I am a concerned resident of the Southend of Dearborn. For over 50 years, I have seen changes; some for the better, but a lot for the worse. The best days for south end residents were during the administration of the late honorable Mayor Michael Guido (God rest his soul). During that time, police patrolled our streets on an hourly basis and traffic and city ordinances were enforced vigorously. Police response was fantastic. Unfortunately, now chaos is the norm.
I feel like I am living in Dodge City or Tombstone, Arizona. The noise from horns and the smell of burning rubber from tires fill our streets 24/7. These streets are striped with black tire marks. In addition, trees are knocked down throughout Lapeer Park, which is overcrowded and has little, to no supervision.
People complain in some cities when police are called and they show up a day, or two late. Unfortunately, in the south end they never show up at all, despite numerous calls from the citizens.
— Mohamed Saleh
Dearborn (Southend) resident