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Detroit police chief gives credit to armed citizens for drop in crime

September 10, 2014

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140716/METRO01/307160034

Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.

“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.

Perhaps the City Council will be able to find a Police Chief who will be willing to make the same kind of acknowledgement of armed citizens and work to support and empower them.

Frankly, I doubt it.  They haven’t seemed to get much right.  Making themselves feel good seems to be the hallmark of this Council, not looking out for the people of Watauga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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