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Resource ID: #17781
Subject: Crime
Source: Pitch Weekly (Kansas City
Date: 2024-05-21



Pitch Weekly looks at the Beacon Hill Development Area and the ideas many people have to make this neighborhood safer and cleaner. Despite mixed opinions, many people believe a family-owned liquor store, B&C Party Shoppe, should be bought out. They argue that store owner, Tony Ragusa, has contributed to the drugs, prostitutes and drunks in this area. However, policeman in the district argue that Ragusa has been very helpful in fighting crime. Police say "Ragusa has allowed police to use his roof for surveillance, that he does not allow loitering in his parking lot and that Ragusa and his employees are the first to call police when trouble occurs." The article details the conflict of Ragusa against home owners and city officials.

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