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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 978
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 7:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martha Reeves now realizes what a lot of her other fellow Detroiters have known for years ... you can't
own anything without fear of being robbed unless you have bars on your windows and guards on your property. She acted surprised about the fact that the cops weren't right there to stop it. Even funnier, that the neighbors somehow could or should have stopped the theft.
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Spacemonkey
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 7:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martha and the Vandals.
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 7:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From Channel 7:

"Detroit police are investigating a robbery at a house owned by City Council member Martha Reeves.

The break in occurred sometime today. The home where Reeves grew up, and not her current residence.

Investigators say musical equipment was among the items taken from the Motown legend's home."


I wish the media would use correct terminology. It was a burglary, not a robbery. But they never let that get in the way of a good story, do they? :-)
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Alley
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 7:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

supposedly, a million bucks worth of recording equipment was stolen
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Pffft
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The burglary didn't happen today, happened on Sunday. By "media" getting burglary/robbery wrong, you mean "TV."

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20080505/M ETRO/805050441
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Tetsua
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 8:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kwame did it.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 10:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can you spell EASTSIDE?

jjaba.
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Mschievous
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Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 10:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lemme get this right: you have 1 million dollars worth of valuables and equipment in an uninsured vacant house? OK, maybe I'm wrong about the vacant part, the article just says 'she' didn't live there but still, does that sound bright?

Oh, yeah, right, it's a member of 'common' council; can't put "bright" and "council" in the same paragraph.
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Saintme
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba you're terrible!
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Smogboy
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But wait! From one million down to $100,000 worth of goods now.

Martha needs better estimates!
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Mschievous
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, so now we know math is NOT her strong suit.
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Goose
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1 billion worth of equipment and she was uninsured???

dumbass....

bet it was more like $100 worth of junk that got taken....
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Paul - Go fuck yourself, you left the city and contribute nothing. your opinions count for as much as the junk mail you delivered all those years.

What is funny is that I am significantly younger than you but I can assure you that my little home in Detroit has much more worth of value than your home in your fancy suburb.

Feel free to e-mail me if you want to compare: jt1_detroit@yahoo.com. Of course the opinion of a mailman is worth the price of your typical stamp.
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Mortgageking
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 12:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Want a refinance?
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Rid0617
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 3:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ROFLMAO Mortgageking
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Sumas
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 4:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What was that nasty attack on Paul about? I've heard the expression "going postal" before. Sounds like it has afflicted you.
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Eastsidechris
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 8:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm ticked that Martha's burglary has gotten as much press as it has. I could understand it if they had taken a bunch of her Motown memorabilia, but we're talking about recording equipment--in other words, this burglary was not much different than any other burglary that takes place in the city.

And while I know she's upset and feels violated, she has a lot of nerve going on TV and calling out her neighbors for not seeing what was going on. One of the stations reported that she bought the lot on each side of her house, and that alone would put a fair amount of distance between her house and her neighbors.

If anything, she needs to call out herself for being foolish enough not to have insurance for the items that were stolen. God knows we pay her enough to sit on the council, I know she could afford it.
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Mallory
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 8:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Suggested song titles for her new album:

"Crimewave"
"Robbing in the Streets"
"Quickgrab"
"Jimmy (the door a) Crack"

and you don't have to change this one:

"Come and Get These Memories" because I guess they did.
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East_detroit
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 8:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nothing left to steal on the Westside, I guess.
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Higgs1634
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe, just maybe, now that crime has touched her personally and it is no longer an abstraction that happens to "other" people, she'll actually start doing her job. I believe hearings on the DPD are starting? Hopefully she'll show up.
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Digitalvision
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's getting attention because she's a council member and an older star.

As it SHOULD get attention, by the way - because maybe it will light the fire under the arse of some folks to change things. Sometimes, it takes higher-profile PR problems to push things along.

As for the TV stations covering - OF COURSE they would. "Even a councilperson can get robbed in that city" is a great way to bring in suburban viewers.
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Retroit
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide."....We'll see about that! This is Detroit!

I'm still trying to figure out how some of you think we shouldn't be upset about EVERY crime that takes place in this city no matter who the victim is.

Ray1936 wrote: "I wish the media would use correct terminology. It was a burglary, not a robbery. But they never let that get in the way of a good story, do they?"

Robbery: The felonious taking of the property of another from his or her person or in his or her immediate presence, against his or her will, by violence or intimidation.

Burglary: The act of entering a building or other premises with the intent to commit theft.

Larceny: The unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property with the intent of permanently depriving the owner; theft.

(No offense.)
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Diehard
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 4:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bet it's all been unloaded at the Mega Pawn at 8 & Gratiot by now.

The amount of thievin' that goes on in this town - it's mind-boggling.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 11617
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 10:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

What was that nasty attack on Paul about? I've heard the expression "going postal" before. Sounds like it has afflicted you.



Because of his 978 posts about 950 are the same non-sense. He brings nothing to the forum but the same garbage over and over.

Out of line on my part? Sure. But after reading hundreds of posts of the same crap from a bitter old mail carrier it gets old. Paul essentially represents why this region as a whole will never move forward. Until his generation dies off we will be stuck with his bs and the bs of many like him.
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Ferntruth
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 11:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"He brings nothing to the forum but the same garbage over and over."

I think this is a pretty accurate description of YOUR posts, Jt and yet I am still able to function without attacking. Shame you can't say the same.
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

think this is a pretty accurate description of YOUR posts, Jt and yet I am still able to function without attacking. Shame you can't say the same.



While many of my posts contribute little I would say my garbage is around 50% whereas his are around 98%. I point to my most recent post about the Bohemian house as something positive or beneficial. Whne was Paul's last post that was anything beyond his typical?
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Buyamerican
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

" Paul essentially represents why this region as a whole will never move forward."

Typical example of someone not taking responsibility for their own actions. When you have no answers; are pissed at your circumstances and don't do anything to change things, blame someone else.
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Typical example of someone not taking responsibility for their own actions. When you have no answers; are pissed at your circumstances and don't do anything to change things, blame someone else.



How am I not taking responsibility for my actions. I am speaking of the lack of regionalism and cooperation in this region.

I am pretty happy with my circumstance and am working to imrpove the city. Of course that comment is hysterical coming from someone that is always bitching about people buying foreign cars and how management has hurt you and your poor little unions.

I would suggest that you take your own advice when you point the fingers at others regarding the downfall of the domestic auto insdustry and ignore the role that you and your union brothers and sisters played.

Make all the asumptions you want about me and my circumstances. It makes it more entertaining everytime you whine about the domestic auto industry and the way the poor line workers are screwed by everyone else.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There wouldn't be any unions if companies and corporations treated their employees decently.
They brought it on themselves.
I think the city is finally doing just fine in trying to get rid of Kwame. The council is finally showing they have some cajones. That new attorney was a smart move.
How's that for being positive?
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Jt1
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Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 3:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

There wouldn't be any unions if companies and corporations treated their employees decently.



Agreed.

quote:

They brought it on themselves.



Partial agreement. Depends upon who you consider 'they'. If 'they' have been people over the last 50+ years, I agee.

quote:

I think the city is finally doing just fine in trying to get rid of Kwame. The council is finally showing they have some cajones. That new attorney was a smart move.



Agreed. Hopefully they can get him out as soon as possible whether it be through CC or Granholm.
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Wolverine
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Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow this thread sure turned into something. I will say this:

Typical snapshot of Detroit. (The thread, not the news story)
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Tkshreve
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Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You suck!

yeah..... you!
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20043_stotter
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Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 6:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The citizens of Detroit may have gotten robbed, when Martha Reeves won her election IMO

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