This Friday, the movie simply titled “Detroit” debuts nationwide.
It depicts the most notorious single incident of the 1967 Detroit rebellion — the brutal police killings of three black teens at the Algiers Motel.
The still-contested events of that night at the Algiers Motel have already been written about extensively. A surviving witness called it “a night of horror and murder” worse than anything he had experienced as a soldier in Vietnam.
But after multiple trials, none of the officers involved were ever convicted of any crime.