Gun violence

6:11 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Says Increase in Violence is National Problem

Jeff Hadley addressed city commissioners after three shootings over the Independence Day weekend
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalmaazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley decried a string of shootings occurring during weekend that killed one and sent five others to the hospital when speaking before city commissioners Monday, but he made clear he feels the recent uptick in gun violence is a national issue, not just a local one.
9:38 am
Wed August 14, 2013

BC activist begins gun violence walk

Holley says he plans to meet with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senior, after he gets to Chicago.
Battle Creek Community Activist Bobby Holley began Tuesday a 170-mile walk to Chicago to rally people against gun violence. Holly expects the trip to take about 10 days and said he will be talking about his crusade against violence to people along the way and hopes to hold rallies in communities he visits.
2:09 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

ISAAC "Porch Patrol" surveys Kalamazoo

An ISAAC "Porch Patrol" team speaks to a Kalamazoo resident in 2011
Credit ISAAC Kalamazoo

ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is sending people to several neighborhoods in Kalamazoo and Portage to find out what issues are on the minds of residents. This is the organization’s second “Porch Patrol”. The first was in 2011.

ISAAC Director Brendan Flanagan says the “Porch Patrol” helps set the organization’s agenda. Two years ago the group heard that gang and gun violence as well as drug-related crime topped the list of concerns in the less well-to-do areas of Kalamazoo.

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6:20 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Large turnout for Battle Creek workshop on illegal guns

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell is one of the 13 mayors of Michigan cities that have joined coalition
It was standing room only at City Hall as more than 100 people gathered to sound off on a national gun violence coalition that Battle Creek has been asked to join. City commissioners held a workshop Tuesday to discuss whether to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a network of more than 900 cities.