Buck stops at Bing

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Thursday the city has no answer to the recent spike in violence that has left at least 12 people dead, including a patrolman, two teenage boys, a grandmother, the adult son of another police officer, and a 7-year-old girl

I’d like to commend Bing on his candor. If people want to kill each other, all the police can do is mop up afterwards and assess a cost for the deed.

But there’s a problem here, and it’s indicated by the boldface above. That was a “spike in violence” that the police were directly responsible for. And if Bing has no answer to that, he should read Radley Balko, who does.

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