Saturday, July 30, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CITIZEN TASK FORCE ON VIOLENCE MIRED IN POLITICS!!! CAMPAIGN SEASON DISAGREEMENT DIVIDES GROUP AND CAUSES SOME PARTICIPANTS TO QUIT!!!



This week has seen an EXPLOSION of violence in the Midtown corridor, reports of hipsters targeted whilst playing Pokemon GO and an alleged "flash mob" committing mass robbery in an urban core convenience store . . . So far there hasn't been much of a response from Kansas City elected officials . . . Moreover, a recent note sent our way reveals that a commission formed to address this problem has been seized upon by political opportunists.

To wit . . .

TKC TIPSTERS REVEAL POLITICOS USING MAYOR SLY'S TASK FORCE AS A POLITICAL SOAP BOX AMID ELECTION SEASON!!!

Here's the word:

"TKC, these meetings of the Citizens Task Force for reducing violence in Kansas City have devolved into a really unfortunate joke. During the last meeting, members spent most of the session denouncing Donald Trump and I'm fairly certain that my participation in the event has led to me being added to at least three campaign mailing lists which have asked for donations every day last week. 

Also, there are elected officials on this task force who have constantly been pushing a candidate in this primary. I thought I could avoid the conversation by saying that I did not live in the same voting district so I couldn't support the candidate and then I was asked me to hand out campaign literature this weekend. 

I think I'm going to join at three of my friends who have already quit the task force because now I hear that they want us to prepare to start releasing statements before the Presidential election which was NOT part of the plan at the outset of this year. 

TKC, I know we disagree about role that guns play in the KCMO murder rate and violence and I will admit that I largely agree with some of the statements in support of more Missouri gun regulation. But including these statements and our findings so that we can support of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will undermine our efforts and make our work seem like a ploy not the productive community forum that all of us have tried to create. I care about the work that we have done so far and I think our residents deserve a voice in the discussion of the growing crime problem. But this task force is becoming a Hillary Clinton political club and that's not why I decided to get involved in the effort. Your readers should know this and they should demand better from our leaders."

Sadly, the Mayor's task force has been marked by low participation and a variety of unproductive discussions and silence while the local homicide rate continues to trend above a five year high.

Developing . . .

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary will solve our violence problem? Sure she will.

Anonymous said...

No crime in Kansas City, ask a democrat.

Anonymous said...

Was there ever going to be a way this group wasn't just another one of the Mayor's press release events?

I guess we should be happy that they didn't include police in this commission because that would be a waste of their time. Once again the mayor and jolie have played voters for suckers if they already weren't in on the plan.

There is no anti-violence effort in KC, the electeds don't care about the current crime wave in Midtown.

You're on your own people.

Hey now said...

The newspaper also claims that nobody has died this year of homicide:

http://homicide.kansascity.com/

Anonymous said...

the leadership is supposed to come from the leader, not a committee.

Anonymous said...

Well, how's the water department task force coming along?

Bow ties and rainbows said...

This commission was always about politics and looking important. They've accomplished nothing and outsiders have been left out by their percieved importance. The Sly James administration hits a new low.

Super Dave said...

We all knew in the beginning this so called task force was nothing but a joke and Sly's way of pushing the issues off onto those who would end up doing nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

Right on Superdave. it's a 'task force' full of political hacks and fanatics.

Anonymous said...

They care about as much as Venezuela's politicos. Baking a 4 feet tall cake weighing 90 kilos for Hugo Chavez’s birthday (a dead man) while the rest of the country starves and cannot find basic necessities.

Anonymous said...

In a city where candidates and electeds have little understanding and appreciation of and even less interest in municipal government and their responsibilities in it, but have the self-absorbed view of themselves as mini-celebrities and personalities and are focused on what they're going to run for next, this sad committee should come as no surprise.
It's just a warm-up act for the next round of D-listers to throw their hats into the ring.
One of the circus rings, that is.
On track to hit over 100 murders in 2016. Over a third of the homicides in New York City, with a population over 16 times the size of KCMO.
Inexcusable.

Bob said...

Does anyone know which appointees have quit?

Anonymous said...

Crystal Williams in one word.

Anonymous said...

Watch out Tony, these are the exact comments that got girl power Kc after you.

Anonymous said...

there are a few really great female politicians in KC but they are good because they listen to their community and they try to do the right thing based on what their constituents want.

What I don't like is that a small clique of women have taken over these groups that are supposed to empower women to do more and they've used them in order to push their own candidates and push an agenda.

We need to support women even if we don't agree with them and realize that men can be a part of this effort too!

Anonymous said...

2:03 Nails it.

Anonymous said...

Plaza is a kill zone for us humans , went to that shit hole Diebels , was surrounded by the Groinds ,they love that place !

Anonymous said...

Another Jolie Justus, Sly James failure. How many are we going to tolerate??? Jolie is not capable of heading up any committee. She lets her girl politics begin the way! Get rid of her and fast!!!

Anonymous said...

Why would I support someone I do not agree with?