As historic violence plagues this town it seems that scathing indictments against authorities are part of the plan to curb so many metro shootings. Sadly, bullets continue to fly on local streets whilst a political battle persists betwixt elected officials and the po-po.
It is not just homicides that are vexing Kansas City police. Non-fatal shootings are up 26% year-to-year, according to KCPD data. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says casework is filed in only 19% of those attacks. She calls that "a pathetically small number."