Eyewitness Accounts Of The Aftermath of the Michael Brown Shooting
The killing of an unarmed black teeager by a white officer in Ferguson has sparked almost two weeks of protest and daily clashes between the police and the protestors. This incident and the violence it has caused has drawn the attention of the world press and comparisons with clashes in other parts of the world.
Today hosts Keith Brown El and Allie Catherine Bush will talk with State Representative Brandon Ellington and former Criminal Defense Investigator Winifred Varner-Jamieson about what they saw when they went to Ferguson. We will also have Ron Hampton, Executive Director of the National Black Police Association on to talk about what he has seen and his assessment of the police response to the protests.
The National Black Police Association (NBPA) is a national organization comprised of sub-regional African American Police Associations whom are dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement.
No More Excuses University, sponsored by Voices Of The People will be holding open enrollment tonight August 25th 6pm – at the Mary Kelly Center, 2802 E 51st St, KCMO. There will be political and legal classes that will help you become engaged with and informed about government from the city to the federal level. There will also be Domestic Violence Assessments available. For more information or to sign up E-mail MS.E at [email protected]
The city of KCMO is hosting a forum to discuss the issue of boarded up homes in our neighborhoods Thursday August 28, 6pm at Southeast Library, 6242 Swope Parkway in KCMO. There will be officials there to talk about the Land Bank. For more info contact Tiffany Drummer at 816 513-4504.