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Examiner
  • Compassion for a victim of violent crime

  • On the night of January 11, a kind, unassuming gentleman named Jordan Cheng drove his car to an Independence neighborhood to deliver an order of Chinese food as he had done many times before. But this night was different. When Mr. Cheng arrived in the neighborhood to make the delivery, he was not met by appreciative people...
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  • On the night of January 11, a kind, unassuming gentleman named Jordan Cheng drove his car to an Independence neighborhood to deliver an order of Chinese food as he had done many times before. But this night was different. When Mr. Cheng arrived in the neighborhood to make the delivery, he was not met by appreciative people who were hungry. He was instead confronted by a couple of suspects outside his car who attacked him, beating him with a club.
    The call was a ruse to lure him into the neighborhood. When police officers were called to the scene of the crime, they found Mr. Cheng lying in the street and barely conscious.
    After an intense investigation by Independence Police Detectives, the suspects were eventually caught and charged with Class A felony Assault 1st degree, plus the felony charge of Armed Criminal Action.
    We are blessed to still have Mr. Cheng with us today, but unfortunately he is undergoing the slow and painful process of trying to recover from the terrible beating. Additionally, he has not yet been able to return to work. His vision is not clear, he is unable to drive, and his medical bills continue to increase. We can only hope and pray that he would not have an enduring emotional trauma that could haunt him because of the nightmare he experienced on the evening of January 11.
    In response to the tragic experience of Mr. Cheng and his family, Police Dispatcher Julie Carmichael of the Independence Police Department’s Telecommunications Unit was moved to initiate a call within the police department for donations to help Mr. Cheng and his family through this difficult time. Julie prepared and served a fried chicken dinner on two occasions for employees as they rallied to the call and quickly raised $1,000 for Mr. Cheng and his family through the free giving of small donations. It seems like such an insignificant amount in comparison to what he has suffered and in relation to his needs, but the employees just wanted to do something to express their feelings and support.
    WDAF TV-4 broadcast an interview with Jordan Cheng and his father. It provides more insight into their lives and the humble character of Jordan Cheng. To see the segment, go to http://fox4kc.com/2013/03/18/delivery-man-beaten-in-head-says-he-forgives-attackers/
    If you would like to consider a donation, go to any of the Hawthorn Banks and let them know you would like to help Jordan Cheng with a monetary donation.
    They have set aside an account specifically for that purpose.
     

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