A quick roundup of local arrests, police action and national perspective on topics related to police action, court cases and the politics of crime during an election year . . .
Justice For Pamela
A Kansas City, Kansas, girl's killer Friday became the fifth federal inmate put to death this year, an execution that went forward only after a higher court tossed a ruling that would have required the government to get a prescription for the drug used to kill him.Questions about whether the drug pentobarbital causes pain prior to death had been a focus of appeals for Keith Nelson, 45, the second inmate executed this week in the Trump administration's resumption of federal executions this summer after a 17-year hiatus.
Warning From Rudy
Giuliani: If Biden Is Elected, Crime Wave Will Intensify And Spread From Cities To Suburbs And Beyond
Former New York City mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Guliani spoke on the final night of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 27, 2020. Giuliani spoke of rising crime in American urban areas, claiming that in New York City, "murders, shootings and violent crime are increasing at percentages unheard of in the past.
EPIC March For Racial Equality And Police Reform
After a summer of tension, unrest, and protests over police brutality against African Americans in the US, some 50,000 demonstrators gathered in Washington to demand racial justice. Formally called the Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks - a reference to George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in May after a policeman knelt on his neck for several minutes - speakers urged attendees to vote for change.
Kansas City Church Firebug Suspect Captured
A man was arrested and charged in federal court Friday with arson at a Kansas City church earlier this week.Christopher A. Durant, 38, was charged with arson at Beyond Thee Four Walls Ministries on East U.S.
Meth Town Charges Youngsters
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - A second young person has been charged in connection with a murder that happened earlier this month. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor, 17-year-old Isaiah Woods-Miller has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted first-degree robbery. On Thursday, it was announced that 18-year-old Ivory D.
Cash For KC Crime Victims
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several Kansas City-area organizations that serve victims of crime are getting a boost to help provide their assistance. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday the organizations would receive more than $300,000 in grant funds.
Arguing Politics Of Crime
Despite billing themselves as the best bet voters have for criminal justice reform, neither former Vice President Joe Biden nor President Donald Trump has a strong record to fall back on. The Republican National Convention kicked off on Monday with Senator Tim Scott and Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones, a Democrat, lauding Trump for the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill the president signed in 2018.
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