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"KALAMAZOO, MI-- Four demands were announced via bullhorn to a crowd of a few hundred people who had marched, chanting, from Bronson Park to the Kalamazoo Mall following a Black Lives Matter gathering here Friday evening July 22. Discipline the police officers who were transporting a man from the hospital to jail when he died along the way." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - A local Black Lives Matter chapter is planning a Friday rally and an undisclosed 'shutdown action' on city streets, a move that has police preparing to allow the demonstration but react to any problems that develop. The rally is planned for 6 p.m." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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In 2014, WMUK aired a three-part series about what some call the “trust gap” between Kalamazoo’s Public Safety Department and the city’s minority residents. But many of those residents say that gap has yet to be closed.


"WASHINGTON — Six Republican members of Michigan’s congressional delegation wrote President Barack Obama on Monday asking him to reconsider a decision made earlier this year to have law enforcement agencies return surplus military equipment out of concern it could undermine confidence in police." (Detroit Free Press)

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Legislature has given its OK to create an alert system for people suspected of killing or injuring on-duty police officers. 

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