Kansas City Violent Crime Conversation Cont'd Amid Rising Homicide Stats

From our perspective . . . This ongoing dialogue is critical in keeping the topic relevant and making sure everyone has an opportunity to speak. 

However . . . Sadly, we notice more politically motivated opposition confronting the new Chief despite her best efforts.

Still . . . Here's a peek at a worthwhile talk . . .

"Over the course of 90 minutes at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Library on April 5, KC activist Alvin Brooks, new KC Police Department Chief Stacey Graves, and KC Public School Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier came together to discuss the root causes of this trend, and how educators and law enforcement can work together to help curb it."

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Community leaders discuss violent crime at Plaza Library Branch

By Tyler Schneider Editor's note: this story was originally published in the April 12 print issue. The last three years represent the top three most violent in Kansas City's history, with 2020 setting the bar at 179 homicide cases, followed by 157 in 2021 and 169 in 2022.

KCPD Police Chief holds listening session, addresses community concerns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KCPD Chief Stacey Graves held a listening session Thursday night and worked to address concerns of south Kansas City residents. Crime and community engagement were the main topics in the almost two-hour town hall. People packed a room at United Believers Community Church to tell Graves what changes they want to see to reduce crime in their neighborhoods.