Sunday, April 30, 2017
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE SILENCE ON JAIL CRISIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!
Jackson County Executive Frank White started his political career by capitalizing on his connection to the Kansas City Royals during their historic World Series run. However, since his election he has failed to prove himself adept at any function of local government beyond mere ceremony. Worst of all, his focus on the more frivolous duties of his office has coincided a horrific array of alleged human rights abuses and reports of horrific living conditions at the jail for which he is ultimately responsible.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICOS, MEDIA AND CIVIC ELITE HAVE GIVEN EXEC FRANK WHITE A PASS ON SERIOUS COUNTY CONCERNS FOR FAR TOO LONG BECAUSE OF HIS BASEBALL GLORY DAYS AND POPULARITY!!!
Public love and devotion to politicos is always grossly overstated and, like it or not, the Royals are now slumping and the County Executive job is about more than ribbon cutting or posing for pictures.
This week separate lawsuits from County inmates claim sewage frequently backed up in their cells and the stench was so intense at times that they could not sleep.
A former Jackson County Corrections Officer has been accused of raping a female inmate.
Four former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to physically assault an inmate in violation of his Constitutional protection against unreasonable force.
Meanwhile . . .
EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE HAS FAILED TO ADDRESS OR ANSWER THESE LAWSUITS OR PUBLIC CONCERN OVER THE CRISIS AT THE JACKSON COUNTY JAIL IN ANY SIGNIFICANT WAY!!!
Our blog community recently noted that a report which was commissioned on the crisis has yet to be released to the public. The Exec has effectively dodged most questions from the media and there's not really much talk of this ongoing debacle during meetings of the Legislature.
And here's where things get interesting . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT THE LAWSUITS ARE GOING TO KEEP ON COMING AS THE PROBLEMS AT THE JAIL REMAIN UNSOLVED!!!
Many of the faulty locks that facilitated so many innate problems have yet to be fixed, there hasn't been any significant repair of sewer problems and, again, investigation and reporting promised by the Exec hasn't been shared.
What's worse is that Kansas City media is content to let the County Executive live off his baseball glory days from long, long ago while inmates remain at risk and the jail is now one of the worst liabilities for the Courthouse and taxpayers.
Developing . . .