YMCA

Politics & Government
10:25 am
Fri August 16, 2013

What will it take to end gun violence? Love. Seriously.

T.J. Chappel of the Muskegon YMCA leads a chant during a march to end violence in the city.
Credit Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio

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. 

"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."

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