Interview with Arthur Johnson
QUESTION 4
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

So what was the policy?

ARTHUR JOHNSON:

The police policy in the, ah, ah, Miriani ordered police crackdown, was to arrest citizens--

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

So what was the policy?

ARTHUR JOHNSON:

The, ah, policy, ah, police policy, that had been ordered by Mayor Miriani, ah, was to, ah, arrest, ah, suspicious people in suspicious and unreasonable places. Everybody in town interpreted that policy to be directed against Black Detroiters, and the policy clearly acted that out because they began to stop, arrest Black people at will.