Friday, May 04, 2018
DESPICABLE STREETCAR EXTENSION SUPPORTERS DOWNPLAY KANSAS CITY MURDER RATE AND MIDTOWN VIOLENCE!!!
Once and for all the supporters of the Kansas City streetcar extension have lost any semblance of decency and given up the moral high ground in order to push their selfish agenda.
It wasn't enough that the streetcar was founded on voter suppression in what the leader of the Kansas City Public Library called "the most corrupt election in Kansas City since the Pendergast era."
The project continues to move forward with a questionable, gerrymandered, private, mail-in ballot despite citywide demand to include all KCMO voters in future decisions.
But it's understandable that procedural voting concerns aren't at the forefront of the public discourse in much the same way that gerrymandering remains an issue across the nation.
However, the latest unforgivable tactic from streetcar supporters is nearly sociopath in its scope:
TOY TRAIN PROPONENTS HAVE DOWNPLAYED THE CURRENT KCMO HOMICIDE SPIKE AND RECENT VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT MIDTOWN IN A GREEDY QUEST FOR EXPANSION!!!
As we noted previously, Council Lady Jolie Justus trolling Bill Nigro is just one example of streetcar enthusiast push back that overlooks the recent spate of Midtown murder. It turns out that many snarky Twitter pundits are quick to tout their walking adventures in response to safety concerns but seem to have already forgotten Zach Pearce who was gunned down walking home from Westport after having a few drinks and completely cooperating with gunman who had targeted him for death.
Others believe that the increased traffic of streetcar expansion might reduce violence.
But Ta'Ron Carson was waiting at one of the busiest bus stops in Kansas City right on the proposed streetcar expansion line when he was shot and killed by a heavily armed hit squad.
Closer to the heart of Westport the rhetoric of the transit, hipster, urban planner crowd becomes increasingly absurd.
There's still grousing from activist consultants about street privatization like it's Prez Trump's Border Wall but these same critics didn't offer any viable solutions regarding public safety when off-duty police officer Thomas Orr was murdered at point black range in the heart of Westport last Summer and the danger of gun violence obviously threatened late-night party-goers in the immediate aftermath of a historic slaughter in Las Vegas.
Accordingly . . .
Calling out the misstatements and paternalistic language of Westport leader Bill Nigro when he worries about "women walking at night" in the urban core is fun but it turns out he's 100% correct in his concern for public safety in Westport. By contrast, streetcar extension supporters have willfully ignored the spate of Midtown killing and historic uptick in Kansas City homicide in order to advance their agenda.
More to the point . . .
THIS WEEK THE EGOTISTICAL STREETCAR EXTENSION SUPPORTERS HAVE PROVEN THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPATHY FOR THE CURRENT KANSAS CITY MURDER SPIKE AND NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN THEIR PRECIOUS TOY TRAIN CHOO-CHOO!!!
What's worse is that the influence of these maniacal rail transit cheerleaders endangers so many others who might follow their lead and ignore the real life danger of urban core streets at night. Moreover, the casual and callous way they've overlooked so many recent murders near Westport along the proposed toy train line reveals that Kansas City streetcar support is nothing less than a tragic character flaw or, more likely, a brazen money grab that ignores the sanctity of human life.
Either way, what we know for sure is this -- Just like so many Downtown luxury living space developers and the current Mayoral administration -- Toy train proponents are more than willing to diminish, mock, troll anyone with public safety concerns rather than engage in an honest debate on a topic that should be at the forefront of Kansas City's agenda.
You decide . . .