In Detroit, safety is a privilege enjoyed by the white and wealthy. In the city's Black neighborhoods, public safety has been sacrificed to the gods of austerity.
Real solidarity will help to mobilize forces everywhere that are coming to realize the deepening costs and injustices of accepting capitalism's continuation.
Willie L. Pelote Sr. is an assistant director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. He can be contacted at