'Black community on edge;' Grand Rapids police chief 'very concerned' by killings

Jan 11, 2013 Full story: MLive.com 85

After eight homicides in less than a month, Grand Rapids police have stepped up patrols in "hot spot areas," worked to get illegal guns off the street and kept Major Case Team detectives working overtime.

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free thinker

Farmington, MI

#49 Jan 15, 2013
Bob wrote:
Quite a few knuckle draggers aren't there?
Looking at the family photo album again, are you?
free thinker

Farmington, MI

#50 Jan 15, 2013
Who wrote:
Hey hypocrite, how is the term 'hollander' NOT a racial slur?
Bob and his retard buddies like the slur,'cracker' quite bit, too.
nat turner

Grand Rapids, MI

#52 Jan 15, 2013
this starts at home people need to teach their children respect for one another
nat turner

Grand Rapids, MI

#53 Jan 15, 2013
This problem starts at home parents need too teach these kids the value of life. Also that grabbing a gun does not make you a man.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#54 Jan 15, 2013
Bob wrote:
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The point I'm really trying to make is that regardless of race, the majority of any community sees a segment which refuses to live by the rules, hence the title of this very thread.
I'm in the group that thinks that every race still has a majority that lives by those rules and is threatened by the minority. Painting any group with a wide brush does nothing to resolve the problem, but merely masks the causes.
Of course living in a state where you are overrun by a hoard of blue haired people whose only concern is making it to the early bird special might have something to do with the skewed percentages you referenced......
Especially since driving at least 10 mph under the speed limit isn't a crime!
You seem to be a good guy, but you know very little about Florida...probably just what you've heard....my point about this thread, is that there is a well armed majority that, day by day is getting fed up watching these violent crimes occur, and watching the news media, local and national pittypat around calling out about it, call it political correctness or whatever you want.....and someday soon, we might all be surprised to hear murmers of bad guys, just disappearing off the street....we might hear about a shocking crime, an arrest is made, a suspect bonds out and is never seen again.......sh*t happens, right?....

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#55 Jan 15, 2013
Bob wrote:
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You obviously don't watch the news from this part of Michigan where we are deluged in police reports of inbred white trailer trash.
Are you sure that you're watching the local news?
Sounds more like you're watching your home video's.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#56 Jan 16, 2013
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How do I have the "right to whine"...
Because I'm not the one going around promoting "tolerance" and "fairness" and "political correctness" and "diversity" like all you liberal hypocritesand then turn around and do the EXACT OPPOSITE. To liberals like you, everyone else is "racist" except them.
Do tell me all about the "freedoms this country was based on" since you're such an expert. A liberal telling me about freedoms when all you want to do is control every facet of people's lives.
As for what I said, if you don't agree then PROVE ME WRONG. Look around you asshole, every modern convenience you use or enjoy was ultimately created by WHITE PEOPLE, that's not a FALSE statement.
The very documents you just claimed to know so much about were written by WHITE PEOPLE. Is that why you liberals despise them so much and are constantly trying to nullify them?
Piss off liberal, if you don't like what I said - TOO EFFING BAD, maybe you should study the first amendment, you know freedom of speech and all that.
It must really piss you off that those white people who started this country made so simple a mistake as saying ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.

You better tear up your Right-to-Life card because even with abortions, those brown people are quickly becoming the majority in your lily white country.

Sucks to be you!
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#57 Jan 16, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to be a good guy, but you know very little about Florida...probably just what you've heard....my point about this thread, is that there is a well armed majority that, day by day is getting fed up watching these violent crimes occur, and watching the news media, local and national pittypat around calling out about it, call it political correctness or whatever you want.....and someday soon, we might all be surprised to hear murmers of bad guys, just disappearing off the street....we might hear about a shocking crime, an arrest is made, a suspect bonds out and is never seen again.......sh*t happens, right?....
In the small rural community that I live in, roughly 1/3 of the residents head south in the fall and return each spring. The return of these snow birds brings back those days when a trip to Mt. Pleasant takes an extra 15 minutes or so as I try to get around all of these cars driving well below the speed limit. And every one of thosr cars sports a license plate festooned with those damn oranges!

The parts of Florida I was thinking about was were many of these people roost for the winter months. I really don't think I'd be happy living anywhere near Lakeland or Zephyrhills.

