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City Council Candidate In Detroit Suburb Wants To Build A Wall To Keep Detroit Out

He also wants an "instant death penalty."

Posted on July 21, 2013, at 12:31 p.m. ET

Richard Fabiszak, a candidate for the Hamtramck, Mich., city council, has proposed building a 12-foot wall to "protect the city" and only let people with proper state-issued ID in.

Hamtramck is surrounded by Detroit except for a small border it shares with Highland Park.

Detroit became the largest city in American history to declare bankruptcy Thursday. It owes as much as $20 billion to banks, bondholders and pension funds.

Carlos Osorio, File / AP

Fabiszak's campaign has no office, website or Facebook page. According to WWJ this isn't the first time he's run for city council.