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Is your online neighborhood group watchful — or racist?

A woman in Waldo photographed an innocent African-American man and posted on a Facebook neighborhood page to alert residents to the allegedly suspicious activity. Such “digilantism” — digital, online vigilantism — is often criticized as being a form of racial profiling, but many people are trying to prevent that while still providing useful information to neighbors.

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Charges filed in Olathe Austins shooting

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder during a press conference with the Olathe Police Department and FBI.
Shane Keyser The Kansas City Star
Charges filed in Olathe Austins shooting 2:40

Charges filed in Olathe Austins shooting

Shooting victim from Olathe is being called a hero 2:59

Shooting victim from Olathe is being called a hero

Raw video: Police seach home of Austins shooting suspect Adam Purinton 0:58

Raw video: Police seach home of Austins shooting suspect Adam Purinton

Allergy season starts early in Kansas City 2:14

Allergy season starts early in Kansas City

homicidekc people have died in Kansas City-area homicides this year. Read more.