Sunday, May 19, 2019
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL CONTENDER SHARES ANTI-VIOLENCE ART!!!
Apropos for Sunday and one of the standout council statements about the plague of rising violence in Kansas City proper.
We Must End the Violence
KANSAS CITY, MO – Stacey Johnson-Cosby, candidate for City Council 6th District At-Large, recently released on her campaign Facebook page a work of art highlighting the gun violence epidemic in Kansas City. Johnson-Cosby stated the piece was meant to visually demonstrate the traumatic nature of violent crime on victims and families.
“I believe in the power of art to raise awareness about important issues, and through this heightened level of sensitivity, transformation can take place” Johnson-Cosby said. “Kansas City is the 5th most violent city in America. We had 134 murders last year and are on pace to match that obscene number this year. Something must be done, but before change can happen, change must start in the hearts and minds of those responsible for this devastation. “
According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kansas City has more homicides per 100,000 residents than almost every other city in America, even outpacing cities like Chicago and Detroit, which receive the majority of violent crime headlines.
During her campaign for city council, Johnson-Cosby has presented her platform to address violent crime in Kansas City, and says she plans to convene a violent crime reduction summit in her first 100 days in office. Johnson-Cosby has been using #boilerplate to spark a conversation about crime on social media.
You decide . . .