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Username: Dpd_blue

Post Number: 182
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is a excerpt from the Detroit Uncovered website: "Two men entrusted by the people and sworn to protect and serve who for personal and political gain are allowing party store and grocery stores operating in the city of Detroit to sell expired food items to the citizenry of Detroit. Assistant Chief's Ralph Godbee and Robert Dunlap issued the edict calling for officers to look the other way as these business endanger the lives of the people of the city of Detroit."

The grapevine is the AC's solicited donations from the storeowners in return for looking the other way on expired food in their stores.
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Username: Club_boss

Post Number: 32
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Considering how thinly spread the DPD is, I would think “expired food items” would fall under the jurisdiction of the county health dept.

I've owned a business in Michigan (Ann Arbor) and I don't understand why this would be a police matter.
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Username: Southwestmap

Post Number: 779
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 10:44 am:   Edit PostDelete Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Health department staffing is thinner.

Outdated rotten meat is a big problem in the City. Many residents have no car and no access to good stores - but that begs the question of why good stores won't locate or stay in the City? Is it because they are run down by shoplifting and robbery?

By the way, the store owners made $200 donations to the Mayor's fund with the back-room promise that policing would stop, according to Detroit Uncovered. Police were told at roll-call not to ticket or to respond to complaints with a ticket for outdated or re-dated meat.

We are lucky in the Vernor-Juction area to have a good little Spartan market, some nice Mexican stores and E&L Meats. All walkable and all on bus lines.

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