When Detroit police chief James Craig was confronted by would-be carjackers, he fled without making an arrest. (Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News)
Man up, James Craig
Re: Tony Briscoe’s Oct. 22 report, “Detroit police chief almost a carjacking victim”: So the Chief of Police is sitting in his police cruiser, finds himself in the presence of a would-be carjacker and his response is to flee? How about, I don’t know, arresting the criminal and getting him off the streets? Instead, the most powerful police officer in the city just tucked his tail between his legs and allowed an obviously empowered criminal to continue terrorizing citizens of his city. Nice work, Detroit.
Adam Harden, Houston
I can understand getting out of the line of fire, but then he has to turn around and go after them and get on the radio and call for help at the same time. That is what being a cop is about: Going after criminals.
Franklin Gray, Bocas del Toro, Panama
James Craig is chief of the Detroit Police Department. He had no way of knowing if this was an isolated jacking or something more organized like a hit. He has been very effective in a short time. I’m sure the crime organizations are not happy. Chief Craig did the right thing.
Stephen Grady, Detroit
Blast from the past
Time for a new and improved STRESS system in Detroit. Basic rights are violated every day by criminals. Time to make the city safer to live in. This has gotten worse for more than 30 years now.
Joe McCauley, Northville
A town without pity
Criminals in Detroit are so brazen now that, police car or not, they will take what they want. What are the odds they will ever be caught by Detroit police?
Kenn Bruza, Taylor
Why didn’t he draw his service weapon and shoot or arrest the would-be carjacker? Is he or is he not a police officer?
To witness, let alone be the victim of a crime, and do nothing is reason for termination.
Joe Greenwell, Richmond, Texas
The Wild, Wild Midwest
If anyone approaches you when you’re in your car, speed away instantly.
Don’t even think about red lights or stop signs.
Brian McLellan, Germantown, Tenn.
The yellow wall of silence
What in the world is going on here?
The police are supposed to be the biggest, best-armed street gang in any city and now they’re running from street thugs?
Ronald Warmbier, Escondido, Calif.