Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day: Kansas City Homeless Crisis Worsens And Neither Voters Nor Politicos Are Prepared To Confront The Problem In 2019



The Kansas City homeless population exploded in 2018 and took an unprecedented toll on the urban core that has been mostly unreported by the MSM.

This Summer our blog community was FIRST to report a hobo rebellion and ensuing road closure on Beardsley Road that continues to this day.



Let that sink in for a second . . .

THE HOMELESS CRISIS IN KANSAS CITY HAS SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL SO BADLY THAT ARSON AT A CAMP SHUT DOWN AN IMPORTANT STREET NEAR DOWNTOWN FOR MONTHS WITH NO END IN SIGHT!!!

Meanwhile, local politicos and the developers they serve are more than willing to ignore the problem.

But consider . . .

- More homeless pose an increasing threat to Downtown denizens as they have grown more aggressive and regularly attack pedestrians attempting to get to work along with denizens within their own ranks. The response from police is mostly focused on homeless camp raids that never go over well in the MSM.

- City Hall is so clueless about the KCMO homeless crisis that they have reacted by pouring bleach on food that volunteers offered to help the needy. The move earned global rebuke and reminds us that 12th & Oak is not equipped to cope with this homeless surge.

- An ordinance to prevent panhandling this year failed miserably as free speech concerns thwarted any progress to address the situation as the alleged 25-million annual visitors continue to be confronted with hobo junkie beggars at nearly every stoplight in town.

What Kansas City has seen so far is an unwillingness to confront the danger and the humanitarian crisis that the surge of homelessness on local streets presents. There is no real effort to address the problem and "affordable housing" initiatives don't apply to these rapscallions who often choose to live off the grid but right in the face the upscale new gentry who now also occupy the urban core.



Sadly, the grand designs inside the loop haven't prepared for the local homeless surge as low-income residents are pushed out but hobo interlopers can't be regulated so easily and threaten to take class warfare to a new low amid upcoming elections and the continued inability to deal with the crisis realistically.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is Kansas City. Buy a $500,000 condo and then live to homeless bums pissing outside of it all night.

Anonymous said...

Hobos is not the right term and the police are right to go after the camps. We need to encourage them to keep up this work to protect our city.

Anonymous said...

Good luck parking in Downtown because of this. Pretty much makes walking after dark a dicey situation. Be careful, a lot of these homeless are on the streets because they are trying to escape their criminal records.

Jj said...

It could be worse, look at LA and even Denver. They are dealing with camps on their downtown streets. Thankfully, it's not that bad in KC yet.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ The camps aren't that far away from the river market. Just a few trees separate these places from Downtown.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas everyone.

Anonymous said...

Slie trying everything he can to push the blight from his downtown utopia.

Anonymous said...


Sly is doing nothing to help or solve this problem. There was going to be a community garden in central hyde park to help people get involved and to also have food for the poor and he sold out to MAC to build their so called affordable housing that's not so affordable, complete with shops, no parking, and no taxes for the developer.

Anonymous said...

What are the people that are homeless doing to change their situation? I'm tried of the narrative that we need to do something. They need to something, like get a job.

Anonymous said...

I like homeless guys.
They will let me suck their dick for $5.

Anonymous said...

“Are there no workhouses?” Ebenezer Scrooge

But sLIE said he eliminated the homeless problem in killa shitty, and it’s only right these people are doing this downtown, sLIE created this mess and I hope they cause him nothing but trouble till he’s gone

Anonymous said...

My dick is extra long so I go $6.50, maybe $7 if the bums lost their teeth =8^/

Anonymous said...

I was homeless, then someone walking by handed me a shiny new laptop and said here you go you can get rich now. Well by gosh I turned it on, it connected to the interwebs, I started a blog and now I'm living in One Light Apartments only a week later!

Anonymous said...

I was homeless and needed surgery the VA wouldn't pay for. I went to the University Hospital across the street and got the surgery and sent the VA the bill.

Anonymous said...

7:48 and 8:54 show you that gay men are scumbags.

Anonymous said...

At least your homeless didn't burn down a concrete and steel bridge like they did in Topeka! I don't know if that was incredible skill on the bums or just the typical ineptness of Topeka's city government.

Anonymous said...

@10:47 it was the latter - they let a junkyard get away with storing hundreds of used tires under the bridge, and it was teenaged vandals, not homeless that set them on fire.

