TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CONTEND LOCAL JUDGES AND LIGHT SENTENCES FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS KEY COMPONENT OF HIGH URBAN CORE CRIME!!!
Take a look at the hot mess in the photo featured above . . . That's a police van turned over after a dude speeding away from the authorities crashed into it and turned over the vehicle.
Most would think that the aftermath of this violent scene would result in some serious consequences for the perpetrator involved.
Wrong. In Kansas City, the driver who caused this destruction earned probation.
Here's the KCTV5 write-up of this story:
Police officer seriously hurt by fleeing man present for sentencing
Most important detail:
"Friday at the Jackson County courthouse a suspect was sentenced for stealing a car then crashing into a Kansas City, MO, police officer, causing both of them to get brain injuries . . . The suspect who crashed a stolen car ... walked out of the courtroom Friday, sentenced to probation for five years."
And this detail is causing renewed outrage from Kansas City Insiders . . .
Here's the perspective:
"Put this case in ANY OTHER County . . . Platte, Clay, ANYWHERE ELSE IN MISSOURI and your talking about serious jail time. But in Kansas City the guy walks. This kind of decision emboldens thugs to commit violent crimes. Some people don't believe it but many violent offenders in Kansas City are smart, the watch the news just like everybody else and they know that their actions in Jackson County won't be punished severely. This has always been a problem in the urban core and it's a big part of what keeps our city more dangerous than the rest of the state. But most media are afraid to call out the issue and highlight these outrageous instances that put EVERYONE in danger . . ."
Kansas City denizens realize that most police officers have this very same complaint but now the issue is starting to resonate among some of the Insiders who want to examine the root causes of higher urban core crime.
Developing . . .