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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR JAMES ON FERGUSON GRAND JURY DECISION

“I’m a 62-year-old black man. I lived through the assassination of Martin Luther King. I came of age during the Civil Rights Movement. I spent years in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.

I’ve seen my fair share of generational events. Ferguson is a generational event and I understand the emotions around this decision.

In the Spring of 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King was assassinated, I found myself in a precarious situation, probably not unlike some young people experienced in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death. I was at the intersection of 44th and Montgall, going home from the Kitty Clover potato chip factory where I was working to earn money for the prom, when national guard troops lit up the dark night with spot lights and forced us on the ground and held us at gunpoint because we were out after curfew. Three of us were black and one white. Our skin color didn’t matter when our faces hit the pavement. It’s important to remember that regardless of color, we all feel pain.

Many people are in pain this evening because of this decision. I encourage our community to take to prayer, reflection, and even peaceful protest. Peaceful freedom of expression is a basic right afforded to each of us. There is no right to destroy property or hurt people, however.

Strong communities overcome adversity not by violence, but by upholding strong virtues. Rather than fighting with our fists, let’s fight to eliminate the conditions that led to this young man’s death.”

#UnityKC
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Wise words shared by a wise man. Thank you, +Mayor Sly James.
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Always exercise your right to vote. Get out on 11.4 & make your voice heard.  #GoVoteMissouri Get Out & Vote
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What I really want to say following #Game7: http://youtu.be/1Aq-2SWA2q0
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Come out & support our First Responders! The first-ever #KansasCity Humanitarian Games will take place in Theis Park this Saturday, 1–5 p.m. Get all the details here: http://youtu.be/m5oNjAgTqxc
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"Being real resonates. It’s charming. And it’s Kansas City."

An Open Letter to America from Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James: www.kcmayor.org/?p=3752
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The September issue of the Bow Tie Newsletter is here just in time for #BowTieTuesday! eepurl.com/3kFNj
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One of those things you just really love to see. Love this City! 
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So do I, +Mayor Sly James. So do I.

And, you were right about the wildcard game. It was too early to leave...

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Kansas City fans from all over the world joined in this epic game of catch! >> http://youtu.be/ojF5TFG0YtM

We're cheering on our +Kansas City Royals from KC to Fiji. #TakeTheCrown #WorldSeries
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It was a great morning to join Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation for the #KCTrueBlue event at the JC Nichols Fountain! You can purchase commemorative blue fountain water for $5 at the Plaza Customer Service Office. Proceeds benefit the Wish Upon A Fountain effort. What a great way to show our Kansas City pride & Royals support!
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SolarImpulse to land at Kansas City.  This is probably as technically difficult as sending a man to the moon, but it is here on Earth and in the Skies above our heads.  I hope you will review some of the video and follow some of the flight legs it is very interesting as you actually have access to cockpit information and flight profile in real time and view and listen in on the communications from mission control to the pilot of the SolarImpulse2.  I was there for the first take off and the first landing on the first attempt to fly around the world powered only by the Sun.  Clean Energy the wave of the future if we are to survive.  Remember Plan "A" must work because there is no Planet "B".  The flight from Phoenix to New York will include a landing somewhere in the Midwest.  I hope it is Kansas City wouldn't that be something? Kansas City lies almost half way between Phoenix and New York and almost on a direct path between the two cities with a tremendous landing field called MCI.   What a coup to have the first around the world flight to include a landing in Kansas City and to make Kansas City again a part of history, maybe you can be the cause and effect for such a historical step for a brighter, cleaner, less polluted future.  I hope you can make this happen.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Yesterday was #BowTieTuesday. Check out the latest edition, a tribute to the World Series and our very own Kansas City Royals: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=829d35b957c42ed8470109ca6&id=0402105cd9
Friends, Kansas City is having a moment. A BIG moment. Our Boys in Blue have become the darlings of the country and all eyes are upon us. All over our city, the excitement is palpable - everyone has Royals Fever and our team spirit has reached an all-time high and I have to say, it just feels so ...
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Sly James was elected mayor of Kansas City on March 22, 2011, and sworn in on May 1, 2011.

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