TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS SAY MAYOR SLY AND JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR 'MEAN' JEAN PETERS BAKER SUFFER ANOTHER POLITICAL HIT IN THE AFTERMATH TRAGIC SOUTH KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE!!!
Congratulations among elected officials abounded amid today's press conference detailing the charges against a suspect in a South Kansas City Triple Homicide. However, Kansas City Insiders fear the political fallout in the aftermath of the deadly shooting spree.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS SAY BOTH MAYOR SLY AND PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN SUFFERED A SEVERE SHOT TO THEIR REPUTATIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A HORRIFIC SOUTH KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE!!!
For most, reaction to the murders from Mayor Sly James seemed inappropriate.
"I don't know what the mayor was thinking as he drove to the crime scene. He must not have any knowledge of how voters perceive that kind of obvious media manipulation, I'm sure his intentions were good but there's a reason that most elected officials don't to that, it makes him seem like he's chasing the camera. It's too bad the Mayor doesn't have a staff strong enough to contradict his first impulse."
Regarding the political reality . . .
"The Mayor's keeps touting the drop in crime but that's not going to convince the neighbors in this community who are some of the most politically engaged voters in all of Kansas City. Most people still see the Mayor as weak on crime because most of his work has been on the streetcar."
On the topic of the potential consequences for the prosecutor . . .
FAIR OR NOT, JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR MEAN JEAN WILL TAKE A POLITICAL HIT BECAUSE THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE SYSTEM!!!
Another AWESOME INSIDER tells us:
"The guy has a criminal history going back 20 years and people are going to ask why this convicted felon wasn't already off the streets. Fortunately, (JaxCo Prosecutor) Jean has a chance to redeem herself here if this case is a slam dunk. And she's certainly saying all the right things. However, the criminal history of the suspect reflects poorly on the reputation of the Prosecutor's Office."
Like it or not, as Kansas City moves toward election season, perceptions about crime become a major concern for politicos who don't have any problem shamelessly promoting themselves amid discussion of a KANSAS CITY TRIPLE HOMICIDE while mainstream media mostly forgets to challenge their campaign boasts.
Developing . . .