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Conquerors Support Group

11:23 AM, Jul 25, 2013

Learn about the Conquerors volunteer support group that helps survivors of homicide.

'Stop It' reveals new ideas to end violence

7:01 AM, Apr 12, 2013

New research may have answers to what's causing the violence in Grand Rapids. That research was unveiled during Thursday's 'Stop It' meeting. Possible solutions were also discussed.

Action plan to stop violence begins tonight

6:02 PM, Apr 11, 2013

After a series of community forums, the data has been analyzed and will be presented in a public meeting tonight. 

'Stop It!' anti-violence meeting Thurs. in GR

10:47 AM, Apr 9, 2013

"Stop It!", the community movement endeavoring to curb violence, will release findings this week.

Concealed guns for teachers??

4:38 PM, Feb 10, 2013

Some Republican lawmakers are introducing measures aimed at allowing guns in schools.

Silent Observer solves over 200 cases in 2012

1:45 PM, Feb 4, 2013

MSP Crime Lab: How shootings are solved

1:08 PM, Feb 1, 2013

Grand Rapids' six deadly shootings in December brought the crime lab's case-load to an estimated 1,960 cases for the year.

Mother of slain sons speak up to help stop the violence

8:30 PM, Jan 30, 2013

Three mothers on a mission joined Lee Van Ameyde for a special edition of WZZM 13 News at 5:30 on Wednesday to remember their sons and change a culture of crime and violence that claimed their lives.

A look at efforts to quell Grand Rapids violence

8:30 PM, Jan 30, 2013

Hundreds of people have organized around the Stop It Community Initiative to stop violence in this city.   It's not the first time concerned citizens have met to address the problem.

A timeline of Grand Rapids' violence

8:30 PM, Jan 30, 2013

Grand Rapids has had nine homicides since December of 2012.  Here's the list of each one, the victims, and where the cases stand.

"Stop It": Volunteer Opportunities

2:56 PM, Jan 30, 2013

There are many ways you can get involved. You can find many volunteer opportunities by searcing the United Way of West Michigan's website.

Focus on youth to stop the violence

8:37 AM, Jan 23, 2013

Grand Rapids community leaders will meet again Wednesday as part of the "Stop It Community Initiative" to help end the recent surge of violence in the area.

G.R. push for peace: Will it work?

1:21 AM, Jan 20, 2013

After eight homicides since December 1, Grand Rapids community leaders are launching a series of meetings to stop the violence.

'Stop It': Community meets to end violence

11:28 PM, Jan 18, 2013

Several community meetings are scheduled to help stop the violence in Grand Rapids.


A Community Involvement Initiative

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