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Detroit Will Breathe
|Founder||Nakia Wallace, Tristan Taylor|
Detroit Will Breathe is a community organization begun in the wake of the George Floyd murder and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. The organization sued the City of Detroit and others in an effort to moderate police violence. The organization has presented demands to the city.
Background and formation
Like many cities across the United States, Detroit saw protests after the video of George Floyd's murder went viral in May 2020. The city of Detroit is no stranger to civil unrest. One of the most notable instances of civil unrest took place in 1967, when entire city blocks burned. The effects of these events are still felt in the city today. It has long been known that the relationship between Black Detroiters and the Detroit Police Department has been tumultuous. Today, Detroit is a majority Black city while only a fraction of its police department resides in the city.
Detroit Will Breathe, also known as DWB, was formed on June 4, 2020.It is an organization without political affiliation that was formed as a direct result of the protesting in Detroit after George Floyd's murder. Created by Detroiters for Detroiters, the organization states on their social media that they are "a militant, youth-led organization formed in the streets of Detroit in the midst of an international movement against police brutality." DWB continues to organize events, phone zaps, and advocate for the people of Detroit.
What follows is the list of demands that Detroit Will Breathe created in the summer of 2020. Put forth by Detroit Will Breathe, these demands were created and voted on by a public assembly that was in attendance . Demands 1 through 11 (bolded) were voted as priorities to be brought before the city. Detroit Will Breathe leaders met with Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James Craig days after the vote.
|May 29, 2020 - June 1, 2020||May 29 was the first rally in Detroit. It was organized by the Metro-Detroit Political Action Network (MDPAN). It was this first rally where protesters agreed to, "March today, march tomorrow," initiating daily marches. Protesters demand justice for the murder of George Floyd that occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota as the United States saw protests begin around the country. Protests began with a peaceful march and rally. Events carried into the night where Detroit Police used military devices and tactics to enforce the curfew enacted by the city. One man, was shot and killed; this shooting was between civilians and did not involve police.|
|June 2, 2020||Beginning with a peaceful march and rally, June 2nd turned violent when Detroit Police attacked, brutalized, and arrested peaceful protesters on Gratiot Avenue. The group that chose to remain on Gratiot where Detroit police used military-style tactics and devices against them. After arresting over 100 protesters, DPD left arrestees on primitive transportation with little-to-no ventilation. Arrestees were then brough to Little Caesars Arena where they were processed and later transported to the Detroit Detention Center.|
|June 3, 2020||After the intense brutalization of protesters, the night before, Detroit protesters show up in numbers despite the curfew still being in effect. Tensions were high as Detroit police followed the march closely. As the night went on, Detroit lifted the curfew and protesters returned safely to the rally-point.|
|June 4, 2020||Detroit Will Breathe is formed.|
|June 8, 2020||Detroit protesters march to the site where the Algiers Motel stood to hear civil rights leaders like Monica Lewis-Patrick and Maureen Taylor spoke. It was during these speeches that these civil rights leaders passed the torch onto the younger generation of organizers. The site of the Algiers Motel is significant landmark in civil rights history. It was here that Detroit Police, Michigan State Police, and the National Guard killed 3 civilians during the civil unrest in 1967.|
|June 20, 2020||Detroit Will Breathe organized the first public tribunal of the summer was held at Hart Plaza where testimonies from those brutalized by Detroit police and experts in police and government were heard. On the same day as the public tribunal, the Detroit Police Department announced investigations into several instances of police brutality that had occurred during protests.|
|June 27, 2020||Protestors took to a suburb of Detroit, St. Clair Shoes, to stand with the family of Theoddeus (Theo) Gray and demand justice for his murder by police in November 2018. Theo Gray was attending a baby shower when he was murdered by St. Clair Shores police. Detroit Will Breathe rallied and marched with the family of Theo Gray and the organization Thousands Strong. |
|June 28, 2020||A coalition march rallied in Southwest Detroit where over 20 organizations came together to demand justice and change. The march was nearly the rally point at the end of the night when two Detroit Police cruisers drove through protesters simultaneously. Detroit Police Department claims officers felt endangered.|
|July 10, 2020||A rapid response call was sent out and protesters gathered to demand answers after Detroit police fatally shot Hakim Littleton. In a residential part of the city, the Detroit police responded in riot gear, targeting and arresting organizers. Detroit Police release footage of the shooting just hours after the shooting took place. Months later, Wayne County prosecutor, Kym Worthy decides not to charge officers involved in shooting. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan put out a statement regarding the shooting. On October 25, the Coalition for Police Transparency and Accountability (CPTA) held a virtual public tribunal to allow the people be the jury in Hakim Littleton's shooting.|
|July 15, 2020||The first march to demand justice for Priscilla Slater brought protesters to Harper Woods. Detroit Will Breathe continued to march in Harper Woods to demand justice on a near weekly basis. Priscilla Slater was arrested and found dead in her cell two days after her arrest. The mayor of Harper Woods resigned from office after white supremacy comment. Months later, two Harper Woods officers were fired for concealing and manipulating evidence relating to her death.|
|August 9, 2021||Detroit Will Breathe and the Palestinian Youth Movement organized a march and rally in Dearborn to stand in solidarity against the annexation of Palestine by Israel.|
|Mid-August||A 15-year-old Oakland County girl, ‘Grace,’ was detained for not doing her homework. Detroit Will Breathe rallied around her case, demanding her release. Grace was later released.|
|August 15, 2020||Detroit protesters make it known that they will not stand for fascism anywhere in Michigan and go toe-to-toe with the Proud Boys in Kalamazoo, Michigan.|
|August 22, 2020 - August 23, 2020||Protesters rallied and marched to end Operation Legend in Detroit. Protesters were then left injured, a number were arrested, and several were put into the hospital after a clash with Detroit Police around midnight on the evening of August 22.|
|October 24, 2020||Protesters rally and march in Shelby Township after the Shelby Police Chief’s racist comments come out online. Shelby police brutalize and arrest several peaceful protesters, charging arrestees with felonies.|
|November 3, 2020 - November 7, 2020||As 2020 Presidential Election day ended, Detroit was a hotbed of election dramatics as Donald Trump supports swarmed the TCF Center where ballots were being counted to protest the counting. Detroit Will Breathe was at the TCF Center advocating for every vote to be counted. All the while, Detroit Will Breathe supported Detroit voters by, canvasing, marching, and celebrating Trump’s loss.|
|Currently||Detroit Will Breathe is an active organization that still organizes events in the city. For current events, see the Detroit Will Breathe Events page.|
Detroit Will Breathe, et al. v. City of Detroit, et al.
As a result of police brutality, Detroit Will Breathe filed a lawsuit against the city of Detroit, Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Judge Laurie J. Michelson of the Eastern District of Michigan granted a Temporary Restraining Order banning the use certain military policing tactics and weapons like batons, tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, sound cannons, and chokeholds against protesters.
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