A spotlight is shone on the KC No Violence Alliance as it pursues a unique style of collaborative policing that attempts to work with the community to prevent the murders. But is enough is being done beyond the Alliance to tackle the entrenched social conditions that foster the violent crime in the first place?
While fears of mass shootings and Muslim terrorism top the headlines, Kansas City has come to accept a level of violence in its own community with fewer raised eyebrows. More than 100 people were murdered on Kansas City streets last year, many of them children. It’s a big jump on the number of homicides reported the year before. Nick Haines picks up on the questions raised in KCPT’s new provocative crime documentary, "Our Divided City," and pushes for solutions from faith, political and law enforcement leaders.
Ken Novak, UMKC Criminologist
Major Joe McHale, KCPD Commander, East Patrol Division
Pat Clarke, President, Oak Park Neighbourhood Association
Councilwoman Jolie Justus, Chair, Mayor’s Anti-Violence Task Force
Councilwoman Alissia Canady, Chair, KCMO Neighborhoods & Public Safety Committee
Councilman Quinton Lucas, Chair, KCMO Housing Committee
Damon Daniel, Director, AdHoc Group Against Crime
John Ham, ATF Agent
Michael Price, Filmmaker, “Our Divided City”
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