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Kalamazoo takes a stand against gun violence

Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo is taking a stand against gun violence.

Saturday night, leaders from three churches gathered with community leaders and residents at Second Baptist Church to talk about ways to end the violence.

They say enough is enough, and they are looking for alternatives.

The hope is to inspire change in the culture of gun violence before more innocent people are killed.

"We're tired of the violence that has besieged us in Kalamazoo and the entire community, and we're just sick of it; so we're trying to put together some solutions to try and curtail some of the violence that's been happening all around, so that's why we're here," said organizer Rico White.

One of the alternatives discussed Saturday night was a program in Holland, which has 90 young men involved in giving tutoring and jobs.

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