KANSAS CITY CODE OF SILENCE PERSISTS!!!
This morning Kansas City dead tree media make mention of a longstanding Kansas City trend that thwarts any real progress on curbing the murder count.
It's no easy feat finding killers in Kansas City: Reluctant witnesses, recalcitrant suspects and unsolved cases have become the new normal.
Meh, nobody ever accused Dead Tree Media of writing in a language that speaks to the community.
Anyhoo . . .
Here's the money line and good info which proves that odds of getting away with murder in KCMO are getting slightly worse:
"Police detectives cleared or solved 58 of last year's 106 killings, achieving a 55 percent clearance rate, a slight increase from the 2012 rate of 52 percent."
Still, I'm not sure that blaming the victim and entire neighborhoods is the solution here . . . Instead it's important to look at Kansas City political leadership that has put public safety at the bottom of their priority list and long after paying for new soccer fields.
You decide . . .