Saturday, July 01, 2017


Rather than delve into politics and rhetoric our blog community focuses on facts, figures and solutions. And so, tonight we are blessed with the expert analysis of Dr. Ernest Evans who offers objective insight into the Kansas City crime crisis.


Dr. Ernest Evans: KCMO Crime Update

The two highest twelve month periods for homicide in KCMO were calendar years 1992 (152 homicides) and calendar year 1993 (153 homicides). In the twelve month period July 1, 2016--June 30, 2017 we have had 148 homicides in KCMO--making this the third highest twelve month period for homicides in the city's history.

The city political class continues to insist that the high crime rate in the city is due to lack of adequate gun laws in Kansas and Missouri, residential segregation in KCMO, problems with the schools, etc. All of these problems were just as severe back in the first six months of 2014--when we had far fewer homicides than today. (69 homicides in the first six months of 2017 vs. 36 homicides in the first six months of 2014.)

No, the surge in violence in KCMO (and in most cities around the nation) since the summer of 2014 is due to mishandling by most of the political class of tragedies like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. 2014. The "Ferguson Effect" has demoralized police departments all over the country, and has led to a serious shortage of cops on the beat. You cannot fight crime with a demoralized and under strength police department.

What we as a city and as a nation must do is something that people do not like to do these days: Compromise. There has to be an agreement on a reasonable, fair-minded compromise on the issue of police relations with the black community of KCMO: That on the one hand police officers who break the law are punished for their actions, but that all officers charged with breaking the law are given due process and fair media coverage--that they are not tried in the media and on the streets. The survival of our city as we know it hangs in the balance, we must take action to bring crime under control.


Anonymous said...

Third highest in KC history and we're just halfway through the year. But the mayor's biggest priority is the airport? What a shame. What a sham.

Anonymous said...

Michael Brown deserved to be shot and thankfully he is dead. I wish we had more cops that would shoot thugs dead when they have the chance.

Jesse KC said...

Thanks Dr. Evans for your report. I think we've got to make the conclusions even more simple for readers: If you want to stop the violence, support the police!

Anonymous said...

Recently read a report that says KCPD levels of offices on the street are at a 10 year low. Why? I understand complaints about the police budget but we need to make sure those resources are going directly to fight crime.

Anonymous said...

Black Lies Matter.

Anonymous said...

No, the surge in violence in KCMO (and in most cities around the nation) since the summer of 2014 is due to


Enough pussyfooting around the truth in Botelloland. Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Can we all focus on the most important crisis facing the city? -- the continued use of the J C Nichols name on the Plaza!

Super Dave said...


Anonymous said...

The only deal that need to be made with black folk in KC is comply with the law or pay the price and be prepared to back it up. The coddling needs to stop. Folks can either sign up to join the civil society or pay the piper. 24/7 day care for a single race has got to end.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Woo hoo maybe we'll hit 200 this year!!!

Jeffrey McDonal said...

8:52 is dead on the money.

I am dead, in a Black On White Hate Crime that happened just a short time ago, but no one remembers. I am one of the literally thousands and thousands of dead white people killed by blacks in hate crimes every year, that no media outlet will cover. Here in KC, there are a around dozen black on white hate crimes every year.

Anonymous said...

Dr Evans, I wish more people (especially the MSM) would hear you and heed you. Our murder rate is a tragedy, and it does affect Leawood housewives or Overland Park professionals. It affects law abiding, good citizens who deserve better. Most of the fearful people stay home, go to bed early, don't go out much. It is really very sad and should be unnecessary. The police are "too busy". The prosecutor has better things to do. The jail is full and is total chaos anyway. Where does it end?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Where does it end? It won't
It will continue because urban living everywhere has the same problem: too many people living in an antiquated idea of large cities. The last one hundred years have built large cities that didn't excist before
Now the cycle is moving back out of cities and along with it all economic activity leaving behind a lot of people that frankly, are being ignored
City mayors spend more time trying bring business back and mortgaging the future, but to no avail
Nobody wants to live in cities anymore
The more violence reported, just solidifies that decision
Get out while you can. There is no future in cities other than the chaos you see today

Anonymous said...

You're numbers are wack.

Anonymous said...

Evans,there's something weird about your ever-changing hypothesis on the crime surge ,at least here in kc ..

After all,not more than 3-5 years ago you were blaming THE SURGE,which btw,was not as bad as today,on a fat black saw, who was pulled over,complained of bleeding,was ignored by two kcpd officers as just being on her period.The Somalian saw was actually having a miscarriage.Remember??

The two officers were tried in the media & the streets & lost their job.Not to mention the woman hit the ghetto-big-time-bloody-lotto,suing the city.

Remember when that was your reason for "depolicing" ?
That was well before fat Mike Brown.

My point is : I don't think you know wtf you're talking about.You're theories change from month to month,about like how Byron changes underwear.
You are a blowhard-bore, Evans. Hang it up.

Anonymous said...

One more thing,Evans..your new theories on how to combat the chaos is to kiss more black ass..The fug outta here man.

GKCA said...

^^^ Dr. Evans is an educated man who puts his name to his work, you're just a lonely troll on a blog in the middle of the night. I trust his word over yours any day since your rants are nothing but profane nonsense of an individual who is spinning out of control and obviously very lonely.

Anonymous said...

So, excuse me but why do we need a new airport if the streets aren't even safe for the residents?

Anonymous said...

Just continue to Gibbs out mo free stuff - free phones , food , housing drugs , and reduce police enforcement of the law , mandating pussified rules of engagement and look the other way to assure the Plaza shit hole KILLA CITY CRIMINAL BOYZ inner city youth scholar's hood rats continue to do their job without interference ¡!

Anonymous said...

I think GKCA comes across as a pickle puffer.

Puff on freak, puff on.

Anonymous said...

GKCA complains that someone didn't use their name to post????

G = Great
K = Kansas
C = City
A = Asshat

Anonymous said...

Dr. Evans i wish you would address the cost of Black America.

If you are a white American, over the course of your lifetime the federal government will, on average and on your behalf, transfer $384,109 of your wealth and income to a single black individual.

According to the data derived from the 2014 federal budget, the average annual net tax/benefit broke down as follows:
White: -$2,795
Black: +$10,016
Over the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a white individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system, whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a black individual receives a net $751,200. However, since there are 4.6 times more whites than blacks in the USA, the black share has to be divided among the various contributors to sort out a one-to-one comparison.

So, the net cost to the average White American of the average Black American is $384,109. Married? That's $768,218. Got 2 kids? That's $1,536,436. 4 kids? Now we're talking $2,304,654 lifetime.

Diversity is expensive. Now you understand why you won't have much of an inheritance to leave to your children. Do you really think it's worth it? And then, those natural conservatives to the south, the Hispanics, will surely improve the situation, right? After all, immigration helps the economy! Well, not so much.
Hispanic: +7,298
In fact, because there are more Hispanics in the USA than Blacks, Hispanics are already a bigger cumulative net drain on the economy, $411,950,000,000 to $389,710,000,000. Needless to say, the ongoing demographic change from a predominantly white society to a less productive, less white one can be expected to have even more serious negative effects on the long-term economic prospects of the United States that it already has.

To quote the original author: "The negative fiscal impact of blacks and hispanics is significant. All of this discussion of a “national debt” and “deficit” is primarily of function of blacks and hispanics. Without them, we would be running budget surpluses today, even when keeping the military the same size."