Shooting Victim Keoshia Ford Heads Back to School

Keoshia Ford heads back to school, a year and a half after she was shot in the head by a Chattanooga gang member. Ford was at block party on Bennett Avenue when a group of gang members fired into the crowd. Ford, an innocent bystander, still has the bullet lodged behind her ear. WDEF News 12's Alisha Searl takes a look at far she's come, and what her family thinks about the city's new gang initiative.

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Here2Opine - 10/31/2013 12:53 PM
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As part of Mayor Berke's plan to fight crime, he sent 18 people to NYC to get training on the High Point plan at John Jay College. The cost to the taxpayers for such a trip: For example, a three day trip would cost: Air fare: $7,200 Hotel: $16,362 Per diem: $3,834 Total: $27,396 That's using government approved CONUS rates for hotel and per diem, which is what city employees are supposed to use. Air fare is an average from looking online. That's not including any additional expenses that may have been involved. One would assume that the cost of the actual training classes would be included in the $245,000 contract with David Kennedy but who knows. Wouldn't it have been less expensive to have the instructor come to Chattanooga to the training? One instructor, Chattanooga hotels and per diem (far less than NYC)...

Here2Opine - 10/31/2013 12:51 PM
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Well, the next victim of gang violence can thank Mayor Berke for dismantling the Gang Task Force and The Future Is Ours.
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