From the 1970s into the 1990s, the future of the KC School District was in peril as a result of the exodus to the suburbs and the outcome of an eight-year long lawsuit that has lasting effects even today.
“Its persistence more than a generation later as a major cultural divide is evidence that Kansas City never dealt successfully with segregated schools” and this “explains much of the community’s cultural geography.”
Starting with Pinkerton Detective Agency and likely fixed on leading a squeaky-clean life, Hagan fell into the corruption readily available in Kansas City.
When prosecuting Lonnie for narcotics, U.S. Attorney David Thompson claimed, “[Lonnie] says he has answered for all his crimes. I don’t think he has answered to one-fifth of them.”
Howard stopped the car on the side of the country road and got out of the coupe so he could light his cigar when a black Buick with three passengers pulled up to the side of them.