Kansas City’s anti-crime NOVA program was shifted into a higher gear today as federal prosecutors took charge of 61 grand jury indictments.
Kansas City’s fledgling “No Violence Alliance” will be getting an assist from an arena generally more feared by criminals than the local “law.”
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.