Newsflash: Public Radio Laments Unsolved Kansas City Homicides

Actually, we like this report because it betrays a bit of institutional grief on the unsolved murder of a local reporter. 

However, the stat isn't anything new to Kansas City residents.

Even worse . . .

Police often blame the public for silence when it comes to unsolved murders. Meanwhile, neighborhoods, in turn, question the verisimilitude of law enforcement community outreach. 

It's all a tragic circular argument that has only resulted in an escalating and historic homicide spike which continues this year. Despite so many opinions on the topic: There hasn't been any progress implementing solutions. 

Here's the word . . .

"KCUR remembers reporter Aviva Okeson-Haberman on April 25, a year after she was shot and killed. Like many homicide cases in Kansas City, no one has been charged in her death."

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Just half of all Kansas City homicides are solved and criminally charged each year

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