Some have called this the "slutty Summer" given that many Americans are eager to get out there and "mix it up" and possibly act out a few fantasies from some of the better Lady Gaga videos now that COVID lockdowns have been lifted.
We can only hope all of the local lovin' underway prevents another season of gunfire and tragedy.
Nevertheless . . .
We share this collection of local crime news, police action, court cases and just a few notes on national trends.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a man killed by a Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department detective said changes must occur so other families never feel their pain. Cameron Lamb was shot and killed in 2019 by Det. Eric Devalkenaere as Lamb sat in his truck in the backyard of the home he lived in.
A Black man was killed by police in his driveway, lawsuit says. His family is now suing for $10 million.
A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Cameron Lamb's four young children accuses the Kansas City, Mo., Board of Police Commissioners and Eric DeValkenaere of violating his civil rights when the detective entered the property without permission and fatally shot him.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' top court on Friday upheld the first-degree murder convictions of man sentenced to 150 years in prison over a triple homicide in Kansas City, Kansas, duplex.
by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. - An Olathe man charged with second degree murder pleaded no contest in the death of a 75-year-old woman. Raymond McManness was originally booked on first degree murder charges, but it was amended to second degree murder. McManness' sentencing date is set for Sep.
by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman who fled the scene of a crash that killed a 50-year-old Independence man on I-435 Wednesday morning has been charged and is in custody. KCPD says McKinzy Kuykendall is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving while revoked/suspended.
Americans are giving President Biden dismal ratings on his handling of rising crime, a new poll found. The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Friday morning revealed that just 38 percent of Americans approve of the 46th commander-in-chief's response to recent crime spikes nationwide. On the other side, 48 percent said they disapproved.
There's been a wave of media coverage this summer about an increase in homicides across the United States, with attention often focused on the same political question: will Americans still want to defund or even reform the police if "violent crime" is on the rise? Anxiety about violent crime is often used to win elections.
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