Cops & Crime
5:13 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Arm Of Kansas City Law May Wear A Federal Badge

Kansas City’s fledgling “No Violence Alliance” will be getting an assist from an arena generally more feared by criminals than the local “law.”

U.S. Attorney adds teeth to local anti crime effort.

A federal prosecutor pledges a more active role by her agency.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson told a committee of the Kansas City Council today her office and its dozens of prosecutors are prepared to take on every crime and criminal the caseload will bear. 

The No Violence Alliance began in February with an early goal to take the major crime players off the streets, prosecute and convict them.

Dickinson was there when the effort began, and said, “we’re going to take a frontline approach to combat violence, and to ensure the safety and stability of our streets.”

The prosecutor told Councilmembers the city’s worst suspected thugs are well aware that the federal justice system often offers longer and tougher sentences, and often have no allowances for parole.