HOW DO WE STOP ANOTHER BLOODY SUMMER SEASON OF SLAUGHTER TARGETING KANSAS CITY KIDS?!?!
Last Summer there were more than a few horrific incidents of gun violence involving children that shocked Kansas City but failed to curb the level of violence that's starting to pick up again on local streets.
Since the weekend one child has been hit by gunfire and another killed this morning.
The past year has seen a tragic uptick in the number of youngsters who are victim of Kansas City gunfire and Summer violence seems to intensify the risk of one of this town's most shameful trends that has claimed do many innocent lives.
Accordingly and because our blog community doesn't just ask questions but proposes solutions and offers important data.
Here's essential insight from our blog community . . .
"Okay, I don't want to blame anyone but what was that kid doing driving around at 2 a.m. in the morning??? Sure we all know that preventing violence starts with good parenting but maybe we need to think about going to a year round school schedule for the KCPS in order to avoid so much Summer violence involving and targeting youth. Obviously the violence gets worse when the kids are out of school. We need more educational opportunities for our youth and not just the pizza parties thrown by the Mayor. At least we can add this to the conversation instead of just saying the same old empty words at every vigil."
And so far from our blog community we've heard not only frustration about Mayor's Sly constant attempt to attack gun rights after violent incidents but some worthwhile ideas to curb violence.
The highlights of solutions proposed by our blog community . . .
- End All Summer Break For KCPS To Thwart Warm Weather Youth Violence
- Lobbying Judges And Jeff City For Harsher Sentences Against Violent Offenders Who Hurt Or Kill Children
- Enforcing Existing Gun Laws And Increased Targeting Of Felons Carrying Weapons
Note that none of these efforts call for changes in Missouri gun laws and even the readers of this blog have been more outspoken than the silent and mostly pointless Kansas City Citizen Task Force Against Violence that has only repeated political talking points devised by the Mayor's Office.
You decide . . .