Tag Archives: Kansas City

It’s The Murders Stupid

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It’s the murders. For those who have not been paying attention Kansas City in 2017 had the second highest murder total in its history. The year ended with a higher per capita rate of murder than Chicago with 150 homicides. What is strange is the deafening quiet coming from City Hall. I guess they think …

Government Overreach or Survival

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Is it government overreach or survival? There is a debate going on in Kansas City, MO which has sparked questions about the ability of a commercial and entertainment district to protect itself from ongoing violence. The area in question known as Westport, which has traditionally been an entertainment destination for young people in Kansas City. …

Are Black Millennials Unfairly Targeted?

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“The people at Recovery were nice, they looked good, were from different ages and backgrounds and careers,” said RaShaun Garlington, a Kansas City native and event planner who was at Californos when tragedy struck. “The people who were there know that. We know it’s not right to blame any one type of person. But we …

Is Violence Prevention a Priority in Kansas City?

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http://www.kctv5.com/story/36477062/75-million-allocated-for-new-led-lights-below-bartle-hall   The City of Kansas City is the midst of one of its most violent years on record. So you would think violence prevention would be a priority for the city. Well, you would be wrong. Getting lights for Bartle Hall at the tune of 7.5 million dollars is a greater priority than the …