MO State Representative Brandon Ellington

22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington comes in to tell us about the 2014 Legislative session, the bills he is sponsoring and supporting as well what you can do to get involved with the legislative process. Host Keith Brown El talks with Brandon about bills that would change how eyewittness identifications are conducted, a one time expungement of non violent convictions bill, elimination of the statutes of limitation on sexual assault on children and more.
See bills and committee assignments below.
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Jeffrey and Roosevelt – Life at the City Union Mission

In the second half of our show Jeffrey and Roosevelt, two residents of the City Union Mission come in to tell their personal stories. Find out how they became homeless, what lead them to CUM, what they do to survive and are doing to get back into housing. Host Melvin Merritt brings us stories from the streets.
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Bills Pending and Committee Assignments -

Committe – Children, Families and People With Disabilities

HB 1393 – Increases from 15 days to 90 days the time after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to adoption or file a notice with the Putative Father Registry.

Committee: Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB1407: Requires any criminal justice entity conducting eyewitness identifications to adopt specific procedures for conducting photo and live lineups that meet specified requirements

Committee: Judiciary

HB1394: Authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation

HB1401: Removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time

HB1505: Requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole

Committee: Judiciary

HB1394: Authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation

HB1401: Removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time

HB1505: Requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole

Committee: Special Standing Committee on Corrections

HB1395: Repeals the provision allowing the Board of Probation and Parole to charge an offender an intervention

HB1402: Requires the Department of Corrections to perform specified actions to improve the ability of working inmates to obtain employment upon release from incarceration.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters presents the first of its “Let The Truth Be Known” lecture series with Dr Christi Griffin, Founder and President of The Ethics Project in St Louis, MO. Dr Griffin is author of Incarceration In Black And White: The Subjugation of Black America.
Dr Griffin will speak at the UMKC Student Center, 5000 Holmes, KCMO on Thursday February 20th from 6-8PM. This event is open to the public, for directions and parking information call 816-235-5071.
On Friday February 21st at 9:15 AM Dr Griffin will be joined by MO State Representative Brandon Ellington and KCMO Councilman Micheal Brooks at Zion Grove Missionary Grove Baptist Church, 2801 Swope Parkway, KCMO for what is billed an awakening session. For information on these two events contact Beverly Livingston at 816-337-5876 or check the MISD website misd-kc.com and stay tuned in the future for a Jaws of Justice Radio interview with Dr Griffin.
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TEDxKC, The KC Public Library, Union Station and Camp Fire are joining forces as “Presenting Community Partners” to support the development of TEDxYouth in KC. This program will feature Michael Lemon and Candace Walker from Camp Fire National Headquarters on Thursday, February 27 from 5:00 – 6:30pm at Union Station in the “Arthur Stilwell” room for an engaging training and rich discussion around positive youth development. For more information browse their website at TEDxYouth@StateLineRoad
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The Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity is offering tax preparation services at the Rockhurst Community Center, 5401 Troost, KCMO. They will be open on Saturday, February 22nd , March 15th and 30th and April 12th from 8am to noon. For more information on tax preparation and their Employment, Education and Financial Coaching Seminars call them at 816-501-4243 or email to info@prosperitycenterkc.org

ON Jaws of Justice Radio | February 17, 2014 | 9:00 am

Legislative Preview with Representative Brandon Ellington and Living At The City Union Mission – Personal Accounts

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MO State Representative Brandon Ellington

22nd District Representative Brandon Ellington comes in to tell us about the 2014 Legislative session, the bills he is sponsoring and supporting as well what you can do to get involved with the legislative process. Host Keith Brown El talks with Brandon about bills that would change how eyewittness identifications are conducted, a one time expungement of non violent convictions bill, elimination of the statutes of limitation on sexual assault on children and more.
See bills and committee assignments below.
_______________________________

Jeffrey and Roosevelt – Life at the City Union Mission

In the second half of our show Jeffrey and Roosevelt, two residents of the City Union Mission come in to tell their personal stories. Find out how they became homeless, what lead them to CUM, what they do to survive and are doing to get back into housing. Host Melvin Merritt brings us stories from the streets.
________________________________

Bills Pending and Committee Assignments -

Committe – Children, Families and People With Disabilities

HB 1393 – Increases from 15 days to 90 days the time after a child’s birth that the father has to file an action to establish paternity prior to adoption or file a notice with the Putative Father Registry.

Committee: Crime Prevention and Public Safety

HB1407: Requires any criminal justice entity conducting eyewitness identifications to adopt specific procedures for conducting photo and live lineups that meet specified requirements

Committee: Judiciary

HB1394: Authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation

HB1401: Removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time

HB1505: Requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole

Committee: Judiciary

HB1394: Authorizes a one-time expungement of certain criminal records including a conviction for any nonviolent crime, misdemeanor, or nonviolent drug violation

HB1401: Removes the statute of limitation for certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be commenced at any time

HB1505: Requires the Board of Probation and Parole to periodically review the case history of certain convicted offenders serving sentences of more than 15 years or life without parole

Committee: Special Standing Committee on Corrections

HB1395: Repeals the provision allowing the Board of Probation and Parole to charge an offender an intervention

HB1402: Requires the Department of Corrections to perform specified actions to improve the ability of working inmates to obtain employment upon release from incarceration.
_______________________________

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters presents the first of its “Let The Truth Be Known” lecture series with Dr Christi Griffin, Founder and President of The Ethics Project in St Louis, MO. Dr Griffin is author of Incarceration In Black And White: The Subjugation of Black America.
Dr Griffin will speak at the UMKC Student Center, 5000 Holmes, KCMO on Thursday February 20th from 6-8PM. This event is open to the public, for directions and parking information call 816-235-5071.
On Friday February 21st at 9:15 AM Dr Griffin will be joined by MO State Representative Brandon Ellington and KCMO Councilman Micheal Brooks at Zion Grove Missionary Grove Baptist Church, 2801 Swope Parkway, KCMO for what is billed an awakening session. For information on these two events contact Beverly Livingston at 816-337-5876 or check the MISD website misd-kc.com and stay tuned in the future for a Jaws of Justice Radio interview with Dr Griffin.
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TEDxKC, The KC Public Library, Union Station and Camp Fire are joining forces as “Presenting Community Partners” to support the development of TEDxYouth in KC. This program will feature Michael Lemon and Candace Walker from Camp Fire National Headquarters on Thursday, February 27 from 5:00 – 6:30pm at Union Station in the “Arthur Stilwell” room for an engaging training and rich discussion around positive youth development. For more information browse their website at TEDxYouth@StateLineRoad
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The Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity is offering tax preparation services at the Rockhurst Community Center, 5401 Troost, KCMO. They will be open on Saturday, February 22nd , March 15th and 30th and April 12th from 8am to noon. For more information on tax preparation and their Employment, Education and Financial Coaching Seminars call them at 816-501-4243 or email to info@prosperitycenterkc.org

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