Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WILL NEW KCPD MOUNTED PATROL HELP CURB KANSAS CITY VIOLENT CRIME?!?!
A better question . . .
WILL HORSEBACK IN THE HOOD STOP THE KILLING?!?!?
The reality is that voters generally love this KCPD tradition and have ignored protester and animal rights complaints regarding cruelty. And so, here's a glimpse at the slightly readjusted mission:
Fox4: KCPD’s Mounted Patrol will remain in place but shift focus toward violent crime
Money line . . .
"KCPD Chief Rick Smith told the Police Board of Commissioners at their meeting that instead of shutting down the patrol, they've decided to have them spend more time focusing on what they believe is the city's biggest problem -- violent crime. The department said patrols may be adjusted to proactively patrol areas with increased violent crime. Last year the officers did 40 patrols within the urban core."
The bottom line is that the horses are great for parades, crowd control and community outreach. While this solution has been celebrated, it ultimately kinda silly to expect police on horseback to catch crooks like the glory days of this wild west cowtown.
You decide . . .