Friday, July 26, 2019
How Will Kansas City Commemorate Ferguson Unrest 5th Anniversary?!?!
Almost 5 years ago, a controversial shooting spent a Missouri suburb spiraling out of control as racially charged riots dominated national headlines for months.
Thankfully, in Kansas City, the response was mostly prayer vigils and a few angst-y marches.
Dr. Ernest Evans puts the event in context with EXCEPTIONAL INFO on longstanding promises and a challenge to the new mayor with a recent note to our blog community:
"We as a nation are approaching the fifth anniversary of the Ferguson tragedy--the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darrell Wilson on August 9, 2014. That tragedy led to a wave of negative coverage of the nation's police forces. In consequence, virtually every police department in the US is seriously under strength. As for KCMO, at the end of calendar year 2013, the last year before Ferguson, the KCPD had 1424 sworn officers. At the end of calendar year 2017 (the last year for which there are figures), the KCPD had 1284 officers. Bringing the KCPD up to full strength must be a priority for the new mayor."
Developing . . .