There’s little doubt that Terrance Blanks shot Rocky Bradley to death after the two men exchanged fire. The shooting appeared to be an act of self-defense, but Blanks says an overworked public defender cost him his freedom.
Filmmaker and KU professor Kevin Willmott says President Donald Trump cleared the way for the re-emergence of hate groups. Willmott's new film, "BlacKkKlansman" opens next month on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville protests.
Starbucks took swift action and scheduled racial bias training for employees after an alleged racial discrimination incident led to the arrest of two black men at a store in Philadelphia. But this looks more like a PR strategy than a long-term change in policy.
Kameron Gines allegedly fatally shot 27-year-old Brent Copeland three times at close range after an altercation at a Kansas City gas station. Gines’ family believes he acted in self defense. Prosecutors charged him with second-degree murder.
I suggest that Kansas Citians contact Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and request they get a bill on the House and Senate floors to make any school shooting a federal crime.
What if the harassment allegations against Ronnie Burt aren’t true? Visit KC has paid $250,000 to settle discrimination claims, but Burt, the outgoing CEO, denied wrongdoing in his first public comments.
Imara, an eastern black rhinoceros born in 2004, has a skin condition that makes her vulnerable to direct sunlight. She spends all her days in the rhino barn behind the scenes at the Kansas City Zoo, or in a small shaded pen just outside.