NEWSFLASH!!! LOCAL CONTROL OF THE KCPD WILL NOT SOLVE KANSAS CITY MURDER PROBLEM!!!
The newspaper is showing a suspicious recent interest in the ongoing Kansas City homicide problem that's absent most of the year.
Fact check: More than anything the our largest Dead Tree Media outlet in town is a political outfit and this latest move proves as much.
Check another editorial making the dubious claim that more boring City Hall meetings with solve Kansas City's homicide problem:
Wake up, Kansas City Council, we have a murder problem
Nice headline . . . But the editorial is really about the City Council's Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee and urging more appearances by the KCPD Chief.
Public meetings are great but they really don't have an impact on anything but news coverage. What's worse is the clandestine effort by the newspaper to make sure that Kansas City follows the same local control path as murder capital St. Louis.
Addressing the Kansas City homicide crisis is important but let's not forget that Dead Tree Media isn't above exploiting public concern in order to support a clandestine attempt to raid police pensions and garner more influence for their favorite politicos at the outset of an election year.