Thursday, January 18, 2018
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS FEAR EMBATTLED EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE INEVITABLY PLAYING THE RACE CARD!!!
Legal action against the Jackson County Executive has sent shock waves throughout the Courthouse and finally offered a glimpse at legislative gridlock which has impeded this local government body for weeks.
However, things are just starting to get interesting . . . To wit:
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR EXEC FRANK WHITE TO "PLAY THE RACE CARD" AND TURN A LEGAL DEBATE OVER GOVERNANCE INTO A SOCIAL JUSTICE STRUGGLE!!!
To be fair, the Exec has shown amazing restraint by not yet turning the dispute into a racial hot mess. However, a legal drama and the prospect of a likely losing battle threatens to inspire a change of heart.
As the 1st African-American County Executive, Frank White lamenting the nearly historic opposition he has confronted wouldn't be a far-fetched talking point.
Real talk . . . Team Frank is already preparing a defense along these lines with the implication that control of the COMBAT anti-crime tax would serve as plumb reward for a "community" victory. Smarter "activists" don't need it spelled out for them.
But better than just background chatter, here's a glimpse of how the conversation at the County gets racial . . .
The Jackson County Jail Task Force offers a perfect bully pulpit for Exec White to lash out against the Courthouse and all of his colleagues.
Team Frank seems to believe that this effort will not only serve as redemption for so many delays from the Administration in addressing this human rights crisis at the jail but also offer a starting point to re-brand the embattled politico and play up his urban core and progressive support.
The kick-off statement from group served as an opportunity to lash out at both Prosecutor Mean Jean Peters Baker and put the system on trial . . .
The work of this task force goes well beyond the specifics of any one incident in our jail, or quite frankly, whether a new jail is ultimately needed. This task force has been asked to look at our criminal justice system and engage in an open and honest discussion about:
Who should be in the jail? Who is there now? Why are they there? Finally, are all defendants treated equally and fairly?
While it's unlikely this kind of talk will play in Eastern Jack . . . Racial drama at the Courthouse threatens to redirect the discussion away from a boring civics lesson and rework it as an argument against old school white politicos (allegedly) persecuting a beloved baseball legend.
Developing . . .