Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Show-Me Guv Greitens Double Back: Police Board Appointments In Kansas City Stalled

Amid calls for his investigation in Jeff City . . . There's a political excuse for this but the reality is that civic leaders HATED his choices and this minor favor is a big deal for local politicos as the homicide rate spins out of control. Take a peek:

Missouri Governor Yanks Kansas City Police Board Appointees Ahead Of Special Session

Late Monday night, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens withdrew the names of two individuals he'd appointed to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. There are currently three vacancies on the board. Nathan Garrett and Bishop Mark Tolbert were to be sworn in Tuesday to replace Commissioners Wasson-Hunt and Rader.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

My God. !

Anonymous said...

Why are appointments to the Police Board considered "minor favors" for local politicos?
Why do the appointees look at service on the board as a resume enhancer, even though their tenures consistently produce horrendously poor results?
Local government isn't a game and public safety is the most important responsibility it has.
With attitudes like those demonstrated here, it's no wonder that KCMO levels of crime and violence continue to increase every year.
63 murders so far in 2017 and it's only June 13.
And once again only about 50% will ever be solved.
How a serious attractive city can be built on such a shaky foundation is beyond comprehension.
A truly horrendous, irresponsible, and childish state of affairs.

Anonymous said...

It would be cool if he appoints people who acvtually believe in law and order. Myabe eventually we will get a good police department instead of a shitty one.

Anonymous said...

You have to get bullhorn James out of the picture first. Then get some damn ruff officers out there and round up all these badasses. They know who most of them are. Fuck the profiling. Take their asses down fast.

Anonymous said...

How much did Jackson County pay the Garrett-Todd Graves law firm for a whitewash of the Jail scandal. If report still hasn't been released, why not. Easy to say Graves pal Mike Sanders not responsible for anything that ever happened in JaCo. Now Graves is also Chair of MO Repubs. Move along. Nothing to see here.