squibbits: Employees are happy and motivated. I don't see a problem here.
jtown: "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story? I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.
AverageAmericanGuy: I get why the police are doing this. Crack is a scourge and shouldn't be promoted, but there's something else going on here.These are people who would otherwise be unemployed. They would be out ransacking buildings and burglarizing houses to feed their addiction. By providing a reward system that gives them a chance to earn their daily hit, they are both motivated to work and get the psychic benefits that honest work provides.Of course there is the problem of where the business owner is getting the drugs from. You'd prefer not to have junkies working in your neighborhood. But if the alternative is to have junkies robbing people in your neighborhood, having them busy working isn't such a terrible outcome.
mr0x: jtown: "I used to stay out until 10 p.m. they didn't mind as long as you stay here in the area. But now, right now it's hard to raise a family," said neighbor Eric Taylor.Can someone please explain what this is supposed to add to the story? I know all of those words and, individually, the sentences make sense (if I mentally edit by making the "t" in "they" upper case or put "and" between "p.m." and "they") but I can't see how they're related to each other.He used in stay out until 10pm and felt safe as long as he stayed in the residential part of the area and didn't venture into the business areas.Now, the junkies are probably also walking around in the residential areas.The least dangerous ones being 'ya gotta a dollar, man?' individual junkies and progressing to the more dangerous armed groups of three or four looking for victims.//After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.
fusillade762: Recruiting drug users as employees is beyond bad for the neighborhood.Again, as AAG said: you'd rather have them unemployed and roaming the streets?
Enemabag Jones: What is the real moral difference between free coffee in an office and this?
tirob: Wait, they're still enforcing the law in Detroit?
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: You could just pay them cash and not even risk something like this. You know what they're going to spend the money on, anyway. The only way actually paying in drugs makes sense is if you're getting them at a substantial discount, and that would seem to suggest a deeper problem.
BMFPitt: Best Only paying job in Detroit?
BMFPitt: Best paying job in Detroit?
BarkingUnicorn: mr0x://After 10pm, the safest place to walk in Detroit is the divider lines on the middle of the road.The sun doesn't set until 10 pm in Detroit? Or is that when the remaining streetlights are turned off?
mr0x: Detroit!Two empty buildings, two burnt out buildings and a gaudily painted "used" tire shop and then an overgrown lot and then repeat again.If you park your a car with nice tires overnight in Detroit, don't be surprised to find your car in blocks.They probably paid crack cocaine for the used tires as well.
Oldiron_79: Crack? Thats so 1990. Meth is what the kiddies put in thier pipes nowadays.
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