A Call In Show – 816-931-5534
Tasers – Safe and Effective or Dangerous and Life Threatening?
Tasers have been sold to the police and the public as an alternative to the use of deadly force. Is that how they are being used? Are tasers being used instead of guns or are they being used to force compliance with police orders? How is it possible that a police officer can confuse his gun for his taser? Are they effective deterrence when attacked?
Hosts Rebecca Hamilton and Melvin Merritt talk with the wife of a man that was tased by the police. She will talk about the lingering effects of that incident. There are many health conditions that are aggravated by being tased, which raises the question Are they really safe? Call in to 816-931-5534 and tell us your story of being tased, whether by the police or some other authority.
Calendar of Events
Town Fork Creek, Blue Hills and 49/63 neighborhood associations are coming together for the National Night Out Against Crime. You can join them Tuesday, August 5th, from 6-9 PM at the Mary L Kelly Community Center, 2803 E 51st St, KCMO. Bring a chair and enjoy the music, speakers and food. For more information contact Jessie Jefferson at 816-923-2997 ext 301 or Leigh Blumenthal at 816-333-7870 ext 203.
Urban Summit of Kansas City is conducting Mental Health First Aid Training, Saturday August 9th from 8am to 4pm, St Monica’s Catholic Church, 17th and Paseo, KCMO. The training is designed to provide participants with skills to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to respond to those experiencing a mental health crisis.
This training is open to the public but reservations are required. For information or to register contact Dawn Hickman, 816-881-3163 or by email [email protected]
Samuel U Rodgers Health Center and The Prosperity Center would like to invite you to: From Coverage to Care, Health Insurance 101. If you are having trouble understanding how the new Healthcare Reform will affect you and your family come learn, how health insurance works, how Insurance affects your tax refund, and what to expect for 2015 Open Enrollment.
Get answers to your health insurance questions, Saturday, August 9th, 9am–11am, at Rockhurst Community Center, 5401 Troost, KCMO. For more information contact: James Torres, Health Insurance Marketplace Coordinator, Phone number (816) 889-4634, or Email: [email protected]