From Chief James Craig <[email protected]>
Subject how one police chief stopped the riots
Date July 22, 2021 3:17 PM
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Last summer, Portland burned. Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta. Even some cities
in Michigan... But not Detroit. Why? I'm Chief James Craig,

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Friend,

 

Last summer, Portland burned. Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta. Even some cities
in Michigan...

 

But not Detroit.

 

Why?

 

I'm Chief James Craig, former Detroit Police Chief – and I know why Detroit
didn’t burn.
 
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See, I grew up right here in Detroit during the '67 riots, watching tanks
rolling down these streets. I remember snipers on the roofs.

 

I was with the Los Angeles Police Department when the Rodney King riots
happened.

 

The police retreated, and let their city burn.

 

Since I've been Chief of Police in Detroit, the police have never retreated.
We are here to protect our citizens.

 

But there's more to the "why?" than that.

 

When I came home to run the Detroit Police Department, it was in shambles.
Morale, equipment – it all needed help. The response time to 911 calls was an
hour, if you were lucky.

 

I started with Colony Arms – the epicenter of crime in Detroit. I made it an
example. We mounted an assault. Twenty to thirty arrests later, we cleaned it
up. It showed that the police force was back in Detroit and that we never again
would allow criminals to rule our city.

 

I was the first in that day, leading from the front.
 
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Then, I went into the city and met with every group I could find. Developed
trust, showed what leadership could do.

 

So, when the unfortunate situation happened with George Floyd, and outsiders
came here to try and burn us down,Detroit did not burn.

 

That's the why.

 

Living within the rules we set for others, instead of within some special
rules for the elite.

 

No "rules for thee, not for me!"

 

Michigan has had enough of that. There are no kings and queens in America.
Leading from the front. Why don't politicians get that?

 

Bringing our state back from the front. That's leadership.

 

I don't see much of that out there.

 

So, I'm opening an exploratory committee to help me think about a run for
Governor of Michigan. 

 

I believe in leading from the front – and I think you do too, Friend. That's
why I'm inviting you to be a Day 1 donor.Contribute today and you will be a
part of our team from Day 1.
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Sometimes people are surprised to hear that I’m a Republican.

 

I grew up a Democrat. But then I watched as Democrats allowed our cities to
riot, to burn, and to fail. I watched as they pushed handouts that increase
dependency on the government for political gain.

 

And what the Democratic Party stands for today – liberal wokeism and a
perpetual victimhood mentality – those are NOT my values.

 

And I'm pretty sure you can guess MY position on "Defund the Police!"

 

I grew up in the church. I was taught to respect my elders, the importance of
self-reliance, and the value of hard work. I read the writings of great
Americans like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and
Sojourner Truth.

 

Looking back on it, my values were always Republican values.

 

When I was Chief of Police, I didn't broadcast my personal political
affiliation. But the truth is, I've been a Republican for a long time.

 

And I voted for President Trump in both elections – proudly.

 

Michigan Republicans need a candidate that can bring our message into areas
that aren't traditionally Republican voters.

 

And all of Michigan needs a governor that leads from the front, rather than
ruling us like a queen.

 

Lead from the front. Keep our people safe. Solve problems. That's what
Michigan needs. Will you join me?

By donating below, you are making an immediate contribution:
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Chief James Craig


Former Detroit Police Chief

 

P.S. I’m not a politician, I’m a police officer. I’m starting this process
from scratch. Any amount you can donate to our team today would be much
appreciated:
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