Friday, July 23, 2010

Street Justice team targets crime by ringing doorbells

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge T-shirt design courtesy of Union Press
  • T-shirt design courtesy of Union Press

"Tired of all the shootings and killings in our community?" asks a flier distributed by members of the AdHoc Group Against Crime. The organization is calling for volunteers "who are not afraid to walk neighborhoods, knock on doors and enter the homes of residents to discuss crime, shootings and unsolved homicides in a non-threatening manner."

Not surprisingly, the safety of said volunteers isn't guaranteed.


click to enlarge I keep it in the kitchen, where else?
  • I keep it in the kitchen, where else?
The fine print: The AdHoc Group Against Crime, nor any partnering agency holds responsibility over the safety of participants.

"For too many years in Kansas City we have dealt with the high homicide

rates and drive-by shootings in our neighborhoods," the flier reads. "Today

our youth are losing their lives to gunfire at alarming rates and our

local police can't keep up with the demand to get murderers off our

streets!" The group hopes to encourage people to get to know their neighbors and foster information-sharing between residents, particularly about those who are "known to possess and use illegal firearms."

Sound fun? Interested parties are asked to attend the organization's first Street

Justice Team meeting in the sanctuary of the Metropolitan Missionary

Baptist Church (2310 East Linwood Boulevard) on Saturday from 2

to 3:30 p.m.


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