In 2014 the Huffington Post said that violent crime in Detroit was “a public health issue“. More recently Detroit has fallen to the number 2 spot on the “Most Violent Cities in America” chart last year. It still remains a very dangerous place to live with a violent crime rate of 1,760 per 100,000 people.
Madison Heights, a suburb of Detroit, has come up with its own solution to violence; No Spanking Zones. No, I’m not kidding.
The zones forbid a parent to hit a child.
Perhaps Madison Heights hopes that Detroit will follow their lead and create “No Shooting Zones”. Of course, the effectiveness of such a measure may not have the intended outcome as, again quoting WXYZ,
…it is not illegal to spank a child there is no punishment to a parent who does so in these areas.
I’m sure the inhabitants of Madison Heights are happy that their tax dollars are going to good use.