Carmesha Rogers http://michiganradio.org en What will it take to end gun violence? Love. Seriously. http://michiganradio.org/post/what-will-it-take-end-gun-violence-love-seriously <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HVHe9-HO1gY" width="480"></iframe></p><p>The video above comes from a march to end violence organized by the Muskegon YMCA last weekend. The man speaking is Zawdie Abiade, who happens to be running for mayor of Muskegon. He also happens to be a former gang member.&nbsp;<br><br>"The gang was the only community I felt understood me," Abiade says. "What we need is somebody and people who understand what it is to be isolated, to be rejected, to be discriminated against, to be misunderstood."</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:25:42 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 14020 at http://michiganradio.org What will it take to end gun violence? Love. Seriously. Shots rang out. Three kids were in the line of fire. One woman saved them. http://michiganradio.org/post/shots-rang-out-three-kids-were-line-fire-one-woman-saved-them <p><em>Last month, a disagreement on a residential street in Muskegon turned into a massive gun battle. Six men were armed. Dozens of shots sprayed in all directions.</em></p><p><em>At the house directly behind the gunfight, three children played on a porch.</em></p><p><em>And one woman ran into the line of fire to try to save them.</em></p><p><em>Today we begin a three-part series about the incident, and look at how the dramatic rise of gun crimes in Muskegon is putting more kids at risk.</em></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:29:59 +0000 Dustin Dwyer 13978 at http://michiganradio.org Shots rang out. Three kids were in the line of fire. One woman saved them.