Monday, March 03, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEW!!! KANSAS CITY WEBSITE REDESIGN FAIL HIDES LOCAL CRIME STATS JUST IN TIME FOR GOP 2016 CONVENTION PUSH!!!



This morning Dr. Ernest Evans offers some vital information and insight about the CURRENT availability of Kansas City crime stats online which have been obscured by a tragic redesign.

Even worse . . .

KANSAS CITY'S WEBSITE REDESIGN HAS BEEN A MASSIVE FAIL FROM THE ALLEGEDLY TECH SAVVY MAYOR AND NOW VOTERS ARE STARTING TO COMPLAIN LOUDLY ABOUT THE IMPORTANT LOCAL ONLINE INFO THAT'S GETTING HARDER TO FIND!!!

Here's an important perspective that provides a guide to getting Kansas City crime data that has been conveniently hidden by City Hall politicos who promised better access . . .

Change In Kansas City Website And Crime Stats Online

With reference to the KCPD website . . . there are some alarming signs out there that people in the community should be aware of because they are indicators of a potentially quite serious problem.

The KCPD has recently changed its website. Right now, if you google "KCPD" you are sent to a website that is part of a larger website entitled "KCMO.Gov." On this KCPD website there are no crime stats, to get crime stats you have to go to a separate website "KCPD/Crime Statistics." Now, on the old KCPD website the crime stats were clearly marked and were on the top of the first page. So, it is still not hard to get the city's crime stats (If you know what you are doing.) Normally, I would put this down to bureaucratic mistakes, but it comes in the context of a major political issue for the city: Our efforts to get the 2016 GOP convention. The biggest obstacle to us getting the convention is our city's quite high homicide rate: We are No. 5 in per capita homicides of the 50 largest cities in the US--not something one emphasizes when trying to attract conventions. So, I get concerned about any effort, however small, to make it even a little bit more difficult to access the city's crime stats. And, this website switch came just days after a community meeting in which it was suggested that the city change its definition of homicides--the clear intent of this suggestion was to reduce the homicide totals by reclassifying certain deaths.

We are, in sum, getting into very, very dangerous territory here. Cities are well aware that high crime rates discourage conventions, tourism and new investment--and hence in recent years there have been a number of cases where crime stats were falsified to make cities look safer than they really were. (The most egregious case of such falsification took place in DEtroit in 2008.) I stress that I have not seen any efforts to falsify crime stats in KCMO--but, being brutally realistic, with all that is at stake with respect to these statistics only a naive fool would say that such falsification is not a possibility here in KCMO.
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28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, let's get real.

The GOP just cares about money and control over all local authorities. They don't really want to know what life in this city is really life. Look at the violence in Tampa. It didn't stop the convention from coming there. Maybe KC is putting their best foot forward or maybe this is just a look at 29th floor newspeak.

Anonymous said...

I think it takes a bit more than wearing a bowtie to become "tech savvy", but most of the rest of the announcements from 12th and Oak are pure BS, so maybe this will fool some of the people some of the time as well.
The GOP is not coming to KC and you have to hope that there hasn't been a lot of tax money spent on this so far.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I don't think the GOP will be depending on much of anything from KCMO city hall. This is the big leagues, and just like the All Star Game, all KC was asked to do is pony up over $600 grand, paint some buildings, mow some grass, and get out of the way.
Not many presidential candidates are falling over themselves to meet local hacks or grifters.

B Mandingo said...

First is was CK doesn't have enough quality Hookers

Then we have a glowing review of Twin Peaks in Meth City

Then we have 3 inch snow removal fail, Part 5

Then we have website fail Part 4

Where is the piece sucking off ALonzo to start off the week?

Sounds like Tony doesn't like anything about CK. Not enough grifter Mexicans in power Tony?

Hip-hop Hip-hop Hip-hop.....the Cadbury Bunny has more Hip-hop than Tony. Stay out of the coffee shop Tony.

Anonymous said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

6:53 +1 your remarks are spot on. Kansas City just needs to pony up the cash and get out of the way. The big boys will handle the show. And no there won't be any TKC interviews. As anonymous likes to repeat over and over on this blog, TKC will find out how insignificant this blog is in the real world.

Anonymous said...

All I did was type in crime statistics and it came up...it's took a lot of time, three seconds

Anonymous said...

Welcome to TKC, where cut-n-paste is king.

Anonymous said...

Hey, all you guys ... i.e., the usual gang of morons, wing nuts and racists who comment here ... listen up:

This story is great journalism, and some of the finest journalism Tony has ever done. It's an important story and one that nobody else is doing. If Tony was a traditional news media outlet, he would win awards for this story.

Tony deserves a huge round of applause and appreciation for this story. Watch for the somnolent dead-tree media and teevee news hairspray queens to pick it up .... slowly, and with no credit to the guy who broke the story.

Anonymous said...

What is it with web sites and liberals? I thought you all were the "smart / techie" ones?

