WILL TECH BOOM OR CRIME WAVE DEFINE FUTURE FOR KANSAS CITY CROSSROADS?!?
Kansas City Public Television offers a hopeful outlook for this town's favorite enclave and recent Internets developments.
Silicon Prairie Land Rush: The Tech Boom in the Crossroads
And while it's nice to witness more tech in Kansas City that isn't related to pyramid marketing schemes . . .
There should be a word of caution . . .
ALONG WITH THE TECH BOOM IN THE KANSAS CITY CROSSROADS THERE'S ALSO A CRIME SPIKE UNDERWAY!!!
At the outset of this year there has been a notable uptick in robbery of small merchants catering to the local biz class. At night, an increased gunfire reports have emerged and generally the local criminal class also seem to be aware of more people with money hanging out in the Crossroads.
While these problems aren't insurmountable . . . Let's also consider that new denizens of the Crossroads are fresh from the suburbs where crime concern is only something they have watched on TV News.
And so . . . Tech hype regarding the bright, shining, future for the Internets might or might not come to pass but what's certain is that increasing local crime in this area is a fact of life that accompanies this so-called Kansas City Tech Boom.