Eleven candidates have been invited to speak at the first ever Kansas Forum on Public Safety and Justice. The event will begin at high noon on October 31, on the south steps of the Kansas State Capitol. Since the day will also be Halloween, and just days before the election, attendees in the crowd are encouraged to dress in patriotic or K...
TOPEKA – (October 19, 2020) – A proposed amendment to the federal Constitution to permanently set the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court at nine is “simple and self-explanatory” and is needed to prevent the politics of the day from threatening the independence of the judiciary, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Schmidt on Friday...
Prairie Village Police are investigating an aggravated assault with a motor vehicle after an alleged altercation injured Dwight Sutherland in Mission Hills on Monday night. It started with a Trump yard sign and ended with Sutherland, a former National Dwight Sutherland Committeeman for the Kansas Republican Party, in the hospital, the vic...
TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man pleaded guilty in federal court here today to seven robberies at local businesses, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Friday. Joshua Alexander Musgraves, 27, Topeka, pleaded guilty to seven counts of robbery.  Musgraves' crime spree began at the Dennison State Bank in southwest Topeka on December 10, 2016. He the...
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal prosecutor will be on duty on Election Day to respond to complaints of possible election fraud or voting rights violations in Kansas, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. McAllister said he has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag to serve as the District Election Officer for Kansas. Maag will be responsible ...
Mathew Clark, a Libertarian from Overland Park running to represent the 23rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives, became the first confirmed speaker for The Kansas Forum on Public Safety and Justice when he completed the corresponding candidate survey shortly after it was sent out on Wednesday night.  The forum, which will take pla...
The FBI long suspected that a major source for Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier was a Russian spy, according to newly declassified documents. In other words, the bureau knowingly relied on the word of a suspected Russian spy to spy on a Trump campaign aide wrongly smeared as a Russian spy: Carter Page. Republicans seized on the disclosure. R...
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wesley Forrest Clay, 29, of Olathe, Kan., was indicted on Thursday in the Eastern District of Kentucky, for federal charges of sending threatening communications in interstate commerce. The indictment follows a criminal complaint which was filed last week in the Eastern District of Kentucky. The criminal complaint alleged that, on ...
The year 2020 will leave a mark on history in many regards. A pandemic and the presidential election have dominated the news, and we as individuals will shape the outcome of both. Yet citizen engagement on public safety and justice issues has also played a prominent role in how historians will view 2020. We citizens will shape the outcome of that t...
Our nation’s law enforcement professionals deserve our continued support and respect. I have seen firsthand the dedication of our Kansas law enforcement and this year – even while responding to a global pandemic – has been no exception. I want to express my thanks, appreciation and support for all of the men and women who work each day to protect o...
Surveying Kansas Candidates on Public Safety and Justice Issues
To get the conversation started on what questions we want to ask our candidates for state senate and state representative, I'm posting the following questions. These are inspired by current issues being raised by police reform and police advocacy gro...
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Posted on September 23, 2020
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