THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND INSIDERS FEAR FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY AS POLICE RESOURCES SHIFT ACROSS THE BRIDGE!!!
Once again we have more insight into the fact that Kansas City crime and violence impact residents throughout the metro and even on the nice side of the bridge.
AMONG KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND INSIDERS . . . TALK OF POLICE SHIFTING OFFICERS ACROSS THE BRIDGE AND LEAVING THE THIS PART OF TOWN VULNERABLE HAS DOMINATED THE LOCAL DISCOURSE!!!
Here's the message . . .
"TKC I don't know if you were aware of this but the recent weekend violence is impacting the Northland too. For instance, it's now common knowledge that KCPD has been so busy with all of the violence out South, they have moved officers from Northland stations to deal with it. AT ONE POINT THERE WERE ONLY 4 OFFICERS PATROLLING THE ENTIRE NORTHLAND OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI OVER THE WEEKEND! This is bound to have negative consequences for our community. Out South they need get their act together or we need to develop new policies that don't sacrifice the safety of one community just because another demands so much attention.
The Northland is the fastest growing community in Kansas City, we have been for 10 years. Most of this city's revenue growth is out north as well. We deserve to have police protection that isn't sacrificed for Plaza problems or constant shootings. Leaving this part of the city vulnerable to crime and without our fair share of police puts us at risk . . ."
Again, this info confirms our longstanding assertion that the consequences of local violence don't just stay in one zip code but effect the quality of life throughout our city.
In the very near future we expect that the fight for resources will dominate upcoming City Council elections.
Tonight, the topic of police protection and community competition inspires our playlist.
As always, thanks for reading and have a safe and fun Saturday night.