There is no more intractable problem in parts of Kansas City than gun violence.
People get shot in robberies, for revenge and even randomly.
But what can we do? Will more police patrols help? Harsher jail sentences? Gun control?
KCPT tackles this problem in a one hour special; Shots Fired: KCPT Takes Aim at Gun Violence.
Kansas City is trying a unique approach to stopping the gun violence. By treating the problem as a health care epidemic.
Special Correspondent Sam Zeff will show you how Aim4Peace tracks the violence, predicts where it will spread and then tries to cut it off before it happens.
Hosted by KCPT’s Nick Haines, the program will bring together Kansas City Mayor Sly James, the Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker former U-S Attorney for Western Missouri Todd Graves and area leaders working to solve the inner city crime problem.
“It’s one of those nagging issues that simply won’t go away. Why do we accept such an unacceptably high death toll in our inner city?” Haines says. “It would be easy for us to ignore the problem as unfixable. But we feel obligated as a public TV station to spotlight the problem and make a concerted effort to seek answers.”