TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REJECT DEAD TREE MEDIA PUSHING STL-STYLE LOCAL POLICE CONTROL OVER RESIDENT OPPOSITION!!!
It's a new year and one of the top columnists @ The Kansas City Star is still
beating a dead horse pushing for local police control over public objections.
The following groups object to KCPD local control . . .
- Police Chief Forté
- Every member of the rank & file KCPD that I've ever met
- A vast array of community and Kansas City neighborhood groups also oppose local control.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS OFFER MORE TALKING POINTS AGAINST THE NEWSPAPER PUSHING KANSAS CITY LOCAL POLICE CONTROL JUST LIKE STL!!!
In KC . . . Dead Tree Media editorial writers are touting recent statements from STL authorities: Police Chief Calls Transition To Local Control 'Seamless'
That's nice but kinda overlooks the big picture . . .
One Kansas City Insider notes: "It's frightening that Yael and the newspaper want us to go down the same road as St. Louis, a place that's consistently one of the most deadly cities in the nation."
And then there's the issue of representation . . .
"EVERYONE stands in opposition to local control but the newspaper under Yael's leadership just keeps on pushing this issue. Maybe that's the reason that people are dropping their subscriptions and finding other outlets to get their information?"
One last shot . . .
"Doesn't that guy live in Raytown? It's just an example of another Kansas City institution completely out of touch. He has got no support and no standing on the issue but the newspaper is treating local control like a crusade and ignoring community advisory panels and people with direct experience in police matters. Why even pretend to consider the opinions of others when it's clear that the Mayor's office is using Yael as their mouthpiece on this issue and will continue to ignore every opinion they don't like."
Developing . . .