Friday, October 04, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!! OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY ATTENDANCE REMAINS LOW AFTER DEADLY SHOOTING IN THE CROSSROADS!!! REAX: ACTIVISTS RESTART PUSH FOR KANSAS CITY POLICE LOCAL CONTROL!!!
In the photo featured above, citizen media capture KCPD arrest of suspects in the deadly Summer Crossroads killing of Erin Langhofer . . . The tragic shooting has been a game changer in terms of local perceptions regarding neighborhoods near downtown.
Accordingly . . .
Tonight our blog community reports only a slight increase in Crossroads traffic with crowds still less than 1/3rd of their size before the deadly Crossroads gunfire.
Moreover . . .
TKC TIPSTERS SHARE CRITICISM AFTER THE GUNFIRE WRECKED 1ST FRIDAY AND OFFER A PREVIEW OF A RENEWED PUSH FOR CITY HALL CONTROL OF POLICE!!!
TKC doesn't agree with all of this -- We've often noted that so-called local police control is just a scheme to eventually leverage police pensions. Also, blaming the media chattering class is a stretch given that most of them live in JoCo, are in bed by 9PM and don't shoot anybody . . . Still, this is an important look at the direction in which the local discourse is moving . . .
TKC READER: DID KCPD FAIL THE CROSSROADS???
It's time to independently audit KCPD and their public safety record. With a budget over 200 million a year, why hasn't KCMO seen any progress in fighting crime on local streets?
Let's face it, Kansas City is not Syria and the level of record-breaking violence has become surreal thanks to media pundits and City Hall feedback loops.
What is KCPD's grade card on security in The Crossroads and how did two 18-year-olds manage to destroy the best Summertime event in Kansas City? Who benefits and who loses?
Notice there was no auxiliary lighting on the corner of the First Friday deadly shooting . . . There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered about the demise and future of this event.
We need more checks and balances, this is part of the main reason so many activists are seeking local control and we hope Mayor Lucas listens to those concerns going forward.
You decide . . .