TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CITY HALL RACIAL PROFILING TARGETS YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE VIOLENCE AS PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIC AMID HISTORIC KANSAS CITY 2016 HOMICIDE COUNT!!!
So far in 2016 Kansas City is on a record pace in recording murders.
To wit . . .
THIS YEAR'S KANSAS CITY MURDER COUNT THREATENS TO BE THE HIGHEST THIS CENTURY!!!
Counting from 2000 and moving forward . . . The murder rate moving at the current pace is the highest in a generation.
Tragically, so far there haven't been any solutions proposed.
Recently, there has been talk of addressing the "problem" as a public health issue but mainstream media was hesitant to report what that really means. Brief aside, the lead image on this post is from Luke Cage which a Netflix Marvel super-hero series that is far more nuanced than any of the anti-violence talk we've heard from City Hall this year. Good news, the show is getting a second season . . . BUT I DIGRESS . . .
To wit . . .
OBTAINED EXCLUSIVELY BY TKC!!! HERE'S SOME HORRIFIC RACIAL PROFILING LANGUAGE UNDER CONSIDERATION BY CITY HALL TARGETING YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES!!!
On Friday, a Kansas City anti-violence group sponsored by City Hall and supported by nearly every anti-crime association in the region will consider this horrific racial profiling effort promoted by the National League Of Cities . . .
"IN SUPPORT OF ACTION BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AMONG YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES"
Here's the key passage that should inspire fear no matter what the demographic background or political bent of the reader . . .
WHEREAS, The loss of African American males in the community as a result of homicide and high rates of incarceration further impacts the community by reducing the number of males who may serve as role models for young African-American males; and
WHEREAS, the only increased federal, state and local attention to this matter can help reduce the violence that plagues many young males, generally, and African-American males, specifically.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National League Of Cities calls upon the United States Congress to direct the Centers for Disease Control, whose primary responsibilities are to monitor public health; detect and investigate health problems, foster safe and healthy environments, and implement prevention strategies, to monitor, detect and prevent violence among young males, generally and young African-American males, specifically; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Centers for Disease Control, develop a holistic intervention designed to address the health related aspects and implications of violence among young males, generally, and young African-American males, specifically . . .
This resolution has some minor edits coming up but here's the language of the NLC document in total and featured FIRST on TKC . . . Click the image for this link for a bigger, better view:
To wit . . .
IF THIS IS THE PLAN . . . KANSAS CITY IS SCREWED!!!
Throughout this bloody year we've heard about the importance of "community outreach" and developing stakeholder-based solution. Now a directive to the CDC not only racially profiles young African-American males using the same cynical calculations promoted by white supremacists but also passes the buck on what can be done at the local, grassroots level.
Moreover . . .
KANSAS CITY CAN'T AFFORD TO WAIT FOR HELP FROM THE FEDS TO SOLVE THE BLOODY CRIME SPREE OF 2016!!!
While the horrific logic and faulty reasoning of the legislation under consideration by City Hall and Health Department officials might sound reasonable in the bubble of municipal bureaucrats and so many taxpayer subsidized activists. The language of this resolution is condescending, dangerous, divisive and worst of all . . . Ineffective.
This year Kansas City confronts a slaughter on local streets that shows no signs of stopping and neither pompous legislation nor rhetorical tricks is going help curb the killing that only police and neighborhoods can work together to confront.
You decide . . .