I dread the idea that your well armed majority is going to throw away what people took over 200 years to establish...... Especially since its that same majority that paved the way for the minority to become just as well armed!
Michelle

Grand Rapids, MI

#58 Jan 16, 2013
The world has changed. It is 2013. Black communities throughout the U.S. are econoically depressed. White America is falling down on their privilege and responsibility to help; not doing their part as far as being fair in their hiring practices! According to scripture:'To much is given - much is required. This is the basis for all of the pain experienced in the black community ... poverty. And many minorities do have college degrees. Look at the Dept. of Labor Stats on Black Unemployment. RACISM AND HATRED IS THRIVING IN AMERICA; inspite of Barack Obama's leadership as President. Where are all the guns coming from? People are losing their faith and their hope. Where and when can they even begin to experience something called the American dream. It is all around them and they can't seem to tap into it. Just looking at an advertisement for food ... like a pizza from 'Old Chicago' can make people MAD if they can't afford to go there and purchase it. I say businesses had better wake up. There will be more robberies on the way. If you close your business at 8:30 p.m. I recommed you start closing at 7:30 p.m. There is gonna be HELL to pay right here in G.R. AND IT IS ON THE WAY.... PLEASE DO YOUR PART.
Bill

Hudsonville, MI

#59 Jan 16, 2013
Michelle wrote:
The world has changed. It is 2013. Black communities throughout the U.S. are econoically depressed. White America is falling down on their privilege and responsibility to help; not doing their part as far as being fair in their hiring practices! According to scripture:'To much is given - much is required. This is the basis for all of the pain experienced in the black community ... poverty. And many minorities do have college degrees. Look at the Dept. of Labor Stats on Black Unemployment. RACISM AND HATRED IS THRIVING IN AMERICA; inspite of Barack Obama's leadership as President. Where are all the guns coming from? People are losing their faith and their hope. Where and when can they even begin to experience something called the American dream. It is all around them and they can't seem to tap into it. Just looking at an advertisement for food ... like a pizza from 'Old Chicago' can make people MAD if they can't afford to go there and purchase it. I say businesses had better wake up. There will be more robberies on the way. If you close your business at 8:30 p.m. I recommed you start closing at 7:30 p.m. There is gonna be HELL to pay right here in G.R. AND IT IS ON THE WAY.... PLEASE DO YOUR PART.
Barack Obama has done much to set this country back in terms of racism. His pathetic performance, arrogance, lack of respect for the constitution, and coronation of himself as ruler has caused much angst. He has failed the black community and enraged the white community. At least he's consistant in his failure.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#60 Jan 16, 2013
Michelle wrote:
The world has changed. It is 2013. Black communities throughout the U.S. are econoically depressed. White America is falling down on their privilege and responsibility to help; not doing their part as far as being fair in their hiring practices! According to scripture:'To much is given - much is required. This is the basis for all of the pain experienced in the black community ... poverty. And many minorities do have college degrees. Look at the Dept. of Labor Stats on Black Unemployment. RACISM AND HATRED IS THRIVING IN AMERICA; inspite of Barack Obama's leadership as President. Where are all the guns coming from? People are losing their faith and their hope. Where and when can they even begin to experience something called the American dream. It is all around them and they can't seem to tap into it. Just looking at an advertisement for food ... like a pizza from 'Old Chicago' can make people MAD if they can't afford to go there and purchase it. I say businesses had better wake up. There will be more robberies on the way. If you close your business at 8:30 p.m. I recommed you start closing at 7:30 p.m. There is gonna be HELL to pay right here in G.R. AND IT IS ON THE WAY.... PLEASE DO YOUR PART.
When does Black America start taking responsibility for themselves and their offspring?
Bill

Hudsonville, MI

#61 Jan 16, 2013
Bob wrote:
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You obviously don't watch the news from this part of Michigan where we are deluged in police reports of inbred white trailer trash.
Didn't know you lived in a trailer Bob!
Sassy

Grand Rapids, MI

#63 Jan 16, 2013
It is quite obvious that you don't know the Big Rapids area very well. The area has grown substantially and there is a tremondous amount of great homes up there. I grew up in BR and I can testify that I didn't grow up in a trailer. However, there is white trash there just as there is anywhere else in America.

