Wednesday, August 14, 2019

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY $25K HOMICIDE TIP REWARD FUND HIJACKS ONE MILLION BUCKS FROM CITY HALL GENERAL FUND!!! CRITICS QUESTION EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING FOR UNPROVEN INITIATIVE!!!



One month after the KCPD Chief announced an expensive plan to fight against violent gun crime in Kansas City there has been little evidence of its effectiveness.

In late June, the anonymous reward amount for successful homicide tips more than doubled from $10,000 to $25,000 in cooperation the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIP Hotline.

Sadly, neither authorities nor politicos would answer many questions about who would pay for the effort. There was some mention of private financing which has yet to materialize.

Instead . . .

KANSAS CITY TAXPAYERS PAY ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO START THE PROGRAM THAT HASN'T ENJOYED AN EFFECTIVE DEBUT!!!

Check the documentation:



Ordinance 190638: "Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $1,000,000.00; appropriating $1,000,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for Crimestoppers TIPs Hotline for Kansas City Police; and designating requisitioning authority."

Police tout an information uptick as a sign of effectiveness, they claim: "Since the increase in the reward to $25,000.00, there have been 58 tips submitted on Kansas City, Missouri, homicides compared to the previous month with the lower reward when there were 23 homicide tips."

However . . .

Locally, the hope this cash bump would provide a deterrent to crime has been completely debunked.

Since the announcement KCMO has suffered a HORRIFIC MURDER SPIKE that includes the murder of an innocent woman in the Crossroads and the recent slaughter of a sleeping 8-year-old. In the later homicide, the boy's home was sprayed with more than 2-dozen-bullets but so far there hasn't been much information given to the public, activists are pleading for information and so-far there's no suspect ID.

Kansas City, Missouri is now on a record pace for homicides in 2019 and will likely break an all-time record if local murders continue along this trend line.

Accordingly, today KCMO insiders are taking their complaints to council . . . Here's the word:

KC Insider on this EPIC ask from the City Hall "honey pot" general fund: 



"Taking one million bucks from the General Fund every year for this is insane. The program hasn't worked so far and this seems like a marketing program not an effective community policing strategy.  

"Worse still, this kind of money risks making the program one of the many city hall entitlements that exists only to perpetuate itself.  

"One million dollars a year would pay for a lot of police but we all know that most of this cash is going toward 'community outreach' efforts and that means advertising, PR consultants and local events. It's sad really. KC's murder problem has the potential to destroy so much progress and the "solution" given is nothing more than another pork-barrel project where the public isn't allowed to question police or anti-violence advocates who are also paid by City Hall. 

"If this program worked, it would be worth defending but more than one month in and we haven't seen much impact. All we've noticed so far is a very big bill and the typical social media hype from the Communications Department at 12th & Oak. If Council really cared about crime they would scale back this requisition and ask for more proof of the reward fund efficacy going forward, not just more anti-crime advertising money." 

You decide . . . 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta keep the money train rolling. What do you expect?

Anonymous said...

Shhh. Don't say anything. The t-shirt contract along is worth $50,000. That enough cash to spread around and keep a bunch of local businesses in weed and beer money.

Anonymous said...

General fund isn't a honey pot. It's an ATM.

Dex said...

Only a little more than a month, this definiately needs more time to see if it works.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but no. If you're talking about eight year olds getting killed, a wait and see strategy is not viable.

Anonymous said...

Irony. Anti crime tees are printed at the same places who make those stop snitchin designs.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the moral fiber of our Urban Special People, who have to be bribed to do the right thing when a child is murdered.

I gets mines, gnomesayn?

Anonymous said...

Money

Well.

Spent.

Aaron said...

This wouldn't be the worst money that Kansas City is spending this year. with the airport this is going to be just another drop in the bucket and probably won't get accounted for much. Agree with the tipster hear that it's year after year where this expense is really going to cut into the budget. We always hear how there's no money in the general fund yet once again we see them making room when they want to. The only upside here is that we might get some good accounting on this and hope that the usual suspects don't show up.

Anonymous said...

4 tips equals 1 brand new Escalade for some spoonbill

Anonymous said...

This only encourages people to wait to get paid to snitch, I’m telling you this, if somebody is gonna rat out a baby killer they’re gonna wait for big money, like brand new Escalade money, just wait, you’ll see.

Anonymous said...

$1,000,000 is only enough money for 40 murders, we’re at 90 now and only a handful of those know who the killer is, expect more money to be given to the snitches in the future.

Anonymous said...

Better investment than 18th and Vine and the host of other City spending initiatives. Jazz Museum, Linwood Grocery, MLK etc...

Anonymous said...

Crooks, liars, and thieves are all we have left and they all endorse each other, (birds of a feather flock together) sadly there are no knights in shiny armour to save us anymore.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh huh..or get this, we're all adults here and nobody needs saving. Drama much?!?!

Anonymous said...

Must be many millions in the "unappropriated balance" of what passes for a city budget in KCMO.
And, if you can show up and make a decent case, bucks will apparently come flowing your way.
Just something, anything really, new and exciting, and if you're lucky your "program" will be funded for years and years even if it doesn't have any results, because accountability for spending taxpayers' money is an unrecognized concept at 12th and Oak.
How about a million dollar Open Spaces arts "festival"?
Just get in line on the 29th floor!

Chamaun Halopowski said...

Mayor
Lucas
Kash

Anonymous said...

Holy shit Tony. How about we give this more than 30 days before calling it a failure?

Anonymous said...

You people are fucking stupid. Do you realize that when a murder goes unsolved you are leaving the murder free. Many of the violent acts that occur are done by repeat offenders. When no one comes forward then they continue the violence. Once they are identified and can be prosecuted they can be removed from the street. Remember JACo is notoriously week on prosecuting crime. It will take time to remove our rampant violent offenders. It won’t reduce crime in the short term as you have to build a case, get a warrant and then get the conviction. It takes more than a month, knuckleheads. Furthermore if no one provides tips then the money doesn’t go anywhere.

Byron Funkhouser said...

2:23, you could run for office.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you Byron, you faggot. Nobody gives a shit about your opinion.

Brookside Bob said...

Absolutely agree this needs more time to work. But why aren't the funds coming from the police budget and not the general fund.

Some of us are still waiting on sidewalk repair that was promised last year.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

4:30 you could have had a job for years now.