TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WILL COUNCIL DUDE JERMAINE REED SAVE KANSAS CITY OR IS THIS JUST MORE AD HOC GROUP AGAINST CRIME CONFLICT?!?!?
Here's a Sunday shocker for denizens of the urban core who have lamented the behind the scenes fighting of one of Kansas City's most prestigious anti-violence efforts.
To wit . . .
Once again there's word of an Ad Hoc Group Against Crime leadership struggle now that Former Councilman Alvin Brooks is leveling off his participation due to health concerns . . . And this time around the results are connected to City Hall . . .
CRITICS QUESTION COUNCILMAN JERMAINE REED'S ASCENDANCE TO AN AD HOC GROUP AGAINST CRIME LEADERSHIP ROLE!!!
Here is the word . . .
"Were you aware that the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime has forced out yet another talented young man? They have installed Jermaine Reed as the Executive Director .... Please!"
This news is interesting given that Councilman Reed's focus has always been economic development over advocacy. However, this might explain his recent interest in Plaza flash mob racial demographics . . . Sadly, his foray into that controversial topic ended with a brutal rhetorical smackdown from The Chief of Police.
And since, this is Sunday . . . Let's be nice but still remind folks that Councilman Reed's "street cred" is noticeably lacking and those skills are a must for anyone willing to get their hands dirty in order to prevent violence among the criminal class in the urban core.
Still, we don't want to discourage anybody and more concern for preventing crime via the City Council is a good thing.
Nevertheless . . . There are funding questions to consider given that Ad Hoc has been the recipient of City Hall funds in the past. Sadly, ethics at City Hall is a joke and literally nobody is watching when another Council Dude can get busted in a sexting scandal and walk away scot-free.
And so . . .
DO YOU THINK JERMAINE REED CAN SAVE KANSAS CITY FROM VIOLENT CRIME IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE AD HOC GROUP?!?!
This move has already met with criticism and either signals a bold new step OR reveals that even the East Side is out of ideas when it comes to making Kansas City safer.
Developing . . .