Last weekend Kansas City endured a tragic murder spree despite an effort to thwart local crime. Recently, an arrest of a suspect accused in the horriific killing of a youngster earned mention from Prez Trump and that has incited even more debate over a federal law enforcement crackdown.
Accordingly, we compile a bevy of links and resources to better inform locals about the continued threat of deadly violent crime and the politics ensnaring the discussion.
LeGend's Mother Shares Powerful Message Against Spate Of Kansas City Killing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The mother of a 4-year-old boy murdered while sleeping in June is calling on the community to take a stand against gun violence. Charron Powell and her family breathed a sigh of relief, as the suspect in the death of her son, LeGend Taliferro, was charged and taken into custody Thursday morning.
Local Perspective Provides Operation Legend Context
U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison participated in a press conference today with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (center) and Charron Powell, the mother of LeGend Taliferro, to announce state charges in the fatal shooting of LeGend. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - U.S.
Nation’s Paper Of Record Documents Arrest Of Suspect
The Justice Department last month named an operation to combat violent crime in cities after LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept in an apartment in Kansas City, Mo.
Politics Of Law Enforcement Crackdown Exposed
'We're Pawns In This Game.' Mayors Worry Trump's Operation Legend Is More About Politics Than Law Enforcement
Mayors say the rollout of Operation Legend has been chaotic, hampered by politics and had little impact so far on the ground.
Local Preacher Pleads For Help
Search for missing Kansas mother of 3 shifts to Mississippi River after husband's heartbreaking plea
Volunteer boaters in Memphis, Tenn., began canvassing the Mississippi River early Thursday in the latest search effort to find a missing mother of three who left Kansas on a solo road trip nearly two weeks ago. The search for 36-year-old Marilane Carter would rely on volunteer boaters for sonar and software mapping near Mud Island.
Witness Kansas City Deadly Family Drama Slice Of Life
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - A 20-year-old woman is now facing charges after her mother was found stabbed to death in her own home on Sunday. Alina M. Bell has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
KCMO Shooter Suspect Charged
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is charged with shooting a woman as she walked her dogs Tuesday night near Research Medical Center. Aaron Collier, 23, of Kansas City, Missouri, is charged in Jackson County Court with first degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and stealing.
JoCo Body Cam Review
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Thursday that a deadly police shooting May 3 was justified. Overland Park Officer Mike Mosher has often been described as a cop's cop. He protected the community whether on or off duty, and many say that was evident May 3.
Police Car Crook Captured
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It hardly seems like a wise plan, but some people have to learn the hard way. One person was arrested Thursday night in a parking lot near North Oak Trafficway and Northeast Shady Lane Drive in Gladstone after stealing a police vehicle in Oakview.
Fatal Zoo Shooting Postscript
Federal charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man in connection with the accidental shooting in a vehicle in the Kansas City Zoo parking lot last weekend.According to a release from the Western District of Missouri U.S. Attorney's Office, Anthony R.
Kansas City Tipsters Step Up!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, is on track to break a record for homicides, and one mom is urging people to report what they know to the TIPS Hotline. Aishah Coppage's son Montell and nephew Jayden were murdered Aug. 13, 2016, and no one has been caught for the crime.
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