Here in KC we let the people keep the worn out tires on their hoopties until they just won't hold air any longer, then City Policy lets them be dumped in vacant lots or along the undeveloped streets in the far northern and southern parts of the city.

Keeps the trash scattered and less dangerous to infrastructure.

Super Dave said...

Homeless and senior citizens are the two most avoided subjects in the minds of those who are young. A lady I once knew always was screaming we don't need anymore senior housing to screaming why isn't there more senior housing when she found there was no place for her mother to go live upon getting old.

Avoiding the issue never solves the issue. Homeless people have been around since the beginning of time. It's nothing new just treated different now than in the past. Plus the media makes it more known than in the past. You do realize that if the media didn't report the issue 90% or better would not know of the issue. In my life time I remember a lot of elderly family members living with family and as was so for hundreds of years past. Today's youth has no time for the elderly and is to naive to realize they are setting up their own hell in years to come.

Anonymous said...

Here is what the KANSAS CITY ATHEIST COALTION is doing for the homeless, and remember that they tried to damage the City Union Mission...

All their efforts are listed below:












Etc.

Anonymous said...

I think we can solve this problem by giving to more pandhanlders. It'll be great.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ LULZ

Anonymous said...

Get real estate out of city politics and you will fix the problems

Anonymous said...

In KCMO, Council members waste time, money, and effort on trying to change the name of an existing roadway.

Dr. King saw that poverty was not just another issue and that poor people were not a special interest group. Throughout his many speeches in the last year of his life, he described the unjust economic conditions facing millions people worldwide. He held up the potential of the poor to come together to transform the whole of society. He knew that for the load of poverty to be lifted, the thinking and behavior of a critical mass of the American people would have to be changed. To accomplish this change of consciousness a “new and unsettling force” had to be formed. In other words, the poor would have to organize to take action together around our immediate and basic needs. In doing, we could become a powerful social and political force capable of changing the terms of how poverty is understood and dispelling the myths and stereotypes that uphold the mass complacency and leave the root causes of poverty intact. He described this force as a multi-racial “nonviolent army of the poor, a freedom church of the poor.”

Save The Kansas City said...

Best comment of the day ^^^

Anonymous said...

@8:56 What is that "army of the poor" going to do? March on those who work hard to provide for their families? Rise up against those who didn't commit crimes, obeyed the rules of society, joined the military and/or went to college to serve or get an education that would benefit themselves and the rest of society? Is this "army" going to demand that those of us who didn't choose to do drugs, be ignorant, and make poor life decisions support them? I have a modicum of compassion for those homeless who are there due to medical conditions and conditions beyond their control, but if I lost my job today, and needed to make a mortgage or car payment, or take care of my family, I'd be working at McDonald's, Target, Wal Mart, Amazon, or any number of other places, tomorrow. I'd be on time, I'd learn my job and the jobs of others, and I'd be the next one to be promoted due to my hard work. Many of the homeless aren't motivated to do anything. The homeless can march as an "army" all they want, but lets see how eager they are to march to work. I just don't see that "army" showing up for muster.

Anonymous said...

^^^ truth

Anonymous said...

12:40 AM
Thank you for the comment.
"Is this "army" going to demand that those of us who didn't choose to do drugs, be ignorant, and make poor life decisions support them?"
You my friend have obviously been blessed with many gifts in life, including intelligence and the ability to express yourself in writing. Please don't succumb to cynicism and close your heart to those who struggle with basic needs that most of us take for granted.
Some were born with diminished faculties and will likely never reach the level you achieved as a young person with a modicum of effort.
Many have been born in the absence of parents present in the home to instill basic values of right and wrong. They wander in society, ignorant of the rules of life.
Many do not share your personal strength and have surrendered to the scourge of substance abuse as it temporarily masks their pain.
Some who volunteered to serve this nation and risk their life for your liberty have had limbs shattered or minds scrambled in that service. They may be thrilled to have a "tiny house" (you might call it a garden shed) where they can sleep in a safe space and store their meager possessions.
There are those who promote stories of people taking advantage of the safety net, scamming the well-intended, and utilizing resources to which they're not qualified. Our job 12:40, is not to turn away from all, but to become involved in our small part so that we can discern the truly needy from the pretenders.
Thanks for your comment, and may your family continue to be blessed with an abundance worth sharing.