the body, they start tumbling and can rip you to pieces.

          • Ed Scott

            only the 5.56 mil spec bullets are designed to do the tumbling.

    • Jeff

      Steal a gun and turn it in, no questions asked.

    • ginger

      The police don’t protect anyone…they show up to id the bodies and clean up the crime scene. When seconds count, the police are only minutes (or hours) , just ask the perps nicely to please wait until the police show up.

  • Nottakenyan

    They looked like bho voters to me!!!

    • MaryEllen White

      They believed him when he said we need to share our wealth–too bad this establisment didn’t believe him!!

  • moberndorf

    Another Democrat-run, liberal-infested paradise. Molon labe! BTW, that ain’t and AR-15.

  • Arvil Bankston

    the one with the hoodie looks just like obama’s son.

    • draeh2020


  • huddy

    Too bad the guard did not kill them both.

  • Roscoe Bonnifitucci

    Kudos to the Security Guard. These dirtbags will have 2nd thoughts about going back to that establishment.

    Wonder if the national Main Stream Media, the Criminal One owned by George Soros will carry this self-defense video? Clearly the Security Guard saved lives. He kept his composure, remembered training and returned fire. Too bad he didn’t bag these two turds.


    MULTIPLE CRIMINALS attacking you is GOOD REASON to favor having a high-capacity weapon for protection!!! ~ With “Flash Mobs” in vogue, would you want to be LIMITED to a 10 round magazine should all those thugs be armed???! ~ GO TO HELL, Gov Coumo, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Feinstein, et all!!!!!!!!!

    • HappyG

      Absolutely…but don’t even bother trying to convince the anti-gun gang…they’re all one armed assualt on them or their family from getting all the stopping power they can afford…

  • MIKE6080

    It would have been better if the guard had his scissors

  • John Hand w/gunpermit

    It is amazing how many bullets can fly and no one gets hit. In those stupid shoot ’em up movies we see, thousands of bullets fly from guns that never go empty, and no one gets hit. That is movies, but I have also seen so many videos just like this one where no one gets hit. All these shooters were within mere feet of each other, and no one goes down? The security guard wounded but not badly. Goes to prove that most people carrying are not trained, and with all these store owners we see shooting at the bad guys and missing proves that most of them have never fired a gun before.

    • gavinwca

      Regardless of how trained you are,when someone is shooting at you it is different than shooting at a target.

      • Truth goes 100 MPH

        Correct. Sounds like you have “been there” so welcome home Brother.

    • MaryEllen White

      Maybe you should try robbing one of us one time?? Then you could really understand we don’t always miss~~~

    • Ed Scott

      It is very difficult under a life and death situation when the bullets start flying. My instructor sas in a situation like this your competency level goes down to maybe 20%.

    • Jeff Gabel

      For practice I want you to drive your car over a very steep road side that drops about 100 feet. Pound 2 nails through your leg and then steer your car around the boulders and trees coming at you at over 100MPH. Let’s see how you do.

      • John Hand w/gunpermit

        You folks took me wrong. I was not criticising the the guard for being unable to hit them. I was just commenting that this video illustrates what the real world looks like when the bullets fly.

  • DrBillLemoine

    I should hope so. But this is a far cry from arming the general population as the rebs down south want to do for spokesman LaPierre. The NRA membership itself wants screening, small magazines and registration I like as a shooter.

    • Truth goes 100 MPH

      Goonie alert!!!! Just where do you get your facts Mr LIBBIE? I live “up north” but am particularly bothered by your comments about my brothers in arms down south. What do you shoot, other than your mouth?

      • geeshim

        Kool aid shots.

      • DrBillLemoine

        Check the facts. Gun sales mushroomed in the South with the specter of controls and bogus ‘confiscation’ looming. I too learned to shoot up North, in Monroe, not far from the site of the Newtown murders. Nobody better than me at that time with multiple weapons.

        • draeh2020

          LMAO you are a mentally ill libturd.

    • Ed Scott

      And you people constantly keep repeating these false hoods. Straight from obama’s lying lips to yours.

      • geeshim

        His lips are permanently fused to Obama’s anal sphincter.

      • DrBillLemoine

        It’s both polls and guns sales, both available to the concerned public with brains, nothing to do with the president.

    • Raymond59

      The only thing that you’re “shooting” off is your big mouth. What do you load it with? BB’s or rocks?

