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Thousands March Against Crime

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Parent Issue
Day
24
Month
September
Year
1976
OCR Text

Thousands of Detroiters marched againsi crime last Sunday. laking a Hun stand against the fear which has gripped the city since youth gang violence started in mid-summér. The march was led by Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and the Michigan director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Claud Young. Later, speakers at a Kennedy Square rally adnionislied the crowd to take a stand against crime by prosecuting and tesiifying against crimináis. Noticeably absent from the crowd was Detroit Pólice Chief Philip Tannian, who is reported to be on lus way out as Detroit 's top cop. One of the candidates for the position, former STRESS (Stop The Robberies fcnjoy Safe Streets) ('hief James Bannon, was just as noticeably present, marching with a buil hom and later making a speecli at Kennedy Square.