GRPD respond to possible shots fired on SE side

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police responded to an unknown situation on the city’s southeast side late Friday night.

Cruisers were seen stationed at Madison Ave SE & Delaware St. SE.

GRPD confirmed they were investigating a report of possible shots fired out of a van in that area.

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  • Dean

    “possible shots fired” = It is Saturday night in GR

    I remember when this sort of thing only happened in the summer months. Back when we had a police chief who knew what the heck he was doing and acted proactively. This Rahinsky is nothing but a reactionary clown. But he has “friends” in the right places, and that is all that matters in GR. It is sad to watch what this city is becoming. They have been screaming “Growth, growth, growth!” and “Progress, progress, progress!” since Heartwell came on board, but all I see resulting from their efforts is a downtown that is unsafe after dark and full of “placeholder” businesses (ones owned or heavily invested in by city officials or those connected to them). That is not growth, it is the illusion of growth. That is not progress, that is regression. It is unsustainable, economically speaking. It will collapse. Local money, even as much of it as these so-called “cronies” have, is not enough to keep it going indefinitely. You have to have new money coming in from outside, you have to have economic cooperation from the surrounding communities, and the people who live in the area have to have faith in what you are doing. Grand Rapids has none of that. All they have is their tight-knit group of old Dutch money. They are isolating this city, and the surrounding areas are booming as a result, while the city stagnates.

    I have lived here all my life, in the house my father was born in. I am very attatched to it. It is home. But this city no longer feels like my home. It feels like a raft, floating down the river toward the big waterfall. I am seriously considering moving, which feels weird to even write. The only future I see in this city is one of a city in which I have no desire to live. A city like Chicago or Detroit. Full of money for a few, and death for the rest. This used to be a really nice place to live. Peaceful, neighborly.