Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-11 12:55:00 –
Kansas City, Missouri (KCTV)-Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas spoke at Ruskin High School Friday morning in honor of the 15-year-old Terrebel, who was killed in Sycamore Park.
A minor was arrested and charged with shooting Bell. This is the 66th murder in the city so far.
Lucas and other local leaders talked about Bell’s recent involvement in mentoring programs such as “Become a Man.” But then, when reporters argued over the mayor’s plan to shift funds on police budgets, Bell’s mother snatched Mike and vigorously defended the mayor.
“So leave my mayor alone. He’s okay for me to be here now thanks to my mayor,” she said. “The school didn’t call me. He did.”
According to Lucas, city leaders are working hard to make the streets they grew up safe.
“Janae and all of us here grew up in Kansas City, where we saw a teenager being shot. I don’t know why the same thing happened 20 or 15 years later. That’s what we’re working on. That’s what we’re working on. It’s about people, not budget. ” “I condolences not only for Janae, but for all hopes and aspirations, dreams and grandchildren, to all mothers and families and all friends in Kansas City who are anxious for life — All of Terrell would have taken me to Kansas City. “
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