“Since July first, we have raided a total of 90 homes, arrested 616 individuals and confiscated 69 firearms,” Police Chief Ralph Godbee said. “We’ve taken in about $3.5 million worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, various pills, Oxycontin and things of that nature, and over $360,000 in cash and narcotic proceeds.”Given the rapidly declining population of Detroit to begin with, this raid must have come close to completely depopulating the city.
It looks like about 1 person in 10 actually had a firearm, which is well below the national average of 1 in 3. Times are evidently so tough in Detroit that the thugs are hocking their stolen guns to raise money to live on.
The other item that jumped out at me was the new police standard of listing drug quantities in grams instead of the pounds I'm more accustomed to. The longer you look at this, the more it looks like a nickel and dime operation with really good press coverage.