Sunday, January 14, 2018
Jackson County Debate Over COMBAT: Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker And Executive Frank White Argue Over Stop Sign Parable
For the most part, Kansas City MSM has done a horrible job at explaining the debate over control of the Jackson County COMBAT anti-crime program to the public.
Again, COMBAT isn't just an operation in charge of candlelight vigils - It's basically a branch of Courthouse government that takes in around $19-million worth of taxpayer funds annually.
And so tonight, we're featuring this quickie debate moment of tension between two elected officials on the issue at hand. In this clip, Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker offers a "stop sign analogy" which Exec Frank White contradicts with a legal opinion.
Ultimately, the argument wasn't settled, was handed back to the Legislature and is now on it's way to an EXPENSIVE legal decision.
In the meantime, here's the Prosecutor attempting to explain the sitch in a tense exchange with the Exec:
You decide . . .