      • Truth goes 100 MPH

        Ray: Billy Boy is a financial “guru” who thinks bigger and bigger deficits are a great thing. All his world views should be appreciated by we, the unwashed. He is playing out the bait hoping we will react with rage. He played CHUNK in Goonies. See his photo? He is just the typical Leftie that knows so much more than we do. He will spin tales about all his relatives who served, but did he ever serve anything other than a cupcake and milk toast? He is the neighbor that never returned the ball the kids hit onto his lawn. Soon he will call us ignorant and the like. Be patient: He will not disappoint.

        • Raymond59

          Jeff Cohen played “Chunk” in “The Goonies,” not Dr. Bill Lemoine

  • sarcasticswede

    What part of—— O’bomba -sucks —– and what part of how’s that hope and change thing working out for you, do you NOT understand?

  • craig

    my ak 47 would have got them

    • Jeff Gabel

      AK47 is a very effective weapon but when you are trying to run forward quickly against a shooting opponent with a round in your thigh it might get difficult. This guard was phenomenal. The fact that he fired the 2 rounds that he did is probably what saved them all. My hat’s off to this guy. I would stand back to back under fire with him anytime.

  • Ed Scott

    Surprise, surprise the perps were black. Wasn’t it racist to show that video?

  • truthbeknown

    yes but ar 15s have no purpose do they. Iam glad that the security guard had one. but unhappy that he missed. Because if you do what they did you desirve to get nailed. period

  • CheeseNrice

    Nig-nogs! What does any one expect?

  • PissedOffAmerican

    Where’s the video?

  • Raymond59

    I feel sorry that the Security Guard got injured, but I’m a little disappointed that those thieves didn’t get a bullet that they both deserved. However, this Video just goes to show the fallacy of Gun Control. Gun Control advocates say “Assault Weapons and/or High Capacity Magazines have no place in a Civilized Society.” Neither do “leeches” that try to rob other people of their livelihood. This Video illustrates the folly of the Gun Control argument when it comes to try to do away with Firearms in general. If Gun Control advocates want to see Crime in this Country escalate, this Video illustrates what’s going to happen if they’re successful in the Total Ban & Confiscation of Firearms here in the United States.

  • ginger

    good ol’ Michigan…how did the robbers get their guns?? betcha they aren’t “registered”…so why can’t the government make them behave??? could it be that gun control doesn’t work…except for the government of course that wants us all defenseless against this kind of thing and most of all against the government.

  • HappyG

    Didn’t you get the memo? Legal gun owners don’t prevent gun crimes.

  • gvhparkridge

    Great horseshit reporting , what state? what state? where do they get these GED reporters?

    • Jeff Gabel

      I know, right? I’ve noticed the “who, what , when and where” are ignored quite often in modern reporting by public school graduates.

  • David B.

    They think in Washington we the people are going to lay down for them well I got news for them and it’s a resounding HELL NO! Ban all you want but I’m staying as heavily armed as possible! If they think(govt) I’m going up against multiple suspects I’m going to have the capacity because if you can’t out do the crook you might as well lay down and die!

  • David Jines

    betcha neither one of the thugs registered their handguns.

  • Jim Schafer

    mr obama, if you and all the citizens of USA had no arms because of your reprimand of private weaponry (Amendment 2) where would you be?

    would you be able to stand, after the ordeal, and still proclaim that there is really no need for individual, and private ownership of weapons, if one of your family members was killed and it was discovered in the
    investigation that he/she could have protected themselves, if they had a gun? but because of your stupid and ignorant policy this was not allowed. how would you deal with it?

  • dave

    Lets hear it from the libtards. racist?

  • Turboe

    Inkster, Michigan… Here is a surprise this happened in a suburb of Detroit. Quite surprised (tongue firmly in cheek).

  • Josie

    Yes move but don’t bring your ways with you. That’s the problem. Many have moved into my neighborhood in the past several years and what was once a peaceful, clean neighborhood is now startting to look like the hood. Unfortunately they don’t leave their ways behind and trouble follows.

    • RacerJim

      The problem in the city where I live, Rockville MD, is that ever since Rockville declared itself a sanctuary city several years ago so many illegal immigrant Hispanics/Latinos have moved here that the legacy black thug community now complains about Hispanic/Latino hate crime.

