TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HITS 100 MURDERS AMID BLOODY 2016!!! WHO IS TO BLAME???
Kansas City has recorded one hundred murders so far during an exceptionally violent 2016 election year.
Our blog community is the FIRST to make this call and the number of people who have died violently this year is actually a lot higher.
The shooting death of a child and deadly gunfire last night pushed Kansas City toward this tragic century mark.
Here's the news link evidence of the count . . .
Kansas City police looking for two suspects who ran away from deadly shooting scene
KSHB: Police investigate deadly shooting in KCMO
Prosecutors consider charges in toddler's shooting death: The shooting is the second homicide at that complex this year. It’s also not the first time this year that a toddler died because a gun went off in a home.
Rise in crime prompts plea for more officers on streets . . .
And so . . .
Remember that at the start of this month, Kansas City ranked among the most violent cities in the nation and we asked our community to consider the carnage and its origin. How did we get here???
The answer from our blog community . . .
INCREASING POLITICAL CORRUPTION IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF KANSAS CITY'S RISE IN CRIME!!!
Don't worry, we've got examples . . .
- Corrupt Kansas City politicos justify paltry funding for police salaries while pushing forward expensive development projects at the behest of their corporate cronies.
- Corrupt council members have not only openly defied police but also have engaged in allegedly violent and deviant sexual misconduct inside City Hall.
- Corrupt elected officials tout reform and revitalization efforts inside the urban core that benefit only a handful of their most influential constituents.
Accordingly . . .
While there are MANY more examples, generally, rampant Kansas City corruption in 2016 emphasizes political and financial gain over public safety. And more than any other factor, this common practice among local leadership has pushed violence to its highest level in nearly a generation.
What's truly frightening about the current spate of homicide and violence is that even so-called solutions are politically charged and merely repeat failed efforts.
TKC EXCLUSIVE: THE FIRST WORD FROM THE CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON CRIME SEEMS TO BE AN OVERWHELMING FOCUS ON GUN CRACKDOWNS AND LIMITING 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!
Locally, this strategy hasn't helped bigger, better cities and, again, most anti-crime efforts funded by local governments are also, essentially, politically motivated kick-backs directed toward influential constituents. Politicos pushing the COMBAT ANTI-CRIME TAX are probably the worst example of elected leaders using public safety funding to secure alliances with politically savvy residents smart enough work the system for personal gain with very little empirical evidence of effectiveness in reducing violence in communities and neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, Kansas City has transformed from a decent Midwestern metropolis to a place that, statistically, is every bit as violent as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Washington D.C.
And while a great deal of hype surrounds the effort to push Kansas City toward national prominence, misplaced civic priorities have only served to create a lawless environment wherein rampant bloodshed on local streets is the byproduct of so many despicable elected leaders focused only on career advancement and patronage of their corporate masters.
You decide . . .