Over the next year we’ll be hearing a lot about the violence that erupted in cities across the nation in 1967. From New York to Houston to Portland, Oregon, there was fighting in the streets as African-Americans rose up in rebellion against the racist conditions they were forced to exist under.
David Van Wie was en route to the shooting range with his father when he noticed the notch marks at the base of his dad's gun.
"I asked him what they were doing there, and he said, 'What the hell do you think they're doing there?' " Van Wie said. "He told me he had shot a couple of people as a police officer, but he didn't really elaborate."
Two decades passed before Van Wie learned the rest of the story: In the early '70s, his father had served on the Detroit Police Department's infamous "Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets" unit, known as S.T.R.E.S.S.
In the early 1970s, the Detroit Police Department decided to try something new, in its effort to reduce crime. The new film, "Detroit Under S.T.R.E.S.S.," tells the story of that unit. Phoenix-based filmmaker David Van Wie is the movie’s producer and director.