Sunday, December 02, 2018
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! SHOOTING REPORTS RAMP UP AMID HOLIDAY SEASON AS KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS DEADLY CHRISTMASTIME GUNFIRE SURGE!!!
A drop in Kansas City homicides has some politicos talking about 2018 progress against crime but the reality is that local violence continues to trend upward when we look at the big picture.
Right now KCMO counts 119 homicides vs. 135 at this time last year. While the lower number is welcomed, let's not forget that 2017 was one of the most violent years this town has seen throughout its entire history.
And one AWESOME TKC READER reminds us that KCMO is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous in the nation.
A somewhat recent CBS list ranked KC as the 6th most violent place in the nation.
But it gets worse . . .
ALREADY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT AN INCREASING IN KANSAS CITY SHOOTINGS AND REPORTS OF GUNFIRE RINGING OUT IN NEIGHBORHOODS!!!
The word . . .
"Of course fewer murders is always the most important goal but the constant gunfire in some neighborhoods is becoming an issue. Again, Hyde Park & Southmoreland seem to be the hardest hit but you know there's a problem when we're getting constant calls to Brookside about random gunfire. That's not necessarily a hot spot for criminal activity but complaints about gunfire are on the rise. The only bright side is at least people are calling the police."
Of course more shooting eventually leads to more killing and there's a not-so-fun fact that deserves mention . . .
DECEMBER IS TYPICALLY ONE OF THE MORE DEADLY MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY AS HOLIDAY SEASON PRESSURE OFTEN SPARKS INCREASED VIOLENCE!!!
And so, KCMO struggles to retain so-called progress against homicides whilst the sound of gunfire on local streets resonates much louder than holiday tidings.
Developing . . .