Mayor Holland of Wyandotte County
Host Craig Lubow talks with Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County about the County Jail, the new Juvenile Justice Facility, Police misconduct and more. Under the leadership of Mayor Holland the Wyandotte County Unified Government has conducted studies of the Fire Department, Police Department and the County Jail. He talks about the plans to build a new Juvenile Justice Facility so they can get the juveniles out of the county jail and efforts to bring more accountability for the actions of the police.
Rally For Police Accountability
MORE2, SCLC and NAACP came together on August 13th to express their dissatisfaction with the number of citizen killings by the KCMO Police Department and calling for a civilian review board to look at these incidents. We play speeches by Rabbi Doug Alpert, Dr Vernon Howard of the SCLC and Katie Clauer a high school student at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy who with other students have formed a social justice coalition called Each Of Us KC. Time and quality of recording preclude us from playing the comments of Representative Brandon Ellington and local NAACP Chapter President Reverend Rodney Williams.
KC MIllions For Prisoner’s Rights Rally and March
The last half of our broadcast is given over to the August 19th KC rally in support of the National Prisoners Strike and the Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March in Washington DC. We start out with the statement of the prisoners themselves when they called a nationwide prison strike last year. Rally organizer Keith Brown El led a march thru the Justice district in downtown KCMO at the building that houses the Public Defenders offices. The marchers visited another 7 or 8 sites including the Western District Appeals Court, Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson County Jail and police headquarters. They ended the march back at the Illus W. Davis park where there were speakers and they read the names of those citizens killed by police in our area over the last ten years.
See Part of the March through the Jusice District in downtown KCMO – https://youtu.be/o2myc_ymr7s