Thursday, October 10, 2019
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY 'CATCH & RELEASE' CONDEMNED AS MISSOURI REPUBLICAN POLITICOS GARNER MORE POWER TO HUNT DOWN VIOLENT CRIMINALS!!!
First a bit of perspective as we slouch toward 2020 election season . . .
"Revolving Door" was a famous negative television commercial made for Republican nominee George H.W. Bush's campaign during the 1988 United States presidential election. Along with the racially-charged Willie Horton ("Weekend Passes") commercial, it is considered to have been a major factor in Bush's defeat of Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis. The ad was produced by political consultant Roger Ailes with help from Bush campaign manager Lee Atwater, and first aired on October 5, 1988. "Revolving door syndrome" is a term used in criminology to refer to recidivism; however, in the ad, the implication is that prison sentences were of an inconsequential length."
Moreover . . .
At the time Prez Reagan had lost most of his political capital in the Iran-Contra scandal and was only admired by a small minority of strident loyalists.
VP Bush was bland political nobody with only an ominous C.I.A. background. Nevertheless, capitalizing on racial identity politics and confronting an even more boring and shorter opponent . . . The Bush Dynasty earned an impressive election victory.
Brief TKC aside, the only highlight was Lloyd Bentsen rhetorically slapping Dan Quayle in public.
And so, with the past as prologue . . . Take a look at Kansas City authorities taking a beating from Missouri Republican officials . . .
Fox4: Missouri’s attorney general says KC’s “catch and release” of criminals must end
"Three prosecutors from the AG's office have been designated as special Assistant U.S. Attorneys in Kansas City.
"They will focus on charging felons in possession of guns, carjackers and other violent criminals in federal court, where they're more likely to spend serious time behind bars, instead of getting released back on the streets because of jail crowding issues.
"Already, the extra prosecutors have resulted in a dozen federal indictments in the last six weeks.
"Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he expects to get 100 bad guys off the streets every year through this effort.
""That is one of the challenges that we are facing here in Kansas City is that criminals are being put in jail and then let out," Schmitt said. "That can’t stand. That’s not a solution to the problem.""
Meanwhile, lack of KC jail space and judges are also taking blame for the uptick in crime . . .
Former prosecuting attorney: 'No surprise' suspects got favorable court outcomes
Accordingly . . .
WILL MISSOURI GOP AUTHORITIES SAVE KANSAS CITY OR IS THEIR HUNTING TERMINOLOGY CONFRONTING URBAN CORE COMMUNITIES DOOMED?!?!
Conclusion . . .
Rage against the "prison industrial complex" and efforts to champion so-called "restorative justice" have subsided amid a deadly Kansas City crime wave wherein even the most callous talk from authorities is earning support as the public wants violent offenders locked up.
Developing . . .