KC NOVA No Violence Alliance

Cops & Crime
3:32 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Inner Workings of KC NOVA Are Defined For City Leaders

No Violence Alliance Commander CAPT Joe McHale.

The commander of Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance says  university researchers have  identified what he called a “social network of violence” and it’s starting to collect criminals or convince some of need to change. The murder rate is still expected to rise this year.

As benchmark, Alliance head, Police Captain Joe Mchale  says Kansas City  has, by percentage, more homicides than the city that epitomizes, for many, deadly Midwestern violence, “let’s look at our numbers compared to Chicago.  Murders in Kansas City, per 100 thousand people per year, 22.9.  Chicago is 15.9.”

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5:51 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Indictment Bumper Crop Makes Record In KC Federal Court

Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Kansas City’s anti-crime NOVA program was shifted into a higher gear today as federal  prosecutors  took charge of 61 grand jury indictments.

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

Arm Of Kansas City Law May Wear A Federal Badge

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

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Cops & Crime
5:34 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Kansas City Murder Burst Contrasted With New Crime Fight Job

Tammy Dickinson, on right, U.S.Attorney for Kansas City, joins Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker in combat against violent crime.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Kansas City’s newest program to fight violent crime began today, aided by UMKC researchers, state and federal prosecutors, police and others.  The launch coincided with a chilling set of deaths.

A fresh double-homicide in south-side Kansas City had detectives going to work, one  hour before top crime fighters were gathering to describe the program, initially announced in May of 2012.

There had been 6 murders in the preceding 48 hours.

Into the mix comes the Kansas City No Violence Alliance or KC NoVA.

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