Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! RAGE OVER MISSOURI SEN. KIKI CURLS ADDING "PROTECTION" FOR CHIEF FORTÉ TO KCPD PAY INCREASE LEGISLATION!!!



Kansas City Police Department salaries are being justifiably increased by the Missouri Legislature this session but a clause added on to the bill has stirred a great deal of controversy.

In fact . . .

SEN. KIKI CURLS ADDING ON "PROTECTION" FOR KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ HAS EVOKED A GREAT DEAL OF RAGE FROM KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ALONG WITH SUSPICION REGARDING HER MOTIVES!!!



First . . .

One of the most BRILLIANT KANSAS CITY INSIDERS offers this background:

"As you may know, throughout the history of the KCPD, the Chief serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Chief, unlike the line and staff, can be fired for any reason. The current statute dealing with the Chief of Police states that if the Board fires the Chief, he has no right of appeal."

More . . .

"Senator Kiki Curls tagged a little present to the Chief into a recently proposed Senate Bill that eliminates the "no appeal" language of the existing law. And by the way the existing statute has been the same since 1943 and hasn't ever been a problem for any prior Chief in 70 years."



NOW, ON THE MISSOURI SENATE WEBSITE . . . CHECK THE LANGUAGE OF SEN. KIKI'S ADD-ON LEGISLATION THAT MAKES AN UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE!!!

SCS/SB 224 - "This act increases the maximum salaries that may be paid to the chief of police and officers of the Kansas City Police Department.

In addition, this act repeals a provision of current law, which provides that actions taken by the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in suspending, removing or demoting the chief of police are not subject to review by any court."

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Sadly, it gets worse. It gets so much worse:

SEN. KIKI'S ADD-ON LEGISLATION HAS EVOKED SO MUCH RAGE BECAUSE IMPORTANT POLICE SALARY LEGISLATION IS USUALLY UNENCUMBERED BY POLITICAL MANEUVERING!!!

Here is important perspective on the placement of this add-on legislation from an AWESOME KANSAS CITY INSIDER . . .

"Historically, attaching anything to a bill that affects the pay of police officers is a huge no-no. Sen. Curls must have done it thinking that no one would vote it down because it is attached to the pay bill, which is precisely why no one in the Legislature has ever wanted anything attached to similar efforts. They've always wanted pay increase bills clean and without a reason for anyone to vote against it. But here it is."

Now, consider that Chief Forté has faced a great deal of challenges and, like it or not, his tenure has already been called into question by critics. While he may not be dismissed any time soon, this "protection" from Sen. Kiki provides more suspicion of dissatisfaction with the Chief.

And while I may not agree with this analysis, there's no denying that this "legislative protection" for the Chief stirs an already divisive situation when it comes to race-relations and the KCPD.

As always, it's only fair that AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS get their say:

"So, a Black State Senator wants to change a statute that has apparently been good enough for every Chief of Police in Kansas City for the past 70 years. Clearly she thinks that a law that has applied to 70 years of white Police Chiefs must be changed to protect the City's first Black Chief. Evidently, Sen. Curls believes that the Board who gave Chief Forté the job should not have the right to take it away from him if he doesn’t work out. And in trying to protect Chief Forté, Curls is jeopardizing the pay bill for all the men and women of the department."

While TKC is not ascribing any motives to the legislative actions of Sen. Kiki Curls, what is without question is that her add-on initiative to Kansas City Police pay increases was not only misguided and unnecessary but also raises uncomfortable suspicion that only serves to create further divisions around a City Department already struggling to foster a sense of cooperation among EVERYONE in our community.

48 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Kiki can't defend this one.

Why?

Because she didn't think of it.

This is what happens when an elected official becomes a messenger and a delivery clerk instead of somebody who understands the issues.

Anonymous said...

These fucking NIGGERS will protect and insulate their own from public questions, at any opportunity. It's up to the humans, to watch out for this type of scheme.

Anonymous said...

N-word guy. FUCK OFF.

The adults are talking.

Anonymous said...

Shalonn “Kiki” Curls - Real Estate Developer (Shhh!)

Anonymous said...

