Twisting the facts to fit the narrative.
Today, the population of Detroit is 82 percent black, and white men make up only 15 percent of the police department; black people don’t worry much about white cops. But in 1967, Detroit was 62 percent white. The Detroit PD was a white male domain, and black citizens vehemently complained about police brutality.
The movie Detroit, written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, deals with the Algiers Motel incident, an event during the 1967 Detroit riots in which three young black men, Carl Cooper (Jason Mitchell), Fred Temple (Jacob Latimore), and Aubrey Pollard (Nathan Davis, Jr.), were killed by white Detroit police officers. The movie’s trailer invites viewers to “Discover the Truth.” But Detroit plays fast and loose with the facts and obscures the likely truth about this tragic incident, by turning it into an anti-white morality play.