Wednesday, February 13, 2019
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ANTI-CRIME GROUP CHARGES WESTPORT NEARLY $1K PER NIGHT TO MONITOR RACIAL PROFILING!!!
Last year newly established security checkpoints in Westport hoped to protect patrons and curb violence in the midtown entertainment district. Critics of the so-called "street vacation" during peek late night party hours decried the temporary privatization and feared the impact on the flow of pedestrian traffic.
However, there's a greater and very real cost of the Westport security checkpoints that has been unreported so far . . .
WESTPORT IS FORCED TO PAY NEARLY $1,000 A NIGHT TO A KANSAS CITY ANTI-CRIME GROUP IN ORDER TO MONITOR AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING!!!
As another season of outdoor parties awaits, Westport leaders are getting nervous about the cost that confronts them for months of monitoring that they feel is unnecessary . . . Here's the word:
"This should be illegal. The City NEVER should have forced us to make a deal with them. We paid them at the end of last year and they didn't see any instance of racial profiling or discrimination. The metal detectors don't do that, the policies we have in place make it impossible for us to profile!!!"
Moreover, the Westport insider said:
"This is compromising our security by forcing payouts that Westport needs for our perimeter."
The reality is that a monitoring group was, in fact, part of the street privatization agreement but let's examine the setup just a bit more:
- According to the Westport insider the anti-crime group requires two monitors and one supervisor to make an official report to the Human Relations Division of the City Manager's office regarding any alleged racial profiling -- So far there haven't been any instances reported .
- The monitors work along side of one KCPD officer stationed at each checkpoint.
- Westport insiders claim the racial profiling monitors get paid more than security staffers.
- This year Westport insiders estimate they'll pay this Kansas City Anti-Crime Group anywhere from $120,000 to $150,000.
And so . . .
As the outdoor party season approaches, expect Westport leaders to grow bolder in their criticism of this Kansas City racial profiling mandate as both resentment and cost of the requirement continue to amass.
Developing . . .