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Detroit police chief hits back at Rashida Tlaib: 'Totally inaccurate' to claim abuse of peaceful protesters
Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Julia Musto

Posted on 07/01/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT by jazusamo

Twitter video at link.

Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's claim that Detroit Police Department officers abused peaceful protesters is "totally inaccurate," Detroit Police Chief James Craig remarked Tuesday.

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"I know that the congresswoman is making claims that they were peacefully marching when we intersected and intentionally hit peaceful protesters. [That is] not the case," the chief added.

"They [surrounded] the vehicle, they began to pelt the vehicle –­ not just one of our police cruisers but two of them –­ and in one instance the rear window of one of our SUVs was broken out. And, the information I got from the officer in that vehicle was that he thought he was being shot at."

Craig told Bream that in reviewing videos of the incident, the "vast majority" of the city's community supports his department.

"Twenty to 30 were very agitated, escalated to anger, and then violence. They jumped on the hood. They began to pelt the car. The officers feared for their safety. And they had to do only one thing: they needed to get out of harm's way and they did that," he stated.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: Minnesota; US: New York
KEYWORDS: antifa; ayannapressley; bds; chiefcraig; detroit; domesticterrorism; ilhanomar; jamescraig; jihadsquad; massachusetts; michigan; minnesota; newyork; ocasiocortez; occasionalcortex; police; rashidatlaib; riot; terroristsympathizer; tlaib
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1 posted on 07/01/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The “demonstration” was “mostly peaceful.”


2 posted on 07/01/2020 10:14:42 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: jazusamo
Blocking cars in the streets is not a peaceful protest.

It is a violent kidnapping.

3 posted on 07/01/2020 10:15:00 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: jazusamo

DPD , do your State a favor. Look the other way


4 posted on 07/01/2020 10:18:01 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: jazusamo

There needs to be a statement or law passed about the issue of rioters surrounding vehicles. Think Reginald Denny or the man in Provo Utah. A motorist is minding his own business when an illegal mob rushes / surrounds the vehicle entrapping it and the people inside. When the motorist attempts to leave, they are accused of assault. If they don’t leave, they get dragged out of the vehicle or even shot while in the vehicle. Same with these police officers.

Needs to be a law like stand your ground. Illegal assembly blocking the road, motorist has every legal right to use whatever means necessary to leave the scene without fear of the police arresting them later and a prosecutor making charges.


5 posted on 07/01/2020 10:19:08 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: marktwain; Steely Tom

Yep, I don’t consider assaulting police officers peaceful conduct.


6 posted on 07/01/2020 10:20:02 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: LeoWindhorse
DPD , do your State a favor. Look the other way


7 posted on 07/01/2020 10:20:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: jazusamo
"Twenty to 30 were very agitated, escalated to anger, and then violence. They jumped on the hood. They began to pelt the car. The officers feared for their safety. And they had to do only one thing: they needed to get out of harm's way and they did that," he stated.

The media believes that is the definition of "peaceful". So if they can't even be accurate about the obvious, are thy accurate about anything? The answer of course is no, they ae fake corrupt news, er activists.

8 posted on 07/01/2020 10:22:18 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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i would like a “mostly peaceful” scotch and ice, and hold the ice


9 posted on 07/01/2020 10:22:26 AM PDT by SteveH
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To: jazusamo

Loosely translated, “She’s a lying b . . . .”


10 posted on 07/01/2020 10:26:14 AM PDT by MCSETots
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Absolutely, of course it’s no surprise that they consider lying is okay.


11 posted on 07/01/2020 10:30:22 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Mostly peaceful rioters and looters.


12 posted on 07/01/2020 10:34:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed the Communist Revolution would arrive disguised as the common cold?)
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13 posted on 07/01/2020 10:36:45 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Occurred to me: BLM axiomatically does not consider crime a thing.

Consequence: protestors are by (their) definition peaceful - even when looting & torching uninvolved private property. Violent felonies simply do not register in their minds as “crime”.

Anecdotal proof:
A guy drives drunk blowing >0.2 to the point of passing out at a drive thru, resisted arrest, shoots at cops, and his gf burns down a restaurant. BLM response is “so what? wouldn’t you or your relatives?”
A guy is stoned (likely terminally), passes counterfeit money, and resist arrest. BLM response is to utterly ignore that, martyring him because a cop contributed to his expiration from lethal overdose.
A guy trespassing with makeshift drugs is confronted, nearly beats other guy to death. BLM response is to martyr him when terminally stopped.
Hundreds of blacks are killed each weekend in major cities. BLM response is absolute silence.

Explains a lot.


14 posted on 07/01/2020 10:42:00 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Interesting how those so interested in workERS are so disinterested in workING.)
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To: jazusamo

Rashida Tlaib is one of the biggest pieces of cr@p in Congress.


15 posted on 07/01/2020 10:43:01 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: ctdonath2

Actually, the leftie tactic is not to respond to those types of things. The media isn’t going to cover it, so it loses air very quickly.


16 posted on 07/01/2020 10:45:13 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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HOORAY James Craig. He’s a very good police chief.


17 posted on 07/01/2020 10:55:07 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: jazusamo

It is in Mogadishu....


18 posted on 07/01/2020 10:55:30 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: jazusamo

I talked about this with a teen daughter. If I am driving alone I would probably take the beating and trust God. If I have family in the car I might step on the gas and explain to the court later.


19 posted on 07/01/2020 11:05:25 AM PDT by lurk
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Jumping up and down on them, breaking windows while making vile threats against the driver sure sounds peaceful to me. Is that wrong?


20 posted on 07/01/2020 11:08:59 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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