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Mothers in Charge inviting all Kansas Citians to join their anti-violence cause

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Rosilyn Temple has answered 93 heart-wrenching calls informing her about a homicide crime scene in Kansas City. (KCTV5) Rosilyn Temple has answered 93 heart-wrenching calls informing her about a homicide crime scene in Kansas City. (KCTV5)
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Rosilyn Temple has answered 93 heart-wrenching calls informing her about a homicide crime scene in Kansas City. 

Temple worries there will be more. 

Temple and the group, Mothers in Charge, came to the Kansas City Police Department’s east patrol to convince volunteers to join their cause. 

“Every time my phone rings anytime - day or night  - when there is a homicide in Kansas City,” Temple said. “I get out of my bed rain, sleet or snow, and I'm on my way.”

Before becoming an activist for her community, Temple herself was a victim. She lost her son, Antonio Thompson, five years ago next month. 

“I have the fight in me,” Temple said. “The fight is to save someone else’s child’s life.” 

After speaking to criminal justice students at the University of Central Missouri, her mission inspired senior Dessie Long. 

“Her passion to help everybody even though she has been through enough herself,” Long said. “I just really wanted to help her fight her fight.” 

Long helped organized the event to inspire other community members to volunteer for Mothers in Charge. 

Kansas City Mayor Sly James told the crowd the fear of violence is preventing the city from progress. 

“Of all the things that happen in terms of violence, the violence that gets visited on our kids is unforgivable,” James said. 

Temple said her son’s loss inspires her each and every day. 

“It's not as easy as people think it is for me to get up every day and to come out and go to homicide scenes, but it's in my heart because I lost my child,” Temple said. 

Mothers in Charge visits prisons and juvenile centers to mentor. They also comfort families at crime scenes and write sympathy cards. 

If you are interested in helping out Mothers in Charge, call 816-912-2601 or email kcmothersincharge@gmail.com. 

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