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(Detroit Free Press)   Article recounting 23-minute, 10,000 fireworks show in Detroit includes unconfirmed reports of a shooting, just like every other article ever about anything that happens in Detroit   (freep.com) divider line 24
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2013-06-25 10:36:28 AM
NAME always shoots libs suring a 10,000-firework show. It's not so much about hiding the noise, as that shooting a lib is cause for a big celebration.
 
2013-06-25 10:38:07 AM
Hey would one of those big sparklers be bright enough to blind a camera?
 
2013-06-25 10:39:50 AM
NAME is turrible.  Just turrible.  Sense?  no thanks...
 
2013-06-25 10:40:25 AM
don't want none I need some places aren't things.
 
2013-06-25 10:41:08 AM
Night time fireworks show.
6 PM  curfew for minors.
Round them up and arrest them.
Classy.
 
2013-06-25 10:45:32 AM
I used to go down to the fireworks every year.  Occasionally on the Windsor side, but mostly in Detroit.  I'd wander around, talk to all sorts of people and had a great time. Some of my favorite memories are from the fireworks show.
Then, about 10 years ago they had a mass shooting at the fireworks.  I haven't been back since.
I know that  life is a risk, and I could get hit by a bus tomorrow, but it's just smart to generally not be in Detroit anymore.
 
2013-06-25 11:06:17 AM
What a fireworks show in Detroit may look like?
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2013-06-25 11:11:05 AM
But the MSM told me Detoilet is broke ...
 
2013-06-25 11:15:26 AM
In Detroit, a shooting is unconfirmed if a victim doesn't appear or a cop doesn't witness the shooting.

It's basically a way for the cop to say "meh".

/23 minutes seems kinda lame for a fireworks show - used to 45+ minute shows like up in Bay City.
//Seems that every year there is some gun play going on at Detroit show
///Slashies FTW
 
2013-06-25 11:22:50 AM
Watching the news before the fireworks was hilarious. The news anchors and cops they talked to were pretty much saying "please...please don't shoot each other. C'mon guys...".

Wait, maybe hilarious isn't the right word.
 
2013-06-25 11:23:15 AM
Subby: Article recounting 23-minute, 10,000 fireworks show in Detroit includes unconfirmed reports of a shooting, just like every other article ever about anything that happens in Detroit

Nuh uh. Sometimes there are confirmed reports of shootings.
 
2013-06-25 11:27:33 AM

plc5_250: In Detroit, a shooting is unconfirmed if a victim doesn't appear or a cop doesn't witness the shooting.

It's basically a way for the cop to say "meh".

/23 minutes seems kinda lame for a fireworks show - used to 45+ minute shows like up in Bay City.
//Seems that every year there is some gun play going on at Detroit show
///Slashies FTW


Well, Bay City has money.  Detroit has to make due with whatever the crack addicts can steal to trade for their drugs back from the evidence locker.
 
2013-06-25 11:33:10 AM
Detroit looks like farm country now with all the empty lots.
voiceofdetroit.net
 
2013-06-25 11:38:18 AM
Are there other cities that do their fireworks almost 2 weeks before the 4th and on a weekday? Stupidest damn thing I've ever seen.
 
2013-06-25 11:38:33 AM
The important story is that the NBC affiliate (Channel 4) opted to show a fireworks special instead of the STANLEY CUP FINALS!!!!  And yet they stil call this Hockeytown....
 
2013-06-25 11:49:38 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Are there other cities that do their fireworks almost 2 weeks before the 4th and on a weekday? Stupidest damn thing I've ever seen.


The rationale for doing their show before the other communities seems kinda logical: gives people a chance to see both the "bigger" Detroit show and then also their own local shows in the surrounding communities (presuming that people from the likes of Canton, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, etc.) are interested in coming into Detroit to see that show as well.

2 weeks early may be a bit much, to be sure.  On a weekday night, I absolutely agree that this bit is totally assinine.
 
2013-06-25 11:58:28 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Are there other cities that do their fireworks almost 2 weeks before the 4th and on a weekday? Stupidest damn thing I've ever seen.


It is actually an INTERNATIONAL fireworks display that caps off the Freedom Festival, nothing to do with July 1st or July 4th.
 
2013-06-25 12:03:33 PM

Kaiser Chieftess: The important story is that the NBC affiliate (Channel 4) opted to show a fireworks special instead of the STANLEY CUP FINALS!!!!  And yet they stil call this Hockeytown....


Probably contractually obligated, before the SCF was pushed back to almost July by the lockout.
 
2013-06-25 12:31:06 PM

Vance Uppercut: It is actually an INTERNATIONAL fireworks display that caps off the Freedom Festival, nothing to do with July 1st or July 4th.


The Freedom Festival doesn't even exist anymore and when it did, it celebrated Canada Day (July 1st) and Independence Day (July 4th). There's no reason to have the fireworks on June 25th.
 
2013-06-25 01:04:07 PM
1.) Detroit actually puts on a pretty good fireworks show.

2.) The last ten years I lived near Detroit I refused to set foot in the actual city; the last time I went was for a fireworks show.

3.) To quote Moe: "Don't make fun of Detroit; them folks livin' in Mad Max times."
 
2013-06-25 01:11:18 PM
Clemkadidlefark

But the MSM told me Detoilet is broke ...
Raise taxes again, that'll help a failing economy.
 
2013-06-25 03:08:26 PM
That's not true. A lot of the times the shooting is confirmed.
 
2013-06-25 03:36:03 PM
I got shot at during a Detroit fireworks show; twice. Don't ever go to the Detroit fireworks show.
 
2013-06-25 06:09:15 PM
there was shooting at about 10.. just before the fireworks went off. it sounded like a fully automatic laser gun
 
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