Anonymous said...

Seriously now! Does anyone actually think the Republican National Convention is going to get their crime stats and back ground investigations done at the KC web site? These are the folks who fund federal law enforcement and intelligence folks. They will know how many times sly has dressed up in pink underwear before they even think about considering KC.

the Polar Bear said...

8:43 starts the day with a major cocksucking of Tony...nothing here...move along

Food for Thought...... said...

Hey, all you guys ... i.e., the usual gang of morons, wing nuts and racists who comment here ... listen up:


8:43 you have to be juiced and/or totally stupid. The very people you reference are the ones who support this blog. This blog is at it's apex. It is not going to be bought out by the Huffington Post for 15 billion dollars.

Sure, we mess with hipster wanna-be aka the Mexican but we are the "gang" that keep this douche bag in business. People come to this blog to read the comments and garner a occasional tid-bit of information that was overheard and repeated. Then you have to establish the bullshit filter to your read. Much like panning for gold in Cass County. You sift thru 40 tons of bullshit to get one little nugget of information.

You get the same stories over and over...tits, Toy Train, Airport, FD/PD, Alonzo, Mean Jean, Jermaine, Dr. Kovorkian, snow removal, and occasional skate boarder vid, some Tech9, some KJ...then it's a reset. Same thing again. Day after day. Yesterday people were making bets on the "next TKC exclusive"...guess what, the choices were Alonzo or Snow Removal Fail. It was the latter. So your attempt to sway voters to award Tony a Pulitzer is a FAIL. Much like Tony's lame diss of "POOPY TANG (whoever) last night. No, the very people that you/Tony diss are the ones that provide you with a existence. Next time your trippin on a coffee/Monster high, you would be well served to remember that.

theEditor said...

Mr. Earnest you, and everyone else, saw the crime falsifications that were used to justify the East Patrol Police project. "Little red dots" by now convicted thief and then project coordinator Mark Stinson; formerly of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. In fact, everytime there is any attempt at development, civic or otherwise, it's always justified by crime data. The new Aldi's at 39th & Prospect? That was supposedly the worst, most violent neighborhood in all of Kansas City. Same with Citadel, same with Kennsington Heights, same in Washington Wheatley, Beacon Hill and so on and so on... You saw it. You just didn't recognize the pattern that has been established and operating for decades. The media always does a bang-up job by never bothering to investigate any of it because of the racial demographic of the communities that this type of system operates in... but don't say you haven't seen it.

TKC residents said...

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Anonymous said...

"I'm really ashamed by it. I wish I could just unplug it and walk away."

- Tony Botello, Feb. 23, 2014

(there's still time dude)

Anonymous said...

Another KCPD fail. Hiding crime stats.

Handwriting on the wall said...

When the city took over the KCPD's website they did such a wonderful job. It's so much better now that you can't find anything.

I'm really looking forward to the city taking over more functions for the KCPD, like our Honorable Mayor has been pushing for. No doubt those functions will be much improved also.

Anonymous said...

12:57 +1

Yeah, life will be soooo much better when the city hall chumps start running the police force - because they do so well with all of the other city departments.

Devin M. said...

About obsession with with Tony: Weird

About crime stats: We need to make them easier to find with more detail to really show what's going in KC.

Anonymous said...

Tony is an American Treasure. Like that Lee Greenwood song!

Anonymous said...

Whatever you say Byron

Anonymous said...

I'm Proud To Spam On TKC/Where At Least I Know I'm Free!

Anonymous said...

Free and stupid.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

7
DEAR GOP,

WE # ARE #DYING # OUT # HERE # IN # THE # HEART # OF # THE # NATION.

But I suppose you planned to bring your guns. Go ahead, strap one on.

Dr. Ernest Evans said...

Dear 8:43: Thanks for your nice comments about Tony's post of this information. Yes, it is a most important story--and Tony deserves a lot of credit for getting it out. As Det. Columbo would say: "JUst one more thing." Part of the reason for some clumsily obvious efforts to conceal how bad the city's crime situation has become is because of the desire to get the 2016 GOP convention. (I agree with the various postings that argue that it is most unlikely that we will get this convention.) But there is another reason for this pathetically obvious effort at deception: The crime explosion in the black neighborhoods of KCMO that began in the spring of 2008 was due to cynical manipulation of the Salva tragedy by a lot of prominent local politicos--and these politicos want to dodge the blame for the disaster they have created. (I don't want to go into this matter in an open Internet posting, but several prominent national leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Party also cynically manipulated the Salva tragedy for their own purposes--and these people also want the crime disaster they have created covered up.) So, Tony, keep up the good work of letting the public know all of the stories that most of the rest of the city's media is afraid to print!! Sincerely, REspectfully and In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

Its all bullshit! Sorry Dr..

Anonymous said...

It's not crime statistics that'll keep anyone from coming to Kansas City. No, it's niggers!! Niggers fuck up everything, KC included.