Thursday, December 07, 2017
TKC MUST SEE!!! RAMPANT KANSAS CITY RIVER MARKET CRIME KILLS CITY HALL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA!!!
By far, one of the most requested stories forwarded our way over the past few days is a tale of high crime amid a wave of speculative development devised by City Hall and a team of sycophant consultants who spend most of their day writing mean tweets in support of real estate hype.
And so . . .
CHECK THIS TRAGIC STORY OF HIGH CRIME CHASING AWAY DENIZENS NEAR DOWNTOWN KCMO!!!
Here's an EPIC bit of journalism that offers more insight into local life than most local news content this week . . .
Fox4: River Market resident moving out after three vehicles stolen in two months
Downtown Kansas City continues to grow, attracting both businesses and people who want to live in an urban setting. With that growth, comes crime, which is driving some people back to the suburbs.
“I am picking up and moving,” said Jesse Clay, who lives near 3rd and Delaware. “I’m loading everything in a U-Haul trailer and I am going to rent a room from a friend of mine.”
Clay has to rent a U-Haul to move, because his pick-up truck was stolen from his apartment’s secured parking lot in the River Market three weeks ago and totaled.
Insult to injury:
"Clay said his situation is so absurd that when he called Wednesday morning to report the third theft, police began investigating him for insurance fraud. But Clay just had liability insurance, so all were total losses."
The teachable moment here is simple and something our blog community has been forced to repeat for years . . .
THE CURRENT CITY HALL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA IS DOOMED TO FAIL IF KANSAS CITY CRIME CONTINUES TO PLAGUE RESIDENTS!!!
This is more than economic theory - Crime killing taxpayer-subsidized development is something that we've seen time and time again on the East side. Violence & theft destroying economic incentives basically explains why KCMO has thrown $100-million down the toilet in the 18th & Vine Jazz District but is still unable to find a sustainable profit model.
Whether it's young people killed on their way home from bars or denizens of trendy urban districts forced to declare defeat and move away in disgust; once again we see a high crime reality check for so many taxpayer subsidized schemes that hinge on luring vulnerable middle-class residents to increasingly dangerous downtown areas. Sadly, this defacto ponzi scheme falls apart when promises of urban glamour give way to nothing but inflated prices and targeting by criminals.
Developing . . .