Group looks to reduce violent behavior in urban core

Posted on: 10:48 pm, August 17, 2013, by

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Citizens came together on Saturday night to show that they’ve had enough violence on the city streets. Hundreds gathered at 31st and Prospect for a ‘Kansas City No Violence Alliance’ event on Saturday.

Mayor Sly James, KCPD Police Chief Darryl Forte and community activist Alvin Brooks attended the event. From 2003 through last weekend, over 1,100 have died in KCMO as a result of homicides.

This group wants everyone to know there are options instead of committing crimes.

“Very important for those of us that work in Kansas City judicial system to come out here and show our support for the community,” Dana King with the Kansas City Police Department said.

“It is up to us to show them there are two roads. Over here it is help, over there is hell you pick,” Mayor Sly James said.

The group is urging people who want to get away from crime to call places including: Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, KC NoVA and the police department to get help turning their lives around.

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