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Detroit Neighborhood Hires a para-military style Security Force.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing sharply criticized the City Council's override of his budget veto Monday, saying the $50 million in cuts the council restored will close recreation centers, eliminate hundreds of police officers and firefighters and end bus service on Sundays. "We will have to eliminate a lot of services," said a visibly frustrated Bing, who already cut the budget by $200 million. "People have been complaining for years and years about inadequate services. Another $50 million in cuts is just irresponsible." With an 8-1 vote, the veto override restores $50 million in cuts beyond those made by Bing, including $8.3 million to the Police Department and $4.1 million to the Fire Department.

The metropolitan area of Detroit (Detroit-Warren-Livonia)  experienced the largest U.S. unemployment rate decrease  from April 2010 (-2.9 percentage points), but Detroit still is one of the U.S. cities with highest unemployment due to the weak situation of the car industry.

Maybe as a result of that socio economic situation, the public safety is now a serious problem in Detroit. To solve that, some neighborhood applied to tough measures.

A Detroit neighborhood association has brought in high-profile private security patrols with paramilitary-style personnel to help fight crime. The Palmer Woods Association in March hired Detroit-based Recon Security, which is owned by a Highland Park police lieutenant.

The decision followed a rash of break-ins and property crimes in…READ MORE HERE