If this round-up of news items seem familiar, rest assured that all of these items were shared during this evening's news cycle but also represent a constant refrain as the homicide count moves closer to the century mark this August 2019.
Kansas City Killing NextGen
Hide Transcript Show Transcript EIGHT-MONTH-OLD WAS KILLED IN HIS ROOM WHEN HIS HOME A SHOT UP. AND A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE FRONT YARD OF HER HOME. HER 17-YEAR-OLD BROTHER THE LATEST IN THE A NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE KILLED IN KANSAS CITY.
Stop KC Revenge Killings
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Violence in Kansas City has taken its toll on dozens of families this summer. The KCPD has reported more than 90 homicides already this summer. Five of those deaths were children under 16 years old. Now, some are worried that number will continue to rise if nothing is done.
Group Effort Against Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo -- With violent crime on the rise in Kansas City, Missouri, police who fight it need as many tools as they can get to track down the bad guys and put them away. The expected budget for KCPD this year is $219 million.
Targeting Illegal Guns
The ATF recently released surveillance pictures of a man who broke into Patriot Pawn in Blue Springs in March by cutting a hole through one of the front windows. Law enforcement isn't searching only the suspect. They'd like to recover the dozen handguns he stole.
New Tech Hope Against Crime, Again
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The KCPD is one several departments across the country that is adopting an emerging strategy for fighting crime: policing by the numbers. One officer is using science and data to stay a step ahead of the crooks. The idea is to predict where crime will happen and put a stop to it.
Kansas City Health Warning
Hide Transcript Show Transcript BIANCA: TO CURE A DISEASE, TREATMENT NEEDS TO BE APPLIED TO THE ROOT PROBLEM. INSIDE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION, AIM 4 PEACE IS TAKING THE SAME APPROACH TO GUN VIOLENCE. WE'RE LOOKING AT WHY ARE PEOPLE DOING IT, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE BEHAVIOR.
And so . . .
Suggestions are welcome given that some of the most dedicated people are working to help curb the local crime rate but have yet to find a solution . . .
You decide . . .