TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MO HOUSE REP. BRANDON ELLINGTON LEADS A RALLY AGAINST KANSAS CITY VIOLENCE AND MURDER!!!
Here's the most important fact about a Saturday gathering on Kansas City's East side . . .
MISSOURI HOUSE REP. BRANDON ELLINGTON IS ONE OF THE FEW LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS MAKING EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE INCREASED KANSAS CITY MURDER AND VIOLENCE NUMBERS THIS YEAR!!!
In the Northeast we like what Rep. John Rizzo is doing with a flurry of public safety resolutions . . .
Still . . . Sadly, most of us know that Kansas City hasn't had much luck confronting East Side crime and today Rep. Brandon Ellington worked to bring that problem to the forefront.
Friday we had a good discussion about the "Enough Is Enough" rally . . . A special thanks to the AWESOME TKC TIPSTER who sent us these photos . . .
It's encouraging that this was a diverse crowd and shows us that all of Kansas City is interested in helping to curb so much Kansas City homicide.
Still . . . This was a rally and not a vigil. What's REALLY important is the search for solutions at the GRASSROOTS level . . . This photo features a group of students that Rep. Ellington mentors and has helped to establish their own business P.R.E.S.S.
Former Councilman and Ad Hoc Group Against Crime Leader Alvin Brooks has long worked to prevent local violence . . . It's encouraging that he's cooperating with these new efforts.
Even as clouds loomed this group stood to show their support in finding community solutions to Kansas City violence.
On the far right of the photo featured above . . . Notice Jackson County Sheriff Candidate Dwon Littlejohn.
And again, seeing so much community involvement is encouraging. I know for a fact that Rep. Ellington is dedicated to including everybody in this effort and his collaboration with a number of groups like "Voices Of The People" along with any community groups who are actively working for solutions is an important move . . .
And we thought we should end this AWESOME PHOTO MONTAGE with a rather hopeful image.