TKC Saturday Special Comment: Kansas City Aim4Peace Support!!!
Aim4Peace is a controversial city and federally funded program in Kansas City, Missouri focused on violence prevention.
Today and throughout the past few years there has been discussion of their effectiveness given a $1.2 million grant earned by the group recently.
City Hall Insiders have revealed to this blog that more than anything, local politicos lament their overwhelming food budget, which some justify as the cost of gathering a crowd . . . We've featured a great deal criticism of the group on this blog but recently a bit of support has surprised us . . .
Check this SPECIAL COMMENT sent to us in support of the beleaguered but well funded local organization:
"Aim 4 Peace is not a "start up" business. They're part of the health department. They do not target the North East, but the East Patrol division, and even more so, a particular part of the East Patrol division. They are seen on the streets, however, they do most of their work inside the homes of those they target, as well as other community buildings. Every negative comment on this suggests ignorance. I wondered myself about this group and I did my due diligence before forming an informed opinion. I suggest those here to do the same, after all, a few commentors seem to be educated. If you want to know what they do and how they do it, why not go directly to the organization and find out instead of making assumptions based on internet articles and negative comments?"
Found this one in the archives, just posted and surprisingly it's signed too . . . Like it or not, this testimony is significant and reveals some surprising support for a group that claims to prevent homicide as our town's murder count spikes.
Developing . . .