Early this year, Detroit police arrested Robert Williams — a Black man living in a Detroit suburb — on his front lawn in front of his wife and two little daughters (ages 2 and 5). Robert was hauled off and locked up for nearly 30 hours. His crime?
George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police is a tragedy that continues a long pattern of police violence against Black people in this city. Healing will be long and difficult, and it must end with a total re-imagining of public safety in our communities.