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Detroit's Murder Count Surpasses 2011's

It's a grim statistic, but murder is on the rise again in the Motor City. The figures for 2012 have already outpaced those for the whole of last year.

354 homicides have taken place in Detroit this year as of Nov. 25, according the city's website.

That compares to 344 murders for the entire year of 2011 -- a number that prompted local funeral home directors to hold a hearse parade through several high-crime Detroit neighborhoods last January.

Source: Huffington Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • Lyle||

    ... and under Obama of all people.

  • dantheserene||

    Let me make sure I understand this: They're asking *Obama* to rein in a union? It's indicative of their desparation, even if the request is doomed to failure.

  • dantheserene||

    Dammit. This comment was meant for the port strike story.