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Mortalman
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know the final resting place of Officer Michael Czapski? Further, does anyone have a photo of him while he was alive and/or one of his grave?
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Psip
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Post Number: 1645
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mortalman, send me an email PsipDetroit at Gmail dotcom.
I do not have anything right now, but may in the near future.
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Thejesus
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Post Number: 775
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what's this all about?
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Rjk
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Post Number: 649
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.odmp.org/officer.ph p?oid=3740

3 or 4 paragraphs down.
http://detroit1701.org/NewBethel.htm

(Message edited by rjk on March 26, 2007)

(Message edited by rjk on March 26, 2007)
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Kathleen
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Post Number: 2132
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Time Magazine coverage:

http://www.time.com/time/magaz ine/article/0,9171,900748,00.h tml?iid=chix-sphere
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Thejesus
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Post Number: 777
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 1:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

why were there people standing around with rifles and why'd they shoot at a police officer?
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Terryh
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Post Number: 234
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 1:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a copy of Detroit Scope magazine that features a story about the shooting of officer Czpaski and his partner. The book Who Killed Detroit touches on the incident. I can't help but wonder if there are fewer incidents of officers murdered in the line of duty because our society no longer condones or tolerates police abuse and misconduct.
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Larryinflorida
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sure remember the "Sock-it to Crockett" bumper stickers.
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Craig
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Post Number: 90
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As I understand it Czapski was just a City kid who joined the DPD to do a job. His murderers went on to run and hide in the church of Aretha Franklin's father (Little Rock Baptist?).

And for TerryH, I respond: I can't help but wonder into violent,lawless pit of hell society would descend if men and women like Czapski didn't volunteer to stand as a line between ordered society and selfish nihilists. I lost track of the number of officers killed when I lived in the City, and I remain convinced that all were martyred in the cause of peace.
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Terryh
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Post Number: 235
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 6:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know not all police officers are bad apples Craig, but when you grow up on the wrong side of the tracks like I did you tend to see life from a different perspective. Give Americans the freedom citizens in other democracies enjoy; fix the complicated and expensive health care system; protect jobs; share the wealth etc. Police officers should be fighting for social justice instead of insulting; profiling; antagonizing etc. In my years of 'misbehaving' Craig the majority of police officers have been more than fair and professional. I wouldn't want to be in law enforcement because I don't agree with many of our laws and sentencing guidelines.
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Craig
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Post Number: 94
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TerryH - OK, I'll call off the dogs.

No question, there are thugs in uniform, now and back when Czapski was murdered. But growing up a relatively good kid in a very rough town I do sometimes wonder: what keeps the lid on? I believe that it's the knowledge that guys in blue will haul bad guys in --or sometimes just kick their asses-- that gave us the little peace that we knew in my 'hood.

I read in a red/anarchist paper once that if the police were abolished then society would happily and effectively police itself. If anyone wants to bet against I'll lay $10 that in this scenario there are riots and atrocities within a few hours. I want to trust humanity, but where I'm from I learned that the willingness of too many to do evil (e.g. steal my stuff, hurt my family for fun) is unbelievable and real. I'll point to Devil's Night as my example.
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Renfirst
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 1:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

terryh, I replied to your classified post, you still interested? lemme know.
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Terryh
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Post Number: 237
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 8:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fair enough Craig.

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