Traditionally, KCMO crime increases during the Summer and the hottest parts of this time often worsen the violence.
To be fair and as a sign of worsening crime throughout the metro . . . We should also note that some poor guy was shot in the head last night in "mostly peaceful" Overland Park.
And, of course, this post was inspired by tonight's heat warning . . .
The Mid-America Regional Council has issued an orange ozone alert for the Kansas City area on Wednesday.This means that an unhealthy level of ground-level ozone is expected in the Kansas City region.MARC said that people who are sensitive to air pollution, including children, older adults, and people with breathing or heart problems, should limit outdoor activity between 10 a.m.
Again, we're not making any arguments about correlation or causation, merely reminding readers that dehydration is only one of many threats during this time of year.
Moreover . . .
WE NOTICE MORE KANSAS CITY POLITICAL DENIZENS DENYING THE CURRENT AMERICAN CRIME SPIKE AT ATTEMPTING TO IGNORE THE CRISIS!!!
It's a common tactic and counterproductive.
As always, TKC shares links in order to shed light on local trends and help keep readers safe . . .
Check the links . . .
New York reeled from one gruesome crime after another, like the murder of Charles Gallagher, a physics professor at Columbia University who was found dead of a gunshot wound in Central Park.
Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting people with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying users to film its content. The company has been recruiting "field team members" via online job listings, offering applicants $200 to $250 a day if they can track down and livestream events in their local area.
The last time homicide rates in Tinisch Hollins's home town of San Francisco surged, she had few places to turn for support beside the police. Homicide rates in the city hit triple digits in the mid-2000s. And at the time, Hollins said, resources for community organizers like herself who were advocating for crime survivors were far and few.
subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Violent crime is on the rise in urban areas across the country. Many small cities that typically have relatively few murders are seeing significant increases over last year.
There's no reason to accept this level of violence and suffering. About the author: Zaid Jilani is a freelance journalist who previously worked for UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and the Center for American Progress. He maintains a newsletter at inquiremore.com.
Since the start of the Black Lives Matter era in 2015, police officers have found themselves routinely surrounded by hostile crowds when they get out of their cruisers to respond to a 911 call or to investigate suspicious behavior.
After weeks of several high-profile shootings, including one outside of the Washington Nationals' ballpark that sent players and fans running for their lives, Fox News spoke with several tourists and DC residents in the nation's capital to get their thoughts on crime and what can be done to fix it.
Developing . . .