Monday, August 15, 2016

Kansas City Dead Tree Media Double Down On High Praise For Embattled Police Chief Forté



The local daily newspaper is repeating sentiments first and more articulately expressed in a much better publication . . .

Previously this Summer . . . 

Wall Street Journal: Kansas City Chief Builds Bridges to Black Residents

The metro take on this topic is far more quaint and makes a polite argument that still deserves examination . . .

THE UNDERLYING PREMISE OF THESE RECENT MAINSTREAM MEDIA ACCOLADES IS THAT KANSAS CITY WILL RIOT WITHOUT A BLACK POLICE CHIEF . . . AND SO WE ASK: IS THAT IDEA UNDERESTIMATING AND SHAMING EVERYONE IN KANSAS CITY?!?!

The idea that this town is on the cusp of taking to the streets if not for the reign of a guy WHO HAS CONFRONTED CRITICISM FROM THE LOCAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AS WELL AS SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS is a notion that deserves imagination . . . My favorite episode is when One Struggle made fun of the Chief's sick hampster which was clearly a highlight of local discourse . . . But I digress . . .

Here are the kudos to the Chief from Dead Tree Media predicated on an unwritten thesis which mistakenly believes that any public official Black or white can control the palpable rage on American streets with appeasement and anything less than a promise of swift justice.

And none of this mentions this problems that the Chief has confronted with his colleagues representing the rank & file regarding controversial statements about "unreasonable" fear that many believed made a bad situation worse.

Take a look:

Dead Tree Media Editorial: Healing, peace, better relations must follow black, police killings in U.S.

Money line . . .

Kansas Citians understand. Darryl Forté five years ago became this city’s first black police chief, and during the national turmoil, Kansas City couldn’t have hoped for better leadership.

In his tenure, Forté has increased the number of officers of color on the force. Officer-involved fatal shootings have dropped, and the policy against “cowardliness” and never backing up has changed. De-escalation and disengagement are winning strategies in managing volatile situations.

Forté has earned widespread praise. Bringing down tension doesn’t lessen effective policing. Forté said in an interview with The Star’s editorial board that police and the community need to focus on building better relationships.

“The police are part of the community — not us versus them,” Forté said after finishing a day’s work at Police Headquarters only to then go out on his Harley to ride in the community that the department serves. “That’s something I try to get through to people.

“We’re in this together.”
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You decide . . .

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course The Star supports the chief.

It was their interview that caused him so much trouble to begin with.

Anonymous said...

It could be worse, he could be assigning police to spy on his lady friends.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ I see what you did there and I don't like it.

Also, the Chief is not all bad.

I remember when he smacked down Jermaine Reed in public. More actions like that should improve his standing.

Anonymous said...

This was written very poorly. Hard to read.

Anonymous said...

IkR? Feels like a mary Sanchez piece. Which is to say that it feel squishy.

Anonymous said...

This coming after he told the police board that pretty much every white cop on the department is racist. And then in order to get more minorities to supervisor positions he wants sole decision making ability instead of a test. Hmm, that sounds like the good ol boy system he wanted to get away. Everything has to be based off of your skin color or whether you are gay or straight.

Anonymous said...

“We’re in this together”


Yeah, until citizens decide to cut off your paycheck.

Anonymous said...

THE UNDERLYING PREMISE OF THESE RECENT MAINSTREAM MEDIA ACCOLADES IS THAT KANSAS CITY WILL RIOT WITHOUT A BLACK POLICE CHIEF

MARVEL AT THE QUANTUM LEAPS OF LOGIC!!!

Anonymous said...

Black police officer shoots black thug in Milwaukie after being fired on.

Blacks begin burning their own neighborhoods.

Anyone else just finished with black America?

Anonymous said...

Farte, Sly, Cleaver, Obummer--

all black -

yet scholars blame all their probs on.... Whites!

Anonymous said...

Just more evidence that the real RAYSHITZ are not on the right at all. It isn't words, it is the actual actions that should be the determining factor. When minorities are smart enough to get how they are played then perhaps they will begin change for the better.

Anonymous said...

Results would be nice. Solved cases...arrested and convicted felons. Don't blame tips. It's called work,investigation, the boring part, but the bulldog approach gets shit done. Not all take photos or Tweet all day.you can be heroes...but we are hurting too.the one's burning...threaten the folks that go to work , pay bills, have jobs, two sides to every story. What's yours?
No more excuses or playing the blame game. Race? Do your job. Not halfway or partial.

Anonymous said...

The black community will not riot for a returning to his blackness chief of police Forte, stop getting your resources from snitching Pat Clarke . Patty Clarke,is a phony loud mouth snitch that cannot leave his block.
One Struggle KC is making you eat crow.

Anonymous said...

And people who actually live in Kansas City will all be anxiously waiting for the Wall Street Journal and other out-of-town clueless media outlets to open offices on KCMO's east side.
Just to kind of put their money where their mouths are.
Any takers?

Anonymous said...

Before we can replace and repair this government we need to replace the media. They are the #1 problem. Hollywood and the education industry are a distant second and third.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how everyone else is RAYSHITZ, but blacks gotta have a lack mayor, black police chief, black school superintendent, black everything or else they refuse to play he game. When is America going to wake up and get a clue who the real RAYSHITZ are.

Anonymous said...

Milwaukee madness: White people 'hunted' for attacks.
More BLM criminal bullshit.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/milwaukee-madness-white-people-targeted-for-attacks/#IruDpeBEZwlxRoUA.99

Anonymous said...

watching the Mayor and the Chief are like watching turds with teeth.

Anonymous said...

Take home cars are not cutting it!

Anonymous said...

If you post here dont use the police department network.
The civilian admin chick is recording all the depart computer info.

Anonymous said...

Message from Pat Clarke
***Rally rescheduled due to unforseen circumstances ***
Join us Thursday, August 18th at 6pm,
as we salute Police Chief Darryl Forte!
It will be on the steps of City Hall.
Supporters honk your horn at 6pm where ever you are in the City. Honk your horn and let people know that we support the man that supports us. This is how we come together as a City. For more info call 816 977-3116.
Please Share and let's fill it up !!

Sponsored by Pat Clarke Community Outreach Specialist to Police Chief Darryl Forte, P.A.C. 20, The L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Program, S.C.A.R.F.A.C.E. Association, OUR VILLAGE, DADDY'S ON DUTY, S.A.V.E. OUR SONS, Kansas City Outrage, Serenity Memorial Chapel, OakPark Neighborhood Association, Johnny's Donuts, Irvin's Tire Shop, James Kings Ivy League Barbershop, T- Shirt King, George Gates

Anonymous said...

Sic,all these organizations are lead by Pat Clarke. Businesses are located across from his office on Prospect.
Changed locations because city told him he could not have his make shift rally at Oak Park Park.
sic

Anonymous said...

Darwin awards to be handed out at rally.