Thursday, July 20, 2017

If Kansas City Is Smart, We'll Pick Major Rick Smith For The Next Top Cop

This shouldn't even be a contest . . . Good news reported earlier today for those who haven't read it already . . . As locals forget everything they mentioned about the benefits of an outside candidate given a surprise in the hiring process. Checkit:

2 named finalists for KCPD police chief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a months-long national search, Kansas City's board of police commissioners announced the finalists for police chief on Thursday. KCPD Major Rick Smith and an outside candidate, Keith Humphrey, were named finalists. Humphrey is the police chief in Norman, Oklahoma.

36 Comments:

Super Dave said...

Go with Norman new blood is needed.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Dave, I see your point but Smith has way more experience and understands KC so much more.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Smith has more experience. But it's 28 years of experience for the weakest piece of shit department in the country. KCPD is weak, pussy incompetent. Clean house .

Anonymous said...

+1 for Super Dave.

Bill Nigro said...

Major Smith is an excellent choice. He worked off duty in Westport in the early 90's and I've watch him rise thru the ranks. He has great people skills and a better knowledge of our home town problems. He has worked hard with Westport to stay on top of our crime issues. I don't know the other candidate, but I do know what I get with Rick Smith and that's honesty, integrity, and great security knowledge of our city. Major Rick Smith is my choice.

Anonymous said...

Why is Westport such a disaster then? Westport is a shithole. Bill you are a stupid cocksucker. Just shut the fuck up, jackoff.

Anonymous said...

Crime is down in central patrol area under Major Rick Smith command ! What say you

Anonymous said...

Why then do you need to privatize the streets in Westport ?

Anonymous said...

Drain the swamp.

Anonymous said...

Bill you just want somebody that you can ask for favors

Anonymous said...

Your infantile insults render your opinion worthless. Bill gave his honest opinion. You replied like a jealous 12 year old. Part of the problem in KC is the town is full of trash like you. Just because you can express your opinions doesn't mean you should. You don't have anything worth saying. Back to your trailer gnat.

Anonymous said...

The guy from Norman OK( size and demographic of Independence MO ) has been Chief for just 3 years. Earlier a Chief in a small Texas town. Looks like a mini Sly. Probably a yes man that Sly wants.Everybody knows Sly wants city control and pension takeover. Rick is highly qualified to run the Dept. Unlike the last affirmative action hire.

Super Dave said...

I say you're very wrong there 6:27 and Bill as well. If Smith is so great why hasn't he come out as a leader before now? To have the rank that Smith has and for the city to have the crime issues it has tells me he hasn't been much of a leader, so how can he be trusted with being the Chief. When public service departments are as bad as it appears KCPD is, the majority of times an outside leader coming in and taking over is the strong solution to the problem. Least we will know right off the bat he isn't on anyone's under the table payroll yet. Plus so far I haven't seen anything Smith has done related to Westport that has been even a hint of a solution to the problem at hand.

Anonymous said...

It's Norman, Oklahoma not NormaL, Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Humphrey was "too nice" for Dallas in 2011. White people cannot be promoted from within. They will keep it real with Brotha Humpty

http://m.newsok.com/article/3588659

Anonymous said...

STFU 6:27

Anonymous said...

Super Dave is right hire from outside KCMO.

Anonymous said...

At least the black female from Detroit didn't get on this list. Dallas hired her. Fucking Detroit!

Anonymous said...

He's white Stupor Dave. Problem solved. Having another negro police chief would be a disaster.

I'm sure Tony is pulling for the ape.

Anonymous said...

KCPD is getting desperate.

Anonymous said...

Hey super dave, I like your opinions most of the time, but be realistic about crime in KC. At best it it can be contained, but with a large minority and liberal democrat population it will never be lowered to 1950 levels. That's just the way it is. Arm yourself. They are.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the two finalists are these guys. Why can't we get someone from New York who was around when Giuliani was there? At least someone who is qualified. A guy from Norman? Seriously? A guy with 28 years experience working for KCPD, the worst most chickenshit inept department in the country? Fuck. We're done.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't Rick Smith be like the Cleveland Browns promoting one of their assistants to be head coach? No fucking way that's a good idea. Our police department has been worthless for years. Go outside, anywhere, and get a qualified candidate. Neither of these losers is man enough for the job.

Anonymous said...

Fuck New York! Remember Joseph McNamara. Fuck that POS! Fucking New York. JFC.

Anonymous said...

I don't care who it is as long as they're strong enough and secure enough to stand up to the black "leaders" of the East side and actually get something done concerning crime. This person will have to be able to withstand being called a racist by the race-batters of the East side. This person will have to be willing to hurt the feelings of some black people in order to make real progress. I know people like to dog KC but there is a lot going on. Look at all the construction going on. We absolutely should not let black people ruin the Plaza and Westport just because they ruin their own neighborhoods. People want to go out, spend some money, and do have a good time without being the victim of violence or dodging gunfire. And to stop that we have to stop black behavior. If we need to go Giulianithan so be it.

Anonymous said...

The Oklahoma guy has bounced around to several departments and is chief of a 150 officer agency. KC is 10 times bigger. One headline from his past was Dallas did not pick him because he is too nice a guy. I think k the poor fella would be in over his head.

Anonymous said...

^^^ What he said

Anonymous said...

Out of the entire US, the best external candidate is Fat Albert who's currently C of P of a city nearly five times smaller than KC that averages a small handful of murders per year???

Anonymous said...

It really doesn't matter which one they choose because they are both pathetic. The board of commissioners managed to fuck it up.

Anonymous said...

Smith is a nice enough guy, but he's a goofball and a poor leader. People like him here, but he doesn't offer anything to make the department better. If this is the best we can do after a nationwide search, that's pretty pathetic.

Anonymous said...

goofball is a good way to put it.

Anonymous said...

After careful thought and consideration over the posted arguments I think we should get the white dude Smith in charge. He's white so those blacks will race bait him plenty of times but other then that he's worked inside the department and I think he will know how to handle the streets of crime ridden KC over that black guy from a much smaller city.

Being nice doesn't get it done in KC we need a stern approach to all this killings going on around these parts.

_Northlander Brian

Anonymous said...

Spend your time bashing Major Smith and we end up with a guy that has never led in any way. He comes from a small department in a city with only two DV homicides last year. He knows nothing about dealing with crime that we are trying to keep under control. His only two claims are he started community policing and citizens academy. Christ, we had community policing here 30 years ago and the citizens academy 20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you people not get that the fix was in from the get go? You have cities like Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, San Diego and scores more, all with police leaders and managers qualified to be chief. They were not invited to apply, recruited, not asked to compete or contacted to see if there was interest. The idea that all the qualified cops in America would pass KC simply because the department is a fucking mess just doesn't wash. This whole process was another KC dog and pony show. There is no intention to improve professionalism, moral, training or organization. They wanted a boy they can control and that is what they are going to have by God!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't believe he racist comments and the fact that nobody has called them out. I know Chief Humphrey and he was a commander in Arlington, TX (400,000 pop, took a chief's job in Texas at a dept. that was crime ridden and 87% African-American or for you hillbilly's for the 50's "negro". I'm sure he would do fine in KC after being the chief of a department that was surprised to see an African-American chief. Call Norman, OK FOP ask about Chief Humphrey and learn he is innovative, fair and great in the community. Alternatively, do what you have always done and maybe you will get the same result.

Anonymous said...

When a cop goes from a larger department to a smaller one there is a reason. What might that be???