MAYOR SLY INVOKES THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY DURING A DISCUSSION OF INCREASING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES!!!
Fox4 recently featured an interesting story on Kansas City's increasing homicide rate which references a lot of what we discussed yesterday thanks to TKC Readers.
Really great info in this report:
Statistics Show KCMO Murder Rate Among Nation’s Worst
However, the discussion of the local murder rate took a rather interesting turn.
WHILE DISCUSSING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES MAYOR SLY COMPARED THE CURRENT RATE OF INCARCERATION AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES TO AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA SLAVERY!!!
Mayor Sly Said: “There is an educational factor, a lack of hope that comes with under-education. There’s a joblessness factor, lack of jobs that come with that. There’s the factor of having more African-American males in prison today then there ever were during the course of slavery and what that does to the home.”
Comparing the so-called "prison industrial complex" to slavery is a common meme. TKC first discovered the shocking juxtaposition a couple of years ago thanks to a post from Byron Crawford.
Meanwhile, notice our friend Dr. Ernest Evans citing allegations of racism against the KCPD for the uptick in homicide numbers and this year's drop in homicide clearances.
And while the debate about the root causes of Kansas City's rising homicide count is fun for everybody who wants to be offended and express a bit of (self)rightous indigtation . . .
IT IS A FACT THAT KANSAS CITY FALLS BEHIND OTHER METROPOLITAN AREAS WHICH HAVE CURBED MURDER RATES DURING RECENT YEARS!!!
And since we're discussing theories about Kansas City homicide numbers . . . Allow TKC to put forth the only correct assertion in this argument:
Kansas City's horrific and rising murder count represents a leadership failure of our political, business and social elite to offer a viable, consistent and long term plan/effort to curb local killing.
Put simply, Kansas City's leadership have grown too selfish to care about anyone's interests but their own and the chaos unfolding on local streets is yet another symptom of this problem.