“This is not going to change until one of you all’s children is killed by the Grand Rapids Police because it hasn’t changed in 60 years.”
That’s Woody Simpson. A long-time resident of Grand Rapids speaking to a standing room only at the public forum on Thursday.
And here is Leah Thomas sharing her experience living in the city.
“For me, as a woman, a single woman, I am so tired of the disrespect of not being treated as a human being and the disregard of me being as a human. Something has to change.”