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Town Hall Meeting After Ferguson, MO

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 02:50 PM CDT
The scene in Ferguson, Missouri improving. As the weekend arrives many in ferguson fear more of the same but at least for now the movement there is peaceful.

While arrests are down the police presence is still substantial. It's in an effort to deter and control what cops are calling "repeat agitators."

Captain Ron Johnson with the Missouri highway patrol says the vibe is more positive overall. Johnson has had conversations with county police about scaling the number of police back. They have said they are not quite ready. Seven people were arrested Thursday night.

 And on the heels of what's happening in Missouri the city of Springfield is taking action.

It's happening through 'Take (Positive) Action Now'. It's a free community youth forum with special guests including, Aldermen Doris Turner and Gail Simpson along with local law enforcement officers.
 
Panelists discussed solutions to prevent what's happening in Missouri from happening again in Springfield. Solutions include finding male mentors for youth in the community and holding leadership classes so springfield's youth can properly handle and prevent  issues that may occur.


"Everyone has a part to play, alot of times we think well I'm too old or I cant do this i cant do that but everybody has a part to play in the community. But i think that if we can come together as a unit as a community then we can solve our own issues in the community today." said Michael Phelon, Director of Boys and Girls Club.

The panelists also want to empower the youth to vote and to empower others in the community to do so as well.

Town Hall Meeting After Ferguson, MO


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