Saturday, July 16, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION: IS LEE'S SUMMIT THE NEW RAYTOWN OF INCREASINGLY VIOLENT KANSAS CITY INNER SUBURBS?!?!



Bedroom communities in the Kansas City metro have long been founded on fear and loathing of urban life that invariably follows suburbanites to a short-lived paradise.

Put simply . . . Even the very best local suburbs have been unable to outrun Kansas City crime.

Accordingly, let's look at the rather unique plight of a place known as "Sleaze Scummit" to colorful locals who resent the attempt to escape KCMO and live amongst lookalike housing and strip-mall culture.

To wit . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT, NEWS THIS WEEK CONFIRMS LEE'S SUMMIT IS HOME TO ALL THE HORRIBLE PROBLEMS THAT SUBURBANITES MOVED TO THE MIDDLE-OF-NOWHERE TO AVOID!!!

The latest example . . . A killing reported just moments ago:

Man dies after being shot at house party in Lee's Summit
But let's take it one step further and invoke the theory that homicide is merely a function of social unrest.

This week, a political fight betwixt Lee's Summit council members dominated headlines and displayed a shocking lack of stability in the political establishment governing this growing community:

Lee's Summit councilwoman's business dealings come under fire
And don't forget . . .

Just last year there was a HORRIFIC crime in this community that not only shocked the metro but resonated throughout the world:

Teens 'stabbed mother to death before taking corpse for joyride'
Sad but true, driving around with the dead body of an innocent woman mercilessly killed reveals changing times for this enclave.

And so, the Raytown comparison comes to mind because way, way back . . . Longtime locals might remember Raytown as a boom town that promised affordable housing for the working class along with the convenience of a consumer paradise. A crime wave in the late 80s and early 90s not only destroyed that dream but also tanked property values.

This time around . . . Lee's Summit surged to local prominence as a middle-to-upper-class community of professionals and their McMansions dedicated to the good life despite great expense when it comes to the costs associated with commuting and scheduling life around Royals & Chiefs games.

Still . . . More crime, political instability and horrific attacks should give locals something to think about and the realization that the highly leveraged good life promised on the outskirts of town can change and lose its value just as quickly as any urban core neighborhood.

Developing . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe more like Grandview.

There is more crime but some parts have remained quite nice when neighbors are allowed to work together and keep control of the developments in their community.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some animal population control is required.

CocoGaugin said...

Dick, Dick, and more Dick...you know how this story ends ....no Shawshank here. Shadows walking. Out sweet candles the families tears doth fall. Which? For all. I hang my head and sigh.

Anonymous said...

Raytown isn't so bad. How would you fucking know after all? Something someone told you 20 years ago?

Be certain Raytown is grateful it's not the Westside.

Tony's Sweeping Generalizations strikes yet again.

Anonymous said...

TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION: IS LEE'S SUMMIT THE NEW RAYTOWN OF INCREASINGLY VIOLENT KANSAS CITY INNER SUBURBS?!?!

Translation - Are there more black people moving into Lee's Summit?

Anonymous said...

Like most things here, this is WAY overwritten. Brevity!

Anonymous said...

Right on 1:43! It's not the early nineties anymore in Raytown.

Anonymous said...

So they'll just rot in jail forfuckingever and not get the electric chair they deserve.....I can't wait to help pay for the costs (with my taxes) of three square meals per day and a warm place to shit for the rest of these animals lives.

Anonymous said...

We haven't seen the perp yet but we all know what color they are. If Lee's Summit was smart they wouldn't allow anymore apartments or duplexes to be built. Don't zone any Sec. 8 housing either. Those things attract black people and the crime they bring with them. Loo at north Overland Park if you don't believe me.

Anonymous said...

Somebody had to work the service jobs. Highway driving is killer on your car. Their schools are taking a hit. That American Dream if not this generation, the next with names ending iin vowels...rebellious daughters are different these days, you feel it deep, right in the gut and loose a lot of sleep. Fast and furious...

Anonymous said...

Don't dare bring up FACTS related to the race of these animals or your post may well be deleted as, get this new rational, "spam".

Anonymous said...

From Lee's Summit and no it's not turning into Raytown. At least not yet, at least not for a while.

There really isn't any section eight housing here. And few new apartments. One I know is being build right by Longview Community right next to a apt complex with rent avg. almost a thousand dollars per month. I should know I lived there. Very few blacks lived there too. But of course that was three years ago.

Other then that there really aren't any new apt or duplexes built here. The ones that are, are very old.

There are minorities here. In an apt complex near Wal Mart there are minorities. But their East Indians who work in the engineering companies up the street.

Looking at the website www.greatschools.org, many of the elementary schools avg. scores of 8 to 10 out of 10. Not bad. Also most the schools avg. 75 to 85 percent white compared to 8-11 percent black. Remember the state avg. is 16 percent for blacks.

Now I looked into elementary schools in stead of middle or high schools because that will tell you who is moving in to the city right now. For the most part it's still college educated whites with a black sprinkled in.

And according to many websites including www.areavibes.com, www.city-date.com, LS is still has a black population of around 10 percent.

So let's hold off calling LS Grandview or Raytown for now.

Anonymous said...

VOTE.

Anonymous said...

Lees Summit West HS is called Grandview East.
The LS Police have no idea how to deal with the savages moving in there by the droves.
It's rapidly turning into a shithole like every other place that becomes infested.
LS has a higher murder rate now than Rat-town, Grandview or Independence.
Hope you like the inside of your houses Lee Scummit folks....'cause you sure don't want to look outside and see what's wondering around in your schools, neighborhoods and shopping areas.

Anonymous said...

Lee's Summit is the new Wyandotte County. Living in WyCo is the next thing to living in hell (except west of the Legends where all the special people live).

Anonymous said...

Nothing good happens after midnight, particularly if your IQ is below 100.

Anonymous said...

Raytown's devolved from trailer trash to ghetto

Anonymous said...

Raytown is the new Independence.

The white people there aren't so great.

Anonymous said...

Well look at the gays, black folk and latinos they have to tolerate.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ True dat.

Anonymous said...

The author sounds bitter for some reason?

Anonymous said...

Lol.

Anonymous said...

>LS has a higher murder rate now than Rat-town, Grandview or Independence

I doubt it. LSMO has a population of about 100,000 and is at less than 5 murders on the year like they are every year.

Anonymous said...

Not like Raytown has that much violent crime.

Anonymous said...

We have very little violent crime in Raytown. And i can buy the same house for $50,000 less. And their are less prudish twits here.

Anonymous said...

At least we are not assumptive twits.

Anonymous said...

Matriarchy--like most of flyoverville. LS is made up of a shockingly high proportion of cunty divorced slags making the city a matriarchy and when you find women in control of everything, you find spiritual weakness along with physical--everything is out of control. Look at every ghetto in america if you beg to differ--all matriarchies.