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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Topic - Leola Wesley
Nearly half of Detroit's property owners didn't pay their taxes last year, indicating the financial troubles of the debt-stricken city's residents and the ongoing cycle of declining revenues and diminished services for those residents.
"It makes me not want to pay," she said. "If nobody else is paying, why should I?"
Ms. Wesley, who lives next to two vacant lots, said she's lucky if she ever sees a police car patrol her block.