“We called on our community to step up, assist us…It worked.”
Detroit’s annual GM River Days festival kicked off with sunny skies and steady crowds on the downtown riverfront Friday.
Detroit Police Looking For ‘Volunteer Angels’ To Spot Suspicious Activity After Extended Curfew Rejected
Police say they’re looking for exceptional community members to serve as the department’s “eyes and ears” during this weekend’s big events.
“Don’t tell black people how to raise their children,” said Ron Scott, speaking against the proposal.
If youth are caught unsupervised during curfew hours, they could be detained and their parents fined upwards of $500.
Council member Andre Spivey said an expanded curfew seems to have “racial overtones” in the predominantly black city.
Organizers announced the 9th annual festival will run June 19-21.
There have been some online rumblings about planned shootings and gang members engaging in the so-called “knockout game” at the Ford Fireworks.
The Detroit Riverwalk will be home to the city’s newest art installation beginning Monday.
Sunday is the final day for GM River Days festival in Detroit and it will headlined by a blast from the past.