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Concern is growing for the safety of the city's children as gang violence becomes more prevalent.
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meghan

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#24
Apr 16, 2007
 
cory wrote:
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wow no I'm not wrong, i knew her last name...
Oh sorry. I thought you were talking about me. I was there the night before.
Scoots2007

Grand Rapids, MI

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#25
Apr 16, 2007
 
I have a question regarding all of the above comments; Do they even teach English and writing skills at area high schools anymore? The spelling, lack of punctuation, and seeming inability to write a simple sentence should bother you guys more than some stupid dance club.
And yes, as an adult I will walk into anywhere I see fit to bring my kid out...period. As for Mr. Hentschel...lose the attitude punk.
James

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#26
Apr 16, 2007
 
enough is enough wrote:
stop crying over this it was a cap gun and all the parents who wont let there kids go to the club anymore are stupid my kids will still be able to go.
I mean c'mon this isreel and shooldnt be played like its not becase it could be the reel deel next time somone brings a loaded gun and it wont be a light matter i know it was a joke this time but if u kan bring a toy gun than a smart pursun would know dat you can bring a reel won in i dont meen to be harsh but reality is harsh you know
Ann Snider

Grand Rapids, MI

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#27
Apr 16, 2007
 
kurtis hentschel wrote:
my parents say i cant go back to the club and i think it a load of crap. what are they going to do keep me from school if someone brings a gun. they cant protect us all the time. i will go back to the club with or without my parents premission. i dont really care i was 15 yards from the person with the gun. who cares i dont if they had better guards then stuff like this wouldent happen. but still i dont care i will be going back!!!!
It is such a shame that a young person, such as yourself, doesn't really care. You made this very clear, as you stated it THREE times...But you know what? You do care, only you do not know it. Evidently you are trying to look or sound "cool" or you have been "programed" and have no feelings about others, except for yourself. Such a shame.
ada

Rockford, MI

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#28
Apr 16, 2007
 
We send the police in. They call it profiling, we take the cops out they say we don't care.
Caring Parent

Grand Rapids, MI

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Apr 16, 2007
 
stop trippen wrote:
it was not a real gun the police dident find any shells so how do we know if it was real. if they found some it would be diff. but i dont think it was a real gun and i was there it was to quiet to be a gun and my kids will be able to go untell i find out some hard edvince about the shooting.
I'm curious. How do you know the police didn't find any shells, and how do you know if the police even looked for shells? I bet you would be "trippen" if your kid was standing outside when the shots were fired. Don't you find it all a little scary?
Caring Parent

Grand Rapids, MI

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Apr 16, 2007
 
Scoots2007 wrote:
I have a question regarding all of the above comments; Do they even teach English and writing skills at area high schools anymore? The spelling, lack of punctuation, and seeming inability to write a simple sentence should bother you guys more than some stupid dance club.
And yes, as an adult I will walk into anywhere I see fit to bring my kid out...period. As for Mr. Hentschel...lose the attitude punk.
Did you notice that a lot of the comments with the bad spelling, lack of punctuation, etc., came from people claiming to be parents? If you ask me, that's a little scary too (if they really are parents).
Puleeeez

Mount Pleasant, MI

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#31
Apr 16, 2007
 
Maybe our kids should be doing their homework, learning how to spell and to use proper grammar and manners instead of looking for trouble at dance clubs. And if they were disciplined by parents who care, instead of being afraid of them, they would have some self respect and pride. They wouldn't need to join a gang to get it.
Club Revolution

Filion, MI

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#32
Apr 16, 2007
 
In regard to the statement, Not allowing parents in the club. All parents are allowed to enter at any time, however we will insist that they are with a staff escort. The reason being, Are they really a parent? What is there true intention upon entering? This policey is in place to insure the safety of all kid's in the club along with many other safeguards. Thank-You. the staff@Club Revolution.
Alex

Muskegon, MI

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#33
Apr 16, 2007
 
i agree and that a dance place should a fun place for kids to go and learn how to dance
a kid

Muskegon, MI

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Apr 16, 2007
 
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Kristine

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#35
Apr 16, 2007
 
Setting a earlier curfew and enforcing it, would be a start! As Mr. Riechert said, city officials need to think of something fast. All the "great" things to do in Grand Rapids isn't going to make the city any money if people are too afraid to leave thier homes! Let the city leaders spend one night "in" Grand Rapids, I bet they will find a way right quick.
Fred

Zeeland, MI

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#36
Apr 16, 2007
 
The article calls 14-19 yr olds (kids).Hello!18 and 19 are adults.Thats the problem,adults and children partying together.
Kat

Grand Rapids, MI

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#37
Apr 16, 2007
 
Neko wrote:
Stupid people....
When will someone read the history of Al Capone and figure out what causes gangs!
And the number one most dangerous gang in Grand Rapids of course....is the gang of church/police state fascists who control the media!
Those who give up freedom and liberty for the promise of security deserve neither!
Believe it or not....more freedom and liberty would bring more security!
But those freedom hating church/police state Republicans don't want you to know that!
I don't want to admit stupidity, but I will agree that it wouldn't hurt to learn the history of gangs.
jamie

Grand Rapids, MI

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#38
Apr 16, 2007
 
enough is enough wrote:
stop crying over this it was a cap gun and all the parents who wont let there kids go to the club anymore are stupid my kids will still be able to go.
We will then have to listen to you cry when somthing happens to your child (hopefully nothing ever happens) but I would rather be safe then sorry, why are they so agianst parents going in? do they have somthing to hide, anyways i would love to see you stop me from getting to my child if I wanted to!!!
Cindy

Sterling Heights, MI

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#40
Apr 16, 2007
 
when Our kids do something wrong and we S pa nk them we are wrong but when they do stupid things as they get older like shoot people they blame Us as parents it has become a NO win as a parent thank you court system
and as for the one blaming churchs and police NO If they had Jesus in their heart they would not be trying to kill people ever hear of the Ten Commandments THOU SHALL NOT KILL
Cindy

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#41
Apr 16, 2007
 
Fred wrote:
The article calls 14-19 yr olds (kids).Hello!18 and 19 are adults.Thats the problem,adults and children partying together.
I agree I don't want my young teens hanging out with GROWN 18 and 19 year olds they should have separate nights for the 2 age groups
just call me cracker

Sterling Heights, MI

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#42
Apr 16, 2007
 
cory wrote:
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I guess its considered a private party and they can choose who to allow inside, but i dont know....I thought it seemed like a pretty safe place on the inside during all the excitement and panic. All of the security guards pushed kids to one area and made every one stay out of harms way.
If they are charging a cover charge and are licensed to run the olace, it is not a private club. As it is, if my kids are in there and i want them out and if security will not let me in, I guess my only course of action would be to call the police, and sue the living shit out of the owners.
just call me cracker

Sterling Heights, MI

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#43
Apr 16, 2007
 
Kristine wrote:
Setting a earlier curfew and enforcing it, would be a start! As Mr. Riechert said, city officials need to think of something fast. All the "great" things to do in Grand Rapids isn't going to make the city any money if people are too afraid to leave thier homes! Let the city leaders spend one night "in" Grand Rapids, I bet they will find a way right quick.
I agree with the curfew idea. Let's star off with enforcing the laws that are already in place. How about setting up a detention center for curfew violators and then fining the parents for not keeping track of their kids?

Since: Apr 07

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Apr 16, 2007
 
meghan wrote:
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Oh sorry. I thought you were talking about me. I was there the night before.
i've been there every weekend for the last 3 weeks straight. this Saturday i cant go.

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