Sunday, July 13, 2014

TKC SUNDAY QUESTION: HAS KANSAS CITY SOLVED THE HOMICIDE PROBLEM???



One of the most historically deadly months of the year is about to come up as Mayor Sly along with mainstream media tout the lower homicide rate.

Check it:

KC homicide rate down in first half of 2014

Deets:

"But in a city resigned to year after year after year of 100-plus homicides, those 34 killings in the first six months of 2014 put Kansas City on pace for its lowest annual homicide total since 1967.

"As of June 30, killings were down 31 percent from the same time last year."

What this exhaustive bit of hype doesn't mention . . .

- Plans proposed to change the way Kansas City gathers homicide data 

Remember that KCPD not too long ago faced a DOJ wrist slap for data reporting.

- Bad weather

Just thinking out of the box here . . . Kansas City has also faced historically low temperatures . . . This stat is worth noting if even macro-economic analysts attribute some economic slowdown to Global Climate Change this anomaly. At the risk of going all Malcolm Gladwell, instead of touting this homicide solution tipping point . . . Maybe a look at a few alternative factors might be worthwhile.

- Shootings on the rise

There have been no shortage of shootings this year and that number has remained relatively constant. This goes back to our first point but also gives some credit in homicide reduction to bad aim AND medical science.

Right now, we're just throwing out other things to considers . . . This most important discussion is happening in local neighborhoods.

Accordingly . . .

HAS KANSAS CITY SOLVED THE HOMICIDE PROBLEM??? OR HAS EARLY YEAR HYPE SIMPLY ARRIVED LATE THIS YEAR?!?!

While we hope the problems is solved and this represents real progress, many aren't convinced.

Developing . . .

40 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Be a little hopeful here, this is a perfect Sunday opportunity to encourage KC to put down their guns against each other. Progress can be built upon.

Anonymous said...

haven't solved the GRAMMER PROBLEM I see.

Anonymous said...

Def a good sign

Anonymous said...

HAS TONY SOLVE THE SLANDER PROBLEM

Fussy Britches said...

Would a grammar Nazi use all caps?

Methinks no.

Anonymous said...

You have to be kidding! !

KC Economist said...

Agree with the first comment, progress against homicide numbers can happen for all kinds of reasons.

Take a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory

What's important is that we build on the trend and not lose this opportunity to make real change.

Anonymous said...

They didn't mention how many people were wounded or at minimum shot at or had to duck or dodge bullets which is probably in the thousands.

Anonymous said...

Has the kcpd torture ring run out of mayor sly james reduced homicide?

Anonymous said...

Shit, do any of you think that KC has a problem with too many complainers that can't find a modicum of joy in any news?

Rhetorical, I know.

Anonymous said...

Ban guns

Anonymous said...

Did that feel good 7:20... that school-marmy sanctimonious wank you just treated yourself to?

Anonymous said...

Should probably just be "schoolmarmy", lest one of you jags try and correct me.

If it's not one thing, it's a brother said...

What does it say about a race that when the temperature heats up the expected result is for them to be more impulsively violent?

Do they live in "central air" deserts?

Maybe the local Methodists can erect plastic domes and bring in cooling fans like they use in early season football games?

Anonymous said...

Grammar Bitch !

Anonymous said...

Ban Crime

Anonymous said...

Tazer King Officer David McKenzie KCPD

Anonymous said...

Ban Guns just bash their fucking heads with a rock

Anonymous said...

Looks like we need to also ban rocks

Anonymous said...

Homicide is down 'cause everyfuckingbody is moving out of KC

Anonymous said...

MOVING OUT IN PINE BOXES!

Anonymous said...

Murder is the sound of gentrification

Anonymous said...

7:27. ok Then what. Fucking idiot.

theEditor said...

TKC... Keep calm. It's election season. We've already caught Sly in several unethical endeavors, including blatant lying. He's got rein over foolish Darryl Forte. Together, they will do just about anything to push a skewed perception of resolve. Wait til election season is over, then all of the sudden. Truth bomb.

You heard it here first.

Harry Stone said...

What can be more fun than shooting plastic ducks with a water gun at the county fair?

Apparently shooting passing motorcyclists with a real gun is much more entertaining.

And deadly.

Jake Rameau, 26, was found dead after his motorcycle crashed in Muskegon Heights, Michigan.

Authorities originally assumed the crash was a single-vehicle accident, but when a bullet was found in the victim's body it became a murder case.

An investigation led to the arrest of a black male, 30-year-old Robert Earl Gee who has been charged with open murder.

The murder occurred on June 26, 2014.

A similar shooting occurred three days later when 36-year-old Rebekah Sue Bletsch was shot while jogging in nearby Dalton Township, Michigan. Police assumed Bletch was a hit-and-run victim until, like Rameau, a bullet wound was found in her body. The victim had valuables on her person at the time of discovery ruling out robbery as a motive. That leaves 'human duck shooting' as the likely motive.

The victim leaves behind a beloved husband and 11-year-old daughter.

Because the shooter has not been apprehended, it is too early to validate Bletsch's death as a black-on-white murder. DailyKenn.com is presuming the murder to be an unverified race crime.

It is literally open season on white people in Michigan.

Anonymous said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

What state are we in?

Anonymous said...

Americans don't give a fuck about anyone

Anonymous said...

Jake Moreau was chasing a guy who stole his brother's car.

OH YOU LEFT THAT LITTLE FACT OUT I'M SO SORRY THAT DOESN'T FIT INTO YOUR HATE PARADE.

ERnest Evans said...

Dear Mr. Tony: Thanks for posting this question. You are right about historically high homicide rates in August--KCMO's single highest monthly total for homicides was 21 in August 2008. Nationally, there is not yet a clear pattern on homicides--Wash/DC and Chicago are up considerably over 2013--while NYC and Los Angeles are down from their 2013 totals. My personal guess is that while we have not solved the city's homicide problem, we have made progress largely due to Chief Forte: He has "squared the circle" by giving minority communities a sense that the cops are there to protect them not victimize them--while simultaneously giving the cops on the beat the reassurance that he will protect them against unfair charges of racism. This is the "balancing act" that every big city police chief has to engage in--and Forte has done a good job so far. Take care and God bless. In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Apartheid Earnest?

Anonymous said...

The old West had a game called Cowboys and Indians.

It worked out that the Indians became civilized and stopped killing whites.

Isn't time to play Cowboys and Niggas.

Anonymous said...

Tell me 727, where is the positive in anything here?

Scan of posts=pretty damn accurate.

Anonymous said...

Ban niggers!

Frank Bank said...

I think the Editor makes the best point in here. And no, we are not in Michigan.

Yet.

Anonymous said...

Nah, just ban niggers.....That's always been the answer.

P Bear said...

Nothing here......just fuzzy math


Someone at 12th & Oak must be friends with that queer down at Union Station.

Anonymous said...

Biggest change so far is the criminals have been worse shots.

Anonymous said...

9:49 nails it. There are just as many (if not more) shootings than usual; they just aren't aiming well. My guess is this is the negro answer to the vigils and other wailing wall activities that ask them to quit killing each other. They've decided it's ok to shoot, just not kill as much. Of course, this is hell for the taxpayers who pick up the target's hospital bills.

Anonymous said...

I always ejaculate to soon.