Saturday, July 22, 2017
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! PAUSE KANSAS CITY DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AND CONFRONT 50% HOMICIDE SPIKE 2017!!!
FIRST and before any other news outlet our TKC blog community crunched the numbers and reported that the latest spate of local killings have pushed Kansas City to a 50% increase in homicides for 2017.
Local journalists picked up this horrific fact for weekend news watchers in between sports, travel and foodie fare that typically dominates weekend newscasts.
But better than just reporting the cold, hard data . . .
Our blog community is about solutions.
And so, here's an idea that we hope will find support amid so many tragic local murders . . .
AMID THIS BLOODY WEEKEND . . . KANSAS CITY MUST MAKE CURBING THE MURDER RATE OUR TOP PRIORITY!!!
One example out of many . . .
Sure, the Mayor has lamented the weekend killing on Twitter but the overwhelming majority of his agenda is STILL focused on the Downtown Hotel, the streetcar and the new airport. As the homicide count for KCMO spirals out of control, voters should ask, beg, plead with the Mayor to make fighting crime his FIRST priority rather than pushing a litany of patronage projects and revenue grabs disguised as public works endeavors.
Something more than tough talk or a public awareness campaign is required. And voters might watch for publicity stunts to combat crime whilst the current City Hall development agenda is backed up with cold, hard cash.
And all of this inspires tonight's mellow playlist regarding our favorite peace and love tunes during a homicide surge . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a SAFE and fun Saturday night . . .