      • Josie

        Yep, here as well. I’m in a suburb of Chicago, also a sanctuary area and our area is begining to look like little Teaquana (sp) along with Chicago closing down their ghetto buildings that Daley Sr. built to house the black community, Daley Jr tore them down and gave incentives and rent assistance for suburbs to take them in. Would not have been an issue if they wanted a better life and brought their manners with them. Now even driving has become a nightmare, no respect, dignity, manners on the road or care for the other person. Sickening, they have a chance to improve themselves but they want all of us to go down to their level instead.

  • Ponco Villa

    My My didn’t those thugs know that it is iIIegaI to shoot people, but they did it anyway, What got into them? but I bet when it is time to surrender their guns to the gov. they will have a change of heart and just turn them over with all the other ignorant citizens.


    This is in a suburb of Detroit. More violent crime, more decent people leaving. Blame it largely on Fatherlessness. Detroit has the highest rate of single-mother homes in the nation.

    Shocking Facts About Detroit That You Won’t Believe

    By Michael Snyder (The Economic Collapse Blog | Original

    If you want to know
    what the future of America is going to be
    like, just look at the city of Detroit. Once upon a
    time it was a symbol of everything that America was doing right,
    but today it has been transformed into a rotting, decaying, post-apocalyptic
    hellhole. Detroit was once the
    fourth-largest city in the United States, and in 1960 Detroit had the highest
    per-capita income in the entire nation. It was the greatest manufacturing
    city the world had ever seen, and the rest of the globe looked at Detroit with a sense of awe
    and wonder. But now the city of Detroit has become a bad
    joke to the rest of the world. Unemployment is rampant, 60 percent of the
    children are living in poverty and the city government is on the verge of bankruptcy. They
    say that Detroit is just a matter of
    “weeks or months” away from running
    out of cash, and when Detroit does declare
    bankruptcy it will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States. But don’t
    look down on Detroit, because the truth
    is that Detroit is really a
    metaphor for what is happening to America as a whole.
    In the United States today, our manufacturing infrastructure has been gutted, poverty is absolutely exploding and we are rapidly
    approaching national bankruptcy. Detroit may have gotten
    there first, but the rest of the country will follow soon enough.

    Back during the boom
    years, Detroit was known for
    making great cars. Today, it is known for scenes of desolation and
    decay. It is full of vandalized homes, abandoned schools and empty
    factories. The following description of what Detroit looks like at this
    point is from an article by Barry Yeoman…

    It’s hard to
    describe the city’s physical landscape without producing what Detroiters call
    “ruin porn.” Brick houses with bays and turrets sit windowless or boarded up.
    Whole blocks, even clusters of blocks, have been bulldozed. Retail strips have
    been reduced to a dollar store here, a storefront church there, and a whole lot
    of plywood in between. Not a single chain supermarket remains.

    So what caused the
    downfall of one of the greatest cities on earth?

    Well, here is a

    Between December 2000 and December 2010, 48
    percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.

    When you are a
    manufacturing area, and you lose half of your manufacturing jobs over the
    course of a single decade, of course things are going to get really, really

    So just how bad have
    things gotten in Detroit?

    The following are 24
    facts about the city of Detroit that will shock

    #1 Detroit was once the
    fourth-largest city in the United States, and it was once
    home to close to 2 million people. But over the last several decades
    people have been fleeing in droves. According to the 2010 census,
    only 713,000 people now live in Detroit, and city officials
    admit that the population has probably slipped under 700,000 at this point.

    #2 The population
    of Detroit has declined by about 25 percent over
    the past decade. The last time the population of Detroit was this low was
    all the way back in 1910.

    #3 Today, Detroit is only the 18th-largest city in America. It is now
    smaller than Austin, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina.

    #4 Back in 1960,
    the city of Detroit had the highest per-capita
    income in the United States.

    #5 Today, the
    unemployment rate in Detroit is more than 18 percent, which is more than twice
    as high as the nation as a whole.

    #6 According to a
    report that was just recently released, approximately60 percent of all children in Detroit live in poverty.

    #7 Approximately one-third of Detroit’s 140 square miles
    are either vacant or derelict.

    #8 The city
    government of Detroit has closed dozens
    of schools and has decided to cut off public services to the “heavily blighted areas“.

    #9 According to
    one estimate, there are 33,500
    empty houses and 91,000 vacant residential lots in the city of Detroit today.

    #10 The median
    price of a home in Detroit is just $9,000, and there are some areas
    of Detroit where you can still buy a house for $100.

    #11 There are more
    than 85,000 streetlights in Detroit, but thieves have
    stripped so much copper wiring out of the lights that more than half of them are
    not working.

