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Grand Rapids adopts human rights ordinance

Grand Rapids has adopted a human rights ordinance in an effort to protect members of various protected classes from being discriminated against across avenues including housing, employment, public services and crime reporting.

Under the new policy, it’ll be contrary to city policy for any person to deny any individual the enjoyment of civil rights because of actual or perceived color, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
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Grand Rapids Could Add Replica Gun Law

City Attorney Anita Hitchcock said this week a proposed ordinance in the works would ban the brandishing BB-guns or replica guns in public places, and require youth younger than 16 years old to be supervised by a parent when in possession of one.

The ordinance, as written, would also require certain markings on toy guns, like the common orange tip, and individuals would be required to turn over the replica gun to police upon request by an officer. In many instances, the orange tip is removed or colored black

Grand Rapids could add replica gun law after another teen stopped with BB-gun
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