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Law professor attributes soaring homicide rates to “Minneapolis effect”

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Homicides are spiking in major cities across the United States because of what a law professor at the University of Utah calls the “Minneapolis effect.” “These spikes are remarkably large, suddenly appearing ...

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Mayor Quinton Lucas announces yet another approach to fight rising violent crime

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Kansas City is on pace to shatter its homicide record this year, with 146 murders recorded so far. Mayor Quinton Lucas earlier this week introduced  another new crime prevention initiative directed at ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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Special House session today will address rising crime rate in Missouri

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The Missouri House will meet today in a special legislative session called by Gov. Mike Parson to address the state’s rising crime rate. Unlike the state Senate, the House has broken proposed ...

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Attorney General Barr praises arrest of LeGend Taliferro’s alleged killer

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The U.S. Justice Department’s “Operation LeGend” in Kansas City resulted in a murder charge against the alleged killer of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro. “Today’s arrest of LeGend Taliferro’s suspected murderer marks a significant ...

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Chicago pastor on a prayer walk to end violence

Pastor Edgar Rodriguez’s son knelt in prayer on the colorful United States map painted near where 10-year-old Lena Nunez died June 29. Nunez was watching TV in her home when she was ...

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Families furious as Andrew Cuomo hides number of nursing home deaths

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The New York State Assembly and Senate gave New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker plenty of chances to tell them the number of nursing home residents who have died from COVID, but ...

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225 federal agents coming to KC to tackle huge spike in murders

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With the Kansas City murder rate having doubled from 2018 levels, more than 200 federal agents soon will arrive to investigate unsolved homicides. The city has reached at least 102 homicides so ...

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Gov. Mike Parson plans to call special session to target violent crime

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson plans to call a special legislative session later this year to address violent crime in the state, Missourinet reported. “I think I’ve talked to most of the mayors ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Weekend shootings shock nation, including Missouri

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It was a virtual blood bath in many cities across the U.S. as Fourth of July weekend shootings shocked the public. That was the case in Kansas City, Kansas City and Columbia, ...

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‘Black & Pro-Life in America’ author: Abortion worse than homicides

Black homicides are at epidemic levels in the United States but there’s another even bigger killer. According to the Violence Policy Center, a national nonprofit educational organization that conducts research on violence ...

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National emergency declared on nation’s southern border

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Feb. 15 to address the humanitarian crisis on the southwest border and secure funds for border-wall construction. The emergency declaration, combined with a spending ...

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Another violent year for homicides in Kansas City

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It was another violent year in Kansas City and while the Kansas City Star is downplaying the homicide numbers today, KCUR Public Radio is reporting that over 200 homicides were reported–and the ...

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Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

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A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

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Violence over weekend frustrates business and police

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It was a busy weekend for violence in Kansas City.  Police efforts to end a string of violent shootings was unsuccessful starting on Aug. 3. Since that day 23 people were shot, ...

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