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 . . .