Pig Vigilantes


Fifth Estate # 91, October 30-November 12, 1969

It has recently come to light that the Detroit Police Department has armed and trained a volunteer force of 1,500 civilians as Emergency Police Reserves.

Black Workers Present Demands


Fifth Estate # 90, October 16-29, 1969

The week of Oct. 5 through 12, the Ad Hoc Construction Coalition presented demands to 8 agencies that 50% of all workers in construction and construction-related projects in the Detroit area be black.

Cops Continue Park Hassle


Fifth Estate # 88, September 18-October 1, 1969

The Stoepel Park Incident of Sunday, August 24 was not an isolated instance of police harassment [see “Pigs Riot in Park,” FE #87, September 4-17, 1969]. On-duty and off-duty, legally and illegally, police harassment of the young people who gather …

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Pigs Riot in Park


Fifth Estate # 87, September 4-17, 1969

On Sunday, August 24, a group of men attending the Ever-Seven (Evergreen-Seven Mile Road) neighborhood association picnic in Stoepel Park harassed and beat up a group of young people who were also in the park.

Pistol-happy Pig Re-instated


Fifth Estate # 86, August 21-September 3, 1969

Sgt. Gerald Biscup is one of the police officers who was involved in the Veteran Memorial incident on November 2. The Detroit Police Officers’ Wives Association (DPOWA) was holding a dance in the Veterans Memorial that night and many police …

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