John Nichols

  Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

John Nichols, the police commissioner who oversaw the creation of the controversial STRESS unit in 1971, ran for mayor against Coleman Young in 1973 on a law-and-order platform. As John himself acknowledged, he was not a natural at political campaigning, but he still garnered the vast majority of the white vote.

John appears in “The Battle for Detroit.”

I think the fear of crime in the neighborhoods forces our citizens to move out to the suburbs.
Rob Szypko