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‘Unprecedented’: With 95 homicides, Kansas City on pace for its deadliest year ever

By Luke Nozicka, Glenn E. Rice , Robert A. Cronkleton Updated June 30, 2020 07:04 AM Kansas City on pace for record number of homicides in 2020 Kansas City is on track to hit the highest number of homicides in a year, with at least 90 killed as of June 25. Police said there have […]



Kansas Senate denies judgeship to respected public defender for doing his job

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board June 05, 2020 05:00 AM Public defenders do more than represent their clients, who include the poor and the poorer, the odious and the innocent, none of whom they choose. They take all comers, and in doing so also defend the Constitution itself every day, with a job […]



3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded

Published Wed, Jun 3 20202:10 PM EDTUpdated 17 min agoTucker Higgins@in/tucker-higgins-5b162295/@tuckerhigginsDan Mangan@_DanManganKey Points Three former Minneapolis police officers were charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting murder in connection with the death of George Floyd in their custody, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday. In addition, Derek Chauvin, a fourth former officer who had […]



Family’s autopsy says George Floyd was strangled

Elizabeth Flores – Star Tribune Gallery: Terrence Floyd, the brother of the late George Floyd, visited the site on 38th and Chicago where his brother was killed, Monday, June 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. He was joined by Civil Rights leader Reverend Kevin McCall, the leader of Brooklyn, New York delegation including Civil Rights Attorney […]



Two KC police officers indicted in assault of transgender woman. Will there be justice?

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board May 15, 2020 05:45 PM , Updated May 17, 2020 11:29 AM Police forcibly arrest a person on a Kansas City sidewalk Roderick Reed, 52, shot video of the May 24 arrest of a person later identified as Brianna “BB” Hill, 30, of Kansas City. Hill was arrested […]



Trump’s Secret New Watchlist Lets His Administration Track Americans Without Needing a Warrant

The Trump administration has created a new and expansive national security watchlist that, for the first time since 9/11, includes Americans who have no connection to terrorism. The new watchlist, authorized through a classified Attorney General order and launched in 2017, is expected to grow to well over one million names. It also allows the […]



Wisconsin Bars Welcome Crowds After Court Strikes Down ‘Safer At Home’ Bans

May 14, 202012:13 PM ET Bill Chappell Twitter Bar owner Michael Mattson toasts with patrons as his Friends and Neighbors bar reopens Wednesday in Appleton, Wis. Bars were able to open their doors after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s “Safer at Home” order. William Glasheen/USA Today via Reuters People flocked to bars […]



IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY THE OUTBREAK OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)GENERAL ORDER

This General Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) throughout the United States. The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has closely monitored the outbreak of COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). The CDC’s guidance includes multiple types […]



Order dated March 16, 2020, re: Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Go to Orders and Rules Supreme Court of Missouri en bancMarch 16, 2020Effective March 16, 2020 In re: Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic ORDEROn March 13, 2020, national and state emergencies were declared following the classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic.  In response, the Supreme Court of Missouri announces the implementation of the […]



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI AT KANSAS CITY In Re: COVID-19 ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-053 ORDER

WHEREAS, the existence and spread of the COVID-19 has resulted in the declaration ofa worldwide pandemic; and WHEREAS, it is imperative to take steps to protect the health and safety of all employees of the 16th Judicial Circuit, all judicial officers and all attorneys and parties who have court hearings or other business in this […]