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A visual timeline of how the GRPD has tried to control the narrative about public safety since the May 30th rebellion in Grand Rapids

November 15, 2020

(Editor’s Note: you can download a PDF of this post, which is 29 pages, by going to this link.)

The links below provide more details for the visual timeline, with analysis of what has happened since the May 30th rebellion in Grand Rapids.

https://griid.org/2020/05/31/dont-let-the-system-control-the-narrative-on-the-black-lives-matter-protest-in-grand-rapids/

https://griid.org/2020/06/05/how-the-local-commercial-news-coverage-has-hijacked-the-narrative-around-black-lives-matter-protests-in-grand-rapids/

https://griid.org/2020/06/07/is-there-really-any-such-thing-as-a-peaceful-protest/

https://griid.org/2020/06/11/they-are-going-to-do-what-they-want-grand-rapids-the-grpd-and-the-illusion-of-democracy/

https://griid.org/2020/06/18/grand-rapids-police-officers-association-releases-statement-against-the-calls-for-defunding-the-grpd/

https://griid.org/2020/06/26/defund-the-grpd-campaign-makes-clear-demands-on-the-city-of-grand-rapids-during-press-conference/

https://griid.org/2020/06/28/local-news-reports-cop-exonerated-from-shooting-civilian-with-40mm-chemical-round-during-the-may-30-uprising-in-grand-rapids-but-fails-to-discuss-the-riot-control-industrial-complex/

https://griid.org/2020/06/30/local-news-coverage-of-so-called-unity-rally-in-grand-rapids-makes-it-clear-it-was-nothing-more-than-a-pro-police-event/

https://griid.org/2020/06/29/unity-event-is-really-a-pro-police-all-lives-matter-rally-in-grand-rapids/

https://griid.org/2020/07/08/grand-rapids-city-officials-deception-and-defunding-the-grpd/

https://griid.org/2020/07/13/grand-rapids-news-media-acts-as-a-conduit-for-the-grpd-twice-in-the-same-day/

https://griid.org/2020/07/16/the-grpd-respectability-politics-vs-community-control-over-public-safety/

https://griid.org/2020/07/23/what-is-problematic-about-the-recent-announcement-from-grand-rapids-to-have-mental-health-workers-collaborate-with-the-grpd/

https://griid.org/2020/07/28/grand-rapids-police-officers-association-endorses-the-most-far-right-candidate-running-for-the-3rd-congressional-district/

https://griid.org/2020/07/29/grand-rapids-is-using-bureaucratic-management-to-further-marginalize-the-defund-the-grpd-campaign/

https://griid.org/2020/08/02/when-will-we-stop-centering-cop-voices-confronting-the-white-liberal-view-of-policing/

https://griid.org/2020/08/10/grpd-strategic-plan-placates-those-unaffected-by-police-violence-insults-the-rest-of-us/

https://griid.org/2020/08/12/setting-the-parameters-for-input-by-controlling-the-narrative-the-grpd-strategic-plan-survey/

https://griid.org/2020/08/31/how-best-to-police-the-grpd-not-with-incremental-reformism-no-autonomy-and-no-community-control/

https://griid.org/2020/09/23/the-local-news-media-continues-to-be-a-press-agent-for-the-grpd/

https://griid.org/2020/09/24/the-grpd-planned-for-another-riot-in-the-wake-of-no-justice-for-breonna-taylor-action/

https://griid.org/2020/10/14/kent-county-commission-collaborates-with-grand-rapids-city-commission-to-redirect-cares-act-funds-to-the-grpd-while-thousands-of-families-in-the-area-are-fighting-to-stay-alive/

https://griid.org/2020/11/08/grpd-moves-forward-on-shotspotter-technology-ignoring-public-concerns-and-minimizing-community-opposition/

 

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