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February 2, 2013 10:07 PM

‘We’re not valuing life,’ people at KC homicide forum are told

The 15 homicides in Kansas City last month — the most killings logged in January in nearly 20 years — prompted state Rep. Brandon Ellington, a Democrat from Kansas City, to host a forum Saturday to discuss solutions to prevent homicides. “Right now in the black community, we’re not valuing life,” he said. “There is a lack of respect for ourselves and our own lives.”

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