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Kansas City Man Gets 6 Months In Hate Crime
June 29, 2015

36-year-old Gregory Duncan punched a marine for favoring a gay friend and he didn’t appear on his hearing. For the offense, he was sentenced by Douglas County District Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf to 1 year to 1 and a half year in jail. He will serve 6 months before becoming eligible for parole, 9 months prior to his release from jail, according to the state law where he lives. After the sentencing, Duncan’s lawyer James Martin Davis told, “There were 2 assaults in this case. My client assaulted a man in the Old Market. And he assaulted himself by shooting… Read More →

Kansas Crime Victims Awarded More Than $355,000 In May
June 12, 2015

At its May meeting, Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board agreed to pay the amount of $355,071.06 to victims of violent crimes. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 276 victims in 145 new cases and 131 cases previously submitted will be awarded financial assistance to pay for unexpected counseling, mental health, medical bills, dependent support and burial costs as well as for lost wages. Funds are given to the Crime Victims Compensation program by the assessed fines and court costs, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts. Awards are settled at $25,000 per case. News source:

Kansas City rated among the worst cities nationwide for violent crimes
May 21, 2015

KANSAS, Mo. – Kansas City is the 14th most dangerous city in the country as shown by the latest available FBI data from the year 2013. Statistics show that the number of violent crimes in Kansas City is 5,864 with 99 murders reported. Other than that, there were 377 rape cases and 1,662 robbery cases. There were also 3,726 cases of assaults. The rate per 100,000 individuals there is 1,268 violent crimes. The national average is almost a third of that at 336 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals. The number of violent crimes obtained from KCPD showed something different. The… Read More →

University Of Kansas Releases Annual Crime Report
May 5, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. – According to the school’s public safety office report, crime in the University of Kansas campus has increased. The 2014 crime report has been released by the university which showed a 24 percent increase in campus crime as compared with the year 2013. According to the Campus police, it is easy to see the 24 percent increase and think it is only indicative of an increase in crime but campus police argue that increase has to do more with reporting crime and vigilance. KU student Laura Reynolds said, “I have never been in a position where I felt… Read More →

Kansas City Police End Standoff After Determining No Crime Committed
April 22, 2015

On Thursday, a standoff on the city’s East Side ended by the Kansas City police after determining no crime had been committed there. According to the police, emergency medical responders were called to the 2300 block of Lawndale Avenue around 3:30 p.m. According to details, a man called 911 for medical assistance. When they approached the door, the resident, a man in his 60s, threatened to shoot them and any individual who entered. Police were called and attempted to persuade the man to surrender without any attempt to escape from the home. A police spokesman told that at about 6… Read More →

Kansas City Man Faces Felony Charges In I-70 Shooting Rampage
April 2, 2015

In the incident that happened on Wednesday, a Kansas City man faces felony charges in St. Louis and Warren counties for a shooting rampage on Interstate 70 due to which 2 motorists sustained injuries. 22-year-old Reginald D. Adams Jr. was charged on Thursday in St. Louis County with 9 felonies in which assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, first-degree assault and resisting arrest were included. He was being held in lieu of $250,000 cash-only bail. He faces 12 charges, six counts each of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in Warren County. His bail was… Read More →

Attorney General To Grant Financial Assistance To 189 Kansas Crime Victims
March 20, 2015

189 victims of violent crimes have been awarded financial assistance by the Kansas Attorney General’s celexa generic over the counter The assistance was provided as part of the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program. According to a news release, a total of 102 awards were made in new cases at the compensation board’s meeting and additional expenses were paid in 87 previously submitted cases. The total amount of awards was 2, Buspar generic over the counter 53. According to the release, the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 in an effort to help victims of… Read More →

St. Louis Law Enforcement Look To Kansas City For Possible Solutions To Violent Crime
March 4, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO – Officials from St. Louis travelled to Kansas City to get a close look at their NOVA program. The program called “The Kansas City No Violence Alliance” aims to bring law enforcement, businesses and community together so they can combat violent crimes in Kansas together. St. Louis law enforcement spent the day in Kansas to learn more about how the city reinvented their fight against gun violence. News Source: KPLR11

227 Violent Crime Victims Awarded Financial Support In Kansas
February 27, 2015

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – On Thursday 12 February, 227 victims of violent crimes in Kansas received financial help from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board at its February meeting, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek norvasc online no prescription Awards were given in 124 new cases and in 103 previously submitted cases. The total amount of money awarded was 0, prednisone online no prescription 77. The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office manages the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was created in 1978 to assist victims of violent crimes to pay for unexpected expenses like… Read More →

Lawmakers In Kansas To Hear Bills On Medical Marijuana, Hate Crime And More
February 10, 2015

On Tuesday, the Kansas Legislature dig deep into a four-day work week with hearings on medicinal marijuana, hate crimes, teacher contracts and campaign reform with the state budget shortage puzzle serving as imposing backdrop. Senate Bill 1 was sponsored by Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, that will instruct judges to double the sentence for an individual who is convicted of an offense motivated wholly or in part by “race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation” if the conviction carried a presumptive term of imprisonment. If the underlying offense carried a term that didn’t need prison, the sentence should… Read More →

Kansas City Man Gets 30-Years For Robbing A Northland Business
January 10, 2015

On Monday, 44-year-old Rowdy M. Offield, who robbed a Northland business of more than $700,000 in jewelry, received a 30-year federal prison sentence. Since 1993, he has gathered 14 felony convictions and once confessed to police officer that he was a “serial robber,” he said on Monday. According to Michael Green, an assistant U.S. attorney, “This defendant has an incredible and troubling criminal history”. Offield currently is serving a 60-year sentence in a Missouri prison due to the high number of previous convictions in Clay, Saline and Johnson counties. He will not be eligible for his 1st state parole hearing… Read More →

Victims Of Violent Crimes Awarded Nearly $200,000 In Kansas Last Week
December 30, 2014

Nearly $200,000 were awarded to victims of violent crimes by the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week. The amount totaling $197,249.54 was granted in 171 cases, which included 81 new cases and 90 cases that had been previously submitted. According to Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Attorney General, the awards came during the board’s December meeting. The Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crimes pay unforeseen expenses. The program is funded by assessed court fees, court costs, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts. Payments awarded to victims of violent crimes are limited… Read More →