clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Monday, September 3, 2012

When I hear someone tell me they grew up in a tough town, I smile.

When I hear a buddy from Chicago talk about "the rackets" or the corruption, I smile.

When an old friend tells me about the gangster kids down the street, I smile.

I'll defer from someone from Baghdad, Kosovo, or Beirut.

The rest ? No so tough. Coming to Detroit ? Better be a pro. This is not a place for amateur hour.

I don't live in Detroit. I live near - but not in. I'm not tough enough anymore.

The mayor's own protection detail had the wheels stolen off it's car two years ago.

Of course,, the city had its dreams stolen a little before that :

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