By Any Means Necessary: Execution Missouri Style
St Louis Public Radio and the Beacon recently released a report that the combining pharmacy that is supplying the drugs for executions in Missouri does not have a license to sell drugs here. That is in violation of Missouri statutes and carries a felony penalty. Is this why the Department of Corrections tried to hide the source of the drugs with bureaucratic slight of hand?
On this Edition of Jaws of Justice Radio Attorney Joe Luby of the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic returns to tell us of the legal wranglings with the State over their drug protocol for executions and Retired UMKC Professor Cathleen Burnett will bring us up to date on the efforts in the Missouri Legislature to bring an end to the death penalty.
Death Penalty Litigation Center – web www.dplclinic.org
more information on the Death Penalty state by state and nationally – web www.deathpenaltyinfo.org
Missourians For Alternatives To The Death Penalty – www.madpmo.org
Restorative Justice In Our Community And Our Schools
Is forgiveness and restitution a better way to heal the effects of crime than retribution and long sentences to incarceration? Restorative Justice is one of those terms most of us have heard and some of us even know what it is, but today we are going to learn how it is being used in our community.
On the second half of our show host Allie Catherine Bush talks with Sister Rose McLarney about her course in Restorative Justice at Avila College, her work with the Kansas City, Missouri School District Restorative Justice Coalition and more.
Contact information for Sister Rose McLarney – phone 816-588-8036.
Journey to a New Life phone – 816-960-4808
Some of the training available through the Community Mediation Center are Interpersonal Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Mediation Skills Training and Domestic Relations Mediation Training. To find out more you can contact CMC at Phone: 816.461.8255 Email: [email protected]
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Frank Williams outreach Center is hosting a very special Martin Luther King Day Celebration. With speakers and singers from the Civil Rights movement. Reverend Ester Holzendorf will speak on “Why is Dr. King Still Relevant Today?”.
As a social service project Cub Scout Pack 3197 of Brookwood Elementary School will distribute gift packets of socks, gloves and hygiene items to patrons of the Frank Williams Center. You can join them starting at 10 AM today, January 20th. They are located at 1201 N 7 St, Kansas City, KS or you can call (913) 956-4175 for more information.
WAKING FROM THE NIGHTMARE: Renewing Dr King’s Poor People’s Campaign, a celebration of Martin Luther King’s Life. Community Leaders Rev Antoine Lee, Bishop James Tindall. Councilman Micheal Brooks and Micheal D. Bates will be among the speakers.
Community groups will also be available with information so that you can find a group to get involved with. You can join them at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 East Linwood Blvd, KCMO, Today, January 20th, 3:30 – 5 PM. For More Information – call 816-931-5256 or email [email protected]
The Point in Time Count will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 to Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Volunteers and homeless service agencies will be counting homeless individuals and families from 3–9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Thursday.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Evie Craig at [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 13, 2014
City announces scholarship for low income residents
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will help administer the 2014 Kansas City, Mo., Opportunities Scholarship Fund, a scholarship grant program funded by The Port Authority of Kansas City, Mo., and area casino gaming operators.
The scholarship serves Kansas City, Mo., young adults ages 17-25 who live in households that have a total annual income of 80 percent or less of the median income of Kansas City, Mo., households. Scholarship applicants also must be pursuing educational opportunities at an accredited or certified college, university or vocational/technical school and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
The scholarships will provide a minimum of $1,000 per academic year and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and activity fees.
Scholarship applications, along with a high school transcript or GED certificate; a 300-word maximum essay; a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or clergy member; the most recent IRS tax forms of all members of the household; and a FAFSA Student Aid Report are due by May 1, 2014.
Scholarships are renewable if recipients remain full-time students, stay in good academic standing with their school and continue to live in a household that has a total annual income 80 percent or less of median income of the city, defined as:
Persons per household:
One – Less than $26,692
Two – Less than $34,221
Three – Less than $41,749
Four – Less than $53,726
Five – Less than $63,650
Six – Less than $71,863
Seven – Less than $81,103
Eight – Less than $90,342
Nine or more – Less than $108,137
Renewal applicants also must provide the most recent copies of all 1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 IRS forms of all members of the household.
To apply for this scholarship, visit the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at www.gkccf.org/kcmo and submit an online application. Scholarship awards will be announced by June 15, 2014.
For more information about the scholarship, please email [email protected] or call 816-842-0944.