An Hour With Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor
Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor has been in that role since 2011 and she’s distinguished herself by standing up strongly for victims in our community. She also has become known for taking on some high-profile cases, like the potential prosecution last year of Gov. Eric Greitens.
Host David Bell and Jean Peters Baker will talk about her office’s efforts at restorative justice and new efforts to help victims, especially those in non-fatal shootings. All of these efforts are intended to repair the harm done by violence in our community. Along the way, she hopes to build some new trust in the system for offenders, victims and the community.
The JoJR Calendar for the week of July 22nd
Corner Stone Enterprise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help students and young people navigate the transition to adulthood. Corner Stone Enterprise presents Adulting: Discover Your Purpose, Build Your Legacy a program for young people 18-29 on Saturday July 27th from 10am to 1pm at Rockhurst College, 1100 Rockhurst Rd, KCMO. For more information or to register check out their website at www.1CornerStone.org
Corey’s Network’s Annual Vigil for Unsolved Homicide Victims will be held Saturday, July 27th from 3-5pm at 3907 S Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO. You are invited to come and share your loved one’s story and pictures. You can make posters, pray together, and pass out flyers and show the faces of your loved ones still waiting for justice to passing cars along 39th St.
Ryan Lee Stokes was killed by KCMO Police Officer William Thompson, six years ago in an action that was ruled Justifiable. Ryan’s family and friends feel his killing was not justifiable and are asking for Kansas City to stand with them on Sunday, July 28, from 3 to 11pm in Coleman Park at 59th & Lane, KCMO to let it be known that they are still fighting for the whole truth.