Kansas City Conclusion: Councilman Jermaine Reed Won't Get A Second Term After Country Club Plaza Racial Profiling Blowback!!!
The response to Council Dude Jermaine Reed's racial profiling gambit has been swift and tragic.
To wit . . .
A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER CLAIMS: "It's clear that Councilman Reed STILL doesn't have a good handle on the office and this mistake has inspired the significant challenges that he's already going to face come election time."
To be fair, Council Dude Reed has gained a great deal of experience during his first term and proven he isn't afraid to confront controversy.
The biggest win of his term one year into his election seems to be an ordinance to "ban the box" and encourage felons to apply for City Hall jobs.
However, what's noticeable in his recent row with the KCPD Police Chief is that Councilman Reed had very little community support for his allegations of Plaza Flash Mob racial profiling.
Check the aftermath links:
KMBC: KC councilman: Teen curfew only enforced at Country Club Plaza
KSHB: 2013 curfew tickets only given on Plaza
Fox4: Councilman says disparity in curfew tickets “plague Kansas City”
Notice that Dead Tree Media refused to cover the drama while talk dominated the Kansas City discourse throughout social media . . . Yet another indication that the newspaper reflects an increasingly smaller niche of local life thanks to their elitist bias. More on that in a bit . . .