Kansas City Crime Scene: Rising Violence & Police Union Recruiting

A quick news collection to start the day . . .

We notice police beefing up their political power as life on local streets continues to get rougher.

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Show-Me Police Political Power

Fraternal Order Of Police Launch Membership Initiative

The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has launched a new statewide membership initiative. The primary goal of the initiative, according to FOP President Rick Inglima, is to increase awareness while...at the same time...generating support for Missouri Law Enforcement officers.

Update And Outrage Against Appeal Bond . . . 

'Safety Concerns': Lawyer for Former Detective Convicted of Killing Kansas Black Man Cameron Lamb Asks Judge to Let Him Remain Free After Sentencing

The legal team for a Kansas City, Missouri, former cop convicted of killing a 26-year-old Black man wants a judge to offer their client a bond so he can remain free as the team appeals his case. His attorney says that they have "real safety concerns" about him in jail.

Sunflower State Threat

Kansas man charged for allegedly threatening President Joe Biden

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas man was charged Friday for allegedly threatening President Joe Biden. Scott Ryan Merryman is charged in the U.S. District Court of Maryland with threats against the President of the United States and interstate communication containing a threat to harm.

Homecoming Probs

After 43 years behind bars, freedom in Kansas City hasn't been easy for Kevin Strickland

Kevin Strickland spent 43 years in prison in Missouri for a triple murder he didn't commit. Ricky Kidd spent 23 years in prison in Missouri for a double murder he didn't commit. Strickland was exonerated and released two months ago. Kidd was exonerated and released in 2019.

Local Tragedy Aftermath

Father of seven-month-old gunned down on his way to work

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A young father was gunned down on his way to work, and now Independence police are working to arrest the shooter. Riley Youngblood, 23, was less than five minutes away from arriving to his lawn care business on Highway 40 when Independence police say someone in a dark Chevrolet pickup shot at Youngblood's truck near Valleyview Road last Thursday morning .

More Deets On Charges Against Politico

Kansas lawmaker charged with traffic violations but not DUI

A state legislator has been charged with two traffic violations over his late November arrest on Interstate 70 in northeast Kansas but not with driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, the potential crime initially listed by the Highway Patrol.

Family Fights For Change After Tragedy . . .

Family says policy slowed police from finding Kansas City mother dead, daughter injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mackenzie Hopkins' family said Kansas City police tell them they did go to the home when a 911 call was placed before the mother was found dead and her 4-year-old daughter critically injured. But a new policy prevented them from perhaps doing more to help the victims earlier, according to what the family said they were told by police.

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