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KC NoVA (Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance) brings the community and law enforcement officials together to reduce violence. > MORE

Reducing Violent Crime

Individuals identified in social networks or groups associated with violent crime in Kansas City appeared Wednesday at the first “call-ins” held by the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA). Those attending were asked to help the community stop violence and were offered social services to help them. Capt. Joseph McHale, project manager for KC NoVA, said the call-ins were an important early step in the new effort to reduce violent crime in Kansas City: “Our goal is to get the message to the streets of Kansas City that violence must stop. Any new violence will become the focus of KC NoVA.” > MORE


Driver Charged In Passenger's Death
A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree in connection with the death of a passenger in the car he crashed while fleeing police on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anthony C. Harris, dob: 9-15-1982, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Involuntary Manslaughter, Resisting A Lawful Stop and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. > MORE

Perjured Testimony Nets 10-year Prison Term
Jackson County Judge Robert Schieber sentenced a 27-year-old woman today (July 25) to 10 years in prison for providing false testimony in an attempt to help convicted murderer Diamond Blair during his February 2013 trial. 

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker asked the court to sentence Daquetta D. Davis, 27, of Portageville, Mo., to 10-year sentences on each of two counts of perjury related to her testimony in Blair’s trial. > MORE 

Guilty Plea In Voter Fraud
Two Gladstone residents today pleaded guilty to charges related to voter fraud in the Aug. 3, 2010, primary election in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. John C. Moretina, 60, and Clara M. Moretina, 61, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offenses. They entered the plea this morning before Jackson County Judge Joel Fahnestock. > MORE

KC Man Sentenced To Life For Rape Of 84-Year-Old Woman
Tony L Putman, 19, was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to life in prison for the rape of an 84-year-old woman in July 2012, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Putman was also sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison to run consecutive to the life sentence. The extra 10 years was for Robbery 2nd Degree and two counts of Kidnapping. > MORE

Charges Involving 9-Year-Old Girl
A Kansas City, Mo., couple has been charged in connection with child abuse involving a 9-year-old girl who was restrained in their basement, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lacey A. Chaney, 27 (11/16/1985), and Timothy A. Phillips, 29 (dob 5/14/1983), each face Abuse of Neglect of A child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree and Felonious Restraint. > MORE

Costs of Violent Crime
A new study compiled by the KC No Violence Alliance's research partners at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology sets the costs of violent crime, including homicide. A single murder costs $1.3 million in tangible costs, including medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as police, prosecution and corrections costs. When you add in intangible costs, the pain, suffering and other costs associated with injuries, about $8.4 million, the total is $8.98 million. > MORE



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