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Crime sweep focuses on 2 feuding groups, arrests 17

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Officially, 17 arrest warrants were served, meaning KC NoVa has netted nearly 75 arrests in a week. Officially, 17 arrest warrants were served, meaning KC NoVa has netted nearly 75 arrests in a week.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas City's No Violence Alliance strikes again, focusing on two groups who have had a long and violent feud.

This week, Kansas City police called it "Operation Halo." The two groups targeted were offered help. They refused and are now locked up.

"No mother deserves to have to bury her child," said Rosilyn Temple with Mothers in Charge.

Temple is speaking from the heart. Her son was killed in 2011.

"It's like a part of me was snatched out of my heart with a knife, like a thief came tonight and stole my child," she said.

Now, Temple is watching KC NoVA lead police to the same type of problems that killed her son, arresting nearly 20 people and shutting down two properties associated with criminal activity on Tuesday.

"No child is exempt from homicide here in Kansas City as long as we allow these people to keep taking over our streets here in Kansas City," Temple said.

While police served warrants along The Paseo, 68th and 70th street, Temple and Mothers in Charge promoted KC NoVa, asking offenders to find help or be arrested.

"Enough is enough we need our children to be our generation," Temple said.

Officially, 17 arrest warrants were served, meaning KC NoVa has netted nearly 75 arrests in a week. 

KCTV5 News recently sat down with the key players for KC NoVa, including Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

She said 140 people have agreed to take part in the program so far. The information they're giving has helped prevent violence.

"After one of our call-ins, we did have an individual who reached back out to us that he knew of a violent act that was about to happen. He wanted to notify us, told us who the players were, and we were able to prevent that act from happening," Peters Baker said.

Other cities are wanting information about the KC NoVA program to see if it will work in their area.

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