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Scrappers Leave Old Detroit Police Precinct A Complete Eyesore

No place is safe from scrap metal thieves in Detroit — not even police precincts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

Michigan House OKs Metal Theft Bill After Deal

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was “great news” for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

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Metal Theft Bill Hung Up Despite Leaders’ Push

The legislation would tighten rules in what can be a lucrative scrap metal market, giving police and prosecutors more tools to bolster cases against thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2014

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Detroit’s New Mayor Says Stopping Illegal Scrappers Is ‘Life And Death’

Most recently, scrappers sidelined a major and long-awaited project in Detroit when they stole copper wiring for new LED freeway lights installed through a $3.2 million program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2014

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Detroit’s Water Drains Away From Ravaged Pipes

Sometimes, the water can run for years at vacant buildings targeted by metal scavengers, who rip out the pipes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

Detropia (Credit Facebook Detropia)

‘Detropia’ Documentary Wins Award At Sundance Festival

The movie, made in part, by several people native to the metro area, shows the bleaker side of life in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012