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Detroit 2012: The Movie (A Charlie LeDuff Special)

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By Charlie LeDuff
FOX 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- The year 2012, the Mayans said the world was going to end. It didn't. We're still here. But if you live in southeast Michigan, sometimes it felt like it was.

We tried to capture the whole thing on videotape. We're telling the story of broken down ambulances, fire trucks that couldn't pump water and police that sometimes never showed up. Public safety. It's the No. 1 complaint. Although perhaps closely followed by a slue of sex scandals and a county exec in hot water. It was an interesting 2012 to say the least.

But it wasn't all bad. Use the video player to watch all four parts of my year-special and even relive a few good stories from the past 12 months.

Special thanks to photojournalists Bob Schedlbower and Matt Phillips.

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