TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE CHIEF FORTÉ BLAMES COMMUNITY SILENCE FOR 2016 HOMICIDE SPIKE!!!
As the Kansas City murder count continues to skyrocket, local leaders and politicos have been busy dodging responsibility for the ongoing slaughter.
To wit . . .
THE LATEST BLOG POST RIGHT NOW FROM KANSAS CITY'S CHIEF OF POLICE TARGETS COMMUNITY SILENCE FOR RISING MURDERS AMID BLOODY 2016!!!
It's important to now that while the Chief puts the blame back on neighbors and residents . . . His administration was recently responsible for cutting community engagement officers in a controversial move that earned a great deal of urban core opposition.
In fairness, here's the word directly from the Chief . . .
KCPD Chief: A majority of this year's homicides could not have been prevented by law enforcement
Money line . . .
"There are so many other homicides we can do nothing about. Consider the two people murdered this past weekend. One was a son who killed his father. The other was a woman who got into an argument with another woman and asked her boyfriend to go over and confront the woman she was fighting with. It appears the boyfriend shot up a car full of people, not just the woman in question. One died, and three others were transported to hospitals in critical condition. The only way law enforcement could have intervened in either of those situations was if someone notified us. And we are begging you to let us know when something like this is occurring or about to occur.
"In so many of this year’s homicides, someone had to know that something was amiss. Someone had to know a dispute was brewing. Someone had to know that their friend or family member was angry and armed. If someone had called us, officers might have been able to stop the homicides from ever taking place. As City Council Member Alissia Canady said at our Board of Police Commissioners meeting this morning, “Everyone is looking for us to do something, but it needs to come from the community.”
"We know the motive in 53 of this year’s 107 homicide cases. Of those 53 homicide motives we know, 24 of them were arguments. Instead of resolving a conflict through discussion and compromise, poor anger management skills and easy access to guns have led to the death of at least 24 people in Kansas City this year. Again, in many of these cases, multiple people knew that a conflict was at hand, but no one reached out to law enforcement to ask for help in changing the eventual outcome . . ."
Read the Chief's post in its entirety . . .
You decide . . .