Friday, January 17, 2014

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.

RECALCITRANT??? REALLY?!?!

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 . . .

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop and frisk would help prevent these murders.

Anonymous said...

So would some leadership in crime-stressed neighborhoods that encourages instead of discourages residents to cooperate with the police.
But both require some guts, sustained attention, and accountability for results.
And neither is likely to happen.

Anonymous said...

But what percentage of red light runners did they solve?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Recalcitrant: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.

I know what it means. It's the right word, and they use it.

It's better to read it there than watch Alonzo basically rant about it, pooping it out 140 characters at a time over the course of eight hours.

Plus The Star talks to the police and presents facts, and since they don't give Alonzo the time of day, that makes it even more useful!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You can actually kill someone in KC and have a 45% chance of getting away with it. Doesn't seem like bad odds and probably why the killing continues. Truth be known, the only reason 55% were solved becuase ther was some connection between the victim and killer. Actually, a starnger can kill in KC and get away with it probably 99.9%. Have they ever solved the jogger killing? How about the cook walking to work one morning on the Plaza? I could go on...

Anonymous said...

The Brookside home invasion murderer(s) were caught and in police custody exactly 5 days after the shootings. Why, you ask?, because the witnesses provided the police department key information about the thugs who entered the home.

Not too hard to find these murdering monsters if people would just come forward and say, this is who did it, and yes, I'll testify to this.

Anonymous said...

My doctor suggests I take 800mg of calcitrant every day for my bone health.

Anonymous said...

25 percent of the individuals charged with murder are innocent. Troy Davis down in Georgia is a good example how black men can be framed for murder.

Anonymous said...

1:40: So, is this supposed to be your explanation as to why the numbers of murders in Kansas City go unsolved? If it is, would you mind expanding on your comment!?

I'm not following your 25% innocent logic as it applies to murders getting away with it in KC, since people are too cowardly to come forward....the connection is not there...but that's just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

All that high tech bullshit and DNA and we get a 55 percent clearance rate? Welcome to the jungle!

Anonymous said...

Remember the bully in Skidmore that was killed in broad daylight in front of dozes of white people and nobody saw anything. It was called street justice! No different in the KC community. Get use to it. If I had an enemy and 45% odds of getting away and less than 8 years in jail if I was caught under this poor excuse of a Prosecutor, who wouldn't

Anonymous said...

Murder and Mean Jean.....hand in hand

Anonymous said...

It ain't just Mean Jean. Look at KC's serial killers and the deals they got.