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Detroit was once the richest city in America I was three years old that.
That was in 1950.
Now it's the biggest US city ever to declare bankruptcy saw what happened.
Our guests and I have some close first Fox News reporter Charlie limped off works in Detroit.
He just wrote Detroit.
And American autopsy.
Charlie an autopsy -- examines a dead body and tries to find out what killed in Detroit isn't dead exactly with bankruptcy but.
What killed Detroit.
Were killed Detroit.
Racial conflict killed Detroit.
-- killed Detroit.
Corruption killed Detroit.
That's has become the American way because -- -- he's not alone.
What's Baltimore going to do what's Atlanta got to do what is LA gonna do for God's sakes so.
But doing the -- is we -- worse shape.
-- what worse politicians more unions.
-- auto makers collapse and that's what a lot of people say he wasn't a politician's -- that was just the Big Three.
It was all of them.
You know -- one industry town we were rich we thought it would never end everybody put -- hand in the -- from management to politicians.
You could punch -- Your body -- -- drinking.
We -- what and I know everybody's watching Detroit not think she cared about us but two words you're gonna be like us.
Let's throw wanna say well maybe bankruptcy is the answer but this may mean -- -- People who were promised pensions they may get twenty cents on the dollar of what they were problems.
And now I mean the golden age is over isn't it I -- we really just.
-- really -- and ran into Aaron I don't know who even knows what money's worth.
What's a promise worth what's a contract -- our pensioners might take a very bad hit.
That's just what was left us neglect -- and ripping people -- the people to people didn't take it took it.
Who took it you write Detroit was perpetually on fire when -- made him.
We have 7000 arsons a year do the math what is that thirty day.
And we have a fire department where.
The alarms don't work inside there's holes in the boots the engines leak water sometimes engines show up and can't pump water.
-- -- that's not the fault of the glad.
They took out the fire polls sold the brass sold them scrapped them they did everything gone everything now.
Is up for sale the city did manage to build a new sixty million dollar building to house fire department official Wilson.
You tried that confront the deputy fire commissioner about that he wasn't eager to talk deputy commissioner.
What's that I'm not sure if he was talking to meet Detroit where he was talking to you in -- that exactly.
Let's say you're in charge of the -- the city's fire houses we're spending sixty million dollars on a new.
Public safety headquarters and at the house we visited today should be condemned how do you respond -- you're responsible for.
Wound up so let me get -- In this case this man was actually fired for doing that.
Yeah as you should have bad you don't get to slap people around -- gonna have to what they ask you especially.
Your official capacity.
As the man responsible for making sure those houses are clean and safe and not like some.
That water -- house in Tijuana.
Would feces bubbling to the floor.
I don't know John is it acceptable where you live.
Is it acceptable -- 911 breaks down it goes dark for fifteen hours.
Get in Detroit now if you.
Call 911 you can't be sure the police will calm you.
Interviewed one single woman living alone had been robbed and was afraid to go inside her home because thieves might still be there she was waiting for the police.
Police -- caught the power going they have steel not gotten here the and they got the TV big game machine the last time.
One and -- half hours and still no cops cops arrived.
And more -- later.
And they say they came as soon as they were -- the Paul.
Now -- say sometimes the whole system goes down but even when the system isn't down there just aren't enough cops or others.
It's badly managed.
All of the above.
We it's badly managed we don't have enough squad cars sometimes to carry the cops around.
The cars don't have computers in them the cars don't have radios in them.
They use their cell -- are you kidding me imagine one of our old ladies goes to work comes home somebody's broken -- I want the muscle to show up and make sure she's safe so -- can get in our house we can't even do that so what do we do.
We let all the citizens arm themselves and now we're all going to be our own police and you see how that's working out America it may work out better than low lying and government.
Well -- again we'll now we get straight on Martin's deal right so maybe weren't thinking it didn't work out better.
Maybe we should -- policing to police let's look at a new documentary about Detroit it shows what parts of the city --
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