Detroit Police Chief James White and Mayor Mike Duggan meet with President Biden at the White House

14 May, 2022
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Detroit Police Chief James White and Mayor Mike Duggan meet with President Biden at the White House

From a drive-by shooting to the killing of a 15-year-old girl and a massive fight leaving four people shot, it’s been another week marked by violence in Detroit. However despite the tragedy unfolding, those working to stop the violence see hope.

“A lot more things need to be done, however we got to start somewhere,” said Pastor Maurice L. Hardwick of Power Ministry and Living Peace Movement.

Hardwick has spent years working to curb crime in the city of Detroit and despite recent headlines, he feels progress in his city.

“It feels better, it feels different," Hardwick said. "It feels like Detroit is making its way back to being a major market city again.”

So far, the statistics back him up. As of May 3 in Detroit, homicides, sex assaults and aggravated assaults are all trending down compared to 2021. Only carjackings saw an increase by a total of 12 incidents.

Friday in Washington, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James White met with President Joe Biden discussing how the city is using funds from the American Rescue Plan.


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