TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS FEAR PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE WILL WORSEN WITHOUT CHIEF FORTÉ!!!
While Kansas City's top cop was mired in controversy during the last months of his tenure, one of his greatest accomplishments might have been preventing social justice riots and massive demonstrations amid the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri mayhem and the rise of the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
A clever combination of community outreach, intelligence gathering and massive arrests thwarted protesters in Kansas City from really gaining traction among the populace of the urban core.
The Wall Street Journal credited the Chief's strategy in a glowing report that was picked up by news outlets and social media influences across the nation . . .
Kansas City Chief Builds Bridges to Black Residents: "Outreach by city’s first African-American police chief may be why it has avoided protests that erupted elsewhere"
Accordingly . . .
INSIDERS WARN THAT FEAR OF MORE STRIDENT PROTESTS AGAINST KANSAS CITY POLICE WILL GUIDE THE SELECTION OF A NEW CHIEF!!!
Apropos of this fact of life . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE: KANSAS CITY SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS ARE GEARING UP TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SELECTION OF THE NEXT KCPD CHIEF!!!
Faith communities, fair wage fighters, local political leaders and even a few anarchists have recently asked about the start of the selection process and how they can best exert influence.
Like it or not, the process is inherently political and, as usual, there's already a Kansas City fight to garner more power.
Developing . . .