YOU DECIDE!!! IS IT RIGHT FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY AND CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER TO EQUATE DEADLY POLICE SHOOTINGS WITH RACIAL TERRORISM IN DALLAS?!?
Two of Kansas City's top elected officials are making bold analogies to all of this week's tragic violence and the juxtaposition just might offend a great many of their constituents.
More importantly . . .
FIRST AND FOREMOST, MAYOR SLY JAMES TARGETS GUN RIGHTS IN HIS COMMENTS ABOUT THE DEADLY DALLAS SHOOTINGS AGAINST COPS!!!
His first tweet on the topic from earlier today:
And then . . . More deets from the anti-gun Mayor of Kansas City:
“You’ve got police officers being shot at from high altitudes by people with killing machines,” says James. “Weapons that were meant for war. The type of weapon I used when I was in the Marine Corps.”
“The bottom line is none of these folks should have died,” James says. “Not a single one. It wasn’t necessary.”
As he often does, James says he feels hamstrung by Missouri gun laws, which in his opinion does little to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of those intent on causing harm.
“I can’t tell you it won’t happen here,” James says. “I can tell you I don’t think we have the tinder and the gasoline and the matches that close together that it’s going to happen here. But it could . . .”
And then . . .
In a more solemn press release . . .
Here's what Congressman Cleaver had to say . . .
Congressman Cleaver’s Statement on This Week’s Violence
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) released the following statement today after this week’s violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Dallas, Texas:
“The events that have taken place over the course of these last few days have been deeply troubling and disheartening… police shootings and police officers shot and killed. I extend my condolences to the families who have lost the people they love. This has to stop. We must come together regardless of party to finally put an end to all of these senseless killings. It is time to make real change and I hope it starts right here in Congress.”
Accordingly . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT, THE JUXTAPOSITION IS CLEAR . . . ELECTED OFFICIALS IN KANSAS CITY EQUATING REPORTEDLY RACIALLY MOTIVATED TERRORISM AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH TRAGIC SHOOTINGS SUFFERED BY BLACK MEN DURING POLICE STOPS IS A BOLD COMPARISON THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY GIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT!!!
Whilst everybody is afraid to question any perspective of a popular politico on these hot button topics. YOU DECIDE if these opinion are representative of Kansas City . . .