Crispin Rea Offers Hope & Strategy For Kansas City Anti-Crime Cash

Last night we shared TKC skepticism . . . In fairness, we're highlighting a more optimistic perspective.

Moreover . . . There's more detail in this column and the passage we're citing than can be found anywhere in the ordinance passed this week by Mayor & the council majority. 

Check-it . . .

"As homicides and violence continue at a tragic rate into 2023, we find ourselves at a similar crossroads. The City Council recently allocated $30 million for crime prevention efforts. We must use these valuable taxpayer dollars to create a public safety strategy that is cohesive, comprehensive and based on evidence. This strategy should hold our criminal justice system accountable, incorporate law enforcement with targeted use, implement community-based interventions and focus on the long term."

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