It’s the first Monday of our Pledge Drive! Here is your chance to show your appreciation to the volunteers who bring you Jaws of Justice each week. Host Keith Brown El will talk with Cliff Middleton about justice, truth and his father, Ken Middleton. In February 1990, Ken Middleton and his wife, Kathy were the only two people in their Blue Springs house when a bullet from Ken’s gun ended Kathy’s life. Ken Middleton was given a prison sentence of life plus for first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Ken has always said Kathy’s death was a tragic accident, not a homicide. Middleton, his son, Cliff, and investigators who have studied his case allege corruption and incompetence of police, defense attorneys and prosecutors landed Ken Middleton in jail and have kept him there.
Since 1991, Cliff Middleton has spent part of everyday working to prove that his father didn’t murder Kathy Middleton. We’ll hear from Cliff about wrongful incarceration.
We will bring you the calendar at the middle of our program.
We hope you will listen.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
Calendar for the week of October 12th:
In compliance with the latest version of Mayor Lucas’s emergency order, certain business activities may resume while ensuring necessary public health measures remain in place. See the FAQS at kcmo.gov.
- MON, Oct 12th, 9 AM – 12:30 PM Gun Violence: Going Beyond Thoughts and Prayers … Heartland Coalition 7th Annual Community Forum (virtual) Online Event hosted by Grandparents Against Gun Violence After a gun tragedy, thoughts and prayers for the victims come easily and predictably. However, they are never an effective substitute for the hard work of collaboration and action promotion gun sense. More info at https://moksgagv.org/
- Monday Meets: 4 PM, Online event hosted by Willow Domestic Violence Center. Get to know the Willow, access at Facebook Live. Willow Domestic Violence Center 24 Hour Hotline is 785) 843-3333.
- WED, Oct. 14th, 7 – 8:30 PM Reale Justice Network/KC Protest Support Monthly Meeting on Zoom. More info at Reale Justice KC on Facebook https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upMocO6gqDoijUwMgufRq3bEADOjfHFqBA
- THURS Oct. 15th
-6:30 PM, Lawrence, Douglas CTY KS Moms Demand Action monthly meeting on Zoom
– 7 PM Topeka Moms monthly meeting on Zoom
SUN, Oct. 18th, MO NKC monthly Zoom meeting, 4 PM
access info at https://act.everytown.org/
- Oct. 15th End Evictions Rally: 8:30 AM, Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E 12th St, KCMO You can stand in solidarity with KC Tenants to end evictions. Every eviction is an act of violence. Even though there is a national ban on evictions, Kansas City landlords are still evicting their tenants, and the courts are allowing it. What are you willing to do to help? More info at KC Tenants on Facebook.
- THURS, 6 – 7 PM, would be Thunder Thursday, an online event hosted by Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity – MORE2
“…it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.” -Frederick Douglass. Thunder Thursdays are back, but with a twist to online. You can build grassroots power for justice. Register for the Zoom event at More²on Facebook.
- FRI, Oct. 16th, 12 PM – 1:30 PM Empower Missouri Monthly Friday Forum Series: What does de-funding the police mean?, an online event. More info at https://empowermissouri.org/events/
- Smart Sentencing Coalition Call FRI Oct. 16th, 11 AM – 12 noon access info at https://empowermissouri.org/events/
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines specific to sheltering are available at lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com. It is updated daily.
Please tune in next week !