Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Kansas City Crime Vs. Budget Debate

Here's the most important article of the morning . . . City Hall and KCPD consideration of monetary concerns and the local rate of homicide and violence skyrocket. Checkit: Crime swells as PD, City tackle budget debate

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

For years the city used the police department to write tickets and generate revenue. Crime was ignored in favor of revenue raising.

Anonymous said...

Officers being required to make quotas for writing tickets led to unfair tickets being written. Tickets written for yellow lights forced drivers to slam on brakes instead of clearing the intersection. Rear-end collisions increase. Yellow light times were shortened to produce more tickets. City prosecutors and courts went along with the scam. Developer priorities rule. Most of Clowncil went along. Crime being ignored leads to record murder rates. When the corrupt are in charge the most vulnerable suffer.

Anonymous said...

If you gave KCPD a Billion dollars it would make no difference in crime, they would just buy more toys, take home cars, and raise their salaries.

Anonymous said...

The state needs to take over KC. I'm sure some clear thinking rural folks could come up with some dandy solutions to KC's issues.

Anonymous said...

I'd be careful what you wish for, @10:36am.
It's small town rural folks who brought the rubes in KCMO the streetcar fiasco.

Anonymous said...

The state wants no part of KC and St Louis. Both are failures and when they go bankrupt the state can blame Democrats.

Anonymous said...

No one has any confidence in KCPD anymore.

Anonymous said...

Let's go with fewer police officers and expanding the trolley.