I’m not the first to post on the mayor having a body guard from the Pittsburgh PD and ANOTHER one from the Detroit PD. It was referenced by Luke’s Biggest Admirer, Mondessi’s House and PittGirl, but in case you missed it, he had two armed guards to protect him in the cushy seats at Joe Louis Arena.
I’ve spent some time thinking about it, and it’s absolutely absurd. The mayor of Detroit is one of the more famous (or in this case infamous) mayors in the United States and I (a modestly well informed newsie) couldn’t pick him out of a line up. This is especially true if I was a little sloshed and not expecting to see him. Furthermore if I for some reason became so disturbed that I felt like hitting someone and I had the choice between the arrogant, trashed Detroit fan and the Mayor of Detroit, their mayor would be safe without a body guard. If the mayor’s in any danger (and I’m not saying he is) it’s because of people here who are pissed about the job he’s doing, not “20,000 rabid Red Wings fans” who don’t give a shit about him.
So I have a theory, the Detroit and Pittsburgh PDs sent “guards” to protect the city from a guy with a history of making trouble at sporting events. Let’s not forget he’s been “detained” for disorderly conduct before. It’s either that or Pittsburgh had money to waste… take your pick.