For our show on July 5th, first, Jaws of Justice’s host Terri Wilke speaks with Jake Butler, Corrections Case Manager at Jefferson City Correctional Center, a Missouri Department of Corrections employee employed with the Puppies4Parole program, and two inmates involved with the program, Taylor Marquez and Jason Barr.
They will tell us about Puppies4 Parole, a program operated by Missouri Department of Corrections in partnership with animal advocacy groups and animal shelters statewide in Missouri. The program benefits dogs in that unadoptable dogs in state animal shelters are provided training so that homes are easier to locate. The program benefits inmates in that they are provided training to develop dog training skills, they are engaged and they benefit from the companionship of dogs. The program benefits the community in that more good dogs are available as pets and dogs are trained to provide special services for persons with disability disorders such as PTSD, diabetes and hearing loss. Happiness is a warm puppy!
We’ll play our calendar at the midpoint of the hour. Next, Terri Wilke speaks with Jenny Donaldson-Hite, a mother whose son, Chad Donaldson, was shot and killed near Christmas, December, 2014 while he was walking home from a nearby convenience shop. At this point, that is all that is known, and authorities consider Chad Donaldson’s murder as a cold case. A case becomes “Cold” when all probative investigative leads available to the primary investigators are exhausted and the case remains open and unsolved after a period of three years.
Cold Cases can be reviewed to determine if newer technologies or forensic testing may produce any new potential leads. If any viable leads are discovered through receipt of new information from Crime Stoppers tips or tips called in by the public or other police agencies, they will be matched to the appropriate case and assigned for follow-up investigation.
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Calendar for the week of July 7th:
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic – without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine. See the FAQS at kcmo.gov.
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Jackson County homeowners who fall behind on their payments and face foreclosure. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
- You can find Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense events at org. Open to all, Mothers and others!
- MON, July 5th, noon, No More Excuses Coalition Meeting at the Mohart Center Auditorium, 3200 Wayne, KCMO.
- MONday Meets: 4 PM, July 5th, an Online event hosted by The Willow Domestic Violence Center on Facebook Live, a chance to meet and talk.
- MON, July 5th, 6 PM, Grief to Relief Workshop hosted by Corey’s Network is at 14300 US-40, Kansas City, MO They meet to educate the survivors of homicide on topics that will help ease the stress of losing a loved one.
- TUES, July 6th, 6 PM, Safe and Welcoming – The People’s Forum You can join MORE2 and the Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte Coalition for a much needed webinar on the importance of passing the Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte Ordinance. Safe and Welcoming is a two-part ordinance which calls for Municipal IDs (a form of photo identification issued by a city or county government to access services) for residents who are undocumented, houseless, foster youth, elderly, etc.; and ICE Non-Compliance, which would clarify that the local government and its departments (including law enforcement) would not participate in reporting or investigating immigration status with ICE. Register Here: https://bit.ly/2RUk0JC
Or go to More² for access info
- TUES, July 6th, 6:30 PM, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty -KC, will meet on Zoom: Please contact Bob Ronan at [email protected] for the link.
- FRI, July 9th, 7 PM, The KC Area wide Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. 816-850-4200
- SAT, July 10th, Noon, Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters MONTHLY SESSION offers support/advocacy for anyone with an incarcerated loved one. At Plexpod Westport Commons, centrally located on bus line, easy to find at 300 E. 39th St KCMO (Annex A) meeting room with convenient parking and much more. https://misdkc.org/
- SAT, July 10th, 1 PM, KC MASS Movement Meeting: 1 pm, Online event. Kansas City’s People’s Agenda & others. Organizing to change our city’s approach to advancing racial and socioeconomic equity. We are a progressive coalition that is committed to anti-racist principles, equity, and inclusion. This is a welcoming space for people who are sincere about advancing social justice in Kansas City. More info on Facebook
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com. It is updated daily.
Please take care of yourselves and others. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!