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Police vehicle drives into Black Lives Matter crowd, BridgeDetroit staffers discuss

BridgeDetroit’s Bryce Huffman and Orlando Bailey take a few minutes to share their raw reactions to a video of a Detroit Police vehicle plowing through a gathering of Black Lives Matter protesters in Southwest Detroit Sunday night. They also offer thoughts on Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig’s response to the incident.

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Detroit Police Chief and Mayor defend city’s use of facial recognition after wrongful arrest of Black man

City officials double-down on use of facial recognition technology, even after the wrongful arrest of an innocent Black man in Farmington Hills made national news. The ACLU has filed a complaint against the Detroit Police Department after detectives held a Farmington Hills man for 18 hours without being told why he was arrested.

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American Black Journal: Dr. Nikolai Vitti / Satori Shakoor / Sphinx Org

Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti talks about resuming classes in the fall, and he gives his personal viewpoint on the issues leading to the protests against racism. Plus, the important role of storytelling during the COVID-19 pandemic with Satori Shakoor. Finally, a performance from the Sphinx Organization Vocal Ensemble.