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Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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Meet The People's Budget GR

by (Sean Kenny)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Meet Rik E. Horoky & Dom Damron from the People’s Budget GR. Their mission is to change the way we fund our city, specifically, moving funding away from armed public safety toward public works. They would like to see increased funding for...

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Protest, riots, clean-up, and curfew: City of Grand Rapids enacts civil emergency proclamation

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-31-2020 under NEWS

Civil Emergency Proclamation Following a night of civil unrest and extensive property damage in downtown Grand Rapids, City officials held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to recap the events that occurred overnight, and plans for proceeding...

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City Connection - Chief Eric Payne of GRPD joins Mayor Bliss for in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-07-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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City of Grand Rapids has failed to respond to demands for police accountability and cutting ties to ICE

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 05-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

On the evening of Tuesday, May 14, as the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting was approaching, attendees may have noticed a blue banner hanging over the railing of the Calder Plaza, facing the Monroe Street traffic.  The banner read, in white...

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Despite pressure from City of Grand Rapids, Cosecha pushes forward with a safe, non-violent, and family-friendly May 1st march for Driver's Licenses for All

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 29, members of Movimiento Cosecha GR met with staff from the Office of Special Events from the City of Grand Rapids.  Cosecha has multiple concerns that we wanted to address with the city, concerns that we have brought to every...

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Does the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association contract promote police officer misconduct?

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 12-18-2018 under OPINION

A citizen-based analysis of the current state of police-community relations in the City of Grand Rapids has revealed a consistent narrative: there is a clear resistance from the GRPD to accept accountability.   The pattern in practice of GRPD...

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Diverse neighborhood voices share report about communities and policing

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

In 2017, the Heartside Neighborhood held their first National Night Out. According to the National Night Out website, the event is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie...

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Local NAACP wants policing changes after detainment of 11-year-old girl

by (jproth1)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under NEWS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Leaders of the Greater Grand Rapids Branch of the NAACP and family members of 11-year-old Honestie Hodges gathered on Calder Plaza in front of City Hall Tuesday morning, December 19, 2017. The supporters are asking Grand Rapids...

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Family traumatized after bail bondsman break-in, no police protection

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-13-2017 under NEWS

There are two front doors at the Wilkerson house on Eastern Avenue. The first leads to the front porch, but a quick look shows the wood is splintered: the broken lock sits at an angle and often catches as Barbara Wilkerson tries to open or close it...

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