hate crimes http://kcur.org en Coping With Targeted Violence In The Aftermath Of Shootings In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/coping-targeted-violence-aftermath-shootings-overland-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The day after a harrowing series of shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Standard</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> convenes community leaders to take the first steps toward healing and understanding. Do we find answers in spirituality? Ethics? Shared humanity and friendship? Tune in for this half-hour segment to hear how Kansas City's communities are responding to a tragic act of targeted violence.</span></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:02:45 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54177 at http://kcur.org Coping With Targeted Violence In The Aftermath Of Shootings In Overland Park Coalition Formed To Fight Unabated Kansas City Hate Crimes http://kcur.org/post/coalition-formed-fight-unabated-kansas-city-hate-crimes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Kansas City law enforcement and community coalition has been formed to attack hate crimes after a recent study found a need for it.</span></p><p>The number of hate crimes in Kansas City has been relatively consistent year after year. But, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ttempts to eradicate it haven’t worked.</span></p><p></p><p>Kansas City’s top FBI agent, Michael Kaste, looked at a bureau study released this week for the nation and region.</p><p>The FBI Special Agent In-Charge said 104 hate crimes were reported last year in Missouri.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 02:00:39 +0000 Dan Verbeck 47453 at http://kcur.org Coalition Formed To Fight Unabated Kansas City Hate Crimes 'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes http://kcur.org/post/premature-call-tulsa-shootings-hate-crimes Police in Tulsa, Okla., say it is much too early in their investigation to describe the murder of three black residents and the wounding of two others as a hate crime. Two men were arrested early Sunday morning and are expected to face charges of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.<p>Soon after Friday's shooting, authorities reached out to the public for help. Police Maj. Walter Evans, the head of a task force looking into the murders, says information started pouring in shortly after that.<p>"The Crime Stopper tips were the biggest help to us," Evans says. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 06:35:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 15657 at http://kcur.org 'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes