Skip to comments.Detroit Police Chief Warns Criminals: People Will Protect Themselves
Posted on 03/08/2014 8:48:32 AM PST by Kaslin
Detroit Police Chief James Craig wants criminals to know that they shouldnt just be afraid of police anymorethey also need to worry about homeowners who are ready to use a firearm to protect themselves.
A lot of Detroiters are fed up, he said in a recent interview with WDIV-TV. Theyre tired and theyve been dealing with this epidemic of violence. Theyre afraid and they have a right to protect themselves.
After all, when seconds count, police are only minutes away, right?
If you are confronted with an immediate threat to your safety, youre not going to have time to dial 911, Craig said. It becomes an issue of, the threat is here, I have to respond to the threat.
However, Craig was careful to say that citizens must exercise common sense. In other words, there needs to be a true threat coming at you and you cant chase someone down the street. But he wants would-be criminals to know that they need to worry about a few things. Theyve got to worry about a police department that is going to aggressively find you when you commit an act of violence. And you got to also worry about the good Detroiters who are not going to put up with the violence.
Well, not after Michigan disarms you, but you know...
Michigan has a more pro-2nd amendment policy/laws than Texas does.
How did this guy get through the liberal screening process?
I assume you mean the Chief, usually they are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor or City council. Could he be elected?
An urban police chief with common sense - something you don’t hear about very often these days.
Help the police are yourself.
Detroit is under the control of a State appointed manager now, Mayor and City Clowncell are powerless figureheads.
Thanks, explains a lot.
Imagine, a chief of police in a Democratic run city with a large minority population giving, in essence, the OK for its citizens to defend themselves with a weapon against the bad guys. Looks like someone from the DNC is going to have to go to Detroit to “straighten” Chief Craig’s line of thinking.
The last time I was in Detroit, I carried concealed my Taurus PT709 Slim. It’s about time Detroit gets It’s act together about self defense in the City.
It would be cool if we patriots could contact this chief and encourage him for speaking the truth, which goes against the grain of every other police chief in all the other cities. Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee, also has encouraged city residents to buy a gun and learn to shoot.
It must be a rather chilling message to a thug.
They’ve long since learned that they can throw their hands up, surrender to a cop and be back out on the street in a couple of days. The citizens aren’t constrained by many of those pesky rules.
Privations have a way of bringing sense back. When you obviously can’t afford to police the whole city, the sheriff will back the 2nd amendment.
Well if he’s a cowboy we need more cowboys.
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