How bad has the 21st century been to the city of Detroit? New Census data shows it has 713,000 residents — the fewest people since 1910, and likely smaller than Austin, Texas and Columbus, Ohio.
It's been a rough few days for New Media Strategies, the Virginia-based social media firm that borked its business with Chrysler over a mis-Twittered profanity regarding Detroit's drivers. Now it's taking shots from Craigslist posters warning of more woe ahead.
Yesterday, Chrysler apologized for a profane message about Detroit drivers that was sent into its Twitter feed by an employee at social media firm New Media Strategies who was then fired. Today, Chrysler announced it fired New Media Strategies. UPDATED.
Yes, the US auto industry has seen better days but is it really justified to leave the entire city of Detroit off a map?
Faced with dwindling resources, overcrowded prisons and much more significant crimes, Detroit police are now ignoring traffic infractions. Below, ABC News describes an incident where Detroit's police chief let someone driving without a license go with merely a warning.