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.