TKC EXCLUSIVE MUST READ!!! SUSPECTED KILLER FREELY STALKED JACKSON COUNTY JAIL FOR HOURS BEFORE REPORTED RAPE OF FEMALE INMATE!!! COURTHOUSE INSIDERS NOW DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM EMBATTLED EXEC FRANK WHITE!!!
Amid tragic reports and deets amid Jackson County jail rape allegations, the question of accountability is first and foremost on the minds of Kansas City political denizens.
To wit . . .
COURTHOUSE INSIDERS BLAME TEAM FRANK WHITE FOR THE HORRIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES PRECEDING JACKSON COUNTY JAIL RAPE ALLEGATIONS!!!
Here's an impressive roundup of STRIKES AGAINST THE REPUTATION OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE as this tragedy now necessitates questions of responsibility which often go unmentioned in mainstream media accounts.
Insider: Plain and simple, team White's incompetence were the proximate cause of the jail rapes:
As the details sink in of how a woman charged with a simple city ticket could come to be raped in the county jail by a man being held on a murder charge, it is becoming hard to ignore the obvious: Frank White and/or his entire administration are completely in over their heads. There are many very revealing tidbits in the official probable cause report that was released from prosecutor Jean Baker's office that expose many very troubling details. A few that come to mind are:
1. How does a "key" to the cells of dangerous inmates simply go "missing" for two entire days and the place not be on 100% DEFCON 5-style lockdown?! The place should have been turned upside down until it was found with, at a minimum, nobody leaving their cell and guards swarming the place looking for it. That's what minimally competent administrator's do. However, it was just business as usual as the administration knew that a master key to the cells of our City's most dangerous felons was missing but nobody seemed to act like it was anything to be worried about. If this is properly dealt with at the time, THESE RAPES NEVER OCCUR! Strike 1.
2. Who in the HELL in the administration thought it was anything but an unmitigated disaster to put female municipal offenders awaiting bond on tickets in the same area as long-term violent sexual predators? A blind man could have seen this coming.. Also, given the large number of OTHER women who have already come forward alleging their own issues with prior groping and assault, it is simply borderline (if not actually) criminal to have allowed this to continue. If this insane policy of comingling predators with low grade municipal offenders isn't adopted by the administration, then THESE RAPES NEVER OCCUR! Strike 2.
3. At least one of the victims claims that she was "too scared" to speak about her rape in front of jail staff. Clearly she had good reason to believe that the jail staff had little if any interest at all in her safety, and perhaps worse. What in the hell is going on over there? Why is only ONE guard "suspended" and not dozens fired? A further window into a culture of no accountability or even minimal concern with the safety of others.
4. How are inmates allowed to open their cells and "wander freely" for almost 2 straight hours without any guard or video surveillance seeming to notice? Doesn't an alarm sound when a cell door is mysteriously opened at 2:30 am? It should. That technology has existed since the late 1800's. If an alarm did sound, who failed to respond, and if not, why hasn't the administration invested the roughly $10.00 per cell to alert them when a killer jimmies open their door in the middle of the night? If the entire operation had not been asleep, incompetent, or "on break" that night, then THESE RAPES NEVER OCCUR! Strikes 3, 4, and 5! And someone needs to be OUT!
Let's not understate this tragedy. Real people's lives have been completely destroyed by the historic level of apathy and utter incompetence that exists at the county today. This should rise far above politics. The juvenile infighting between the children in charge at the county only compounds the problem and ensures that the county is more focused on protecting Frank's "brand" then actually fixing anything. I don't know that it's not time to begin to think about Frank's resignation.
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