Monday, August 26, 2013

The news from home

Inbox clearing of some news items from my hometown, Motown:
Art Follows Money. Detroit Has None. | Via Meadia  The Detroit Institute of Arts has quite a collection, including a fascinating set of medieval and renaissance armor and weapons

Also, “We Don’t Need Monet—We Need Money” | Via Meadia.  It would be nice of Dad could continue to draw his pension...

If there is one person responsible for the conditIon Detroit is in now... How Coleman Young Ruined Detroit | Power Line

Just a week or so after the NYPD got spanked for it's "Stop and Frisk" policy, the DPD decides to doub;e down on stupid: Detroit police 'stop-and-frisk' policy - Fox 2 News Headlines

Related?: No Charges for Detroit Cop who Snatched Phone from Reporter, Stole SIM Card, so it Could "Not be Used as a Weapon" | PINAC

For anyone wanting a good look at the rise and fall of an American city, I highly recommend Loren Estleman's "Detroit Crime Series."*

*In chronological order as the stories take place:
His Amos Walker stories also take place in and around a dying industrial wasteland.
Many of the late Elmore Leonard's novels also take place in Detroit.

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