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Old 10-25-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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That looks like a domestic dispute or something rather than some random violent crime. I have relatives in that area and still visit it often. It's a very nice area and something like this will have no impact on it.

Not sure what your point is with posting this.
I don't think there are many details known yet.


And a black female officer interviewed tonight regarding this case said "our homicide rate is astronomical at this time, and we need our community, we need our community leaders, our advocates, our partners to all step up and help us to stop this violence."


So apparently she thinks it's relevant to the current crime culture in the area.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:17 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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I don't think there are many details known yet.


And a black female officer interviewed tonight regarding this case said "our homicide rate is astronomical at this time, and we need our community, we need our community leaders, our advocates, our partners to all step up and help us to stop this violence."


So apparently she thinks it's relevant to the current crime culture in the area.
Are the homicides on the East Side really an issue for anyone, but those that are unfortunately affected by this pitiful violence in occurring in their neighborhoods? You have to know it's never black and white and just as there are crappy parts of JoCo, there are crappy parts of KCMO. Of course you can argue that some violence is 'imported,' but it's no different than violence being 'imported' to the good parts of KCMO.

Regarding the officer, the violence will stop in the home, the family unit. I doubt anything else will be sufficient.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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Homicide is out of control in the KC metro area. However the Brookside murder suicide was a family issue and not a person shooting someone randomly. Are they both horrible, yes. Does one strike more concern in the public than the other, definitely!
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Where are the most dangerous sections of Kansas City for violent crime? Forgive me the question, I'm new here from little 'ole Dodge City, KS. East by just southeast of downtown Kansas City?
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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Where are the most dangerous sections of Kansas City for violent crime? Forgive me the question, I'm new here from little 'ole Dodge City, KS. East by just southeast of downtown Kansas City?
People can be more specific than me, but usually around Prospect.



A history of Kansas City homicides and violent crimes, mapped by neighborhood | The Kansas City Star
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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That looks like a domestic dispute or something rather than some random violent crime.
Yep, it was the result of a family dispute. The mother was pressing charges against her son for embezzling from her. She warned neighbors that he might do something. He came to her house, shot her, a houseguest, and himself.

Sad, surely, but not the work of random neighborhood thugs or anything.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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PA650 - thanks for the link. When I get some time I'll click in and check it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: KCMO (Plaza)
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PA650 - thanks for the link. When I get some time I'll click in and check it.
You're welcome! You can always drive over there during the day without any issue, it just isn't a place you want to be at night, in my opinion.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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Homicide is out of control in the KC metro area. However the Brookside murder suicide was a family issue and not a person shooting someone randomly. Are they both horrible, yes. Does one strike more concern in the public than the other, definitely!
Yep. When the news first broke, they were reporting that it was in Westport, which doesn't even make sense. It's closer to the Plaza than Westport, but even calling it the Plaza would be wrong. Apparently the son, who was at least 30 - not a kid, had mental issues.
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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You're welcome! You can always drive over there during the day without any issue, it just isn't a place you want to be at night, in my opinion.

Thanks! We just discovered the Country Club Plaza last Saturday and had a lot of fun there. What a cool place ta spend a good chunk of a Saturday at! There's more stores, restaurants and galleries (and walking around a cool spot) than you can shake a stick at. I take it the Plaza is generally pretty safe. We felt very safe there. Lots of people walking dogs everywhere. You gotta love that.
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