A 5-year-old-boy was shot and killed by his own 18-month cousin in Detroit this week after the two were reportedly playing with a handgun inside their home.
“The toddler was playing with the gun about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when it discharged, striking the older boy in the neck, according to police,” reports CBS Detroit.
“A 27-year-old man was at the home at the time of the shooting and has been arrested. Police said he was father to the 5-year-old and uncle of the toddler. The boys’ grandmother and a 1-year-old girl also were at the home,” adds the news channel.
“We lost another child in the city of Detroit due to a lack of firearm safety,” said the 10th precinct commander. “This is why we emphasize gun safety with gun locks and gun boxes so we don’t have circumstances like this.”
Read the full report here.
DETROIT POLICE CHIEF: Motor City Not Seeing Any Riots Because ‘We Don’t Retreat in Detroit’
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told Fox News Tuesday night that his city isn’t witnessing the same protests and riots seen in Portland, Seattle, New York, and other places because “we don’t retreat.”
“We don’t retreat here in Detroit. We’re just not gonna do it,” said the Chief. “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.”
“I’m not to 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.'”
“So when you talk about what’s different here, we have a city that has stood together and oh, by the way, I know there’s a lot of conversation about the mayors in some of these big cities,” Craig said. “Our mayor stands with this police chief, stands with this police department [and] we are not going to tolerate this uptick in violence. That’s key.”
Read the full report at Fox News.
DETROIT POLICE CHIEF: ‘Real Issue’ Behind Riots Isn’t Race, But Really ‘Anarchy and Marxist Ideology’
Detroit Police Chief James Craig sat down for an interview with Townhall this week where he weighed-in on the ongoing anti-police protests in major American cities; saying it has little to do with racism and more to do with “anarchists and Marxist ideology.”
“I can tell you that this group that’s marching, like so many across the country, the anarchist factions of these groups are promoting violence and attacks on police officers. They don’t speak for Detroit,” he told Townhall. “And I recognize that it’s not all of the protestors it’s the core, that little small group, that really tries to create violence.”
“I can tell you: Detroiters don’t like it. They support this chief. They support this police department. They do not support defunding [the police],” he explained. “They know what defunding looks like.”
“Race doesn’t matter,” Craig added. “What matters to them is someone who speaks truth against what their narrative is [which is that] they’re peacefully protesting, which isn’t always the case.”
“The real issue is not as much about the race,” the chief told the website. “The anarchists and the Marxist Ideology, they have no support for anybody in government. They want to undermine that so it doesn’t matter what race your race is. It’s less about that.”
Read his full interview here.