Strong criticism in Kirkwood aimed at mediation agreement -

Strong criticism in Kirkwood aimed at mediation agreement

(KMOV)-- There is strong criticism in Kirkwood aimed at the recent mediation agreement over race relations in the city.

Many believe that agreement is a step toward healing the community following the Cookie Thornton city hall shootings.
But critics call it a "white wash." Kirkwood will hold a public meeting on the agreement February 10th at city hall, but some African-Americans told News 4 they will not attend.
Harriet Patton resigned from the mediation committee saying it wasn't really addressing the issues.
“The only time black people fill up city hall is on Tuesday night. What is Tuesday night? Court night. You go up there and it's blacks wall-to-wall but when it's time to do city hall and bring your issues to city hall residents are afraid,” she said.
She wants the February 10th meeting somewhere besides city hall and she wants the report more accessible to Meacham Park residents.


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