Mayor Q, Top Cop & Mean Jean Pen 'Save KC' Plea To Curb Deadly Kansas City Violence

Another promo for the 2024 municipal double take on a crime fighting plan that MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT work better than the arctic chill we suffered earlier this year that also helped to keep this year's murder stats lower.

Here's the word . . .

Our message: We want to see each one of you leave behind crime and go on to live a successful life with your families, friends, community and everyone you love. We are here to help you, but if you won’t let us, we will stop you. The choice is yours alone.

Focused deterrence efforts have worked in several American cities, including Baltimore, Cincinnati and Detroit. Kansas City even implemented a different focused deterrence effort, KC NOVA, in 2014, which reduced the city’s homicide and shooting totals to historically low levels, but it used more punitive strategies, which were not sustainable long-term.

On the other hand, SAVE KC is an enhanced focused deterrence model, using new efforts to infuse restorative practices responding to the needs of the participant, helping them change their ways, while holding them accountable — without doing more harm. We must intervene before we have no choice but to put them in handcuffs and send them away to prison or before they end up dead or put someone else’s life in danger. SAVE KC is how we get to the root of the issue, providing an alternative path away from crime and violence and toward the support and resources needed to reach a successful future.

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SAVE KC's offer: Put down the guns and leave crime behind, and we'll help you succeed | Opinion

From Quinton Lucas, Stacey Graves and Jean Peters Baker: We are here to help you, but if you won't let us, we will stop you. The choice is yours alone. | Opinion

Jackson County leaders explore new safety plans after triple homicide weekend in Kansas City

Kansas City saw three people killed by gun violence and a boy less than five years old accidentally shoot himself this weekend.

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