Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Thinking about the big picture, some members of our blog community point out that Capt. Robert David Melton of the KCKPD was the 13th law enforcement murdered since the Dallas massacre.

The local incident adds to a tragic toll:

New York Daily News: Dallas, Baton Rouge attacks contribute to 72% increase in firearms-related police deaths in U.S. from last year

And so the news cycle over the past few days directly connects Kansas City to a nationwide assault on police during one of the most divisive epochs in recent history.

Check the links and you decide:

KMBC Reports Presser @ 10:30 Today: News conference planned to talk about police captain's slaying

KCTV5: Suspected killer of KCK police captain in custody

Fox4KC: With motivation unknown, some wonder if killing of KCK police captain tied to distrust of police

Channel 9: Friend of slain KCK police captain: 'This violence has got to stop'

Newspaper Reports On The Internets: Social media reflect the grief, anger and frustration over death of KCK police officer

WDAF: Royals honor life of KCK police captain with moment of silence before Tuesday’s game

KMBC: Police captain's slaying brings outpouring of emotions, gifts

A candlelight vigil for Capt. Melton will begin at 8 p.m. at City Hall at 701 N. Seventh St. in Kansas City, Kan.

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

Lawmakers in Topeka should unanimously pass a law to make the intentional killing of an on-duty law enforcement officer an automatic capital punishment case.

And then, the state of Kansas should begin carrying out capital punishment executions again.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath.
We are still feeding, clothing and providing free medical care to Dennis Rader and John Robinson.

Anonymous said...

the Democrat "War on Cops" escalates

Anonymous said...

Candle light vigils, balloons, card board signs, family is in our thought, community task force...... zzzzzz.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget fat women that have no fucking business being in the area carrying flowers with the intention of getting on the news. worked.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is support for ALL of our area Officers,.....with the exception of Jolie Justus, she feels BIKE LANES ARE MORE IMPORTANT.
This elected embarrassment needs to be BOOTED TO THE CURB.
Jolie, know one cares about bike lanes