KANSAS CITY KILLING SPREE CONTINUES!!! DID LOCAL AUTHORITIES MISS A FEW SPOTS DURING "OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP" ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY?!?!
Murder rules Kansas City streets tonight and throughout the week.
Today there was a collaborative effort among law enforcement agencies to address the crisis. Moments after the presser Kansas City counted two more homicides.
Then there was another road rage murder during the early evening . . .
The murder count in Kansas City now stands at 15 in January for 2013.
And so . . .
IS "OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP" MISSING A SPOT WHEN IT COMES TO A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH AIMED AT REDUCING KANSAS CITY MURDER AND VIOLENCE?!?!
Allow me to offer an example . . .
TODAY A DUDE WITH A FAKE ORANGE BEARD TOOK DOWN THE METHOD CLOTHING BOUTIQUE DURING A BRAZEN DAYLIGHT ROBBERY!!!
Also remember . . . Down the street the Crossroads Coffeehouse has been enduring harsh times with an armed crook that has been targeting their business.
To wit . . .
THE CROSSROADS COULD EASILY BECOME YET ANOTHER KANSAS CITY HOTSPOT GIVEN THAT MERCHANTS AREN'T REALLY FAMILIAR WITH THE REALITIES OF LIFE IN THE URBAN CORE!!!
At this point and as a community, it's fair to reconsider the effectiveness of "hotspot" policing and constant press conference announcements from local authorities and elected officials.
Meanwhile, Kansas City politicos seem to be intent on looking for a solution to local violence and crime among their own elite ranks rather than looking for input from the community.
Developing . . .
KCPD, Community Groups Launch New Anti-Violence Campaign
Police hope efforts like Operation Clean Sweep reduce homicides to 80 annually
Kansas City Murder Burst Contrasted With New Crime Fight Job
Anti-crime alliance announces arrests in sweep
KCPD to target criminal network leaders
KC NoVA targets criminal social network influencing Historic Northeast
Operation Clean Sweep targets criminal networks as part of KC NoVA