Category Archives: Issues

Electronic Surveillance Policy Conference

How much is too much? Wednesday June 26th 6-8 PM Red Door Art Gallery 7500 Oakland St., Detroit, MI 48211 Panelists: Charles Williams (NAN) Eric Williams (ACLU) Willie Burton (Board of Police Commissioners) Darryl Brown (Board of Police Commissioners) Dan … Continue reading

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Family of Police Brutality Victim Interviewed

On Sunday January 6th. Commissioner Willie Burton and DRACO founder Scotty Boman filled in for Robert Ficano on 910 AM Superstation.  They were joined by Special guest Greg Dunmore. Dunmore is multimedia journalist and executive producer of Pulse Beat Media. … Continue reading

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Human Resources Business Summit

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Commissioner Burton Joins With Victims Families To Take On Crime

Early today (Sunday April 8th)  Tawanna Rankin, whose daughter died from gunshot wounds, joined with other victims and their families for a Victim Awareness Walk in Clark Park. An article about the walk by James David Dickson is posted here: … Continue reading

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Body Cameras Are No Panacea, But Citizen Participation Can Deter Excessive Force

In the wake of tragic encounters between police and civilians, such as the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, many politicians have suggested that police wear body cameras. Detroit has had it’s own tragedies like the death of Aiyana … Continue reading

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