Monday, May 27, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 HOMICIDE #54: ONE DEAD AFTER EAST SIDE STABBING!!!
The bloody weekend concludes with a slice of local life and a teachable moment . . .
DESPITE POLITICAL RHETORIC AGAINST GUN RIGHTS AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT, THE LATEST KANSAS CITY KILLING COMES BY WAY OF THE KNIFE!!!
REMEMBER that the pinnacle of Mayor Sly's anti-gun rhetoric appeared in the New York Times not so long ago.
As greater CCW rights and Missouri OPEN CARRY took hold . . .
Check the money line and a passage relevant to the legacy of his administration:
Kansas City’s mayor, Sly James Jr., said he had argued against the gun control changes, but to no avail. He called gun homicides in his city “slow-motion mass murder.”
“I’m a black mayor in a state with a rural representative conservative legislature that gives the rights to carry arms to 19-year-olds — do you really think there’s anything I can say that’s going to bother them?” Mr. James said.
“I’m tired of the fact that we have disproportionate numbers of African-Americans who are dying,” he said. “Legislators, who are predominantly white, seem to ignore the racial implications of the laws they make.”
And so, tonight the latest killing contradicts fear about guns and reminds us that the greater evil is the rising in a local lack of respect for life and the rights of our fellow residents:
KSHB: One stabbed to death at 35th and Olive in KCMO, police say
KMBC: Man fatally stabbed Monday night in east Kansas City
FOX4: 35th and Olive Fatal Stabbing
KCTV5: One person killed in stabbing in Kansas City's east side
Witnesses told police he was involved in a fight with at least two suspects, who fled in a gold Chrysler passenger vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
As always, thanks for reading on this surprisingly busy and hectic Memorial Day 2019. Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!