TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CONTROVERSY: KCPD SHIFTING RESOURCES TO COVER LOST KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERA REVENUE!!!
Recently, we were talking about KCPD changing up their tactics. Now, there's word about a CONTROVERSIAL upcoming switcheroo that might be of interest to everyone in this town interested in law enforcement priorities and City Hall cash.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS DESCRIBE A CONTROVERSIAL KCPD STAFFING MOVE THAT WILL TRANSFER OFFICERS TO WRITE MORE TICKETS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE UP LOST RED LIGHT CAMERA REVENUE!!!
If there was rage over insights about a police contact quota . . . This might be worse . . .
Here's the word from KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS . . .
"Just read your post about field officers having to make traffic stops. There's more . . . On May 1st 19 officers are being transferred to the traffic unit in order to write more tickets to make for the lost revenue from red light cameras and field officers not writing tickets.
These officers will come from the field. So to help with that shortage the police officers assigned to court will go back to the field and their old assignment becomes an off duty job. Also, police academy instructors will have to work the field in between academy classes."
It's easy to throw around blame but most of the rage should be focused directly @ City Hall politicos who have made red light cameras a civic priority.
Red light cameras are currently down thanks to the MISSOURI SUPREME COURT and the world hasn't come to an end . . . Sadly, what really upsets people is the idea of politicos using law enforcement as a fee collection service instead of focusing on public safety - Most rank and file officers tend to agree with that sentiment. Accordingly, this is another example of why KANSAS CITY SHOULD FEAR CITY HALL CONTROL of the police by our inherently corrupt local elected officials.
In the end, the best advice we can offer right now is to drive carefully and avoid getting involved in this political debate that seemingly uses Kansas City public safety resources to target taxpayers.
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