TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! SHAME!!! AFTER YOUNGSTERS SLAUGHTERED IN WEEKEND DOUBLE KILLING: RISING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT CLAIMS LIVES OF FOUR CHILDREN SO FAR THIS YEAR!!!
Two children murdered in Kansas City over the weekend has earned this cowtown another tragic moment in the national spotlight due to our rising crime problem.
Nevertheless . . .
KANSAS CITY PROPER PROVES ONE OF THE WORST PLACES TO RAISE A FAMILY GIVEN THE ONGOING SLAUGHTER OF CHILDREN AND THE LACK OF ANY NEW PLAN OR INITIATIVE FROM CIVIC LEADERS!!!
We've talked about solutions for crime and we have more ideas we'd like to share but for the moment it's important to recognize the scope of the latest local killing and it's impact.
AP writes it just as well as any new outlet in the city:
"Four children have been killed by gunfire in Kansas City in the past six months, including two boys who were gunned down over the weekend.
The deaths of the boys, ages 8 and 9, raised the city's homicide total to 67 so far — the highest number by this time of year in seven years in Kansas City — and sparked anger from local leaders."
Actually, the number of children killed this year is 5 but one of those deaths didn't involve gun play . . .
Here's the aftermath:
Fox News: 2 Kansas City children fatally shot in rising homicide count
SacBee: Frustration, anger evident as two more Kansas City children die from gunfire
STL Today: 2 KC children killed by gunfire as homicide count climbs
News & Observer: Killers 'have destroyed us,' says grandmother of slain boys
KCTV5: The shooting deaths of two Kansas City boys over the weekend doubled the number of juveniles fatally shot in the city in the past six months.
Accordingly . . .
REMEMBER THAT OUR KANSAS CITY BLOG COMMUNITY WAS THE FIRST TO IDENTIFY THE RISING HOMICIDE TREND REACHING HISTORIC LEVELS AND WARN OF THE BLOODY SUMMER OF 2016!!!
Meanwhile, tough talk from politicos about fighting crime is fine but there's very little followup or new ideas other than bold media statements every time another youngster is killed and adds to the rising number of local murders now at historic and horrific levels.
Developing . . .