Saturday, April 14, 2018
SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY 2018 HOMICIDE #34: WOMAN SHOT DEAD ON THE PASEO!!!
Hours before hundreds of local activists, ministers and politically engaged residents marched together in order to change the name of this Kansas City Boulevard to honor MLK.
And then . . .
"Police say a woman was found shot at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of The Paseo.
"Kansas City police responded to an ambulance call at the location. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police."
This is the 34th homicide so far in 2018 compared to 30 at this time last year.
More to the point . . .
POLITICALLY INCORRECT AS IT MIGHT SEEM A QUESTION WE ASK WITH RESPECT FOR RESIDENTS ALONG THIS ROUTE . . .
IS THE MLK RENAME FOR THE PASEO MORE OF A POLITICALLY MOTIVATED POWER GRAB THAT WILL SERVE AS YET ANOTHER KCMO RACIAL DIVIDING LINE AND CHASE AWAY INVESTMENT???
As many have said before, the challenges that confront Kansas City's urban core are more serious than street names. Despite the display of community solidarity and a burgeoning movement for The Paseo name change . . . The local murder aftermath offers an important reminder of far more grave concerns for this boulevard.
You decide . . .