Initiative To Curb Violence | Iowa Derecho Devastation | Missouri Special Session Continues
Kansas City faith leaders are developing police division-specific strategies to deter violent crime, a powerful windstorm disrupts communities, crops and livelihoods in Iowa, and a special session in the Missouri General Assembly drags on nearly a month after being called to order.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:37: Faith leaders throughout Kansas City are working with police to address crime during a violent year.
"Getting to the Heart of the Matter" is a new initiative seeking to do just that for violent crime in Kansas City — address its root causes. Churches and faith leaders are working to assess crime in each police division, and tailor solutions to mobilize the community, open dialogue and find solutions.
- Darron Edwards, pastor of United Believers Community Church
- Rev. Emanuel Cleaver III, senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church
Segment 2, beginning at 27:08: A derecho storm that ripped through Iowa had sustained winds of more than 100 miles per hour.
In the wake of the natural disaster, hundreds of thousands of Iowans are still without power. "The disaster is still happening," columnist Lyz Lenz said. While aid arrives in the storm-torn state, people affected by the disaster are living in the wake of its destruction.
Segment 3, beginning at 42:12: The special legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly continues at the height of the pandemic.
A special legislative session convened by Gov. Mike Parson on June 27 was meant to focus on six violent crime prevention provisions. Some of them have been met with opposition, including one which would eliminate the requirement that St. Louis police officers live in that city.