Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comment of the Day: A plea for help from a Kansas City teen trapped in the cycle of violence

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge A Kansas City teen sends out a distress signal.
  • A Kansas City teen sends out a distress signal.

Gunshots interrupting the funeral of a homicide victim is shocking even for Kansas City. But that's what happened yesterday just as mourners walked out the doors of a church at 25th and Benton. It's impossible to understand. Kc Rissa attempted to explain in the comments section, while pleading for help. Here's KC Rissa's unedited comment:

"Everybody looks at young kansas city teens like we are the problem, We had influences! The community makes it hard for black people, especially black men to get eduications, we have other thinngs to worry about like feeding our kids and trying not to get killed. Coming from me a kansas city teen, honestly school is the Last thing on my mind.



"We're loseing our friends/family every day.! WE'RE FIGHTING TO STAY ALIVE its sad the government did soo much in the war in iraq and spent so much money but WE'RE AT WAR OURSELVES! So how about instead of pointing fingers, Help us! You all say Stop doin it but your not in our situations we do what we half to to stay alive, we are living in Hell.! THE GOVERNMENT CANT BE TOO CONCERNED... THEIR CLOSING SCHOOLS ALL OVER KC. The young people are begging for help, We r dieing to live and living to die. We need help!"

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