Monday, February 04, 2019
TKC MONDAY QUESTION: IS IT UNFAIR TO SAY THAT JAZZ DISTRICT IS DANGEROUS AFTER LATEST WEEKEND KANSAS CITY DOUBLE SHOOTING MURDER?!?!
Last August there was a mass shooting in the Jazz District that injured six people. Over the weekend dozens of rounds of gunfire echoed through the district and left one man dead in his car.
And so we ask . . .
IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT THE JAZZ DISTRICT IS DANGEROUS GIVEN THE CONSISTENT EPISODES OF GUNFIRE AND MURDER NEAR THE AREA?!?!?
Here's what district insiders have to say . . .
Jazz District community reacts after overnight deadly shooting
In the aftermath Councilman Quinton Lucas noted boarded up buildings near the shooting site but didn't mention much about the recent $10-MILLION worth of Christmas cash going to the district that hasn't been spent on security so far . . . Never mind the $100-MILLION invested in this area over the the past generation that still hasn't managed to come up with a viable profit model.
Money line . . .
Bob Kendrick of the Negro League Baseball Museum tells FOX4 it's very disappointing and disheartening for the city and district.
"These things happen and are not isolated to one part of the city, and the Jazz District is not immune to these kinds of incidents. There is this perception that this area is dangerous. It's not reality, but it is that perception.”
Kendrick said we see this in all parts of our city.
You decide . . .