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Sat January 12, 2013
Grand Rapids pastor calls for end to killings
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Grand Rapids pastor is calling on city residents to step up and play a role in reducing violence in the city.
Clifton Rhodes Junior's comments Friday came in the wake of eight killings in Grand Rapids over the past month.
At a news conference at police headquarters, Rhodes said: "Our hearts are bleeding right now."
Rhodes is the pastor at Messiah Missionary Baptist Church. He says clergy, police, business leaders and social-service leaders must work together to find solutions to the problem.
A meeting has been set for January 18th at his church.