'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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St Stephen

Grand Rapids, MI

#76 Jan 17, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
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!
He has no daughters and no children. He hasn't had sex in 25 years. It's kind of hard when you eat your boogers and live in your grandma's basement.
Tax Payer

Hudsonville, MI

#77 Jan 17, 2013
Pamela wrote:
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.
Sorry about that. If someone offered free transportation to where your ancestors had it so good, would you like to go back?
Or don't they have food stamps , welfare, and Obama phones in Africa?
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Southfield, MI

#78 Jan 17, 2013
NRA loses again wrote:
<quoted text>
Gun laws are coming. Bend over and take it like a hoor.
You the Chinese had a plan of invading Russia with out a shot. Just send troops over to surrender and Russia would be overwhelmed.
free thinker

Farmington, MI

#80 Jan 17, 2013
"I'd never use a gun to commit a crime if they were banned" said no criminal....ever.
free thinker

Farmington, MI

#81 Jan 17, 2013
Bob wrote:
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.
Not at all but even though all are created and start out equal, where they go from there is up to them and guess what...not all end up the same. THAT is what pisses off all you pansy azz liberal tards who think everyone should have everything the same or 'it's not fair'. Life ain't fair, short bus Bob...put on your big boy pull-ups and deal with it.

Since: Oct 12

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#83 Jan 17, 2013
Pamela wrote:
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.
Do you mean to say, you don't even understand the meaning of...TAKING RESPONSIBILITY? You don't agree that too many, black men don't take resonsibility for their children?.....Maybe we should start there....
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Southfield, MI

#84 Jan 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Do you mean to say, you don't even understand the meaning of...TAKING RESPONSIBILITY? You don't agree that too many, black men don't take resonsibility for their children?.....Maybe we should start there....
You mean a govt that doesn't demand responsibility leads to a falling family value society?
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#85 Jan 18, 2013
In some utopia, all fathers take care of their children, mothers stay home baking bread, and children get straight A's in schools that teach values based on the bible......

Problem solved!

Now we only need to figure out how to force everyone to live up to that script. Ideas?
Pamela

Grand Rapids, MI

#86 Jan 18, 2013
You are all going to pay for your inappropriate treatment of other fellow human beings. Got Guns?
Chief Belk is 'very concerned'? When does he get to use a gun? Does he carry one? What about a bullet-proof vest? People are very busy buying guns - but maybe they also need to purchase the bullet-proof vests as well. It is getting scary because of the proliferation of gun purchases. Crazy people in America. You are not even safe in your own home. We must all get on board with the anti-violence crusade that has begun.
Rev Right

Hudsonville, MI

#87 Jan 18, 2013
Bob wrote:
In some utopia, all fathers take care of their children, mothers stay home baking bread, and children get straight A's in schools that teach values based on the bible......
Problem solved!
Now we only need to figure out how to force everyone to live up to that script. Ideas?
Start by reintroducing prayer to our schools before the tragedys instaed of after.
Rev Right

Hudsonville, MI

#88 Jan 18, 2013
Maybe re look at the 10 commandments and apply them.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#89 Jan 18, 2013
No mention of an inability to take responsibility?....typical, in itself....
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Farmington, MI

#90 Jan 18, 2013
Pamela wrote:
You are all going to pay for your inappropriate treatment of other fellow human beings. Got Guns?
Chief Belk is 'very concerned'? When does he get to use a gun? Does he carry one? What about a bullet-proof vest? People are very busy buying guns - but maybe they also need to purchase the bullet-proof vests as well. It is getting scary because of the proliferation of gun purchases. Crazy people in America. You are not even safe in your own home. We must all get on board with the anti-violence crusade that has begun.
People in Texas are polite over all.
St Stephen

Grand Rapids, MI

#92 Jan 18, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text> People in Texas are polite over all.
They execute the mentally retarded. But they do say please before asking to pull the lever on a Jerry's kid.
Really

Grand Rapids, MI

#93 Jan 18, 2013
St Stephen wrote:
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They execute the mentally retarded. But they do say please before asking to pull the lever on a Jerry's kid.
You are full of hatred and arrogance and you are a liar on top of it. Move to your favorite utopia..England...high taxes, universal healthcare, and no one carries a gun because they are banned. Perhaps you would love the gas prices there as well?
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#94 Jan 19, 2013
Rev Right wrote:
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Start by reintroducing prayer to our schools before the tragedys instaed of after.
Which prayers?

Muslim, Jewish, or Westboro Baptist?
St Stephen

Grand Rapids, MI

#95 Jan 19, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>You are full of hatred and arrogance and you are a liar on top of it. Move to your favorite utopia..England...high taxes, universal healthcare, and no one carries a gun because they are banned. Perhaps you would love the gas prices there as well?
I'M full of hatred and arrogance? Every one of your posts is nothing but 60 year old flaming flatulence. You're an angry, bitter, old hag. It's obvious you're lost any positive outlook and now it's your job to try and make everyone as miserable as your old, regret-filled, pitiful azz. GR Topix is your platform and we all get to share in your wonderful gift. For this I say: F off. Go find something in your life that's positive before you fall over dead from a stroke or heart attack---god's gift for the miserable.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#96 Jan 19, 2013
Who wrote:
Why would the "black community be on edge"? They're the perpetrators of ALL these crimes.
And they uphold a code of silence that protects the perps.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#97 Jan 19, 2013
Pamela wrote:
RACISM IS THE CRIME. AND IT began with WHITE PEOPLE.
This statement shows you have obviously failed to put any study whatsoever into world history.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#98 Jan 19, 2013
Who wrote:
You keep claiming that brown people have contributed so much to society, yet NONE OF YOU can even name 1 single thing that brown people have INVENTED or CREATED that helped advance our society.
NOT 1 SINGLE THING.
In all fairness, you're way out of line and wildly incorrect here. Black people are responsible for multiple discoveries and investions that make all our lives better in this country. A quick Google search can show you that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-...
Sad that so many of them have regressed rather than progressed.

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