    #12 Mayor Bing
    has announced a plan to
    reduce the number of streetlights in the city of Detroit to just 46,000.

    #13 According to
    one very shocking report, 47 percent of all people living in
    the city of Detroit are functionally
    illiterate at this point..

    #14 The murder
    rate in Detroit is 11
    times higher than it is in New York City.

    #15 There
    were 377 homicides in Detroit in 2011. In
    2012, that number rose to 411.

    #16 Justifiable
    homicide in Detroit rose by an
    astounding 79 percentduring 2011.

    #17 In one recent
    year, the rate of self-defense killings in the city of Detroit was 2200% above the national average.

    #18 Ten years ago,
    there were approximately 5,000 police officers in the city of Detroit. Today, there
    are only about 2,500 and another 100 are
    scheduled to be eliminated from the force soon.

    #19 Due to budget
    cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to
    the public for 16 hours a day.

    #20 Crime has
    gotten so bad in Detroit that even the
    police are are telling people to “enter Detroit at your
    own risk“.

    #21 At one point,
    100 bus drivers in Detroit refused to drive
    their routes because they were afraid of being attacked out on the streets in
    broad daylight. The head of the bus drivers union, Henry Gaffney, said
    that the drivers were literally “scared for their lives“….

    “Our drivers are
    scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing
    situation about security. I think yesterday kind of just topped it off, when
    one of my drivers was beat up by some teenagers down in the middle of Rosa
    Parks and it took the police almost 30 minutes to get there, in downtown
    Detroit,” said Gaffney.

    #22 There have
    been reports that gangs of young men with AK-47s have been terrorizing gas
    stations all over Detroit.

    #23 Detroit was once known for
    making some of the greatest cars in the world. Now, it is known around
    the world as a dumping ground for the dead…

    From the street, the
    two decomposing bodies were nearly invisible, concealed in an overgrown lot
    alongside worn-out car tires and a moldy sofa. The teenagers had been shot,
    stripped to their underwear and left on a deserted block.

    They were just the
    latest victims of foul play whose remains went undiscovered for days after
    being hidden deep inside Detroit’s vast urban
    wilderness — a crumbling wasteland rarely visited by outsiders and infrequently
    patrolled by police.

    #24 Detroit’s public schools
    are an absolute nightmare. The following is from one of my readers that
    actually attended one of the “best” public schools in Detroit…

    The school was a new
    seven story building just a couple of years old. The bathrooms would often lack
    toilet paper & soap beyond the second floor (the main floor), the bathroom
    sinks would often not work. The water fountains on north side of the building
    on from the third floor & up did not work. The elevators would constantly
    break down. I even got stuck on the elevator before. I almost tripped down a
    half a flight of stairs because the elastic seal (it was the metal bar at the
    front of a treader of I don’t know the name of it.) the stairs was not properly

    Students would often
    have sex on the stairs & throughout the school. Parents actually called the
    school many times & reported kids having sex on the stairs because all of
    them had glass windows 270 degrees.

    Even over in Europe they write stories
    about the dramatic decline of Detroit. For example,
    the following is how one British reporter described his visit to Detroit…

    Much of Detroit is horribly
    dangerous for its own residents, who in many cases only stay because they have
    nowhere else to go. Property crime is double the American average, violent
    crime triple. The isolated, peeling homes, the flooded roads, the clunky,
    rusted old cars and the neglected front yards amid trees and groin-high
    grassland make you think you are in rural Alabama, not in one of the
    greatest industrial cities that ever existed.

    For those that want
    to read even more about the horrifying downfall of Detroit, there are some
    amazing charts that graphically show the decline of Detroit right here.

    So what is the

    How can we fix Detroit?

    Well, why don’t we
    just build a monorail! Of course that sounds ridiculous, but the federal
    government has actually committed $25 million to construct “a
    streetcar line” that nobody really wants and that very few people would
    probably actually use. Perhaps they could be excused for wasting so much
    money on a bad idea if there had not already been 24 failed attempts to
    develop a successful public transit system in Detroit over the past four

    Well, why don’t we
    just build a bunch of theme parks instead? After all, tourists would just
    flock to Detroit, right?

    It has been
    suggested that Detroit would be ideal for an “automotive theme
    park”, and there is actually one group of investors that wants to turn some
    of the worst areas of Detroit into a “zombie theme park”.

    What will they think
    of next?

