Justifiable Homicide on the Rise in Detroit
Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder is preparing to announce a state-led effort to tackle the crippling crime in it’s most dangerous cities- Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, and Pontiac.
In Detroit, unemployment is at 20%, and homicides rose 12% last year to 344. Residents are taking matters into their own hands: 10% of all homicides in the city last year were ruled justifiable. “A lot of citizens are just protecting themselves from home invasion,” said the deputy police chief, Morris Wells.
I think he should just get more guns into the hands of responsible citizens, so they can protect themselves from the violence around them. I can’t find any national stats on this, but 10% seems pretty high.