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Person stomped on during violent brawl in GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating a violent brawl with dozens of people downtown Grand Rapids.

Video shows multiple people screaming and fighting, even stomping on a person on Monroe Street Saturday night.

We spoke to the man who shot this video who says he could not believe what he seen.

"All (of) the sudden I started hearing a lot of commotion, it was more of a violent commotion and ruckus like if something is about to stir up," said witness Cory Sly who filmed the incident. "The guy that was laying there was unconscious to my knowledge and before I knew what happened I was like we gotta get out of here," he said.

So far no arrests have been made but if you know anything call police.

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10 comments

  • Lisa Fausett-Gowings

    You couldn’t help but had no problem standing by an video taping? Not call 911 just have to get out of here? That’s what’s wrong with people, no one wants to help when they see injustice.

    • Ira Finklestein

      No one cares about trash beating on each other. Why would a decent person risk anything attempting to help these people?

    • Sillyoldme

      This has moved to the media, it will also be seen by Police who were, if you watched the video, showed up at the scene. It will be used as evidence and can’t be swept under the carpet when people attempt to say that they are being targeted.

  • JERRY

    THE HOOD RATS ARE OUT IN PUBLIC THEY CANT HELP BUT ACT LIKE MONKEYS FIGHTING IN THE JUNGLE THEY WANT TO STAY AS THEY ARE WILD MONKEYS

  • Not racist not violent but no longer silent

    Sad what our city is becoming. Can’t call the police. They are just living their lives…. Don’t want to get hit with a $500 fine for interfering.

  • Silver Bullet

    This is why I have my CPL and always carry. You never know when a hood rat is gonna hood rat. Of course I would probably be sued for wrongful death when I defend myself from this trash.

  • Augster

    Maybe, if the mayor keeps painting rainbows on the sidewalks, love will permeate throughout the minority communities.

  • lml25

    One two part question:where is Bliss and where are the big mouth NAACP reps?No sign of either of them after the shootings and “brawls”.Why?They’re all complicit in letting GR go down the toilet–by allowing this happen.Both parties want this city to be a low income haven–the “occasional” shooting or localized “disturbance”– is just something we (whites still here)are just going to have to live with.Politicians have made their choice and it isn’t US they’ve chosen.It’s low income thugs.

    • steve

      The writer wanted to say either “he’d seen” or “he saw” but couldn’t decide which, and wound up combining a little of each. Simple.

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