SEARCH FOR KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY SNIPER REVEALS METRO VIOLENCE DISCONNECT!!!
The ongoing search for the Kansas City Highway Sniper is bringing out the worst in this town.
Example . . . Here's a horrible quote from the Mayor courtesey of KCTV5 . . .
"When you look at things that are going on around this entire country, Kansas City is not unique," Mayor Sly James said. "This is urban USA reality these days and crime of any sort is bad for anybody, especially for the victims, but I do not believe that you can say that what's going on in Kansas City is of such a weird nature that it's any different to what's happening in the rest of the country, it's not," Mayor James said.
Yes, there is violence throughout the nation... But for quite some time Kansas City violence and homicide has been DISPROPORTIONATE to our population. Only one of the coldest winters in a generation seems to have put a dent in the horrific numbers.
WHAT'S ANNOYING ABOUT MAYOR SLY'S ANSWERS ON TOUGH QUESTIONS IS THAT HE SEEMS FAR TO CONCERNED ABOUT PUTTING A HAPPY FACE ON EVERYTHING RATHER THAN ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM AT HAND!!!
The Mayor and his supporters aren't focused on curbing crime, they're dedicated to winning any political debate on the topic . . . Those are two COMPLETELY different things.
Meanwhile, our murder count is quickly catching up to the same old rate (some call it, reverting to the mean) and random shootings on local streets plague the metro area.
Developing . . .
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