Black activists got angry when the Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the people responsible for shooting 12 people on a playground killing one of them urban terrorists. They complained about the insult and want him to apologize. Craig refused to back down and stuck to his guns.
Craig said quite bluntly:
“You will allow this to continue if you do nothing. It must stop now.”
That’s when the president of the Detroit National Action Network (founded by Al Sharpton) Rev. Charles Williams took umbrage to Craig’s assertions that these thugs are urban terrorists:
“We want to make it very much known that the young people who are causing the violence in our community are not terrorists,” the activists said. “They are not urban terrorists, they are the products of bad urban policy.”
It’s good to see them put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the ones truly responsible for running the city into the ground, the democrats who have ruled Detroit for the past 50 plus years. I guess they couldn’t see a way to blame it on George W Bush or ATM machines. Detroit and Chicago (another democratic bastion of hell) have been competing for the most violent city in America and currently, it’s too close to call. Chicago just reelected their democratic misfits and don’t believe for a moment Detroit will too because that’s what being a democratic voter is all about.
Craig reacted to Rev Williams by doubling down on his message:
“What should we call them? I say it’s urban terrorism and if it offends someone, I’m not worried about it. It is what it is.”
”And I say to the critics, when we were out there Sunday, I didn’t see any of them out of the grounds working with us side by side to come up with solutions … I’m sick and tired of dealing with the level of violence in some of our neighborhoods.”
Juvenile violence is so bad that Detroit has issued a curfew for minors from 6 PM to 6AM unless accompanied by a parent.