Check the comments at the end of this story about the 15-year-old Detroiter who murdered a 24-year-old Iraq vet who had just cashed a tax refund.
When I worked as a staffer in the Michigan Legislature, this type of story in this morning's Detroit Free Press would draw little attention. The white suburbanites would shake their heads and make some anti-Detroit remark that usually had a racial tinge. Lawmakers from Detroit seemed to never talk about it.
In my opinion, the Detroit Free Press would be doing a public service to cover this story like a blanket. It's time to understand the reasons a 15-year-old could take a life so easily.
What needs to be done to make it better?