TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! ALONZO WASHINGTON FACT CHECKS SOCIAL MEDIA HATERS!!!
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KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON FACT CHECKS HIS CRITICS REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA NUMBERS AND HIS CRIME-FIGHTING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!
Something also worth pointing out is that Mr. Washington is often the subject of national press coverage which treats him far more kindly than Kansas City newsies.
Here's the statement:
Alonzo Washington: "My twitter is about crime & giving tips. I'm not going to get followers from that publicly. Think about it. The tips hotline is city funded & is promoted by the media on every broadcast or publication. The organization is the premiere crime fighting organization in the city with a staff of mostly cops. I am one black guy doing everything they do with no staff, promotion from the press or funding. I have 382 followers & the tips hotline has 430. They have slightly less than 50 more followers than me. This means my one man show of anti-crime advocacy is incredible in a city that doesn't care about crime . . .
Anything, I say on my twitter becomes a issue. People don't want to publicly follow me but they read what I say!
The fact is that it's amazing I get tips, solve crimes & have many followers in a city full of apathy when it comes to murders. People don't give tips in KC for the most part. Why would anyone expect me to have thousands of followers when a the top promoted, city funded ,white crime organization only has (slightly more) followers than me?"
KC Tips Hotline
In the final analysis, BOTH of these social media news feeds provide a great resource and service to the community and they're both worthy of following.