Police in Detroit are in less trouble than they should be for “kidnapping” homeless people from the hip and fancy Greektown Historic District and dumping them outside city limits.
This is nothing new. I mean, I’m pretty sure hobos aren’t allowed in my town unless they’re shifting between public transportation for 15 minutes. Shelters in all major cities are downtown, shadowed by the hustle and bustle of noisy, non-homeless bar-goers, traffic, and police sirens. If you watch Cops, you know there aren’t exactly a lot of laws protecting the rights of those unfortunate enough to live under bridges and drink out of paper bags.
Detroit still may have reached a new low, reportedly dropping people off as many as eight miles away from the neighborhood, sometimes at night, to potentially dangerous areas that they are unfamiliar with.
It has also been said that the police lie to them about where they’re going and take the money out of their pockets to ensure that they can’t get back. Not for disruptive behavior, but for the way they look.