TKC SUNDAY CONCLUSION: VOTERS CONFRONTED WITH REALITY OF CITY HALL POLICE CUTS AFTER MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY UNDER CRIME SIEGE!!!
The past week has been one of the most violent amid THE KANSAS CITY BLOODY SUMMER 2016 and the upcoming days don't seem to provide much relief as temperatures and political tensions continue to rise.
However . . .
THE DENIZENS OF OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY AND MORE THOUGHTFUL KANSAS CITY VOTERS NOW SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL WORLD IMPACT OF CUTTING POLICE ON LOCAL STREETS AND THE VIOLENCE THAT QUICKLY ENSUES IN THEIR ABSENCE!!!
This week, one of the best local news sources penned a remarkable column on the tragic trend that has now "come home to roost" for local politicos . . .
Northeast News: Police budget cuts pushback
KCPD has tried to do more with less but that strategy rarely works . . .
Chief Forté: Reducing positions while maintaining service
Meanwhile, Mayor Sly defends the cuts and cynically cites the police budget but that spin hasn't proven effective in convincing crime victims:
Mayor Sly James: "Police weren't cut. Only budget positions, not people. Budget for PD has gone up every year I have been in office."
A reality check for from police union reps and the long term cuts to police . . .
The PD has 90 less P.O.'s today than 9 years ago. That IS the fact. Police Annual Report is source.
Still . . .
THIS WEEK RAMPANT CARJACKINGS, ROBBERIES, BURGLARIES, PROPERTY CRIME AND GUNPOINT THREATS TO POKEMON GO PLAYERS REVEAL THAT MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY IS UNDER SIEGE!!!
The bright side of all this is that more locals are seeing community cooperation with police as an essential function of Kansas City's infrastructure and showing their support.
Meanwhile, more people are losing interest and faith in the Mayor's Citizens Task Force against violence and so many other anti-crime groups as voters are mired in election season promises and the reality of increasingly violent streets.
You decide . . .