In the first half of our hour, we will replay Latahra Smith’s 1- 20- 20 interview with Keith Carnes, who was in prison on that date.  In fact, Keith Carnes has been in prison in Missouri since his conviction for first-degree murder sentenced him to life without parole in 2006.  Keith Carnes has steadfastly maintained that he did not commit the murder.  Finally, the time has come for a Missouri Court Special Master to review the evidence and procedure that resulted in Keith Carnes’ conviction.

Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does and can happen.

Listeners might be astonished to hear what the evidence revealed almost two years ago.  This was a great interview in January, 2020 – it is time to REPLAY this information.  There is a rally planned for Keith Carnes this week. November 30th is the day the special Master has ordered the prosecution and defense to submit their findings of fact. Stay tuned for an update on the dates of the court hearing and the rally after we replay Latahra’s interview with Keith Carnes.  Mr. Carnes Case Number is 21ph-Cv00030.

This week, we will  play our calendar at the end of the hour.  In the second half of our hour, Jaws of Justice host Melvin Merritt will speak with Chris Admire, Ex. Dir of Veterans Community Project (VCP) Kansas City.  VCP is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who resolved to stand in the gaps of a broken system that left too many of their brothers and sisters behind. VCP has a long-term goal of eliminating Veteran homelessness nationwide. Using Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States, VCP has officially begun its expansion with the mission of serving 8 communities by 2022.

At the corner of 89th and Troost, KCMO, they have built VCP Village, an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness.  There is also an Outreach Center and a Community Center.  It is inspiring how these people know how to get things done.

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On Jaws of Justice, we investigate how to achieve justice in America. “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. ― Eugene V. Debs

Calendar for the week of November 15th:

  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has a monthly virtual meeting. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society.   For info call Keith Brown El at 816-377-2873.
  • MON, Nov. 15th, 12:30 NOON, A review of Judicial Conduct & Misconduct is an online event. The Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of judicial ethics experts from across the country to discuss judicial conduct and misconduct, guidelines necessary to promote ethical behavior, and reforms needed to prevent any similar conduct in the future. No CLE credit will be offered during the symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public, registration is required.
  • MON, Nov 15th, 1 PM, Speak Up for Fair Maps is an online event hosted by Mainstream Coalition.  They hope you will join them in helping the committees create fair districts. More info at Speak Up for Fair Maps on Facebook.
  • MON, Nov. 15th, 6 PM, What Racism Costs Everyone: A discussion with Heather McGhee, is an online event hosted by Missouri Workers Center & Stand Up KC.  Heather McGhee is  author of New York Times best-seller The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Find on Facebook.
  • MON Nov. 15th, MON Meets: 3 PM, an Online event hosted by The Willow Domestic Violence Center. On Facebook Live
  • TUES, Nov. 16th, 5 PM, Survivors Will Heal is a support group for shooting survivors. 3200 Wayne Ave #124, KCMO. More info on Facebook at or call 816.912.2601
  • TUES, Nov 16th, 6:30 PM, Facilitating Community Conversations is an online event. This is virtual Citizen Activist training series. This month, join the ACLU of Kansas and El Centro for a session on facilitating community conversations!
  • WED, Nov. 17th, 6 PM, The Counselors a presentation at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Dr, Lawrence KS. In a cross between a courtroom trial and a debate, the two counselors will present their opposing arguments and call two expert witnesses each to help build their case. Focusing on criminal justice reform, the theme for the November program is “Resolved: Cash bail will not be required for individuals who are not a flight risk or dangerous.”
  • THURS, Nov. 18th, 5 PM, Hope and Healing support group for those adjusting to life after losing a loved one to homicide. #StoptheViolence or call 816.912.2601
  • FRI, Nov. 19th, noon is the Friday Forum: Messaging Boxes an online event hosted by Empower Missouri.  Do you have a vision for your community in Missouri, but are unsure how to address these problems with your national, state and local leaders? Join to learn messaging boxes and how using this key technique can help you craft your message to legislators. Register at
  • SUN, Nov. 21st, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Change the Name! Stop the Chop! Rally at the Bus Stop on Blue Ridge Cutoff across from the BP gas station. For car pools and ride contact [email protected]
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at  It is updated daily.

Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!


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