TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY AMONG 'SANCTUARY CITIES' TARGETED BY TRUMP IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN!!!
Kansas City community policing efforts have earned widespread acclaim for their practical and permissive approach to the problem of illegal immigration.
New York Times and many other global news organizations often feature KCPD tactics noting "a philosophy of policing and community development that generally treats immigrant day laborers, known to be illegal, as a part of the community."
Remember that not so long ago Kansas City passed a resolution standing against racial profiling practiced as part of immigration sweeps and demanded "the need for federal level reform that assists struggling border communities while respecting the humanity of all people living and working in these communities . . ."
And now . . .
KANSAS CITY AND COMMUNITY POLICING PRACTICES THAT INCLUDE IGNORING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION HAVE BEEN TARGETED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THEIR SUPPORTERS FOR AN UPCOMING IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN AIMED AT DEPORTING MILLIONS!!!
Proof of the impending sweep aimed at cities like KCMO that don't actively enforce immigration rules . . .
LA Times: Sanctuary cities face a moment of truth amid Trump's war on illegal immigration
CNN: 'Sanctuary cities' gird for Trump White House
ABC News: Mayors of 'Sanctuary Cities' Say They'll Fight Trump's Plans
Now . . .
There's political speculation that Mayor Sly will stand with other Democratic Mayors and oppose the crackdown but the City Hall honcho hasn't shown much interest in the Latino community over the years and given the rising KCMO murder rate . . . Committing to the "effectiveness" of community policing would be a hard argument to justify. Still, just like Prez-Elect Trump . . . It wouldn't be surprising to hear a lot of big, EMPTY talk on this topic with very little action that isn't already part of current policy. Bold pronouncements with very little real world impact have always been the key to success for Mayor James.
Either way . . .
Our TKC BLOG COMMUNITY is FIRST to put this upcoming topic on the local agenda while politicos behind the scene struggle to get on the right side of an issue that has always confronted Kansas City - a de facto sanctuary city.
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