TKC FRIDAY QUESTION: SHOULD KANSAS CITY, KANSAS FORGIVE MAYOR HOLLAND FOR CONTROVERSIAL COMPARISON BETWIXT DEADLY POLICE SHOOTINGS & AMBUSHED POLICE AFTER APOLOGY???
Apologies in politics are rare amid election season so the Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas forced to eat his words after weeks of criticism is noteworthy.
Again, we talked about this topic a bit last night but it's worth revisiting . . .
Here are KCK Mayor Mark Holland's controversial remarks: "Captain Melton's death tells us that tragedy and evil are always possible in this line of work. It reopens a raw hurt still festering within our community. Further, in the two months between our officers’ deaths, our nation has erupted with violence. We have seen the loss of innocent lives at the hands of police; and we have seen the ambush and murder of police who were actively protecting the public. Our nation is in uncertain times."
Remember that Capt. Melton's family continued to express anger weeks after the tragedy and ensuing statement.
Here's the take back:
Kansas City, Kansas mayor apologizes to family members of fallen police captain Dave Melton
KCK mayor apologizes to family of fallen police captain Dave Melton
KCK mayor apologizes to slain officer's family
Update: Family Laments Controversy...
Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Apologizes To The Family Of Slain Police Officer