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CBS Detroit

Should Hamtramck Erect A 12-Foot Wall To Keep Out Detroiters?

DETROIT (WWJ) – Prosperous suburbs surrounding Detroit — and even the struggling enclaves within — are working to distance themselves from a city in financial ruin.

In Hamtramck, one City Council candidate is taking that idea to the extreme.

Richard Fabiszak has proposed that Hamtramck build a 12 or 14-foot wall around the city, keeping out Detroiters, and requiring state-issued identification to get in.

“That sounds crazy to me,” one Hamtramck resident told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil. “I never heard of such a thing. That sounds like something you’d see in a movie — some kind of science fiction movie.”

Resident Felicia Coldhoffer agrees.”Wall off the city and you need ID to come in? That’s insane,” she said.

But, is the crime situation in Detroit such that a plan like this would make sense to protect Hamtramck?

“It’s getting a little rough and tumble, but, I mean, that’s not the way to fix it. Ya know, you build for the bottom up. You don’t wall it off,” Coldhoffer said.

With a population just over 20,000, Hamtramck is surrounded by the city of Detroit — except for a small portion on the west side that borders the similarly surrounded city of Highland Park.  MORE

» 22 Comments

  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    July 20th, 2013

    Wouldn’t be the first GATED COMMUNITY in the country. As long as there are one or two prosperous black families inside, no problem.

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  2. Arlie

    July 20th, 2013

    Rand Paul has said “over my dead body will Detriot be bailed out”

    Keep praying America. If they bail out Detoilet EVERYONE should stop working and paying taxes…Time for the creative hard-working people to take over and put the Progressive Commies in their own trash heap!

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  3. Menderman

    July 20th, 2013

    The bankruptcy court will probably demand that Detroit annex both Hamtramck and Highland Park so they can give the mayor a raise. Its only fair…those people have to use Detroit roads they don’t pay for.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    July 20th, 2013

    Put the wall around Detroit. Next, California and Chicago, too.

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  5. Menderman

    July 20th, 2013

    We all know Detroit will be bailed out. I can hear obama now:

    “Congress won’t act, so I am signing a executive order for temporary (wink, wink) relief for the people of Detroit. This is not a bailout, but a loan (wink, wink) that will save thousands of jobs…..”

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    July 20th, 2013

    @ Menderman- Are there 1,000 jobs in Detroit?

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  7. BWSEATTLE

    July 20th, 2013

    Yeah, build a wall around Detroit. That’s the best solution. And good practice for building the border wall with Mexico ;)

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  8. J Frank Parnell

    July 20th, 2013

    I’ve been suppressing my nausea and watching MSLSD, monitoring the enemy. They took five minutes off St. Skittles’ Massacre to rehabilitate Detroit.

    It was a one-industry town so naturally it’s not a failure of Progism nor black leadership, it’s the industrial base’s fault, capitalism is to blame. Oh, and more young people are moving downtown to revitalize Detroit (not that’s the only area with police protection and essential services). Of course there needs to be more job programs, more federal money.

    I can train a dog to do MSLSD’s job.

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  9. MadJack

    July 20th, 2013

    A wall to keep out democRats, what a great idea! :mrgreen:

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  10. Libby

    July 20th, 2013

    Haven’t we been told by McCain and others that border fences don’t work? Maybe they should get one of them “virtual fences” like DHS has been touting for years.

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  11. Just a fact

    July 20th, 2013

    Menderman is correct. Detroit will annex bordering towns and suburbs.

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  12. MaryfromMarin

    July 20th, 2013

    Walled off enclaves, surrounded by hordes of feral people?

    Sounds like a futuristic science fiction movie/book come to life. “Escape from Detroit”, or Robert Silverberg’s old novel, “Time of the Great Freeze”. Or countless others I’m sure could be named.

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  13. bitterclinger

    July 20th, 2013

    Walls were big in the Bible. They still work in Israel, too.

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  14. Ingemar Johansson

    July 20th, 2013

    Detroit could be the first major city to have “Gone Galt”.

    Takers stay. Makers leave.

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  15. Tim

    July 20th, 2013

    Detroit – nuke it and be done with it.

    I could be the next century’s Hiroshima.

    (y’all recall the pix of Hiroshima, then and now?)

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  16. Tim

    July 20th, 2013

    It not I

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  17. Kairn

    July 20th, 2013

    Can someone tell me how ‘Hamtramck’ is pronounced? Both versions please – the white version and the black version.

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  18. The Mad German

    July 20th, 2013

    While their at it they might start a neighborhood watch program or hire a security company.
    A good cheap reliable 1 with a proven track record is Zimmerman Security Services.

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  19. Merry Poppet

    July 20th, 2013

    Kairn, it’s pronounced “Hamtrammick”.

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  20. Joey Biden

    July 20th, 2013

    Kairn,

    It’s pronounceitated “Ham Sammich.”

    Your welcum.

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  21. Friend of the Family

    July 20th, 2013

    “That sounds crazy to me,” one Hamtramck resident told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil. “I never heard of such a thing. That sounds like something you’d see in a movie — some kind of science fiction movie.”

    Resident Felicia Coldhoffer agrees.”Wall off the city and you need ID to come in? That’s insane,” she said.
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    That’s right you two morons, we are there. Next Soylent Green!

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  22. grayjohn

    July 20th, 2013

    Let them wall off Detroit. The rest of America should wall off Washington DC and not let anyone escape. Secession no, expulsion yes.

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