YAEL PLAYS POLITICS WITH KANSAS CITY MURDER RATE @ BEHEST OF MAYOR SLY!!!
There isn't anybody in Kansas City who believes columnist Yael Abouhalkah is writing about the murder rate for anything but political gain.
Here's his latest . . .
Lack of City Council leadership on murders takes its toll
Not only is the criticism unfair, it's also inaccurate.
For instance . . . Council Dude Scott Wagner has put forward one public safety measure after the next. I don't agree with a lot of them but there's no denying that he has put in a lot of work.
Council dude John Sharp is probably more connected to local anti-violence community efforts than any other elected official @ City Council.
And Council Lady Melba Curls has a lot of critics but she has done admirable work in supporting organizations that attempt to stop violence before it starts and provide alternatives for struggling families.
Reality Check . . .
YAEL IS SIMPLY TAKING DEFLECTING GROWING CRITICISM AGAINST MAYOR SLY JAMES FOR HIS INEFFECTIVENESS AND LACK OF LEADERSHIP!!!
Moreover . . .
KANSAS CITY STAR CRITICISM OF THE CITY COUNCIL ISN'T ABOUT THE MURDER COUNT . . . IT'S ABOUT POLITICS!!!
Insiders have told us . . . The Star is now so weak and in short supply of manpower that they have virtually no interest in council races . . . Their last gambit for access ahead of other media outlets is to play to support from a Mayor whose popularity is waning.
Moreover . . .
There's more than enough blame to go around when it comes Kansas City's horrific homicide count but it's a joke to see The Star go after the City Council without a mention of the Mayor's culpability after so many of his big promises have failed to materialize.
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