Quick answer . . . NO.
Or, at the very least, it would be foolhardy to expect any significant reduction in local murder after numbers have been trending upward for a decade.
Still, check perspective on last year's HISTORIC HOMICIDE COUNT that didn't elicit any new plan from city hall, activists or so many people in this town who call themselves leaders . . . Read more:
Photo by Natalea BonjourLast year was bloody in Kansas City-the bloodiest year ever, in fact. By mid-October, the city had surpassed its previous all-time record for homicides, and by our press deadline in the middle of December, there had been one hundred and seventy people killed within the city limits, mostly by gunfire.