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Avoiding the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

Shannon Roberts | 25 March 2013

We reported on Detroit’s population problems back in October last year.  Not surprisingly, with the loss of 25% of its population in the last ten years, those problems have not gone away. A new state-imposed manager, Kevyn Orr, started just yesterday and his job is to try to turn the crumbling city around.  First on his agenda is public safety.  However, his overall goal is to avoid taking Detroit to the bankruptcy court, which would be the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.


Batman is still fighting crime… in Brazil

Shannon Buckley | 19 March 2012

Brazil has come up with a novel way to fight crime – employ Batman.  The city of Taubate have hired former soldier, Andre Luiz Pinheiro, to patrol the streets of the city dressed as Batman.  Rather than fighting real life crime though, Batman will play a more indirect role in the fight between good and evil through a social and educational crime prevention project which visits schools and targets children from the city.

 
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