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Reflections On Kansas City's Weekend Of Protests Against Police Violence

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Carlos Moreno
Mayor Quinton Lucas implored protesters at last weekend's protests to continue talking to him about what they want and need to feel safe.

Mayor Quinton Lucas said he hopes the conversation stays focused on how to avoid excessive police force in the future, not the destruction that happened during parts of the protests.

"It is not about looting cupcake shops on the plaza," he said. "It's instead about how we can change society."

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.