This old school image of the KCPD band offers a fitting into to a collection of local crime news.
A high or low note depending on the reader's perspective. . .
MAYOR Q SEEMS TO THINK THAT SOCIAL JUSTICE IS THE SOLUTION TO RECORD BREAKING KANSAS CITY DEADLY CRIME!!!
Here's the mayor's hot take on mugshots used by local media . . .
In a statement, Lucas said the resolution continues a discussion began by The Star and KSHB-TV, which also stopped airing many mugshots. That question, he said, is: “When is sharing mugshots necessary?” “We believe, less often than is currently practiced,” Lucas said. “Our view remains that releasing mugshots of individuals who are already in police custody does not actually assist with policing or crime-solving, and airing these mugshots normalizes seeing Black men on television labeled as criminals — perpetuating harmful stereotypes that have held Black and brown members of our community back for generations.”
“These stereotypes only work to feed the cycle of crime, not break it.”
These are nice sentiments and we're not going to post the mug shot that almost ruined the mayor's career. However . . .
IF THIS IS THE ANSWER TO CURBING THE HISTORIC HOMICIDE COUNT IN KANSAS CITY, IT'S NOT GONNA WORK!!!
In fact, the mayor might notice that when the mugshot is really captivating, local media almost NEVER opt out and often betray their own rules.
Nevertheless, we use this not-so-fun fact as the starting point into a medley more local crime news after the jump . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a federal crime to sell a car with a rolled back odometer, but it happens every day, according to a national database compiled by CARFAX. "When we look at CARFAX data, we estimate that 1.8 million cars on the road today have an odometer roll back, and that's up about [...]
Mayor Hates Mugshots
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas filed legislation Thursday asking police not to publish suspects' mugshots unless they might help solve a crime or locate a fugitive. But the Kansas City Police Department says it already doesn't do that.
Deadly Creeper Convicted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man accused in the beating death of a woman five years ago was found guilty of murder, Jackson County prosecutors said Thursday. A judge on Wednesday found Kevin O. Hurley, 62, guilty of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 42-year-old Brandy K.
Local School Sex Crime Investigation Cont’d
Jackson County prosecutors have charged a high school coach with multiple sex crimes allegedly involving a student going back to 2003 and 2004.Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charged Joshua D. Hood, 43, with five counts of statutory sodomy, second-degree attempted statutory rape, child molestation and second-degree statutory rape.Investigators said Hood was a high school coach in Holden, Missouri in 2003 and 2004.
Tragic History Exposed
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Sixteen years ago, the tiny town of Skidmore became the focal point of nationwide news for a haunting crime. An 8-month pregnant mother was strangled and her fetus was cut out of her stomach. Bobbie Jo Stinnett's mother found her in a pool of blood.
Show-Me Rising Tide Of Compensation
The federal government must pay some landowners along the lower Missouri River for flooding damage caused by changes the Army Corps of Engineers made to the river to protect endangered species, a judge has ruled.The ruling this week by Senior Judge Nancy Firestone, with the U.S.
Street Life Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A rash of illegal street racing and sideshows have exploded in parts of Kansas City. Noise, property damage and some violence have come with it. The Kansas City Police Department said it's starting to see more street racing in the downtown area.
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