TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! EXPLANATION: HERE'S WHY KANSAS CITY PUBLIC OFFICIALS EARN 'A PASS' ON DRAMATICALLY RISING HOMICIDE & CRIME!!!
The Kansas City homicide count is at a SEVEN YEAR HIGH for this time of year and our blog community confirms that crime in this cowtown is rising in nearly every single category yet there have been little if any consequences for our elected leaders.
Accordingly, in one of our most popular blog posts this month we asked where the public should place blame . . . Here's the answer . . .
THANKS TO TOP ECHELON KANSAS CITY DENIZENS WE LEARNED WHY NONE OF THESE PUBLIC OFFICIALS WILL BE TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDERS AND CRIME TRENDING UP TO HISTORIC LEVELS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
One by one let's take a look at the lack of accountability in this town . . .
3RD DISTRICT POLITICAL SUPPORT AND THE MSM PROTECT CHIEF FORTÉ FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR RISING CRIME
The East side is standing up for the embattled KCPD Chief no matter how many children are killed on his watch. Ironically (or not), criticism from his (white) colleagues has inspired an outpouring of support from many denizens of crime-ridden neighborhoods. Better than that, MSM has propagated an unfortunate myth that only an African-American Chief can prevent rioting during this time of racial tension merely by the virtue of his demographic background . . . Sadly, so many tacitly liberal racists have bought into this flawed thinking.
Fact is, the KCPD Chief has earned a great deal of success through neighborhood outreach and by way of putting some of the police department's most strident critics on the payroll . . . Like it or not, these are smart moves. Yet other aspects of the Chief's tenure - Like his penchant for divisive quotations - Have created turmoil in his department. In the final analysis, it's fair to judge the Chief by the numbers but the culture war and petty racial politics prevent as much.
ANY CRITICISM OF COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS AND HER INACTION ON CRIME MIGHT BE A HATE CRIME IN & OF ITSELF
She leads the Citizen's Anti-Violence Task Force which is one of the worst running jokes this town has to offer.
More than anything she has been a strong advocate for Hillary and otherwise completely ineffective in a discussion regarding Kansas City crime in Midtown - The heart of her district.
Let's make it plain . . .
MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY IS UNDER SIEGE AMID AN EPIC CRIME WAVE TARGETING NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG THE MAIN STREET CORRIDOR AND OUR 4TH DISTRICT COUNCIL LADY HAS SAID NOTHING ABOUT THIS FACT!!!
Still, the social set, local Democratic Party leaders and the LGBT community seem content to champion identity politics over neighborhood concerns.
Finally . . .
MAYOR SLY IS TOO BUSY MAKING MONEY FOR HIS DEVELOPER FRIENDS TO DO ANYTHING BUT LAMENT SO MANY DEAD KIDS IN KANSAS CITY AND THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TIF DEAL
Mayor Sly is always great for a quote about how much seeing so many dead kids in this town hurts his feelings . . . However, his legislative agenda has been almost completely focused on providing taxpayer subsidy for a handful of developers who can also be found on his list of campaign donors.
Mayor Sly James talks a great game . . . About everything . . . But when it comes to the quotient of rising crime in this town, his actions reveal that he is powerless to curb the carnage. What's worse is that the people who support his regime are content with nothing but lip service on crime from this politico despite the fact that most biz is doomed to FAIL if it resides in a dangerous town plagued by crime.
Worst of all . . .
The answer to concerns about Kansas City crime for most of this year has been to DENY the trend THAT TKC NOTED FIRST but now in the midst of what has been a HISTORICALLY BLOODY AUGUST 2016 FOR KANSAS CITY . . . There is little more than silence and empty words about the ongoing slaughter as denizens of the local political scene would rather focus on ANYTHING but the reality of local streets.