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The Need for Increased Police Funding in Detroit

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April 2017

Lucas Ryan


Detroit, for all intents and purposes, used to be one of the most thriving cities in the United States. Following the end of World War Two, the auto industry in Detroit was one of the most promising the world. In 1950, Detroit was home to roughly 1.85 million people and employed 296,000 manufacturing jobs . It was the fourth largest city in the country and seemed to have an infallible economy that was propelled by the Big Three auto companies:Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.

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