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Detroit Police Chief: Armed Citizens Making Detroit Criminals Think Twice
Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 07/16/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek

With robberies in Detroit down 37 percent compared to figures from this same time last year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the increasing number of armed citizens is making criminals think twice before attacking. In other words, more guns are equaling less crime. According to The Detroit News, in addition to the reduction in robberies there has been a 22 percent drop in "break-ins of businesses and homes" and a 30 percent decline in carjackings. Craig says these across-the-board reductions in crime are at least partly attributable to "criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be armed." He added, "I can't say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there's no question in my mind that it has had an effect." The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's Josh Horwitz disagrees with Craig. Horwitz says his gun control group's position is that "more guns equal more crime."

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TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; detroit; selfdefense
A success story that 2nd amendment supporters should watch.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

Need to allow it in Chicago as well.

It’s either this or stop and frisk all ‘suspicious persons.’


2 posted on 07/16/2014 6:19:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: marktwain

Detroit crimes and guns.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 6:20:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe the bad guys are moving to Chi-town....


4 posted on 07/16/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: cripplecreek
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's Josh Horwitz disagrees with Craig. Horwitz says his gun control group's position is that "more guns equal more crime."

Well, Mr. Horwitz . . . my position is that "more cake equals more happiness."

5 posted on 07/16/2014 6:22:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: TigerClaws

Chief Craig has restarted the stop and frisk policy in Detroit and for the most part people are happy with it.

He ended that idiotic virtual precinct crap that meant a fully staffed precinct during low crime hours and closed during high crime hours. He’s also gotten the response time down from an hour to an average 10 minutes.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

BTTT


7 posted on 07/16/2014 6:24:29 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Great interview with Craig from a month or so back.

http://www.nranews.com/cam/video/one-on-one-with-detroit-police-chief-james-craig


8 posted on 07/16/2014 6:26:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's Josh Horwitz disagrees with Craig. Horwitz says his gun control group's position is that "more guns equal more crime."

Leftists have an annoying habit of confusing their assertions with actual fact, without any need to show actual data.

The leftist definition of science is: any assertion made by a leftist, independent of observable fact.

You know, like Harry Reid saying: "The border is secure."

9 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:51 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: cripplecreek
This is impossible. I grew up in Chicago, and if you ask any Democrat in town they will tell you this is Fox channel propaganda.

Only if all guns are confiscated will gun deaths be reduced. This is the Given, Revealed Truth, and only Tea Party zealots would dare question it.

(Have I gotten all the proper buzzwords in?)

10 posted on 07/16/2014 6:29:00 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: 1rudeboy
Some tough people in Detroit. Paris Ainsworth was shot 4 times and still returned fire hitting 2 of 3 assailants.

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11 posted on 07/16/2014 6:29:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigerClaws

Craig and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. are da men.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 6:31:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

thanks.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: cripplecreek

Minneapolis Police Chief

“Call 911”


14 posted on 07/16/2014 6:33:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Maceman
A while back one of the local gun control groups was telling people to offer to pray with those who break into their homes.

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15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:34:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Craig is telling them “When seconds count, we’re minutes away so you better be ready to defend yourself”.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 6:37:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice!


17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:40:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: cripplecreek

And, here I thought a city just had to go bankrupt.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:56:46 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: cripplecreek

Works every time!


19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:57:13 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: cripplecreek

Before or after they’re beaten, tortured, raped, sodomized, ... ?


20 posted on 07/16/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Having been a resident of Minnesota, I have found Minneapolis police to be completely useless. Now one of their chiefs is in San Antonio, TX, and the rank and file are complaining about him forcing liberal ideas.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 7:44:49 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: cripplecreek

Welcome. Would you like to meet Jesus? It could happen real soon.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 7:47:04 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Fred Hayek

Can’t remember his name, but we all rejoiced when he left for SA.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 8:21:42 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: cripplecreek

I like this Police Chief, he seems to be one of the few people in Detroit who has his head on straight.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 8:53:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Maceman

“Leftists have an annoying habit of confusing their assertions with actual fact....”

.
Say it with gusto: “They lie”.

How else can they get their agenda across?


25 posted on 07/16/2014 8:58:31 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: cripplecreek

“With robberies in Detroit down 37 percent compared to figures from this same time last year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the increasing number of armed citizens is making criminals think twice before attacking. In other words, more guns are equaling less crime”

YES!

“Society is safer when criminals don’t know who is armed.” CRPA http://www.crpa.org/


26 posted on 07/16/2014 9:00:30 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: cripplecreek; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ..



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

27 posted on 07/16/2014 9:14:01 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That would be Bill McManus. Y’all are stuck now with Janeé Harteau. Another political correctness type.


28 posted on 07/16/2014 9:50:48 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: cripplecreek
Detroit Police Chief James Craig would make a good speaker at the next NRA convention.
29 posted on 07/17/2014 4:41:06 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: cripplecreek

Detroit Police Chief James Craig’s going to turn that city around... Unlike Chicago where the idiots are working on passing another 300 anti-gun laws.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 6:49:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: GOPJ
PJ media story this morning.

Detroit Police Chief Credits Armed Homeowners with Reducing Crime
31 posted on 07/17/2014 7:12:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2001convSVT
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32 posted on 07/17/2014 7:14:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I would bet he is a Christian man, also. Courage of convictions leads men to stand against foolishness masquerading as enlightenment. This man is standing tall ...


33 posted on 07/17/2014 7:21:28 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN
Story in the Washington times.

Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime

Detroit resident Al Woods, a self-described former criminal who is now an anti-violence activist, told The News that he agrees that criminals are thinking twice about targeting innocents.

“If I was out there now robbing people these days, knowing there are a lot more people with guns, I know I’d have to rethink my game plan,” the 60-year-old told the paper.

34 posted on 07/17/2014 9:39:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice. Thanks for pinging...


35 posted on 07/17/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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