Local violence, crime and homicides continue to match last year's record breaking total. Meanwhile, local leaders advocate fewer penalties clogging up the overburdened municipal court system.
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The Kansas City Municipal Court is one of the busiest in the metro, seeing 1,000 to 2,000 visitors a day who need to pay fines on parking tickets or deal with warrants they've received. The pandemic temporarily shut it all down, creating a backlog of thousands of cases.