The tragic killing of an innocent woman has shaken Kansas City to its core and caused locals to second-guess the development agenda which has dominated City Hall for nearly a decade.
Now, in the aftermath of this disaster, what's clear is the the responsibility for fixing this situation falls upon more than just police and City Hall but to the entire community.
Because the response from 1st Friday organizers so far reveals that Crossoads insiders don't really have a clue about the challenges they're confronting.
This article reveals as much . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - First Fridays is an event for families to enjoy local art and food, however Friday night changed everything. "We've never had anything happen like this," Jeff Owens, Vice President of the Crossroads Community Association and Chair for the First Fridays event said.
And so we ask . . .
HOW CAN KANSAS CITY RESCUE FIRST FRIDAY AFTER THE DEADLY SHOOTING SHATTERS THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY?!?!
We'll compile some of the best comments if there are enough people willing to share honest insight and not just the same reactionary garbage from both sides . . .
Thing of it is, our blog community believes this Crossroads debate over public safety from gunfire runs parallel to this weekend's national discussion regarding gunfire, politics and mass shootings . . .
Examples and some of the most provocative op/ed reporting after a bloody weekend:
Anti-Trump After Tragedy
Trump administration is "facilitating and enabling" youth to commit "terrorism," ex-FBI official says after El Paso shooting
Hours after the mass shooting in El Paso on Saturday, which left 20 dead and at least 26 others injured, former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi accused President Donald Trump and his administration of "facilitating and enabling" American youth to commit acts of domestic "terrorism" by failing to explicitly condemn hate against immigrants.
Big Picture Devastation
At Least 29 Dead After Shootings In Texas and Ohio, With Police Probing Alleged White Supremacist Views of El Paso Gunman
Within 13 hours in two U.S. cities-El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio-at least 29 people were killed in mass shootings on Saturday and Sunday. Police in Dayton, Ohio were gathering information on Sunday morning about a shooting that took place in the city's downtown Oregon neighborhood at about 1:00am.
CLOSE Buy Photo Investigators from the Dayton Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, ATF and FBI work the scene of a deadly mass shooting in the Oregon District area of Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Ten people are dead, including the suspected shooter, and 26 are injured after shooting broke out in Dayton's Oregon District.
Gun Grabber Outcry Targets The Constitution
The Second Amendment has failed America
When Will Obama Stop Dividing Democrats by Attacking Obama's Record? While Country Focused on El Paso, Trump Tweeted About UFC, Retweeted Praise We Should No Longer Doubt What the Democratic Party Is Today At Least 20 People Reportedly Killed in Mass Shooting at Texas Walmart Reports are identifying the suspected gunman of the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that killed at least 20 people as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius.
Democratic Party 2020 Rally
Mayor Pete calls for change after deadly shootings: 'We cannot allow the Second Amendment to be a death sentence'
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has a clear view of where to place blame following deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this weekend. The South Bend, Ind., mayor pointed specifically to "weak gun safety" measures and white nationalism as the culprits, after the El Paso shooter was linked to anti-Mexican statements.
Trump on two mass shootings: 'God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio'
President Donald Trump on Sunday weighed in on two mass shootings that occurred 13 hours apart from one another in Texas and Ohio, writing in a tweet, "God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio."
Developing . . .