Kansas City Crime Scene: Plaza Crime Spikes Amid Christmas Chaos

Once again we provide a quick reality check for our most loyal denizens of the discourse . . . 

Our KCMO elected leaders have prattled on endless about hiring more cops, lowering the murder count and even creating a more equitable society by way of funds raided from the police budget.

What's the end result of the current "conversation" regarding civic priorities?!?

Rising crime.

And fewer cops.

Of course.

Accordingly, we share more local crime news as the rate of local violence continues to spike . . . And, of course we try to finish on a hopeful note . . . Here's the TKC collection . . .

South Plaza area in Kansas City, Missouri, deals with rash of break-ins, thefts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A homeowner near Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri, said she was targeted for theft not once, but twice within a week. The thieves didn't care about the home security cameras that got a good look at them.

Kansas City family prepares for first Christmas without mother who was murdered

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The countdown to Christmas day has begun. Trees are up and lit and holiday cheer is flowing throughout the city, but one local family has more on their mind. "It's really hard not having her here," Chaquala Ford, Andrea Dean's Sister, said.

Attorney for millionaire accused of murder alleges Kansas City police planted evidence

A defense attorney for David Jungerman, the self-made Kansas City millionaire accused of killing an attorney as an act of revenge, claims in a motion filed recently in Jackson County Circuit Court that detectives planted evidence in his case and another homicide.

Man reportedly impersonating law enforcement in Blue Springs area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Blue Springs Police Department is warning of a man impersonating law enforcement and pulling over drivers. There is one confirmed case, but police believe there have been at least six cases involving the man around Blue Springs, Grain Valley and other surrounding communities over the past six months.

Ad Hoc anti-crime group working to curb violence in Kansas City after a deadly two weeks

There have been 11 homicides in Kansas City since Thanksgiving. Eight people were killed in just one week. "It's very troubling," said Damon Daniel, president of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.From Westport to South Kansas City to the East Side, the gun violence has been widespread. "There's a lot of hurting people.

'The truth will set me free' prisoner hopes for accountability in old KCK convictions

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Ahmon Mann has spent more than 20 years in prison for a murder he swears he did not do. News of a federal grand jury targeting KCK police corruption didn't surprise him. It was first reported by CNN. "To be honest, I think it's way overdue," Mann said.

Kansas City officer who was stabbed honored for stopping suspect

Dozens of Kansas City police officers were recognized Tuesday for their courage and compassion. One officer fought through a traumatic injury to prevent others from getting hurt."I really thought I was going to die but I didn't want him to get away and harm anybody else," said Officer Blaine Kennedy.

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