Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dead Tree Media Finally Gets Around To Talking Kansas City Murder Count

Newspaper contemplation this weekend: Kansas City's sky-high murder rate defies easy explanation

It's almost like "THEY" plan these discussions to generate the least interest from the public and far away from the annual late-summer Kansas City crime spree.

For instance . . . Right now the KCMO murder count is enjoying just a bit of a respite (that won't last) as we've endured 9 murders so far this year compared to 16 at this time last year.

Still . . . Like most things from the newspaper . . . We appreciate their effort.

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What about robberies, home invasions, burglaries, rolling gun battles, shots fired, etc etc they forget to add those?

Anonymous said...

No harm no foul.

Ernest Evans said...

Dear Mr. Tony: Thanks for posting this info. I very much hope that the Star is serious about doing something about the city's much too high murder rate. Personally, I am not optimistic anything will be done--too much of the city's political class is still pretending to believe that the crime disaster we have been having in the black neighborhoods of KCMO since the spring of 2008 is due to poverty, lack of jobs, and inadequate guns control laws. Right now, to borrow a famous phrase, the KCMO political class "can't handle the truth." Until they do, don't expect any progress on the crime scene. Take care and God bless!! Sincerely, Respectfully and In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

It's explained easily. Niggers, no more no less. That's what causes 99% of the ills of the world.

Anonymous said...

It's good that the Star is finally weighing in, as late as their arrival on the scene may be.
And it will be interesting to see if they work hard enough getting the facts instead of their usual lazy methods of just inviting various nonprofit groups to meet with the editorial board and tell them how swell they're doing and would do so much mnore if they just were given lots more money.
But it's not a good sign when Jermaine Reed accuses the PD of profiling and no one but the chief says anything and when Sly lectures the police during a police board meeting after he's claimed his own hands are tied unless he's made a strong mayor, given local control of the PD, and the Missouri legislature tightens the gun laws.
If Sly, the council, the police board, and east side residents all think that somehow addressing crime, violence, and homicides will require only police efforts, not much good is going to happen.
Will the Star finally hold some people to account?
Time to put up or go home.

Anonymous said...

Rich folk can build walls around their yards with a top guard.

Ernest Evans said...

Dear Anonymous 6:20: You are right that it is fortunate that the Chief denied Jermaine Reed's charges of racial profiling. And you are also right that it is shameful that no one else in the city political class had the guts to do so as well. It is interesting, the city's political class is terrifed of the local versions of the PC Police because of the way that this PC Police regularly plays the race card on law enforcement issues--and yet all that this playing on the race card with respect to the KCPD does is increase crime in the black neighborhoods of the city as the cops, out of sheer self-survival, stop fighting black-on-black crime. If the Star's editorial board is so concerned about fighting crime in KCMO, why don't they do what I first urged them to do six years ago: Run an editorial saying that in our society everyone deserves due process, including white cops accused of racism? Is upholding due process such an outrageous idea? I like to think that if this were 1914 the Star would have the courage to run an editorial saying that black men accused of raping white women deserve due process. Take care. Sincerely, Respectfully and In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

And at the very time the Star is encouraging "everyone" to become concerned about east side violence because it's "all our problem", that very same Jermaine Reed becomes executive director of the long-useless ad Hoc group with the express purpose, no doubt, of "finding" some money for them at city hall.
Why is that that everyone else should be concerned about the collapse of the east side when the very people who are elected to represent residents there clearly don't care about anything other than dipping into the public till for family, friends, and supporters?
Reed is paid $65K as a councilman, sits on the public safety committee, badmouths police efforts to curb illegal behavior in the Plaza, does nothing to encourage residents in his district to cooperate with the cops, attends every ribbon-cutting even though he couldn't plan or manage a one-car garage, and EVERYONE ELSE is supposed to be concerned?
Charity begins at home.

Anonymous said...

The esteemed Mr. Reed is probably too busy poring through resumes for his next "assistant" to hire.

Pootie Tang said...

Dr. Evans, Pootie appreciatez u support....butz Jermaine is a imposter negro crime fighter. Jermaine needz a bobble-head doll...thatz be a cloze az Jermaine comez to any kindz of fightz. Crime or otherz. Sinzerly, Pootie T, da Pimp of da People.