I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Crazy night last night - I live right next door to St. Andrews and The Kingdom night clubs in Downtown Detroit. Last night, at 1:52 AM, I woke up to 16 shots being fired as the night club let out, and looked out my window to see a guy, dead, laying in a pool of his own blood feet outside the club. The police came fast to look for a suspect, but man, the paramedics were SLOW.
I know shootings aren't unusual for Detroit, but also know these two night clubs get quite the draw from the suburbs. Since the news doesn't seem to think it is worth reporting - wanted to let the mgoblogosphere know in case it impacts your club of choice.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled spring game programming.
EDIT: Channel 4 reported on the shooting this morning. According to police reports, the man was in his car and tried to run over somebody outside the door, when the bouncers opened fire. The blood remains on the street this morning.
I saw a series of photos of old Detroit buildings in a piece done by the Denver Post.
There is no political statement intended here, just a sense of sadness.
So apparently this has been suggested to the mayor of Detroit?
and I don't know how I feel about the comparison to Rocky
Will any one in the MGo Community be attending the last two days of the NAIAS?
Guaranteed to have fridgid temperatures during the public week of the show (it happens every year) but if you're into autos, this is the place to be.
I know it's a very busy sports weekend for the university but I highly recommend the NAIAS, if you can make the time.
I just turned on ESPN2, and there is a really nice documentary on about the Loyola High School football program in Detroit. It's focusing on the young men they are developing there. Nice change from the normal media representation of Detroit. I'm not from Detroit, so I don't know much about the school. They seem like great kids.
This documentary is awesome. Each part is about 10 minutes long. Johnny Knoxville (of all people) exploring the positive side and future of Detroit. It's nice to see some positive mention of Detroit in the media. Hopefully, with good leadership, Detroit can return to being a respectable city.