Reference as the current murder count now stands at 21 so far this year:
Kansas City police still short of manpower goal set after 1968 race riots
Here's the latest slap in the face:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The president of the board of police commissioners said the city's proposed $1.7 billion budget doesn't add enough new police officers to make our community safer. There's likely to be a debate in the coming weeks over how many police officers Kansas City should hire.