The obvious, and probably correct, answer to skeptiicsm about the current federal crackdown is that violence would be much worse without help from federal law enforcement.
However, there's no denying the rising level of gunfire, violent crime and murder on local streets no matter how many encouraging reports about recent arrests are broadcast.
And so we ask our blog community . . .
IS OPERATION LEGEND WORKING IN KANSAS CITY?!?!?
Accordingly, this is the most appropriate place to post a collection of news links and info related to police action, recent crime and more . . .
Kansas City Crime Suffers Revolving Door Problem
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car which resulted in a deadly crash was released from jail on his own recognizance in April, despite six pending felony charges against him.
Family Attacker Charged
Two Kansas City, Missouri, men have been charged in federal court with robbing a family in their home at gunpoint.Cameron E. Scott, 19, and Chase M. Murphy, 19, were charged in a five-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday.
Golden Ghetto Creeper Thakfully Caught Via Nasty Subscription
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - A Shawnee man is heading to federal prison and will face a fine after be convicted on buying a membership to access a child pornography website. Authorities said 36-year-old Daryl Miller pleaded guilty to one count of access with intent to view child pornography.
Police Seek Conversation With Northeast Fire Bug Suspect
Police are searching for a man suspected of arson in Northeast Kansas City as part of Operation Legend. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department (KCPD) Bomb and Arson Unit are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Rural Community Push Back After Shooting
SEDALIA, Mo. - The decision from a special prosecutor not to file any charges came one day after the three-month anniversary of Hannah Fizer's death. The Sedalia woman's family and supporters were disappointed, but some weren't surprised with the outcome. "She was no angel, but she was my angel," John Fizer, Hannah's father, said.
South Side Suffers Gunfire
Residents in south Kansas City were mystified by the sound of gun shot Sunday night that continued sporadically from 9:45 to 10:30 pm. By Monday morning, South Patrol was also mystified. "The police haven't found shell casings anywhere," says Mary McCall, Community Interaction Officer for the South Patrol. "They found absolutely nothing.
Spy Tech Solution Sneak Peek
In August, 40 federal agents arrived in Memphis. Some were already on the ground by the time U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant announced the onset of Operation Legend and the city became, along with St. Louis, the seventh to be targeted by the Justice Department's heavy-handed initiative to reduce violent crime.
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