Street Brawl In Detroit:Facebook video captures violent Greektown brawl

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Detroit police are investigating a violent brawl in Greektown on Saturday night that left one man hospitalized.

The incident, which was filmed and posted to Facebook, is the second videotaped fight within a week in Detroit that shows several people cheering instead of helping.

In the most recent fight, police say people filmed and cheered, which has drawn the ire of Detroit’s top cop.

“All those people were out there with their cellphones, and instead of calling the police, they video it for Facebook,” Chief James Craig said. “This is extremely disturbing.”

Eventually, two 911 calls were made and police arrived on the scene “relatively quickly,” Craig said, but the fight was already over.

The 51-second shaky video of Saturday’s fight begins by showing an apparently unconscious man lying on the sidewalk outside the Greektown Parking Garage at the corner of Monroe and St. Antoine. The camera then pans to a man pulling another man by the leg, while others jump in and begin kicking and beating him.

Two of the men then rush over to another man lying on the sidewalk and begin beating and kicking him amid shouts from onlookers. The camera sweeps left, showing a man knock down another man with a punch; the victim falls next to the prone man who was in the video’s initial shot.

The second man is attacked for a few seconds before he’s able to get up. One man delivers a punch to the first man’s head before walking away.

Several people are seen on the video laughing as the men are beaten. Another group stands outside St. Mary’s Catholic Church watching the fight.

Finally, a man wearing a red vest waves his hands, gesturing in an apparent effort to stop the others from further beating the prone man.

“We have identified the victim, who is in the hospital,” Craig said. “Now, we’re trying to ID the suspects. There’s more video to look at; it’s Greektown, so there’s lots of surveillance video to go through.”

The victim’s condition was not known Sunday.

“We just had the situation last week (in Rouge Park, when two women were stabbed while others cheered and recorded cellphone video),” Craig said. “There was the case in Chicago recently, where a sexual assault was videotaped. It’s extremely troubling that people can video these crimes in progress for Facebook, but they can’t call the police.

“We’re not going to put up with this. People need to know: If you’re going to do this sort of thing, we will respond.”

In the Rouge Park incident, a 21-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and felonious assault in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 30-year-old Detroit woman, whose injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

After that stabbing, Detroit police increased patrols in nearby parks.

ghunter@detroitnews.com


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/04/16/facebook-video-captures-violent-greektown-brawl/100551464/

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  • playboy buddy roseplayboy buddy rose red hook brooklynPosts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭
    These young dudes disrespectin themselves, their families & their race... get it togetha before its too late
    blackgod813onetoughmiracle
  • semi-auto-matosemi-auto-mato Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭✭✭
    looks like it was a wild scene but shit like that happens. no one started shooting so I don't really have a problem with this. that's how it is everywhere. niggas get jumped all the time. hope the niggas who got beat up are ok
    jonoPlutarchmarc123FigoThe Lonious Monk
  • 313 wayz313 wayz Posts: 1,748 ✭✭✭✭✭
    damn, Im surprised the fight lasted that long due to a heavy police presence in Downtown Detroit
    MD_PROPER Breezy_KilroyTrill Gate$
  • blackgod813blackgod813 Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 17
    How do we let wild animals roam free???? How long do we celebrate violence
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 64,520 Regulator
  • SuperManuelSuperManuel I'll getchu bitch!!! Somewhere drunk off my ass.Posts: 16,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm sick of seeing these fuckin' kids making asses of themselves on the internet and national tv.
    2stepz_aheadplaymaker88onetoughmiracle
  • HafBaykedHafBayked Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    they do this shit everywhere in my city and then we get mad when they "profile" us and stop letting people in with hats, then long shorts, then this, then that.....basically all the shit black folks wear

    cant blame em sometimes cuz its really like we cant have shit without that

    im not even that guy that's whining about bob violence all the time but there's a track record you cant help but to follow if you live in certain places
    SuperManuel2stepz_aheadVulcanRavenonetoughmiracle
  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 9,154 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How do we let wild animals roam free???? How long do we celebrate violence

    Violence will always be celebrated.

    Whether its the person who is smart enough to get some else to do the violent act or the person who is the strongest person standing at the end of said violence. They will always be celebrated cause to our core we are a violent people and respect violence.

    Now if you want to talk about senseless violence then you have a point.
  • stringer bellstringer bell Posts: 20,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    They so ruthless in the D...
  • blackgod813blackgod813 Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    How do we let wild animals roam free???? How long do we celebrate violence

    Violence will always be celebrated.

    Whether its the person who is smart enough to get some else to do the violent act or the person who is the strongest person standing at the end of said violence. They will always be celebrated cause to our core we are a violent people and respect violence.

    Now if you want to talk about senseless violence then you have a point.

    Some us are not violent some are fraiser lgbt types some us just are cowards an want no trouble but we live in this world but violent people must be enchained so we may be safe...
  • SuperManuelSuperManuel I'll getchu bitch!!! Somewhere drunk off my ass.Posts: 16,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How do we let wild animals roam free???? How long do we celebrate violence

    blackgod813 4 president in 2022!!!!
    blackgod813VulcanRavenonetoughmiracle
  • LordZukoLordZuko Black Illuminati AsgardPosts: 1,471 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Violence is a universal law and woven into the very fabric of the universe. Nothing happens without violence. Some violent actions or violent events may be more brutal than others, but nonetheless they are as natural as the sun rising in the east.
    kingtob330PlutarchIceManKam
  • blackgod813blackgod813 Posts: 7,126 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 18
    LordZuko wrote: »
    Violence is a universal law and woven into the very fabric of the universe. Nothing happens without violence. Some violent actions or violent events may be more brutal than others, but nonetheless they are as natural as the sun rising in the east.

    Me doing an promoting mass jail time for un desirable is perhaps violence but this because we are sheep an the wolf must castrate the wolf.....under one banner we may have peace but uniform law an order is the only answer.....
  • MD_PROPER MD_PROPER Posts: 1,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 18
    It's funny the police condemned people for recording with their phones when they're the same police that said visit the D at your own risk...we cant protect you...

    What do they expect citizens to do if they already gave up..
  • stringer bellstringer bell Posts: 20,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Here's the unedited video of the brawl...
  • Rum Middleton Rum Middleton Dedicated. Determined. Disciplined. Posts: 4,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Here's the unedited video of the brawl...

    At :32 seconds, did a mufucka say, "They beat my nigga up"?? LOL
  • Trill Gate$Trill Gate$ Posts: 544 ✭✭✭✭
    Damn not even Greektown is safe anymore
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