August 19th, 2020

  Statement of Frustration To view the full statement click on the image below.  

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July 13th, 2020

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June 30th, 2020

City Leaders must take action following the City’s commitment to making structural changes to the Grand Rapids Police Department. We recognize that policies must be thoroughly vetted. We also know actions can be taken immediately while policies are being created and reviewed.Today, we are releasing a spectrum of progress. Included below is a graphic that outlines where City Leaders currently stand on taking action. Currently, no official has initiated action (Green). Mayor Bliss and four…

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June 17th, 2020

In 2015, the Grand Rapids Police Department made a commitment to improving its relationship with neighbors and residents of the City of Grand Rapids! As of today, GRPD has proposed a $1 million budget cut that could eliminate funding for positions and programs dedicated to improving community policing practices. We want to help GRPD followthrough on its commitment to the residents of the city. Don’t let GRPD go back on its Commitment.Learn more at lincup.org/community-policing

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June 17th, 2020

This past Saturday, May 9th The Greater Grand Rapids NAACP in partnership with the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation and Feeding America of West Michigan together we successfully facilitated our first COVID-19 relief community giveback. Through teamwork and resiliency, we provided 50+ pounds of groceries and cleaning/hygiene supply packages to 250+ families in the local community. We want to give a huge shout out to everyone who came out as we are blessed to be in a position to…

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