Parents of scouts outraged with Black targets in police firing range

Parents of scouts outraged with Black targets in police firing range

A recent field trip to the Farmington Hills Police Department by a scout troop is receiving criticism not because of anything they heard – but for what they saw.

FOX 2 is working for you and delivers breaking news, live events, investigations, politics, entertainment, business news and local stories from Detroit, Michigan, and across the nation.

Watch FOX 2 Detroit Live:
https://www.fox2detroit.com/live

Subscribe to FOX 2 Detroit:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FOX2Detroit?sub_confirmation=1

Download the FOX 2 Detroit News & Weather apps:
https://www.fox2detroit.com/fox-2-mobile-apps

Follow FOX 2 Detroit on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WJBKFox2Detroit/

Follow FOX 2 Detroit on Twitter:

Follow FOX 2 Detroit on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fox2detroit/

Subscribe to FOX 2’s newsletters:
https://www.fox2detroit.com/email

50 Comments

  1. Solomon Grundy on January 23, 2023 at 1:30 am

    Do better?🤣🤣🤣 They can’t

  2. Based Proletariat on January 23, 2023 at 1:31 am

    And I’m supposed to be patriotic about what now? I don’t think so.

  3. Kathie Seacord on January 23, 2023 at 1:31 am

    And Black Women who they serve pork they clean entire cell (2)mattresses toilets sink with (1) small baby wet wipe
    Video evidence present

  4. Rickee Davenport on January 23, 2023 at 1:32 am

    They should put up all pics of trump to prove there not racist 🤨 let’s see that 🤨🤨🤨

  5. Uri Andropov on January 23, 2023 at 1:32 am

    This is AmeriKKKA! Nothing won’t change!

  6. T C on January 23, 2023 at 1:33 am

    Why did the black targets have better accuracy

  7. Amy Hartman on January 23, 2023 at 1:39 am

    Back in the day they used targets that were black silhouette of a bald man on a white background sometimes had black target circles growing in size outward from the center point they were never meant to represent a race just a human. I thought that is what the story was going to be about. But no I was wrong, police actually used photos of black men in a target shooting demonstration in front of children, let that sink in…. She has every right to be outraged these are little kids they shown this to not just the typical 18-20 year old police cadets.

  8. Able Soul on January 23, 2023 at 1:39 am

    They shouldn’t be using any pictures of any race for target practice

  9. Theron Roberts on January 23, 2023 at 1:40 am

    I think they should have red, white and blue targets also 😀🤣

  10. MR. Highland park 313 on January 23, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Those pigs wanted to show those kids how one of their easiest methods of earning paid administrative leave

  11. Jo L on January 23, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Yawn…..nobody cares

  12. Theron Roberts on January 23, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Maybe they should have targets of big black bears. And Evan white Polar Bears.

  13. 2020Vision on January 23, 2023 at 1:42 am

    And this is surprising lol

  14. Megan 19 on January 23, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Who cares, why is this news. Just because you get your feelings hurt every 2 seconds doesn’t mean it should make the news. Move on already and stop getting offended at every little thing.

  15. MrHaterplease on January 23, 2023 at 1:43 am

    hahahahahahaha

  16. Apostle Floyd on January 23, 2023 at 1:44 am

    Well now you know why Jayland walker a black person was shot 60 times. If you didn’t know, now you know.

  17. T C on January 23, 2023 at 1:45 am

    The problem was the black targets where running away.

  18. autobots decepticons on January 23, 2023 at 1:45 am

    Sad shit!!! Smfh… SICKENING!!!! 2022 WOWWWWW!!!! FIRE EVERYONE IN THERE!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSEE!

  19. Martijn De rover on January 23, 2023 at 1:45 am

    I hope IT hurts

  20. Ivan Will on January 23, 2023 at 1:49 am

    The police job is to keep Black people under constant terror and when they get a inchy trigger finger We will always be their targets,That’s why you see those images as target practice.

  21. Donna Little on January 23, 2023 at 1:51 am

    Being on a shooting range most targets are black buy hey use color as an excuse for everything getting old!Most targets are on tan paper painted black color has nothing to do with it it a matter of seeing your target they set them so far back you gotta see them and the racist stupidity carries on!

  22. Surveillance Operator Zero on January 23, 2023 at 1:52 am

    the fbi crime stats say the targets are correct

  23. GreenPointsCorp on January 23, 2023 at 1:52 am

    We’ll that’s because almost ALL crime is committed by the ones who Jog

  24. yoDaddy on January 23, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Well it is a 98% Chance you get attacked by Jamal than some Chinese dude walking down the street these days.

  25. flippy mope on January 23, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Big Mama over here getting mad about the reality of life , thanks for the laugh !!

  26. Martijn De rover on January 23, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Bunch of karens

  27. Lynn Leigha on January 23, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Don’t people get to pick their target photo?