    Actually, a much
    better idea would have been to not allow millions of our good paying
    manufacturing jobs to be shipped to the other side of the world, but it is too
    late for that at this point.

    But once again,
    please do not look down on the city of Detroit. Instead, let
    the city of Detroit serve as a warning
    for the rest of us.

    The truth is that
    the entire U.S. economy is in an
    advanced state of decline…

    -The percentage of
    the civilian labor force in the United States that is employed
    has been steadily declining every single year since 2006.

    -An astounding 53 percent of all American workers make less than
    $30,000 a year.

    -Amazingly, there
    are hundreds of thousands of
    Americans with either Master’s degrees or Ph.D.s that are enrolled in the food
    stamp program at this point.

    We are a nation that
    consumes far more wealth than we produce, we are a nation that is constantly
    bleeding jobs, businesses and wealth, and we are a nation that is going deeper
    into debt with each passing day.

    Yes, Detroit may have gone over
    the edge into economic oblivion first, but the rest of the nation is
    steamrolling down the exact same path that Detroit has gone.

    Is it too late for
    us to change direction?


    Here’s some info on Detroit.

    A recent article presented in a blog by a Detroit father at

    “In a recent study by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, comparing statistics for its
    Kids Count report, the organization reported that Detroit ranks No.1 in unmarried births among the nations 50 largest cities. Of the 16,729 babies born in Detroit in 1997, 13,574 were black, 1,679 were white and 817 were Hispanic. Seventy-one percent were born to unmarried mothers. This
    compared with a state average of 33 percent and a 50-city average of 43 percent.”

    ” Detroit is the worst offender on our list of America’s most dangerous cities, thanks to a staggering
    rate of 1,220 violent crimes committed per 100,000 ”

    By Thanksgiving, the city had surpassed the 344 homicides reported in all of
    2011. As of Dec. 16, the city had recorded 375 murders.

    Between 65% to 70% of Black children are born into single-parent, female-headed households.
    Only 47% of Black males in America graduate from high school..
    The average 17-year-old Black child has the reading and math scores of the average 14- year-old White child.
    One out of three Black boys born after 2001 will spend time in jail or prison.
    An estimated 50% of Black girls between 14- and 19- years-old have contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
    The rates of Black “kids killing kids” (KKK) and Black youth violence is increasing exponentially across America, including 12 Chicago public school children violently killed in the first 5 weeks of this new school year.

    “After controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared.” Progressive Policy Institute, 1990, quoted by David Blankenhorn, “Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem,” New York, Harper Perennial, 1996, p.31

    USA: The Next Detroit
    By Porter Stansberry

    From the October 28, 2009, S&A Digest

    Every single mayor of Detroit since 1961 has been a Democrat. Every single mayor of Detroit since 1974 has been black. One of the most important things to remember about socialism – or coercion of
    any kind – is it fails eventually because human beings have an innate desire for liberty and a strong
    need for personal property rights. In fact, the origins of government lie in the need of agricultural communities to protect themselves from violence and theft. So it is particularly ironic that in more recent times, it is government itself that has more frequently played the role of bandit.

    When you start taxing people at extreme rates to pay for socialist “benefits,” when you start telling
    them which schools their children must attend, when you start giving jobs away to people based on race instead of ability… you quash human freedom, which bogs down productivity. .. and if continued for long enough, leads to social collapse.

    I find it perplexing that only 20 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the West continues to
    implement laws that mimic all of the failed policies of our former “communist” foes. In fact, our current president won the election by promising to “spread the wealth around.” But… truth be told… we don’t have to look to Eastern Europe or the Soviet Union to find a society destroyed by coercion, socialism, and the overreaching power of the State. We could just look at Detroit…

    In 1961, the last Republican mayor of Detroit lost his re-election bid to a young, intelligent
    Democrat, with the overwhelming support of newly organized black voters. His name was
    Jerome Cavanagh. The incumbent was widely considered to be corrupt (and later served 10 years in prison for tax evasion). Cavanagh, a white man, pandered to poor underclass black voters. He marched with Martin Luther King down the streets of Detroit in 1963. (Of course, marching with King
    was the right thing to do… It’s just Cavanagh’s motives were political not moral.) He instated aggressive affirmative action policies at City Hall. And most critically, he greatly expanded the role of the government in Detroit, taking advantage of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Model Cities Program” – the first great experiment in centralized urban planning.