Besides that, so what if you live in a trailer/modular home. As long as you are not living beyond your means what is the problem? Or do you define a person by what they live in?
Bill wrote:
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Didn't know you lived in a trailer Bob!
Upunk

Chicago, IL

#65 Jan 16, 2013
Who wrote:
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This is the biggest load of CRAP I have ever heard.
WAH, WAH, WAH, poor brown people can't have everything they want, when they want it - it isn't "fair". We should just meet their demands and give them whatever they want for free. We liberals promised them a free ride through life, and now we can't deliver - won't everybody else stop being "racists", pucker up, and kiss their little brown asses?
You have nobody to blame but other liberals bitch, you "progressive" assholes have been kissing the brown peoples asses for so long that now they EXPECT it.
You know what should work? Take all the business owners guns away, let's make sure they can't defend themselves because we wouldn't want any brown people getting injured in the course of their stealing spree, sorry, getting what they are 'entitled' to, from all their "white oppressors".
Would someone explain to me what exactly "white priviledge" is, am I missing out on my share of free shit. Is there some sort of membership card I need to apply for or something? Here I am, working my ass off, when I could be using my "white priviledge". Does it include discounts at the store, I've had my eye on a nice big screen TV - can just use some "white priviledge" and get it?
Here I am, saving for it, like a fool, when I could have just used my "white priviledge". What was I thinking? I guess I could have just stole it, like a brown person would have. But I don't qualify for an "OPRESSED1" card or welfare benefits, I thought I was screwed - but no, I'll just exercise my "white priviledge". Thanks for the head's up.
You are a racist pig.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Southfield, MI

#67 Jan 16, 2013
No worries now Obama and Biteme have saved the day! Now GR won't have guns in the hands of criminals. Wasn't Murder against the law?

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#68 Jan 16, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
No worries now Obama and Biteme have saved the day! Now GR won't have guns in the hands of criminals. Wasn't Murder against the law?
No,....what they did was make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to get guns.
Criminals dont abide by the same rules. They will still have their guns.

Did you hear about the crazy woman that smothered her child with a teddy bear?
Now there is going to be a three day waiting period on teddy bears, if they dont outlaw them completely.
NRA loses again

Grand Rapids, MI

#71 Jan 16, 2013
Who wrote:
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Oh criminals will still have and use guns, we just won't hear about it on the liberal media as much anymore just so they can claim that Obastard has again "saved the world".
Putting even more people in danger, because now we won't know where criminals have last been seen. But whatever it takes to make Obastard look like a good president.
Gun laws are coming. Bend over and take it like a hoor.
Dr X

Byron Center, MI

#72 Jan 16, 2013
NRA loses again wrote:
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Gun laws are coming. Bend over and take it like a hoor.
No new gun laws are coming because we won't let them happen. And you Marxist traitors are going to Hell very quickly.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#74 Jan 17, 2013
Who wrote:
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So you couldn't prove me wrong, so instead you fall back on the "racism" as all liberal scum do.
I merely stated a fact, if you can't handle it that's not my problem.
If it wasn't for white people, there would be no modern society.
And if brown people are "becoming the majority" it's only because liberal traitors to their own race, like you, are creating that scenario be handing it over to them, bit by bit. The brown people are the ones that Obastard claims "didn't build that".
I know that being a liberal you assume you're somehow exempt from the outcome of the liberal agenda, as all liberals do, but I'm telling you that those brown people won't hestate for a moment to bite the hand that feeds them. You liberals know it too, that's why you keep kissing their ass more and more each day. And that's why the black POTUS, who should have been impeached long ago, is still allowed to get away with leading by edict - you liberals are afraid of him.
Sorry Bozo, but until you offer something besides your own toxic racist opinion, there is nothing to disprove. However, don't let that stop you from spouting the KKK's talking points......

Here's hoping all your daughters discover the joys of bi-racial marriage!
Pamela

Grand Rapids, MI

#75 Jan 17, 2013
We came out of slavery with nothing. Our people, great as they were - artisans, bricklayers, craftsmen had to compete with whites to find employment. We were all the time cheated out of jobs, we received no inheritance to speak of when our ancestors died. What do you mean 'GO BLEU' about taking responsibility? All can't be entreprenerus; nor can we all work at MCDONALDS'.
I suggest you SHUT-UP because you don't know what you are talking about. AND ALL OF YOU NEED TO STOP SAYING THE HURTFUL THINGS THAT YOU ARE SPEWING. RACISM IS THE CRIME AND IT IS A FORM OF TREASON AGAINST the black people who have labored, built and contributed so much to this nation.

Now innocent people continue to pay the price; for example, the elderly couple killed in Kentwood. All are paying for RACISM in this country. RACISM IS THE CRIME. AND IT began with WHITE PEOPLE.

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