You know, we here at the Motor City Law Blog have grown used to murder, robbery and assault leading the local evening news; no different than any other large U.S. city. But this morning's murder in Detroit, of a 55-year old cyclist, did give us pause.
We are roughly the same age as the victim; and could see ourselves on an early morning cycle trying to get somewhere or to keep in shape with a morning workout. Then, out of nowhere, on the dangerous streets of Detroit, two young men drive by and take your life at close range; just like that.
It is not news, and this murder gives us pause because it may be one of those many many Detroit murders that goes unsolved for years; maybe forever. The victim's family, friends, neighbors, will just need to deal with it. Justice delayed, at best.
No victim's name reported in this story. No arrests, clues or leads; barely an investigation even possible at all, especially when eye-witnesses -and there were a few- will not come forward.
So no need for lawyers and no judicial resources expended meting out elusive justice, because this one could be unsolved for a while; forever. The fireworks are over here in the "D" so it's every man for himself again.
Hope we're wrong about the outcome of this, our first Detroit murder post.