Detroit Police Had Their Hands Full During A Saturday Night Melee In Greektown

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Thinking of heading to Greektown Casino in downtown Detroit to blow through some money and hit up one of the dining establishments after a Tigers game now that Gretchen Whitmer’s going to allow full capacity at Comerica Park? Keep in mind that Greektown was a complete mess Saturday night as groups broke off into fights that eventually escalated to the locals assaulting police officers, according to the Detroit Police Department.

And Fox 2 Detroit reports this isn’t the first Greektown incident like this over the last few weekends. People are back out on the street, getting liquored up, fighting and shooting guns.

“I see it through the windows and watch it with the owners and it makes an unsafe environment for the patrons that come to patronize the business so I just don’t understand it,” one business owner told the news outlet. “I don’t know what the answer is necessarily.”

Whitmer yanked the COVID bar curfews and restrictions on June 2. Multiple people were arrested Saturday and 13 weapons were confiscated by those in the crowd.

Thinking about a post-COVID night in Greektown like the old days? You’ve been warned.

Meanwhile, the Detroit police commissioner is warning people his officers are ready to send them to jail if they continue to have incidents like Saturday night.

“When you come to Downtown Detroit, be on your best behavior. Be in control of your actions,” Willie Burton said. “Because, when you are not, you’re leaving no choice but to work with Detroit police officers to ensure that you get a little vacation.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I can’t wait until the liberals twist this to be Trump or the GOP’s fault. Just can’t wait. Is anyone with half a brain surprised at all? The urban environment has zero respect for police. These kind of skirmishes will become more routine. I think there were at least 4/5 of the same type of shit happening in several large cities over this past weekend. Tell people the police are the enemy enough and this is what happens. That’s ok just bring in the national guard. That should be fun!

  2. And just days after no nonsense James Craig left as police chief. Of all cities, Detroit can least afford this kind of jaboonery. Businesses and consumers will flee and its rise from the ashes will be stopped in its tracks

  3. Compared to Murderapolis, Chiraq, Seattle, Portland, LA, NY, Philly , Baltimore and DC, Detroit has been an island of calm over the past year in large part due to the leadership of the mayor and police chief. No nonsense and dealing appropriately with law breakers. I hope that continues. Detroit cannot afford to go back.

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