Sunday, June 18, 2017
TKC DEADLY SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! CELEBRATE TOP FIVE IDEAS THAT WON'T CURB ONGOING KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE SPIKE 2017!!!!
After the rain cleared in Kansas City last night, the shooting started.
There's was a spate of gunfire that police and media are still counting up this morning. The unofficial body count in Kansas City so far is anywhere from 63-65 with one more murder confirmed at around 80th & Troost and two more near fatal shootings last night.
To wit . . .
GIVEN THAT THERE'S NO NEW PLAN TO STOP LOCAL VIOLENCE, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE KANSAS CITY IDEAS TO STOP VIOLENCE THAT WON'T WORK!!!
Here's a quick run-down of what this town has tried so far. Take a look:
Spy Cams Won't Stop Kansas City Killing
This week there has been a lot of bragging about new tech and spy cams as a possible solution to preventing violence. Sadly, other cities across the globe that have invested in these new toys haven't seen much of an impact to their crime stats, just a more cost in storing data and managing all of the inevitable conflicts that arise from so much public spying.
Candles Don't Deflect KCMO Gunfire
We're right in the middle of the tragic "season of vigils" and every year the claims of city-sponsored activists grow even more bold as they compete for funding and become the political mouthpieces of local politics who pull their purse strings.
Pizza Won't Prevent Local Murder
Mayor's Nights have started yet again and while media is remarkably uncritical of this mostly useless program, the effect on curbing youth violence is negligible while a Summer of taxpayer subsidized parties nearly always ends with trouble and a near riot.
The KC Streetcar Isn't Bullet Proof
There's a theory in Kansas City that rail transit solves nearly every social ill of the urban core. However, that idea is only backed up by tax breaks for developers, lawyers and consultants who will say and do ANYTHING for their next check.
The proof of a downtown renaissance beyond social media hype is hard to find and bringing this scam to the Plaza promises more of the same in addition to increased danger from a rougher cross-section of KCMO riding the rail line.
Kansas City Gun Control Is A Losing Cause
For the past few years Kansas City politicos have been playing a blame game about gun crime with the Missouri GOP. The reality is that blaming guns for crime is a losing battle and denying 2nd Amendment protections to locals in the urban core might simply spark even more violence.
Sadly . . .
The reality is that Kansas City's elected officials are more focused on the local development game as election season nears and winning political office courtesy of donations becomes far more critical than the rapidly increasing rate of local killing.
You decide . . .