Comment: In Eastern Europe where you can't count on the police...

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In Eastern Europe where you can't count on the police...

every house of any value has huge solid steel ten foot walls around the perimeter of the grounds. Inside the fence you will find wonderful perfectly manicured lawns and well tended grounds - outside is squalor,

Every store - whether grocery store or anything at all - has large burly guys in dark coats watching your every move. These privately hired "security" people are the only alternative to police.

When hotels are taken over - its often as a "hostile takeover" that is actually hostile - with guns and shooting. A particular hotel I used to stay at in Kiev was "taken over" one day - armed men stormed the lobby and kidnapped the managers. One patron was killed in the process. That was it - one crime family had taken it from another and it was effectively under "new management" immediately.

Is this the future for Detroit and other US cities?