TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON WANTS KCPD RESPONDING TO TWEETS!!!
Just now a rather BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTER witnessed Kansas City Council Dude Russ Johnson getting into a bit of a kerfuffle with the KCPD via his Twitter account regarding responses to social media.
Here's just a bit of the exchange that gets to the heart of the matter:
CLEARLY, COUNCIL DUDE JOHNSON WANTS THE KCPD TO START RESPONDING TO TWEETS!!!
Right now, calling in local crime or problem is still the best idea. In fact, the TIPS hotline just celebrated their 600th arrest in connection to local homicides. The TIPS hotline doesn't respond to tweets but instead encourage people to call or send in messages DIRECTLY.
Now, we're pretty sure that KCPD monitors social media already in order to gather information on public safety . . . As far direct response reported via Twitter, a BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTER notes the following: "Looks like Russ Johnson now thinks KCMO PD should have a Twitter response team cause you know, the police aren't busy enough."
More from a BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTER: "The pd has said in the past that they don't staff the twitter account 24/7 so they don't want people getting used to tweeting them incidents cause they might not notice it for awhile."
But I'm putting it to you TKC READERS because we all decide the future of new tech and how we're gonna deal with it:
SHOULD THE KCPD RESPOND TO TWITTER AS COUNCIL DUDE JOHNSON SEEMS TO SUGGEST?!?!
It's not an entirely horrible idea and maybe it wouldn't be that hard to achieve without an emergency ordinance or some other kind of pricey tech connected to the Toy Train.
But wait there's more . . .
A BAD-ASS TKC TIPSTER advises:
"HaHa!! And the last tweet Russ plays the 'Don't you know who I am' card"
The highlight courtesy of TKC . . .
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Here @ TKC we're familiar with the rep of Council Dude Johnson so we don't need to be reminded . . . Interesting juxtaposition: Remember that Mayor Sly's son Kyle James was the last person on record attempting to remind the KCPD of their title. I guess in this instance we will assume that Council Dude Russ is just trying to be helpful since he's NOT screaming the question after some late night partying.
Anyhoo . . .
We could be looking at the future of police response tech in Kansas City or maybe just another social media beef . . .
DEVELOPING . . .