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How Detroit avoided the riots


Interview with Chief James Craig starts at 29:42

We have been hearing of riots in Portland and Seattle, but strangely it all seems quiet in Detroit. In an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight (July 28, 2020), Detroit Police Chief James Craig explains why Detroit remained largely peaceful.

Breitbart provides a partial transcript of the interview:

Craig said, “One thing I learned from my time in Los Angeles, we don’t retreat here in Detroit. We’re just not going to do it. You saw the images, Tucker, of streets where there was lawlessness, looting, burning, no sight of police officers. We weren’t giving up ground to the radicals. We just didn’t do it.”

He added, “Detroiters are fed up with these radical [protesters.] I’m not talking about the peaceful protesters. I’m talking about…these misguided radicals that have tried to incite violence in our city. They said, we’re not going to put up with it. And so, we’ve got a couple of things. We’ve got a great police department, great leadership, but we have a community that stands with us and by us, and said, enough is enough.”

READ: Detroit Police Chief: We Kept Peace During Protests Because We Didn’t Cede Ground to Radicals, Had Community Support

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