THE TKC MORNING OPEN QUESTION: WILL 'STOP SNITCHIN' KILL KANSAS CITY?!?!
Once again a longstanding Kansas City trend takes the blame for a horrific local killing.
To wit . . .
AT THE OUTSET OF A SEASON OF VIOLENCE, KANSAS CITY YET AGAIN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE "STOP SNITCHIN" TREND!!!
WILL IT WORK . . . THIS TIME?!?!
It's worth remembering that one of TKC's favorite lady reporters basically wrote the definitive piece on Stop Snitchin so many years ago . . . Sadly, because of Dead Tree Media decline, she couldn't keep her job in Kansas City.
The trend still has influence or at least serves as a convenient boogyman for everything wrong with KCMO. Unfortunately, what usually happens here is that armchair pundits end up blaming "Black culture" for this trend without a real understanding of local history . . . A lack of cooperation with police is a Kansas City tradition among every ethnic group from Omerta to the Irish mob code of silence and now the Mexican and Southeast Asian language barrier.
FACT: Stop Snitchin or whatever is just another manifestation of Kansas City's code of silence that predates and precipitates so much local killing.
Fox4KC: Justice sought for fallen father and injured son at gas station vigil
Silly headline because the AP Style manual is outdated and limiting: Vigil for two KC shooting victims includes call to end the 'no-snitch' rule
KSHB: A Kansas City community prays for a 10 year-old's shooter to be found and violence to stop.
Developing . . .