Kansas City Gangsters Are Moving Through Revolving Jailhouse Door, So Maybe It's Time To Find A New Jackson County Prosecutor?!?!
Earlier this week KCTV5 produced a GROUNDBREAKING STORY ON A SOUTH KANSAS CITY RAMPAGE COMMITTED BY A REPEAT OFFENDER AND REPUTED KANSAS CITY GANGSTER.
This morning The Star follows up and reports some of the same details . . .
Teflon man three times charged with murder, three times freed
More to the point and according to cops, local merchants, community activists and just about everybody interested in Kansas City . . .
RIGHT NOW LOCALS CONCERNED ABOUT CRIME FEAR THAT JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEAN PETERS BAKER IS MORE CONCERNED WITH POLITICS THAN PUTTING GANGSTERS BEHIND BARS!!!
Many argue that "Mean Jean" and her focus on the political has helped to create a revolving door prison system for some of this town's most violent and dangerous offenders . . .
Sure . . .
Mean Jean Peters Baker was the 1st prosecutor in the nation to successfully charge a Catholic priest for failure to report sex abuse . . . But it's not priests who are out on local streets shooting people.
And let's not forget that Mean Jean spent most of the second half of 2012 campaigning for Claire McCaskill.
Sadly, in Kansas City it's considered sacrilege to question the effectiveness of any elected officials and columnists are now powerless to do anything but regurgitate talking points from political parties for fear of losing their dwindling paycheck.
Accordingly . . .
I'm trying to be as respectful as possible . . . And hoping that the people who actually run elections in Kansas City (i.e. donors and Democratic elite) might think about finding a replacement for "Mean Jean" Peters Baker so she can go back to chasing a political office that's less important.
It's nothing personal, Ms. Peters Baker is probably one of the nicest people in all of Kansas City and the story of her activism and dedication to the public interest is really inspiring . . . But that doesn't make her a good prosecutor.
And the request is to power brokers and not clueless voters because the way politics works in Kansas City and Jackson County is tragically corrupt and broken but still has a bit of logic to it . . . The Democratic elite pick the prosecutor long before any sham election is ever conducted. A candidate has to kiss all the right rings and promise to uphold the party line when called to do so. Like it or not, that's the way it works and it doesn't look to be changing any time soon. Nevertheless, local elite must realize that sometimes their patronage puts ALL OF OUR LIVES AT RISK.
Sadly . . . Just look at the story of this reputed gangster and Kansas City's current murder rate to see that "Mean Jean" simply isn't effective and this town's power brokers should do the rest of us a public service by finding a new candidate for the job.
Developing . . .