Still in recovery mode of a kind, so writing has been slow this week.
However, since New York City does not want to host the trials of criminals who killed their people, Slate asked readers to propose alternate sites. I don't know which is better, the idea of US populations bidding their respective hometowns as locations for this trial, or the selection of the winner.
Detroit? Hells yes.
Now, Slate did this in a very tongue-in-cheek way. But I'm dead serious. This needs to happen.
If NYC takes a pass, let's do this in Detroit. I've recently and personally witnessed what a dose of civic pride can do for a town and a population, and Detroit -of all places- could use such an injection. The $200 million NYC turned down would go much further in the Motor City than it would in Manhattan, anyway.
Oh, and the Ruston, Georgia comment down at the end of the article? Yeah. If this trial was held in the South, security for the trial would cost $400 million.