Saturday, March 01, 2014

DEAD TREE QUESTION: HOW SHOULD WE COUNT KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES?!?!?



The Kansas City Star has been pushing local control of the KCPD as of late and firing off one attack against the Chief after the next.

But this weekend they actually make a good (unsigned) point . . .

TAKE A LOOK AT TALK OF RIGGING KCPD MURDER STATS!!!

Money line:

"At at least two recent forums — a Board of Police Commissioners meeting and a gathering of the Urban Summit, a group of mostly black community members — police Chief Darryl Forté said the department is reviewing how Kansas City reports crimes . . .

He noted that, while some cities deduct justifiable homicides from their murder counts, Kansas City lumps all homicides together, making the city’s murder rate look worse than it is."

For what it's worth . . . Kansas City Public Schools have readjusted their numbers and that has led to what might be a return to provisional accreditation . . . Yay!!! Meanwhile, an exodus from the district continues given the reality of failing school system.

Moreover . . .

MAYOR SLY DESERVES A BIT OF BLAME HERE BECAUSE HIS FAILED CITY HALL WEBSITE HAS MADE IT HARDER TO FIND KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE STATS!!!

The new City Hall website really is a mess . . . Even some of the smartest and Internet savvy denizens are having trouble navigating it.

Rather than just share opinion, we'd like to offer vital info:

To wi . . .

HERE'S THE LINK TO KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE STATS ON THE NEW KCMO.GOV WEBSITE THAT HAVE BEEN HIDDEN THANKS TO THE SLOPPY REDESIGN!!!

Public info is important but we've seen nothing but petty politics in the recent Dead Tree Media discussion of the murder rate and a struggle for power of a city that keeps killing itself by all counts.

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A rose by any other name?

Big Cracka said...

eenee meenee miney mo 'notha ded nigga on da flo

Anonymous said...

Look everyone! Nikita is playing with his ball!

Anonymous said...

Who really cares?

Anonymous said...

Now I see why east patrol is so busy.

Anonymous said...

The murder rate in KCMO is horrendous by ANY measure and all the victims are DEAD no matter what formula you use to count them.
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
These folks will do just about ANYTHING but actually undertake some serious aggressive policing on the east side and roll up the thugs.
And when the usual suspects yell racism and profiling, do just what Bloomberg did in New York when no lessor a light than Al Sharpton marched around criticizing the police.
He told him the he was more concerned about the law abiding people in those neighborhoods than he was about hurting the bangers feelings and that Sharpton could go take a hike.
Anybody at 12th and Oak have the guts to call 'em like they see 'em?

Anonymous said...

Well that the solution Kansas City! W don't have hundreds of unsolved murders we actually have hundreds of unsolved justifiable homicides. Hell, now we won't even need a make believe gun court, just an unjustified court - which should be no problem in this town.

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-most-corrupt-town-in-america-is.html said...

We are turning into East St Louis.

Check this, it is unbelievable.

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-most-corrupt-town-in-america-is.html

Tuluride said...


Really? bringing up Felon Tindall's Urban Summit. That group of bastards should worry about the upcoming Hickman Mills School District audit.
Just where do they get their money? COMBAT?????
BTW OUR WORTHLESS Prosecutor is fucking up by not getting Tindall's name off the ballot. A FELON is A FELON. The law to exclude felons from political office does not differentiate between state and fed crimes.

HEY!!! FBI LOOK AT URBAN SUMMIT MONEY STEAM. IS JACKSON COUNTY COMBAT MONEY BEING DIVERTED TO THIS WORTHLESS GROUP?

Anonymous said...

I know the solution! Just quit counting them if they're niggers. Then, you only have about five or six murders for the year. Sure, who gives a fuck about a bunch of dead niggers anyhow?

the Polar Bear said...

negros just killing other negros and throw in a occasional cracker...sorry Harry Stone. Nothing new here.

Welcome to the CK, a destination to bring your family on a vacation, to start a new business or to raise a family.

Anonymous said...

After reading the Star's editorial I'm reminded of the SNL character who, during the 2008 election, repeatedly shouted "Fix it!" SNL is a comedy. Unless the Star wants to become one, too, let's hear some specific solutions.

Will Rogers used to say, "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it." That's all the Star ever does about the murder rate. I won't take all this "ain't it awful" this talk seriously until I see some specific solutions.

Anonymous said...

Thats only part of the problem with crime in this city. Changes in policy pushed for by the city and some citiziens have made "aggressive police work" impossible for KCPD. Too much political correctness and fear of law suits have given criminals an upper hand.

Anonymous said...

I think every 5 homicide should be treated like weekend at Bernie's for three months. They will be considered alive until the end of the three month period. Really, I can't even come up with a creative way to make KC's dead people disappear. I like the new approach, Fuck it, we can't stop it so lets change the statistics.

Anonymous said...

I for one think Chief Forte is on to something.

Man on the street "hey look is that a dead body over there?"

Chief Forte "that is not the dead body you are looking for"

Man on the street "oh, ya right, that guys just sleeping off a 9mm hangover"