In this quick compilation we share deets on disturbing allegations amid the divisive local discourse as it relates to criminal justice or lack thereof . . . As always, we try to finish with a bit of hope for the future.
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Suspect Smiles After Runaround . . .
by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 23-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police on a high-speed chase. Raymond L. Pierce was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb.
Show-Me Outcry Against Disparity . . .
Missouri Governor Pardons Couple Who Pointed Guns at BLM Protesters. A Black Man Who's Spent 40 Years In Prison for Crime Prosecutors Say He Didn't Commit Remains In Prison
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was criticized on Tuesday for pardoning the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters last year while declining to pardon a Black man who has served 40 years in prison for a crime prosecutors say he didn't commit.
More Deets On Monumental Disappointment . . .
It was less than a month ago that the fourth, and last, larger-than-life bronze statue at the Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain was unveiled at the site on the west side of Chouteau Parkway and Parvin Road.
Rock Chalk Witness Sought . . .
WILSON, KS (KCTV) -- Kansas Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help identifying a man who saw a kidnapping/aggravated battery that happened on Saturday. KHP says the the crime happened around 8 p.m. on July 31 at the Travel Shoppe in Wilson off I-70 at Exit 206.
Meth Town Po-Po Need Help . . .
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The Independence Police Department is looking for a person of interest in connection with a homicide that happened in April. The IPD Street Crimes Unit is looking for 19-year-old Trayvione M. Thompson from Kansas City, Missouri, in connection with a homicide that happened on April 28 in the 500 block of S.
Health Codes Reconsidered As Treatment Advances . . .
Six years ago, college student Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a St. Charles County judge for "recklessly exposing" his sexual partners to HIV. Five and a half years into that sentence, he was released in 2019 after outcry around his case brought a national spotlight to Missouri's laws criminalizing HIV transmission.
Brutal Doggie Misdeeds Alleged . . .
LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) -- A Leavenworth man is charged with cruelty to animals after witnesses say he threw a dog inside of a kennel into the Missouri River at the Riverfront Park in Leavenworth. Police say a Good Samaritan jumped into the Missouri River to rescue the dog named Zoey.
Working Toward Solutions . . .
As Kansas City grapples with community violence, a new youth internship program is aiming to change the trajectory of at-risk teens. The model has helped cut crime and boost graduation rates in Omaha, and is showing early signs of success here.
First Responders Fight For Good Cause . . .
The annual Guns N Hoses fundraiser returns to Kansas City, Missouri, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event featuring boxing matches between police and fire departments raises money for surviving family members of first responders killed on duty in the metropolitan area.
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