Remember that at one time KC NoVa was touted as the solution to the local homicide problem.
In hyping the program, a lot of politicos try to sell a drop in murder stats to the plebs who don't keep up with the news . . . But here's a tidbit that only TKC remembers . . .
The homicide slump associated with KC NoVa progress also coincided with a counting change up by KCPD . . . The dept. moved to only reporting Unified Crime Reporting numbers that conformed to the data they shared with the FBI annually. And so the "progress" might or might not have been more of an accounting hiccup.
Either way . . . KC NoVa lost its luster quickly and the program is mostly dormant.
HOWEVER . . .
No taxpayer funded effort ever REALLY dies at 12th & Oak and so local newsies recently shared a glimpse at the zombie version of the public safety effort.
Check-it . . .
"Police no longer use their investigative resources to participate in the deterrence effort. But the social service component never went away — despite beliefs to the contrary."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
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