TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! AFTER SMALLISH RALLY, KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ ENGAGES BOTH CRITICS AND SUPPORTERS ON TWITTER AMID KANSAS CITY BLOODY SUMMER 2016!!!
With homicides in Kansas City at near record levels for this time of year, Chief of Police Darryl Forté finds himself at the center of a social media firestorm that could threaten his tenure.
To wit . . .
FOLLOWING AN INITIAL OUTPOURING OF ONLINE SUPPORT FOR THE CHIEF AMID RECENT CONTROVERSY . . . A RECENT RALLY REVEALED VERY FEW DEDICATED REAL WORLD FANS OF THE CURRENT KANSAS CITY TOP COP!!!
Thanks to eyewitnesses at the scene, our blog community can take a look at the photo and this testimony . . .
Here's the word . . .
"There was a rally on the steps of City Hall to support Chief Forte' last night. Only 7 people showed up, but Forté took to Twitter thanking each attendee personally. Sad.
"He then got into an argument on Twitter and embarrassed himself more than having only a handful of supporters. Apparently when asked about Kansas City homicides and injured children he doesn't care what Kansas City thinks."
Here's a screenshot and this link to the Twitter debate . . .
Accordingly, what this protest reveals is simple . . .
AMID THE RISING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT AND RECENT DEBATE WITH COLLEAGUES, THE KCPD CHIEF CONFRONTS SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION WHILE HIS BASE OF SUPPORT HAS OBVIOUSLY DWINDLED!!!
While mainstream media is content to file upbeat editorials filled with high praise . . . Our blog community simply reports the facts: The Chief is up against growing opposition, his leadership during the current murder spike has been repeatedly called into question along with his controversial public statements.
Is the Chief doing the best that can be expected amid a tumultuous election season and rising violence throughout the nation? As MSM shamefully contends: Is the Chief's connection to the African-American community the only thing keeping KCMO from enduring a riot like so many other racially divided cities? OR, are his his critics correct and the Chief's problems stem from difficulty as an administrator, defending the department from police cuts along with ongoing fallout from remarks that angered colleagues?
You decide . . .