Saturday, April 06, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SATURDAY SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT LOCAL POLICE CONTROL AND THE TRAGIC RECORD OF KANSAS CITY FAIL!!!



Kansas City seems to be at yet another crossroads this week and the topic of local control represents yet another instance wherein the political elite are attempting to foist their opinion on residents without consent.

To wit . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE QUESTIONS FROM A KANSAS CITY VOTER WHICH OFFER A GLIMPSE AT THIS TOWN'S RECORD OF FAIL!!!

Just to set the scene . . . This week's local control panel faced a more concise version of these questions and they recieved THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE from the crowd.

Check the full series of questions from Kansas City resident Sam Abadir - A guy we think probably needs to run for some local office very soon . . .

Questions Regarding Local Control From Kansas City Voter Sam Abadir

What makes any of you think Local Control is a good idea considering Kansas City’s history with public services and public safety? Here are some highlights from the past number of years.

• When the city took over the ambulance service this vital service that saves lives has been on the decline. According to the current national standards, ambulances should respond to calls in nine minutes or less 90 percent of the time. But according to the results of the City Auditor, ambulance service in Kansas City – either under the control of the Fire Department or MAST – only met the standard from 82 to 89 percent of the time. The auditor’s report showed that response times have been, on average, about a minute slower since the Fire Department took over for MAST.

• Recently KC made national news with JJs exploded due to a gas leak. Reports show that the locally controlled fire department left the scene after MGE showed up but before the gas leak was stopped. LC KCFD did not evacuate or secure the area as national standards for fire departments suggest should be done.

• Locally controlled water and sewer have for years been neglected while the mayor’s office and city council pursued other high visibility, no return to taxpayer projects such as P&L, 18th and Vine, and now the Street Car project. It took a federal law suit to force the upgrades and our current mayor did not appoint a full time head of the water department for over a year into his office.

• Snow removal has perennially been a real problem for KCMO but not the surrounding communities. Our last snow fall saw improvements but only with the help of homeowner and business paid for sub contractors that did the work their tax dollars already paid for.

All these examples are failures of the Mayor and City Council. As the mayor pursues high visibility projects such as the All Star Game and the Street Car he and the council have neglected the management and oversight of our local services. Instead of looking for departmental compliance with national standards on these areas, the budget, and tax levels, the Mayor and City Council have pursued grandstanding projects and camera time. And when real problems present themselves our mayor does not look for answers. Compare how the mayor of Birmingham reacted when a sign fell and killed a KC Metro resident to Mayor James and the JJs incident. The Birmingham Mayor got on TV and said he still needed answers. Mayor James put on a fireman’s shirt, got on TV and said he stood with the fire department even though there are clear examples of how the KCFD failed.
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15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget how corrupt Local 42 is - and how likely it is for a locally run KCPD to end up the sa,e!

Anonymous said...

Screwing The Pooch

kc star comix reader said...

man... Gary Larsen has GOT to be doing The Argyle Sweater, just under a different name... he aint foolin me...

Anonymous said...

Sam is just wrong about all of this. No one cares about crime, ambulances, snow removal and sewers. People care about a cool place to drink, arenas, sports stadia and streetcars. These things make a city great. Just ask Detroit.

Anonymous said...

That guy has been reading Tony too much. What makes anyone think that the yahoos in Jefferson City are any better at this stuff???

Anonymous said...

Sam Abadir, very nicely said. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You can tell what city you are in in the metro area without even looking at the street signs. Just drive around after a snowstorm. Clear dry streets, your in one of the burbs. Streets still covered in snow even days after a storm?Yep you're in KC. The pd is already becoming jacked up with the recent issues there, local control will make it even worse. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for local control but just not in this corrupt, dysfunctional city.

Anonymous said...

local control is just local graft. That way the mayor gets to play politics with the PD.

Anonymous said...

There is push among certain political types in Kansas City in returning control of the police department from a state appointed police board to local control Do the people who advocate local control have an ignorance of history? Why did the city government of Kansas City lose control of their police department in the first place? Local control of the police department was taken by the state because of corruption in City Hall. Is the government of Kansas City Missouri more efficient and less corrupt than it was under Boss Prendergast? Perhaps a little but it has been infected with Affirmative Action and diversity. Chief Forte is destroying the KCPD from within. Kansas City is rapidly becoming another Detroit. Give control of the KCPD to the mayor and his cronies and if you think crime is bad now, just wait. That is not a racist statement, it is a fact.

Anonymous said...

Sly wants control so he can steal money from the police department and give it to his toy train.

Another Midtown Mom said...

Can we get Sam to run for Mayor?

Anonymous said...

The City's record is not only tragic; it's consistent and well... that is catastrophic.

Anonymous said...

How about Phillip Yelder and Ollie Johnson and the corruption at City Hall? paperwork, financial records, missing reports, lies, cronyism on minority contract projects.

Anonymous said...

Rizzo found guilty of fraud in car title loan scam - judge awarded $180,000 but Rizzo declared bankruptcy to avoid payments to victim and to Central Bank ($trying to stiff Central Bank for $165,000) according to the news release.

Anonymous said...

Sounds racist to me...