Tonight we share a glimpse of the future and the words of a rising star Kansas City power player who is unafraid to share lofty ideas with his many fans and followers.
The perspective is important for the local discourse because there are many people who regard last year's protests as successful and hope to build upon the progress achieved.
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Here's the word from Justice Horn who was at the forefront of last year's protest, is currently running for the Jackson County Legislature and is clearly building his activist and professional credentials amid a cultural shift . . .
"We marched last summer for local control of our police department, the resignation of KCPD Chief Rick Smith, and for our justice system to ensure that Black lives truly matter.
"All across our nation, Black Lives Matter protests were being led by young people and young activists. We were able to do this because we are products of the greats who paved the wave for us, and we stand on the shoulders of those who came even before them. We protested injustices, called for accountability, and rallied against the current system that continues to fail a big portion of our community. We were protesting for Black Lives to truly Matter and for our policies to ensure they matter. That can only happen if we change policy, pass transformative laws, and usher in a new age of what public safety looks like in our country. Moreover, young people and young activists must run for office in our country to ensure the ideals we protest for are also policy. "
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Here in Kansas City, we're celebrating the freedom of recently freed and exonerated Kevin Strickland. As he flipped the switch to light the mayor's Christmas tree here in Kansas City, all I could think about was 43 years. Kevin Strickland sat in prison for a crime he didn't commit for 43 years.
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