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Detroit: Halloween Eve (Devil's Night) Sees only 5 Fires
11-01-2018, 12:54 AM #1
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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Detroit, MI — Oct. 30 in Detroit has been known as Devil's Night and Angels' Night in recent decades, but these days the city prefers to think of it as the day before Halloween. And this year in Detroit, it was a Tuesday with
13.gif  only five structure fires.

In 1994, the year after a relatively quiet Devil's Night, city officials attempted to rebrand it as "Halloween Eve." That Halloween Eve, there were 182 fires set, the highest number since 215 in 1986, and three times the 1993 total.

The Angels' Night rebranding took place in 1997, under then-Mayor Dennis Archer. The focus turned to recruiting "angels," volunteers whose patrols were intended to provide a deterrent to the firebugs who drew national attention to Detroit more than a decade earlier,
when 500-plus fires torched the city in 1984.

I'm so glad I don't live there anymore.

11-01-2018, 01:13 AM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Only 5? damned.gif

I remember years where it seemed like they were determined to burn down the entire shithole.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
11-01-2018, 01:28 AM #3
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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That's why the story is amazing.

Maybe they ran out of schit to burn?

11-02-2018, 07:21 AM #4
Team Uzi ռօ ǟʀȶɨʄɨƈɨǟʟ ֆաɛɛȶɛռɛʀֆ
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I guess it could have been worse.

Halloween in France turned out to be pretty scary!

11-02-2018, 09:29 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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France is always a little scary damned.gif
11-02-2018, 05:28 PM #6
Meh Member
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chuckle.gif Last place in Europe I'd want to visit.



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