gun violence

Community Updates: Friday, September 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-15-2023 under NEWS

SAFE Task Force, City of Grand Rapids to host Pitch and Highlight Night in October On Tuesday, the City of Grand Rapids announced that the Safe Alliances for Everyone (SAFE) Task Force is looking to award $50,000 to local organizations and...

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Community Updates: Friday, May 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-20-2022 under NEWS

The Kent County Prosecutor Releases a Statement Updating the Public on the Status of the Patrick Lyoya Case On May 18, about a month and a half after Patrick Lyoya was killed by Christopher Schurr of the Grand Rapids Police Department, Kent County...

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-11-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids city commissioners plan to vote Nov. 17 on allocating CARES Act or city police funds to a gunshot detection system for Grand Rapids. Called ShotSpotter, the detection technology will cost around $500,000 for the first two years of its...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers Grand Rapids has a net increase of around 13,000 registered voters since 2016 so far, City Clerk Joel Hondorp said Tuesday. Hondorp put the number in...

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Community updates: Saturday, Aug. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne addressed Grand Rapids' rise in gun violence and homicides this year on Friday, affirming that the department...

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Thousands take part in March for Our Lives in Grand Rapids

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NEWS

More than 4,000 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, March 24, 2018 calling for tougher gun control laws at the Grand Rapids March for Our Lives rally.   As part of the national March for Our Lives movement the the student-...

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Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center holds walkout in solidarity with GRPS, to promote safe community

by (hutch84)

Submitted 03-14-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) is a K – 5 elementary school in downtown Grand Rapids. GRCDC is a charter school with Grand Rapids Public Schools as the charter authorizer. This means they can make decisions as an autonomous entity...

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GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by and support students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This walkout was organized by teens nationally in...

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Time to reduce gun violence: an open letter to Senator Dave Hildenbrand

by (Kathleen Ley)

Submitted 03-26-2014 under OPINION

It’s time for state Senator Dave Hildenbrand (MI-29) to step up and join reasonable efforts to reduce gun violence in Michigan – to save lives, to stand with a majority of voters, and to act consistently with his own public comments. Gun...

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How long will we wait?

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-28-2012 under OPINION

From the desk of Darel Ross II, LINC's Co-Executive Director: Looking out of my window onto a street that many youth affectionately refer to as “Mad Ave” (short for Madison Avenue) on the SE side of Grand Rapids, where a 14-year-old...

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