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  • Focus Hope CEO Talks Tackling Poverty in Detroit

    FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It’s focused on racial healing and…

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  • A Detroit Police Department timeline

    Timeline by Bill McGraw, Bridge Magazine, and Melissa Mason, WDET.

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  • How Do Michiganders View their Relationships with Law Enforcement as Local Police Forces Dwindles?

    http://detroitjournalism.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DT_POLICING_5-17-16.mp3 By Stephen Henderson | WDET Over the past decades, cities in Michigan have disinvested in police like no other…

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  • Police and Community Relations

      Detroit’s violence during July 1967 began after a police raid at the intersection of 12th and Clairmount streets. Not…

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  • Detroit’s Crime Rate [CHART]

    Using data from the FBI, WDET charted Detroit’s crime rate and compared it to other U.S. cities.  

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  • Detroit’s Jewish Lawyers and Their Civil Rights Efforts

      One of the threads in the fabric of Detroit’s post-1967 narrative includes the civil rights attorneys who not only…

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  • CuriosiD: Why Do Police “Shoot to Kill”?

    “Why is it that sometimes police officers use lethal force and other times they don’t? How do they determine when?”…

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  • Long-time Officer, Educator Reflects on 1967, Policing Career

    Richard Tillman was working in the auto industry in 1953 when a friend, newly hired at the Detroit Police Department,…

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  • Ike McKinnon Reflects on Detroit Policing

      Born in Montgomery, Ala., Ike McKinnon came to Detroit at the age of 10. A few years later, he had…

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  • What Does It Mean to Have Power?

      As part of WDET’s series examining the 1967 Kerner Report with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative this year, Detroit Today Host…

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