the downward spiral into oblivion continues:
"...pistol whipped customers pumping gas before stealing their cash and cell phones"
what makes this incident so important is that they FLAGRANTLY used POLICE CARS WITH LAMPS and used their POLICE ISSUED GUNS to pistol whip citizens of the city. detroit police have LONG been part of the crime wave, but at least in the past they had the decency to be DISCREET ABOUT IT. NOW THEY DO IT BRAZENLY
the crime rate was always outta control, hell only 25% even gets reported. the worst crimes get ignored.
then GM and chrysler went bankrupt, now the city ITSELF is bankrupt and is threatening to lay off MORE police and take away their pensions, hence it really does not surprise me that the police themselves are now mugging people
the city will probably collapse in a few years and be placed under federal regulation