Tuesday, March 05, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! KCPD CHIEF TALKS KANSAS CITY CYCLE OF VIOLENCE AFTER GUNFIRE AT CENTRAL 'ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE' TEEN FUNERAL!!!
In this update Kansas City's top cop once again asks for community cooperation and justifies anti-crime programs along with social media snooping.
Sadly, the public isn't allowed offer any direct response, criticism or alternative perceptive and that's part of the reason why it's important to repost . . .
KCPD Chief: How we're working to interrupt the cycle of violence
Money line . . .
"As a police department, we can’t make people have better conflict resolution skills. We can’t be there every time a disagreement over something trivial escalates into violence. What we can and are doing is working to interrupt the cycle of violence, like the aforementioned Risk for Retaliation work we did. It’s why our officers were conducting surveillance outside that funeral. It’s why we seek out and take seriously reports of threats of violence on social media. It’s why we’ve made a concerted effort to work with urban-core teens in programs like the Youth Police Initiative, Youth Citizens Academy and Police Athletic League. Through these and other outreach efforts, we’ve shared anger management tools and built a bridge of trust, so young people don’t try to take matters into their own hands.
"But we’re only a small part of the solution. A young person who thinks a gun is the best way to resolve a dispute reached that point long before police became involved. We are doing all we can to interrupt the cycle of violence in Kansas City, but we need your help."
Read the post in its entirety . . .
You decide . . .