Detroit Police Chief James Craig joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday to discuss why the city has been spared the violent protests happening in other urban centers across the U.S.
“We don’t retreat here in Detroit. We’re just not gonna do it,” Craig told host Tucker Carlson. “You saw the images … of streets where there was lawlessness, looting, burning. No sign of police officers. We weren’t giving up ground to the radicals. We just didn’t do it.”
While Detroit has avoided major unrest, Portland has been gripped by nightly demonstrations and riots for more than two months while rejecting offers of federal assistance from President Trump.
In apparent contrast to Portland, Craig told Carlson, citizens of Detroit are “fed up with these radical protests.”
“I’m not talking about these peaceful protests … [I mean] these misguided radicals that have tried to incite violence in our city,” the chief said. “They said, ‘We’re not going to put up with it.’ And so we got a couple of things. We got a great police department, great leadership, but we have a community that stands with us and said, ‘enough is enough.'”
Bravo to Police Chief James Craig and bravo to Mayor Mike Duggan who says Detroit is safe enough to bring back summer recreation programs.
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