Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kansas City Hate Crime Conversation



An informative chat on the impact and appropriate response to bias incidents by the law enforcement, the legal system and the community.

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Are hate crime laws effective? Do they actually reduce the incidence of hate in our communities? What should our community’s response be to incidents of hate? On a special edition of Kansas City Week in Review, we partner with American Public Square to take a closer look with:

Kansas State Senator David Haley who is pushing for a hate crimes law in Kansas

Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for Kansas during the Jewish Community Center shootings

Mark Levin, founding rabbi at Beth Torah synagogue in Overland Park
Jim Jacobs, NYU Law Professor and author of Hate Crimes, Criminal Law and Identity Politics

Jolie Justus, Kansas City MO City Council member leading the Mayor's Task Force on Violence

Rosilyn Temple, Founder and Director of Mothers in Charge
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You decide . . .

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Jolie Justus, Kansas City MO City Council member leading the Mayor's Task Force on Violence


LMAO

Anonymous said...

When leaders are complete idiots what are those that voted for them called?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^

Hyde Parkers

Anonymous said...

Laws in general are ineffective. Even if one is caught red-handed doing something illegal, there is no penalty. Bad people bond out of jail and ignore court dates. Police spend huge amounts of time doing wants and warrants searches. The baddies know how the system works in their favor. Going to jail is a badge of honor for them. Three hots and a cot plus a new tattoo, and they've got status with their friends. I think the police know the system doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

Treatment of the topic of hatred with banality minimizes the topic only works on the children you raise.

Anonymous said...

It's rubbed in our face daily.

Byron Funkhouser said...

So, the people who hate blacks, Muslims, gays, & pretty much everyone who isn't a white man, deny that hate crimes exist? Or worse, contend that only black people commit hate crimes?

You're haters; embrace the hatred.

I certainly embrace my hatred of you.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up Byron. You sound like a jackass

Anonymous said...

Der Funkhouser, leader of the KC branch of the Brownshirts, has spoken.

Anonymous said...

While clueless ineffective do-gooders like this have meeting, after forum, after panel discussion, mostly to hear one another talk as they discuss how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, ten residents of KCMO, mostly who live east of Troost, are murdered every week of the year.
Just today another child, this time a three-year old boy, was killed while riding as a passenger in a relative's car.
It's way past time to debate academic theory, make-believe history, pointing blame where it doesn't belong, or spending hundreds of millions on unaccountable and ineffective nonprofits or self-appointed "leaders".
And it's way past time for members of the community and residents in crime-stressed neighborhoods to stand together and cooperate with the police.
That elected and appointed officials in KCMO aren't interested, engaged, and focused on public safety has been clear for many years, and the only thing that will change that is to elect some serious, gutsty, competent people who are more interested in serving the public than they are in their self-absorbed celebrity, looking out for friends and contributors, and what they're going to run for next.
The KCMO public gets precisely the local government it deserves.

Anonymous said...

A M E N !

Anonymous said...

Making felonies hate crimes is divisive, homophobic, racist, anti religious, not objectively sound and deflects attention from the prosecution and towards public debate near everytime there is a prosecution.

Anonymous said...

And the people in the meetings, wringing hands about the evil white hate crime, wouldn't take a stroll along Benton at early dusk, guaranteed. However, on topic, I say hate crime legislation is useless, it was formed as a political attack tool and continues to be used only as an agenda weapon.