WHAT HAPPENED: The Kansas Star reports that this summer marks the deadliest summer Kansas City has seen in a decade. Despite the ongoing pandemic disrupting public events and experiences, detectives are investigating 69 homicides from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While city violence is an issue spanning statewide in Missouri, at this rate, Kansas City remains on pace to reach its deadliest year ever. Missouri Lt. Governor candidate Alissia Canady is determined to address the root causes of violent crime.
ALISSIA CANADY,Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, said: “It’s time to move beyond the gun debate. City violence is a complex issue. Until we acknowledge the root causes, these horrifying statistics will continue to rise. Change starts with investing in strong communities. We can reduce violent crime by creating accessible mental health support services and fostering educational and economic opportunities for all.”