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Harsh Reality Of Hatred Sets In Following Deadly Shootings

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By Tracy Allen
CALL Staff Writer

It was supposed to be a positive teaching moment for the 37 youths and their adult chaperones scheduled to attend the play, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, at the Jewish Community center in Overland Park Sunday afternoon. Instead, members of the Youth Council and ACT-SO members of the Johnson County branch of the NAACP learned a harsh lesson that won’t go away.
Sometimes it takes a miracle to erase the religious and racial hatred some in society still carry towards Jews and African Americans.
Sunday was a dark day for Kansas City. Three individuals were murdered at the hands of a white Supremacist at two different location with Jewish ties. One of those killed was a 14-year-old high school student at the Blue Valley High school  who was an aspiring singer. William Lewis Corporon, 69, grandfather of Reat Griffin Underwood, were both gunned down in the parking lot of the Jewish Community center. The other victim, Terri LaManno, was visiting her mother at the Village Shalom home, but was murdered outside the senior facility. She was at the facility to visit her mother
The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross — aka F. Glenn Miller, a 73-year-old white male from Aurora, Mo., has a long history of religious and racial hatred. In 1987, federal agents found Miller and three men in an Ozark mobile home filled with hand grenades, automatic weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Miller tried unsuccessfully to run for U.S. House in 2006 and the U.S. Senate in 2010. Miller founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. He was the group’s “grand dragon” but he was sued for operating an illegal paramilitary group using intimidation tactics against blacks in North Carolina. Miller also founded another White Supremacist group, the White Patriot Party.

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Former School Board Member Files Ethics Complaint Over Negative Mailer

 

By Eric L. Wesson
CALL Staff Writer

Former School Board candidate Joseph Jackson has filed an ethics complaint over a mailer that hit voters’ mailboxes right before the School Board elections on April 8.
Jackson filed his complaint after he lost the election by a margin of 2 to 1 to Ms. Melissa Robinson for the Sub-district 4 seat that he held for the past four years. He did not win one precinct.
“The flyer was character assassination and played a major role in the outcome of the 4th sub-district election,” he said.
“It was very hard for me to see resident after resident walk to the polls carrying this flyer with a big X marked across the flyer,” Jackson said.
“Anyone that knows me will tell you I have two passions — children and neighborhoods. I have been a tireless advocate from the moment I was elected to the school board.  I fought to ensure that special needs children were not moved from Delano to East annex when the building had problems that would be harmful to students with special needs.

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Two Additional Candidates File For Jackson County’s 2nd District

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

In light of Bishop James Tindall’s April 8, withdrawal as a candidate for the Jackson County Legislature, two additional candidates have thrown their hats in the ring to represent the 2nd District of Jackson county.
Former Jackson County Legislator and former City Councilman  Ron Finley and Sterling L. Brown, joined Alfred B. Jordan and Zachary L. Berkstresser in the bid for the seat.
Bishop Tindall withdrew his name from the upcoming August primary after being elected in 2006 and then being re-elected in 2010 because of a felony conviction.
However, that appeared not to be enough as questions arose about his current position on the Legislature and those who wanted him out of office now rather than waiting until his term expired in about eight months.
Facing a costly legal fight with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Bishop Tindall resigned his seat on Thursday, April 10, effective June 30.
A Missouri law enacted after he was elected in 2010 barred ex-felons from holding office in the state of Missouri and was confirmed by the Missouri Supreme court.
Bishop Tindall has served the Jackson County, as a whole, well as evident by his continued community support of the past two elections. Specifically he has been a voice for the black community and the issues therein.

 

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