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Friday, 18 June 2021

Helping victims of violence

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Helping victims of violence
Helping victims of violence

As unprecedented gun violence grips Kansas City, a new task force is being introduced to help.

WE ARE ALSO SEEING ASPIKE IN GUN VIOLENCE INOUR OWN COMMUNITTHERE WERE 5 HOMICIDESIN KANSAS CITY THIS PASTWEEKEND, BRINGING THETOTAL FOR 2021 TO 39.THAT'S FOUR MOREHOMICIDES THAN AT THISTIME IN 2020.THERE WERE 35 AT THISPOINT LAST YEAR- WHICHSAW 176 HOMICIDES, THEDEADLIEST YEAR THE CITYHAS SEEN.IN 2019- THERE WERE 31HOMICIDES BY MARCH23RD.AND JUST TWO YEARSBEFORE THAT IN 2017- 26.TWO OF THE PEOPLEKILLED OVER THEWEEKEND WERE 15-YEARS-OLD.THIS MORNING WE WANTTO TALK ABOUTSOLUTIONS.A NEW TASK FORCE IN THECITY IS FOCUSING ONHELPING VICTIMS OFVIOLENCE.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER CHARLIEKEEGAN JOINS US WITHWHAT KIND OFDIFFERENCE THE GROUPHOPES TO MAKE.A HOMICIDE OR SHOOTINGIMPACTS SO MANYPEOPLE.THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTCREATED THIS TASKFORCE TO BETTERSUPPORT THOSESURVIVORS AND THEIRFAMILIES.HERE ARE SOME OF THENEW GROUP'S GOALWORK WITH HOSPITALSAND POLIDEPARTMENTS ONNOTIFICATION ANDVISITATIONS POLICIESWHEN A RELATIVE IS THEVICTIM OF VIOLENCE.BUILD TRUST BETWEENVICTIM AND THE JUDICIALSYSTEMWORK TO AVOIDRETALIATION."Dr. Marvia Jones // KCMOdivision manager forcommunity and family healtheducation12 seconds18:55-19:05"they take on a mindset anyproblems I handle all take omy own.

That's what we don'tneed.

Because that's whatwe're seeing.

People handlingproblems, taking matters intotheir own hands."THIS GROUP WANTS TOSHARE THE MESSAGE NOTTO FIGHT VIOLENCE WITHVIOLENCE.PART OF THIS TASKFORCE'S FIRST JOB IS TOLISTEN TO FAMILIESIMPACTED BY VIOLENCE.LINDSAY AND TAYLOR - ITHELD A LISTENINGSESSION LAST WEEK TOHELP GUIDE ITSPRIORITIES.BACK TO YOU.LATER TODAY - ANOTHERGROUP WORKING TO ENDVIOLENCE WILL MEET: THEKANSAS CITY BOARD OFPOLICE COMMISSIONERS.WHAT DO WE EXPECTCOMMISSIONERS TODISCUSS?TODAY IS ITS REGULARSCHEDULED MONTHLYMEETING.IT'S LIKELY -COMMISSIONERS AND ORTHE PUBLIC WILL BRING UPTHIS WEEKEND'SVIOLENCE.ALSO ON THE AGENDA ISAN UPDATE OF THEDEPARTMENT'S USE OFBODY CAMERAS.IF YOU HAVE ANYINFORMATION ON THEVIOLENCE OVER THEWEEKEND, OR ANY OTHERVIOLENT CRIME IN THEMETRO - CALL THE TIPSHOTLINE.THAT NUMBER IS816...474...TIPS.YOUR ANONYMOUS TIPCOULD EARN YOU A CASHREWARD

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