Tuesday, May 09, 2017
JUXTAPOSITION: KANSAS CITY HOMICIDES SPIKE WHILE POLICE ON STREET PLUMMET!!!
Here's a not so fun fact put on blast amid today's police board meeting . . .
KSHB: "New numbers released at the Kansas City Police Board meeting show the number of homicides is increasing while the number of officers on the street has dipped below last year's ten year low."
However . . .
Civic activists constantly complain that Kansas City "public safety" eats up more than half of City Hall's budget as they constantly advocate for more cuts to police money.
And so, natch, we put it to you:
SHOULD KANSAS CITY FOCUS ON PUTTING MORE POLICE ON LOCAL STREETS TO CURB THE RISING MURDER COUNT?!?!?
The answer seems obvious but it's not one of the many laughable suggestions from the Citizens Task Force on Violence which advocates more funding for anti-violence groups, community based programs that focus on prevention and more healthcare options.
You decide . . .