Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gang Squad TV

I invite readers to tune into the National Geographic Channel at 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, April 11, to see Inside Detroit's Gang Squad. This is a one-hour documentary show centered around the efforts of the Detroit Police Department's Gang Enforcement Unit's efforts to reduce gun violence in the city.

Under Chief Warren Evans, the Gang Enforcement Unit is now a part of DPD's Mobile Strike Force, which has played an important role in getting more than 1,000 illegal guns off the streets of Detroit so far this year. This squad has also helped to reduce Detroit's homicide rate by approximately 25% over the past year.

The infamous bus stop shooting, which happened last year in the Warrendale neighborhood, is featured prominently in this program. The one year anniversary of that shooting will be upon us soon.

If you're not able to see this program tomorrow evening, it will also air:
  • Monday, April 12 at 1:00 a.m.;
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m.;
  • Thursday, April 15 at midnight;
  • Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m.; and
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.


BULLmanX said...

I don't know - I watched it last night, and wasn't sure how to feel. It portrayed the police well - but it certainly made Detroit seem....hmm.

As well, it strikes me that featuring Detroit on the National Geographic channel makes it seem like we're a third world area that needs exploring and explaining.

I had very mixed feelings on it all.

JS said...

Having been born & raised on Rutland, just blocks from where that shooting took place, I was deeply saddened as I watched this documentary. It was incomprehensible. God bless the DPD and the gang squad!

P.S. happy to have found this blog!