BREAKING!!! WILL IT WORK?!?! KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ OUTLINES NEW TACTICS TO CURB ONGOING VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB TROUBLE ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA!!!
There's a new effort to solve the Kansas City Country Club Plaza Violent Teen Flash Mob Dilemma . . .
Accordingly . . .
KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ HOPES KANSAS CITY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS CAN STOP PERSISTENT AND VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOBS ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA!!!
Now, the knee-jerk reaction here is to criticize the plan but it actually makes a lot more sense than simply throwing a party and buying pizza in hopes to prevent more violence in this town's premiere entertainment district.
All Summer so many have lamented that "parents need to take responsibility" but that's simply not going to happen any time soon and this effort seems like it's not only based on some previous success but also focuses on prevention and enforcement of curfew and conduct rules & regs. Credit to the KCPD Chief for attempting a new tactic as so many other ideas from politiocs and pundits have failed.
Expertly reported here by KSHB's Garrett Haake:
Chief Forté lauds information sharing center, details Plaza security experiment
In an interview at police headquarters on Thursday, Forte also unveiled another new effort from the community engagement side of the ledger: deploying school resources officers to the Country Club Plaza on weekend nights to help cut down on fights and other problems generated by the roving bands of teenagers that sometimes gather there.
The theory: teens will respond better, and perhaps be less inclined to cause trouble, when dealing with officers whom they know personally.
“We will implement it Saturday,” Forte said. “Why don't we have our school resource officers out there who know some of the kids? We had one who worked off duty out there and she recalled that kids gravitated towards this officer because they knew him from school.”