TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WORRY THERE COULD BE A CHRISTOPHER DORNER "TYPE" NEWLY HIRED WITH THE KCPD!!!
Christopher Dorner is an ex-cop accused of killing two Los Angeles police officer and targeting family members of officers he believes racially persecuted him. The mainstream media buzz has created terror in and around LA . . . Not to fear, Charlie Sheen is on the case.
And while this trash TV topic is mostly debated by celebrity lawyers and political pundits . . . There's a somewhat connected concern that leads all the way to Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WORRY THAT RECENT DIVERSITY EFFORTS CHAMPIONED BY KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ HAVE ALLOWED UNQUALIFIED AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS EMPLOYEES INTO THE RANKS OF THE KCPD!!!
Don't get it twisted.
By and large TKC agrees with diversity efforts. The goal of achieving a police force that looks more like the citizens they protect is laudable.
But so often, diversity is confused with a quota system by both reactionary dimwits mostly motivated by racism AND well-meaning progressives eager to work for equality.
And so, there's talk that an effort to make exceptions regarding test scores, qualifications and minimum requirements have resulted in a new hire who even scares cops. Which in turn would scare EVERYBODY else.
We note this link because there is a diversity connection in the Dorner media craze along with details of his contentious racially charged dismissal from the LAPD.
As far as Kansas City is concerned . . .
Close readers of this blog might remember when TKC noted worries of a KCPD recruit who was seen on social media waving guns and raising suspicion that his bulkiness was chemically enhanced . . .
Well . . .
NOW THE DORNER MASSACRE AND MANHUNT HAS RAISED MORE SUSPICIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION" HIRING WITHIN THE KCPD!!!
(Brief aside but still on the subject of racial conflict, let's also not forget that there is still a pending discrimination lawsuit against the KCPD right now that no other media is reporting but still has people inside the Dept. talking.)
For me, it's kinda hard to decipher the stuff that's just straight up racist from other concerns that (seem) more valid . . . But I've seen the pix that have raised questions among some KCPD rank & file and now the concern doesn't seem completely without merit given recent events.
Still . . . There's nothing TKC can do about it other than hope for the best and face the reality that racially charged issues among law enforcement officers don't just exist on the cable evening news, they're also a topic confronting Kansas City.