Chess and Cops:
Tredale Kennedy, Veterans Advocate
Rick Hetherington, Retired Flint Police Sargeant, Attorney
December 26, 2018
Fish and life-long buddies, Tredale Kennedy and Rick Hetherington, tell stories about the diversity and resilience of Flint. Tredale discusses the chess program he runs at Berston Field House for local kids. Rick, a 23-year veteran of the Flint Police Department and current defense attorney practicing in Flint, discusses the "perception of security" in Flint. Jim Hargrove, once again, balances any potential craziness as the "Voice of Reason".
Tredale is a Flint Central Indian, and is also a veterans' advocate. Rick grew up in both Flint and Swartz Creek, graduating from Swartz Creek and then University of Michigan, Flint.
Quotes from the show:
(When talking about busing and the "magnet" program in Flint during the 70's-80's) "It gave us the opportunity to be introduced to different cultures and experiences....It changed my view....Like the game of chess, I got to experience different moves." --Tredale
"When you have a perception of safety and a viable school system, then families will move back here." --Rick