Interview with Dr. Grant Friley

So what was the city like?


The city was very uncomfortable. Prior to the problems that occurred in Detroit, I had had an opportunity to see what had had happened in Jersey and in L.A. and, and um, ah, the interviews that they had with police officers and the films of the police officers, and then boom, here it was, Detroit, and the very thing that I had seen on television, I was part of. Um, to be in the inner city of Detroit, ah, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock at night, a curfew, pitch Black, dark, smell the smoke, see flames, hear sirens in the distance, ah, it is like a combat zone, very very uncomfortable. You're walking on pins and, and needles. And, ah, it was, it was an experience.