Can Faith Leaders Stop Kansas City Killing?!?
Just wanted to re-post a couple of links from yesterday because they're worth considering again . . .
Church, city leaders aim to halt stem of violence in Kansas City
KC pastors promise support of 'no violence' initiative
In old school Kansas City political circles this means something . . . I'm not sure what, but it means something.
Still, here's what I've noticed . . .
THIS KANSAS CITY FAITH COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENT HAS RESULTED IN MORE HARD FEELINGS AND INFIGHTING AMONG LOCAL LEADERS IN THE URBAN CORE RATHER THAN A REAL PLEDGE TO STOP THE VIOLENCE!!!
Seriously . . .
SOCIAL MEDIA IS BUZZING WITH IMPORTANT CRITICISM OF THIS EFFORT FROM DENIZENS OF THE URBAN CORE WHO SEEM TO DESCRIBE THE EFFORT AS JUST ANOTHER DOG AND PONY SHOW!!!
Brief TKC Aside . . . Check out some great photos from The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show courtesy of the New York Times.
Anyhoo . . .
This point here is that wishing and hoping and praying hasn't worked to stop Kansas City violence in decades and NOBODY believes that trying the same thing yet again will produce different results.