The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

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Postby Navi » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:19 pm

wildweed wrote:Celebrating harvest time in the weed patch.

Does "more 4s, 5s, and 9s than a deck of cards" make sense to anybody ?


More 4-5s and 9s than a deck of cards.

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Postby Andy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:12 pm

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Postby Andy » Fri May 08, 2009 1:52 pm

Owen Elementary near 15th and Butternut.

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Postby MICHIGAN » Fri May 08, 2009 2:36 pm

These depress me. Thanks for ruining my weekend Andy.
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Postby Brotha Lawrence » Wed May 20, 2009 6:50 am

MICHIGAN wrote:These depress me. Thanks for ruining my weekend Andy.


It really is amazing when you stop and consider just how nothing gets done about anything in this city.
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Postby Doctor Detroit » Wed May 20, 2009 8:52 am

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Look, it's some of that public art the DYes hipsters love so much. Thank goodness these artists have a canvas on which to express themselves.
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Postby middle aged female » Wed May 20, 2009 10:12 am

Doctor Detroit wrote:Image

Look, it's some of that public art the DYes hipsters love so much. Thank goodness these artists have a canvas on which to express themselves.


I wonder how long it took the tagger to stand there and paint that. I'm assuming they use an air guy or something (hell, I don't know. I can't draw a stickman with a ruler). Don't you think SOMEONE, like, oh, I don't know, maybe the cops, would have noticed?
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Postby gravitymachine » Wed May 20, 2009 10:21 am

middle aged female wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:Image

Look, it's some of that public art the DYes hipsters love so much. Thank goodness these artists have a canvas on which to express themselves.


I wonder how long it took the tagger to stand there and paint that. I'm assuming they use an air guy or something (hell, I don't know. I can't draw a stickman with a ruler). Don't you think SOMEONE, like, oh, I don't know, maybe the cops, would have noticed?


if they're getting away with this stuff in plain sight on freeway overpasses and bridge abuttments, it stands to reason that working in an area like 16th and butternut is like casual friday's for taggers
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Postby Brotha Lawrence » Wed May 20, 2009 11:57 pm

middle aged female wrote:
Doctor Detroit wrote:Image

Look, it's some of that public art the DYes hipsters love so much. Thank goodness these artists have a canvas on which to express themselves.


I wonder how long it took the tagger to stand there and paint that. I'm assuming they use an air guy or something (hell, I don't know. I can't draw a stickman with a ruler). Don't you think SOMEONE, like, oh, I don't know, maybe the cops, would have noticed?


You would think someone would have done something about this! Besides you dont want to chase away that creative youth that is going to save Michigan.

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BY TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • May 19, 2009

An 89-year-old woman died in a fire Sunday after no one responded to a loud alarm emanating for two hours from her home on Detroit's northwest side, according to investigators.
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A neighbor said she heard the security alarm at 2889 Ewald Circle when she arrived home from church at about 3 p.m., Detroit Fire Lt. Steve Varnas said Monday. But no one checked the house until a neighbor noticed smoke at 4:51 p.m. and called the Fire Department, he said.


"No one went over there, and that's the shame," Varnas said. "They should keep track of the elderly folks in the neighborhood. They could have gotten the Fire Department there sooner and there's a possibility she could have been saved."

The fire started in the bedroom and may have been started by a lamp or a television, Varnas said. The woman was found about 8 feet from her bedroom door.
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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Thu May 21, 2009 2:30 pm

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Notice the flowering crab apple trees to either side of the entranceway? In my experience all DPS schools of a certain era had those trees. An enduring memory is standing beneath or climbing in those trees, waiting for the morning bell. Not exactly magical on the scale of Disneyland, but a cool thing and a cool time.

Damn sad that the kids are gone and some fuckhead felt it necessary to leave a tag.
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Re: The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

Postby Andy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:46 am

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Re: The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

Postby caseyc » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:01 pm

nobody wants a piano? sad....
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Re: The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

Postby Brotha Lawrence » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:28 am

For some reason those pics make me think of a comment I made to my wife along the lines of "Isnt it funny how as a society we place such an importance on teaching children right and wrong and how to go through life but so many adults live in contrary to many of these rules and standards." Look at how well that school was taken care of by the adults and society. I would guess though that kids did some of that shit and that is an oversimplified observation. Anyways it is truly pathetic to see the rise and fall of a city in about four generations.
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Re: The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:44 am

Andy wrote:More from Ferry Elementary:

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DPS appears to have built identical school buildings all over the city. Ferry looks exactly like a post-apocalypse version of the west side school that I attended. In the shot above? The room with the bay window housed a kindergarten class. I attended kindergarten in the class on the right of the picture - the room without windows and with the boards on the grass.

God, how sad it all is.
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Re: The looting of Detroit's Public School Buildings

Postby Brotha Lawrence » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:59 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Andy wrote:More from Ferry Elementary:

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DPS appears to have built identical school buildings all over the city. Ferry looks exactly like a post-apocalypse version of the west side school that I attended. In the shot above? The room with the bay window housed a kindergarten class. I attended kindergarten in the class on the right of the picture - the room without windows and with the boards on the grass.

God, how sad it all is.


Its only sad until you see the potential. Im thinking condo or loft conversion.
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