    Mayor Cavanagh was the only elected official to serve on Johnson’s task force. And Detroit received widespread acclaim for its leadership in the program, which attempted to turn a nine-square- mile section of the city (with 134,000 inhabitants) into a “model city.” More than $400 million was spent trying to turn inner cities into shining new monuments to government planning. In short, the feds and Democratic city mayors were soon telling people where to live, what to build, and what businesses to open or close. In return, the people received cash, training, education, and health care.

    The Model Cities program was a disaster for Detroit. But it did accomplish its real goal: The creation of a state-supported, Democratic political power base. The program also resulted in much higher taxes – which were easy to pitch to poor voters who didn’t have to pay them. Cavanagh pushed a new income tax through the state legislature and a “commuter tax” on city workers.

    Unfortunately, as with all socialist programs, lots of folks simply don’t like being told what to do. Lots
    of folks don’t like being plundered by the government. They don’t like losing their jobs because of their race. In Detroit, they didn’t like paying new, large taxes to fund a largely black and Democratic political hegemony. And so, in 1966, more than 22,000 middle- and upper-class residents moved out of the city.

    But what about the poor? As my friend Doug Casey likes to say, in the War on Poverty, the poor lost the most. In July 1967, police attempted to break up a late-night party in the middle of the new “Model City.” The scene turned into the worst race riot of the 1960s. The violence killed more than 40 people and left more than 5,000 people homeless. One of the first stores to be looted was the black-owned pharmacy. The largest black-owned clothing store in the city was also burned to the
    ground. Cavanagh did nothing to stop the riots, fearing a large police presence would make matters worse. Five days later, Johnson sent in two divisions of paratroopers to put down the insurrection. Over the next 18 months, an additional 140,000 upper-and middle-class residents – almost all of them white – left the city.

    And so, you might rightfully ask… after five years of centralized planning, higher taxes, and a
    fleeing population, what did the government decide to do with its grand experiment, its “Model City”? You’ll never guess… Seeing it had accomplished nothing but failure, the government endeavored to do still more. The Model City program was expanded and enlarged by 1974’s Community
    Development Block Grant Program. Here again, politicians would decide which groups (and even individuals) would receive state funds for various “renewal” schemes. Later, Big Business was brought into the fold. In exchange for various concessions, the Big Three automakers “gave”
    $488 million to the city for use in still more redevelopment schemes in the mid-1990s. What happened?
    Even with all of their power and all of the money, centralized planners couldn’t succeed with any of their plans. Nearly all of the upper and middle class left Detroit. The poor fled, too. The Model City area lost 63% of its population and 45% of its housing units from the inception of the program
    through 1990. Even today, the crisis continues. At a recent auction of nearly 9,000 seized homes and lots, less than one-fifth of the available properties sold, even with bidding starting at $500.
    You literally can’t give away most of the “Model City” areas today. The properties put up for sale last
    week represented an area the size of New York’s Central Park. Total vacant land in Detroit now occupies an area the size of Boston – Detroit properties in foreclosure have more than tripled since 2007.

    Every single mayor of Detroit since 1961 has been a Democrat. Every single mayor of Detroit since 1974 has been black. Detroit has been a major recipient of every major social program since the early 1960s and has received hundreds of billions of dollars in government grants, loans, and programs. We now have a black, Democrat president, who is promising to do to America as a whole what his political mentors have done to Detroit.

    Those of you with a Democratic political affiliation may think what I’ve written above is biased or
    false. You may think what you like. But there is no way to argue that what the government has done to Detroit is anything but a horrendous crime. You may think what I’ve written above is merely a political analysis. Perhaps so, but politicians drive macroeconomic policy. And macroeconomic policy determines key financial metrics, like the trade-weighted value of a currency and key interest rates.

    The likelihood America will become a giant Detroit is growing – rapidly. Politicians now control
    the banking sector, most of the manufacturing sector (including autos), a large amount of media, and are threatening to take over health care and the production of electricity (via cap and trade rules). These are the biggest threats to wealth in the history of our country. And these threats are causing the world’s most accomplished and wealthy investors to actively short sell the United States – something that is unprecedented in my experience.


    Porter Stansberry

  • Cheryl

    That guard sure earned his pay that day – and maybe a bonus!!!! Where is Inkster?

  • TM

    democrats hate to see their voter base being shot at by security guards anywhere as they have had a rough life and it’s working tax payers fault.

  • jmark

    Good ol’ Detroit

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