Saturday, June 29, 2019
THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY'S WORST ANNUAL SUMMER GAME: GUNSHOTS OR FIREWORKS!?!
This week 4th of July events abound across the Kansas City metro. Similarly, this is also the season of rampant KCMO urban core gunfire that rings out all night into the day.
Not so long ago, authorities promised that "Shot Spotter" technology would not only reduce random gunfire on local streets but also curb violent crime. Years after the pricey tech was deployed at a cost of around $100K per square mile . . . Murder rates and random shootings seem unaffected.
And so, neighborhoods are forced to determine if constant popping sounds this week are gunfire or fireworks. Hint: If a car takes off after more than a few bangs, odds are it's probably a rolling gun battle and best to take cover.
And so, this tragic but all too common Kansas City gunfire name game persists for yet another year and remains far more constant than the ebb & flow of newbie elected officials and their promises.
And all of this inspires tonight's playlist . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night.