N word turd has a little penis. AND KIKI IS TAKING HER ORDERS FROM CLINTON ADAMS PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

Anonymous said...

She's eating well, not missing any meals that's obvious.

Anonymous said...

7:52 and the rest of the mealy mouthed bunch, eat a bucket O shit. Someday, you'll realize what the NIGGERS are up to but then, it'll be too late for your dumb asses.

N word hater has a little pussy said...

N-word guy hater faggot Fuck off pussy....niggers steal and share amongst themselves. nigger enablers like you help them. You're no better than me.

Anonymous said...

At the same time, folks, can we see any problem at all when the chief of police serves at the pleasure of the Board of Police Commissioners and can be fired for any reason or no reason at all?

Anonymous said...

8:01 you are a sissy and wouldn't say any of these things outside of your yuppy neighborhood. I'd kick your ass all around town if I could find your whimpy ass.

Anonymous said...

N Word homo pleasures himself to pictures of black males.

Anonymous said...

How do you have a little pussy? I don't get it...

Anonymous said...

By the corrupt and for the corrupt.



1910 Truck Co. said...

New day same shit.

Anonymous said...

8:04am Your question is the only serious post on this matter.

Yes, I see a problem with the lack of due process in the termination process. Perhaps there is merit to the Curls add-on.

Anonymous said...

its been good for all the other chiefs so why does she think she needs to protect the chief. he either sinks or swims and as far as i know he doesnt have too much backing from the rank and file. i think that kiki needs a recall and booted out of her cushy job

Anonymous said...

"its been good for all the other chiefs"

It has? And you know this how?

Seems to me that a chief who can be fired without cause would be rather hesitant to provide any innovation, lest he run afoul of a big enough faction on the Board.

Want an example? Check out the Kansas City School District.

Kwame Kilpatrick said...

The N word guy has a terribel delivery, but if you take out the N word insult, his point is valid.

Emanuel Cleaver said...

Identity politics.

Works for me!!

Anonymous said...

If you take the NIGGER out of NIGGER, what you have? Tennis shoes and lips?

Anonymous said...

Lolz!! 9:20 sure to be the funniest comment of the day! Or "the turd that floats to the top" around these parts.

Anonymous said...

This is EXACTLY what happened when Judge Clark and Missouri gave 5 BILLION dollars to the Kansas City School District.

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa-298.pdf

It's a quick read, easy to understand and comprehend.

It is unfuckenbeleivable what happened.

it is exactly what is happening all over America, when African Americans are in charge of th economics in any situation.

It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO HIM NOW! He taunts the board and laughs in their faces daring them to try anything and he always comes out on top. Everyone knows he's untouchable, especially him. This statute change means nothing, we should all be more worried about them changing the retirement to 35 years. OMG, we are never going to get rid of some of the shitbags at the top

Anonymous said...

I think they know Forte's time is near. He has run his, "I'll do what I want. I'm the fucking chief" game to the end. It ended within the PD a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

He has shit on his closest friends and confidantes such as Jerry Gallagher. He is truly alone at the top now.

Anonymous said...

Soul Sistaz Doin'' it for THEY SELFS!!

Anonymous said...

Forte knows full well that since he's a NIGGER, that nothing can be done to rid the city of his fucked up job performance. To even suggest that he be removed, for whatever reason, would be racist and therefore unacceptable. No, Forte is indeed THE untouchable.

xalti said...

kc is all about political connections. But this was just silly on kiki's part.

Anonymous said...

"In addition, this act repeals a provision of current law, which provides that actions taken by the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners in suspending, removing or demoting the chief of police are not subject to review by any court."

You can't write a law to shield yourself from wrongful termination lawsuits. Just because you people think you can put any dumb thing into a law that you want, doesn't mean it will actually hold up in court.

The problem isn't what Kiki's trying to do, the problem is what you people have been doing for 70 years.

Anonymous said...

Yes, do you happen to know of a place to work where a boss has no ability to fire you?

Anonymous said...

If you felt you were wrongfully terminated would you sue?

Red State said...

Missouri is at Employment at will state.