  28. Cool Breeze on January 23, 2023 at 1:56 am

    I promise you… her kids went to all white highschools

  29. sheeessshh on January 23, 2023 at 1:57 am

    Riddle me this Batman 🤔 how can 13% also be 50%

  30. Ryan O'Reilly on January 23, 2023 at 1:58 am

    there is plenty of diversity in those targets. I use realistic targets as well, they come in packs 100+ of about 5 or 6 different packs, but they are STACKED TOGETHER. So if you just grab a handful out of the package they will all be the same image. I go through and pull out different ones each time. Laziness? yes. Less than effective training? yes. Proof that the department is hunting black men on the streets and proudly displaying that when the public tours their facilities? I genuinely doubt it. Racists do find their way into positions of power for sure, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. This would easily be the biggest case of department wide racism if it was true. Could it be true? Sure, but I would need a little more evidence to show me some lazy ass didn’t just grab the first 4 targets that happened to be at the top of the pack, as again, the images are in batches. 20 targets of this image, 20 of that each in a row. which one is more likely?

  31. Mr. Rodgers on January 23, 2023 at 1:58 am

    How dare you. We only shoot at white inanimate objects.

  32. hacker hackers on January 23, 2023 at 1:58 am

    people are too sensitive thease days

  33. Necessary Evil on January 23, 2023 at 1:59 am

    13/50? 🤔

  34. rod van-zeller on January 23, 2023 at 2:03 am

    When the army went from round targets to silhouettes the kill rate went up by 60 %, it is called subconscious conditioning, or reflex response.
    This type of training conditions the cops to you know what.

  35. Luv1234 on January 23, 2023 at 2:03 am

    White men feel so emasculated by BM, they resorted to this.

  36. Johnnie Burnett on January 23, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Crazy bro crazy and you wander why cop are so quick to draw the gunn smh

  37. kevin pierre on January 23, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Sorry to say we will always be crooked cops targeted practice

  38. autobots decepticons on January 23, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Thank You strong BLACK Queen!!! Ms. Dionne Webster-Cox! 🙌🏾🙏🏾

  39. Janet Matthews on January 23, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Diversity? Target range ought not have any color but just an outline.

  40. Darren Leonard on January 23, 2023 at 2:15 am

    I mean have u seen the people who commit the majority of crimes

  41. GreenPointsCorp on January 23, 2023 at 2:16 am

    There’s literally no better targets

  42. X Trementia on January 23, 2023 at 2:17 am

    cry about it

  43. Ser Pounce Toebeans lll on January 23, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Well that answers the question, "What do the police do when they are not shooting Black people?"

    They shoot images of Black people.

  44. Phil P on January 23, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Guarantee every cop in that department voted for trump

  45. Shaun on January 23, 2023 at 2:19 am

    To review:
    85% of the targets these cops shoot at are Whites (11 targets).
    15% of the targets these cops shoot at are Blacks (2 targets).
    There is great outrage that the percentage of Black targets is above zero.
    There is no outrage that the percentage of White targets is almost 100.
    This concludes today’s lesson on "wHiTe fRaGiLiTy."
    For homework, please research: "Crime statistics by race."

  46. Efree holdings on January 23, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Its a Black male fight, not a Black woman’s. Fall back and leave these useless Black males to fight their own battles, yet we see most are cowards.

  47. Frederick Griffith on January 23, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Holy Sh*t.If you are a new cadet coming into that police department even with no built in inherent bias ,you will develop some before long.Images are extremely powerful. With the ability to be burnt into the conscious as well as subconscious mind.Now imagine if you are a cop and you have to make a split second life and death decision.Even with the best of training, the survival mode instinct is going to kick in in a hurry. I don’t care what race you are.WTF are these people thinking. And life size images to boot.At least make all those targets race neutral for Christ Sake.You know i used to mock and ridicule MICHAEL JACKSON for the fact that he intentionally made sure that his children would look racially ambiguous. The man was a genius. It wasn’t because he was ashamed of who he was.He was just dealing with the brutal reality of existing as an easily identifiable Black person in this society. Every Black man in this society will tell you how people will automatically tense up when crossing their path.And that includes Black people themselves. BECAUSE it is ingrained in us that every visibly Black person is automatically evil and dangerous. Man I am thinking to myself we really can’t understand and relate to each other.

  48. Donna Little on January 23, 2023 at 2:23 am

    They want you to paint them rainbow color next time. GOID LUCK ON SEEING THAT TARGET !

  49. Sidney Martin on January 23, 2023 at 2:24 am

    THIS IS THE THIN BLUE LINE OF AMERICA, ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL, POLICE CULTURE.

  50. Tony Falcone (Government Official) on January 23, 2023 at 2:28 am

    I legit thought it was a Russian until I looked closer

Leave a Comment