Boston’s Mayor Apologizes For Comments About Blowing Up Detroit

Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-04 17:56:06-04

DETROIT, Mich.- Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino apologized for comments he made to New York Times Magazine last week about what he would do in Detroit.

“I’d blow up the place and start all over. No, seriously, when it takes a police officer 90 minutes to answer a call, there’s something wrong with the system. Forty percent of the streetlights are out, most of the buildings are boarded up. Why? Inaction, that’s the problem-leadership,” his quote in the magazine reads.

Detroit’s mayor Dave Bing says he wishes the mayor of a city who just experienced a deadly bombing attack would have been more sensitive. Bing also says the police department’s response time is and has never been 90 minutes long.