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Byline: Rochelle Riley
Feb. 4--This column isn't for white people.
It isn't for the mayor.
This column is for black people in Detroit who are watching black people in Detroit kill and maim and rob and hurt each other and are not screaming at the top of their lungs at the mayhem.
About half of this country's 14,860 homicide victims in 2005 were black, most killed by black assailants. There were 411 homicides in Detroit last year -- 87% of the victims were black and 84% were male.
"We're losing a disproportionate number of our African-American men," Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said. "When you're losing the number of young African-American men that we are, people need to be outraged."