Wyandotte Needs More Police to 'Keep Out the Unwanted,' City Council Candidate Says

Wyandotte council candidate Ted Miciura Jr. said he doesn't want to see Wyandotte turn into a Lincoln Park, River Rouge or Ecorse.

A Wyandotte City Council candidate said he's not happy with the direction the city has taken over the last several years and wants to see more policing done in order "to keep out the unwanted."

Longtime Wyandotte resident Ted Miciura Jr. also had some harsh words for neighboring cities to the north.

"I'm concerned about how (Wyandotte) is going," he said. "I don't feel that the city is exactly in the perfect direction. I think it needs to be in a little bit better direction. I'm not looking for the city to turn into a Lincoln Park, a River Rouge or an Ecorse. Slowly, it is moving this way and we need to make sure we stop that now."

Miciura said Wyandotte "is slipping away" from what it was when he was a child.

"We need police ... more now than ever," he said. "You can just see how things are changing in this city. We need more policing in this city to keep out the unwanted and what we don't want this city to turn into."

Miciura made his comments Wednesday night during a meet the candidates event at the Copeland Center. He is among 10 people running for six council seats in the May 7 general election.

After the event, Miciura said his comments shouldn't be interpreted as having a racial overtone, but instead said his concerns fall mostly with people who don't take care of their property.

"It's a different set of people from what I'm used to," he said. "I'm interested in keeping Wyandotte as it has been."

Check back later in the week as Wyandotte Patch begins to run videos of every candidate who spoke at Wednesday's event.


Like Patch on Facebook | Follow Patch on Twitter | Sign up for Patch's free daily e-newsletter

jimandtheboys March 18, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Here is the 2010 Census breakdown by cities mentioned by Mr. Migiura: Lincoln Park: 84.2% White. 6% African American, 8.8 % Other River Rouge: 39.4% White, 50.5 % African American, 10% Other Ecorse: 44% White, 46% African American,10% Other Wyandotte: 95% White, 1.3% African American, 4% Other Looks like Wyandotte is leading the way in one particular ethnic group? Could this possibly be what Mr. Migiura is making reference to? I certainly hope not! But....there really are some huge differences in ethnic populations in these five cities. This information came from the 2010 Census because I was not able to find the 2012 on line, it would be interesting if someone could take a look at those breakdowns.
jimandtheboys March 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM
I meant four cities not five.
Richard March 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM
to Teri S., I was not complaining. Where do you see me complaining above. I'm one of those outsiders and I suggested a boycott. Can't you understand what you read. Hey, tell me what you have done.
David Justice March 26, 2013 at 07:01 AM
I agree Karen, Wyandotte has ALWAYS been a tough place to do business with and could not agree with you any more.
David Justice March 26, 2013 at 07:07 AM
I dont think more police is the issue, I think cleaning up the existing corrupt police dept may be the answer, from officers stealing guns to officers blatantly disregarding there oath they swear to with no punishment for there irresponsible behavior , the police dept is the MOST corrupt downriver so hiring more officers is CORRECT start by firing the moron who STOLE the gun who's name was withheld and also FIRESTEVESABO.COM and get officers that appreciate the jobs they have and will uphold the law they are sworn to and instead of texting married women all day DO YOUR JOB.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »