Charges Announced In KC Incident

Charges have been filed in what is now the deadly shooting that took place during the celebration parade for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.

Two juveniles have been charged in the shooting that claimed the life of one woman and wounded 22 other people near the victory rally at Union Station.

The Kansas City Star is reporting that the names of the individuals will not be released because they are minors. However, they are still in custody.

From the Kansas City Star:

Charges have been filed against two juveniles in the mass shooting that killed one woman and wounded 22 others Wednesday at the Kansas City Chiefs victory rally at Union Station. The two teens are being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on gun-related and resisting arrest offenses, the family court division of Jackson County Circuit Court said in a written statement Friday. The Office of the Juvenile Officer acts as a prosecutor for criminal cases brought against minors. Proceedings are held in family court. Police documents supporting criminal charges against juveniles, such as probable cause statements, are not publicly available in family court cases. Among other information, the names of the defendants are not made public.

The paper noted that the minors charged in the shooting could be tried as adults and other charges may be forthcoming.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker posted on social media she will “use every tool at my disposal under Missouri law that allows me to address this tragedy.”

In the summer of 2020, former President Trump initiated Operation Legend, sending more than 100 US Marshals and Federal agents into Kansas City because of skyrocketing crime. The operation was named after four-year-old Legend Taliferro, who was shot and killed.

The operation began after then-Mayor Quinton Lucas sent a letter to the governor begging for help because the violence in the city was “at a crisis point.”

The operation was announced five days after the letter, and the city was flooded with law enforcement. Other major cities across the US were part of the operation.

However, when Joe Biden took office, things changed. Around the same time, Biden opened the border, took the Houthies off the terror list, and ended the program in Kansas City.

Now look at what has happened.


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