Why should the Chief have any special privileges that regular workers don't have?

Anonymous said...

Darryl said: TO SERVE AND PROTECT just took on a new meaning. Serve me and protect me! Thanks Kiki.

Anonymous said...

Forte is nothing more than a tribal chieftain and acts just like one. OOOOga Booooga..

Anonymous said...

Kiki is holding KCPD ransom.

That's really nice and we'll remember that come reelection time.

Simple Fix said...

Kiki's proposal should be submitted and voted on separately. Let it sink or swim on it's own merit rather than making it a millstone tied around the neck of the pay bill.

But then, that's the logical and decent thing to do, and when was the last time any of us regular folks saw politicians make decisions based on logic and decency?

Anonymous said...

In a nut shell, say the Police Board hires a Chief with the expectation that he will bring unity to police employees and community and bring innovative problem solving to the department and community. If it turns out the Chief is incredibly divisive along racial lines and his innovation consists of nothing more than a cut and paste job from other agencies and the internet, the Board ought to be able to fire him without recourse because he didn’t do what they hired him to do. It’s as simple as that.
The statute Curls is trying to change has nothing to do with his civil rights. If they fired him because he is Irish or Catholic, or brown, he can still sue for violation of his civil rights.

Anonymous said...

Look at all of those democratic knives in the back Kiki. You have to be laughing at this!

Anonymous said...

4:26, that is called getting fired for cause.

Under the present rules, the Board can also fire the police chief for wearing black socks instead of navy blue, and he has no recourse.

Anonymous said...

Go back a few decades when Clarence Kelley was chief of police. He left not due to poor job performance or scandal, BUT TO BECOME FBI DIRECTOR. Proud days for Kansas City's police department. How times have changed.

Anonymous said...

No 4:51, it isn't. Currently, except for the Chief of Police, a police officer being fired for cause means he/she violated some department policy or law. There is no policy that says the Chief has to be innovative or bring unity. Yet if that is what the Board wanted when they hired him and he doesn't do it, they should get to fire him. The rules are different for the top dog and should be.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:54 for the most part. Even if she wanted to try it then it should have been separate. Spend anytime with the the mid-town/urban blacks? Wow! It's definitely an us and them situation. It's all about "our people" and Afrikans with a K. Whites are supposed to mind their p's and q's and be real careful not to utter anything that might be construed as racists but from what I've seen these blacks are some of the most racists I've ever met.

Anonymous said...

What some people may not remember is a guy named Marvin Van Buskirk who was Chief in the late 70's. He was terminated by the board and I believe he sued for his job. He had a very public hearing before a judge and lost.

The law is clear, the chief serves at the pleasure of the board. And Forte should remember that!! And not send one of his minions to do his dirty work with KIKI or any other politician.

This is why we have a board, people want to eliminate state control and I have in the past been for it, then crap like this happens and I think the status quo is best.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why a state controlled board can fire a chief, and the chief has no right to take the firing to appeal or take to court? Just wondering what the point of THAT is.

Anonymous said...

A blow to Local Control of KCPD.

Anonymous said...

follow the money and lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

Everyone here, and I mean everyone, is missing what happened here. Kiki Curls did not come up with this idea on her own. She and Forte communicate all the time and he asked her to do this. Forte sees the writing on the wall and has pushed the board as far as they're willing to go. They are about to limit his ability to make decisions and he's one more major fuck up away from being replaced. He can cry racism all day long, but as long as a black Mayor stands up and says he's got to go, the cry from the black community won't last long.

Anonymous said...

What is ridiculous is that the chief took a pay raise way before his troops received one, and when he testified at city hall last year he didn't support them, even though there were 400 members behind him. Then he refused to allow members to have Due Process in their current contract, but then forced Kiki to go against the BOPC and add protection in the Pay Bill. Just like the entire command staff, it's all about them.

One thing that the chief didn't realize, it's illegal to treat one member, or group of members different than the rest of the body. It's called disparate treatment, chief. Because of this change command will not be able to fire anyone, and the BOPC will be open to future lawsuits from every officer they fired in the past. Bring on the law, unintended consequences.