Detroit: More than 35 Groups Demand Chief Craig’s Resignation, End to Police Violence

Moratorium NOW! Coalition

More than 35 Groups Demand Chief Craig’s Resignation, End to Police Violence

Press conference, solidarity statement add to mounting pressure for Detroit police changes from top-down

DETROIT – Representatives from more than 35 grassroots community organizations will hold a press conference Thursday morning calling for an end to police violence against protestors and for the resignation of Chief James Craig.  The General Baker Institute, Community Movement Builders, the Black Brown Alliance of the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, Black Youth Project 100, the James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, Moratorium Now, and the East Michigan Environmental Action Council, will be among those sharing the collective statement and remarks at The Shed at Martz Park on Flanders St on the eastside of Detroit. 

Their collective statement cites Saturday, August 23 as a major escalation in the already unacceptable level of police abuse and violence against protesters. The coalition supports the recently announced lawsuit filed by Detroit Will Breathe to stop police violence. But they also note the absurdity of having to spend public money to defend people against what is ostensibly, their own police department. It is yet another reason the coalition has joined the growing calls for James Craig to no longer head the Detroit Police Department.

What: 

Press conference and release of statement demanding an end to police violence and abuse and the resignation of Police Chief James Craig

*Who:
The General Baker Institute
Community Movement Builders
Black Brown Alliance of the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America

Black Youth Project 100

Detroit Will Breathe and others will speak on behalf of a coalition of 35 Detroit groups who have signed on to the statement and demands

When: Thursday, September 3 –  11:00 a.m. 

Where: The Shed at Martz Park 11530 Flanders St, Detroit, MI 48205

* List of Coalition Members 

Black Brown Alliance branch of Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)

Community Movement Builders 

Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan

Detroit Eviction Defense

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Detroit Justice Center 

Detroit Solidarity & Defense

Detroit Will Breathe 

East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC)

Garage Cultural

General Baker Institute America

James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

Jewish Voice for Peace

Mama Akua House

Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Michigan Caucus of Rank and File Organizers (MI CORE)

Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

Michigan Liberation 

Michigan Students Dream 

Moratorium Now Coalition

Motor City Street Dance Academy 

Movimiento Cosecha – Detroit 

One Michigan for Immigrant Rights  

One Michigan for the Global Majority

Palestinian Youth Movement 

Queer Pride Detroit

Rapid Response Detroit

Riverwise Magazine

Showing Up for Racial Justice Metro Detroit

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Sunrise-  Detroit

Sunrise –  Michigan

Take On Hate 

We The People of Michigan 

We Want Green Too

Yemen Liberation Movement

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