Category: Injustice

A picture of a Zoom meeting of the Kalamazoo City Commission.

October 13, 2020

In an email to KDPS, Jim Ritsema apologized for questioning their arrest of a reporter and a legal observer during a right wing rally in August.

a crowd waving U.S. and Trump flags

October 9, 2020

Four out-of-state firms are vying for the contract to investigate KDPS’ response to protests this summer.

A portrait of new KDPS Chief Vernon Coakley

October 5, 2020

Chief Vernon Coakley took over the department last week after the previous chief stepped down amid a wave of criticism.

A large crowd of people gathered near several men fighting.

October 1, 2020

City commissioners knew about officers’ plans to stay out-of-the-way during rally that turned violent.

A portrait of new KDPS Chief Vernon Coakley

October 1, 2020

Kalamazoo protesters call for a fresh start as controversial public safety chief retires.

A decal reads "2020 US Census - Kalamazoo Counts"

September 29, 2020

Census workers in Kalamazoo are skeptical about getting accurate numbers by the end of the count.

a black man in a face mask

September 29, 2020

Once affecting Black Michiganders at an outsize rate, COVID-19 infections and deaths are now more even.

a sign that reads "Lakeside for Children - Home of Lakeside Academy"

September 25, 2020

A home for at-risk youth had a laundry list of complaints against it, but it took the death of a teen to get people’s attention.

a silhouette of a woman behind the bars of a jail cell

September 25, 2020

The new laws would make it easier and cheaper for people who have served their time to have a clean slate.

Reverend Nathan Dannison during a Zoom meeting.

September 23, 2020

Nathan Dannison was told by officials they didn’t think he could be impartial in reviewing police actions.