MUST READ!!! MISSOURI STATE SENATOR JASON HOLSMAN COMMENTS ON TRAGIC KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE!!!
TKC NOTE: Here's a thoughtful note from a Kansas City elected official who lives near the Kansas City triple homicide crime scene . . .
Social Media Message From Missouri State Senator Jason Holsman:
"My heart goes out to the families of the victims lost to this senseless act of violence in South Kansas City last night and offer continued prayers for those still battling for their lives.
I want to commend the excellent police work done by the KCPD and thank the supporting resources provided by the FBI in bringing the suspect to justice. In a time where recent events across the country have placed police tactics at the center of political discussions, last night I witnessed the KCPD take swift action to manage a terrible tragedy and restore a sense of security to a community unaccustomed to this type of violent crime.
This happened less than 14 blocks from my house and I have campaigned in the Woodbridge neighborhood many times over the past few cycles. It's hard to understand what makes a person commit this horrendous act of taking innocent lives. Tragedies like this don't usually happen in our community but the truth is the fear of it happening exists everyday in other parts of our city.
There is no excuse, justification or reasoning for this violence to happen to anyone anywhere. This coming session I will engage my fellow Senators in an honest dialogue about the causes of violent crime and what can be done? We can't rely on policies focused on treating the symptoms we have to address the causes. That includes continuing adult education, mental health funding and providing better access to individual prosperity.
There are never easy answers or it would have already been solved. We have to keep trying. Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers today."