The mayors of New York and Detroit are squaring off on who has the worst crime.
He said the shirts — worn at vigils, funerals and demonstrations — fill about 85 percent of his orders today.
Lansing officials say the city had 12 homicides last year, the most since 2008 when it had the same number.
Across the city of Detroit, residents are growing weary of the violence — especially after crime statistics revealed 386 criminal homicides took place in the Motor City during 2012. So, what are city leaders doing about the problem?
Interim Police Chief Chester Logan says America has a problem with guns and Detroit is the epicenter.
Michigan’s two largest cities, Detroit and Grand Rapids, have seen more homicides this year, even though the overall crime rate has remained steady.
Federal authorities say they’re withdrawing a dozen agents brought to Flint from around the country earlier this year to help deal with the city’s crime rate.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder got the extra police troopers and summer jobs programs for inner city youths he wanted in the new budget, but he failed to get lawmakers to tie education money to student performance or invest as much as he wanted in health initiatives.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said the department is having some success fighting crime by putting more cops on the street and going to 12 hour shifts for officers.
Detroit police say the murder rate in the city is up 15 percent from last year at this time, with more than 180 homicides as of July 10.
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