TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY AND JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEAN PETERS BAKER TAKE TO THE STREETS TOMORROW MORNING IN REMEMBRANCE OF KANSAS CITY 3-YEAR-OLD MURDERED LAST YEAR AND THE UNSOLVED HOMICIDE CASE!!!
Here's FIRST WORD ON TKC of an important Kansas City event taking place tomorrow morning which speaks to ongoing concern over so many local killings.
Reality: Kansas City leaders are caution in touting the success of KC NoVa anti-violence program even if the establishment of the effort correlates to an overall drop in crime. Still, the year's not over and the weather is finally getting hot . . . We'll have more on this in the morning . . .
Behind the scenes, locals leaders are touting the significantly lower murder rate so far this year but still attempting to address many longstanding problems.
The homicide of a mother and her 3-year-old daughter remains at tragic reminder of how Kansas City violence can quickly spiral out of control.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY WILL REMEMBER A 3-YEAR-OLD KILLED LAST YEAR AND THE HOMICIDE COLD CASE STILL IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE!!!
Remember that Damiah White was our TKC Person Of The Year not so long ago. Details on the event tomorrow and a look at the local legacy of her killing:
Blue Hills Park remembrance
"In remembrance of the August 2013 homicides of Myeisha Turner and her 3-year-old daughter, Damiah White, the Kansas City No Violence Alliance will assemble community leaders, law enforcement and family and their supporters at Blue Hills Park, 53rd and Brooklyn, at 9 a.m. Friday (Aug. 22, 2014).
"Mayor Sly James, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, representatives of Mothers In Charge and members of the Turner family will be available for comment. Supporters also are expected to canvass the neighborhood to encourage witnesses to share information about the homicides."