Friday, July 17, 2020

Kansas City Crime Scene: Summer 2020 Violence Trending Across Metro



The end of July and August are typically the most violent part of the Summer for Kansas City. This time around, because of Coroanvirus restrictions, it's unlikely that the start of school will result in a street crime respite.

Accordingly, here's a roundup of court cases, police action and community news from across the metro . . .


More Deets On Fed Influx

225 federal agents coming to KC as part of 'Operation: LeGend,' a violent crime crackdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two hundred twenty-five federal agents are on their way to help police try to get violent criminals off the streets. "Operation LeGend," named for 4-year-old murder victim LeGend Tallifero, is designed to be an unprecedented government response to the highest number of homicides Kansas City has ever seen, so far this year.


Suburban Crime Uptick, Too

Shawnee man sentenced to 45 years for Platte County murder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Shawnee man was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for the murder of an unarmed man in Platte County. In March, Coty Borst, 28, was found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the deadly shooting that occurred on June 21, 2018.


Crime Talk Coming Soon

KC Mayor Lucas responds to Gov. Parson's special session hyper-focused on violent crime

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Both Kansas City and St. Louis are on track to have record-breaking numbers of homicides. The mayors of both cities asked for a special session to address the issue which finally happened Wednesday. But Mayor Quinton Lucas doesn't agree with all of the governor's goals.


Tragic Postscript

KCK police called to Olivia Jansen's home 5 times in 2020 before death; DCF called, too

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The family of Olivia Jansen says they knew the three-year-old was in danger but couldn't get anyone to help. Her father, Howard Jansen III, and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, are now in the Wyandotte County Jail, charged with a slew of crimes including first-degree murder in connection with Olivia's death.


Legislation Protecting Youngsters Stalls Again

Adrian's Law stalls in Kansas legislature for 3rd year: 'It just seems to be more and more excuses'

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - For the third year in a row, a bill that was introduced as a measure to protect children from child abuse has stalled in the Kansas legislature. In 2017, Kansas Rep. Louis Ruiz introduced Adrian's Law - named after Adrian Jones, a Kansas City, Kansas, boy who was murdered by his parents.


Flashback: Focus On Victim After Killer Meets Justice

Loved ones remember Jennifer Long following execution of her killer

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- After a 17-year hiatus, the second federal execution since 2003 put to death convicted killer Wesley Purkey at 8:19 this morning. Purkey was found guilty of the brutal rape and murder of Jennifer Long. He was also convicted of using a claw hammer to kill 80-year-old Mary Ruth Bales.


2020 Campaign Season Violence Spikes Amid Pandemic

Politics overshadows policing reform as cities grapple with surge of shootings, homicides

Despite ongoing protests and demands for change, national efforts to reform policing appear to have stalled under the weight of election-year politics and a surge in violent crime that has led to new questions about the most effective approach to public safety.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Need more activists and social workers. And money. Did you hear me?

MO MONY! an free stuff! an those repair-ashuns thingys!

Charlie Horse said...

Adrian's Law keeps stalling in the Kansas legislature due to all the pedos and child abusers in there. There's a better chance those bozos would vote to decrease their inflated pay rather than passing a law to help children.

Anonymous said...

Lucas keeps talking about all the violence across the metro and even over the State of Missouri, but everyone knows that the vast majority of murders take place in small areas of KCMO, KCK, and St Louis and that the majority of both victims and perpetrators are black.
All this from the kiddie corps "running" KCMO city hall and people who constantly talk about decisions being "data-driven".
Hope the feds round up at least some of the local thugs and that federal prosecutors and courts aren't as inept and generous at the locals.
Sad when elected "leaders" insist on continuing to tell stories while folks from out-of-town have to come in and do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

^^Welcome to Trump's American shithole. All of this violence done under his watch and he's done nothing.

NicK said...

fake news