Monday, December 02, 2019
KANSAS CITY COUNTS 139 HOMICIDES ON RECORD BREAKING PACE AFTER TRIPLE MURDER WEEKEND!!! COWTOWN NOW CONFRONTS DEADLY DECEMBER!!!
There has been a bit of back and forth about the homicide count and local news encountered some trouble keeping the KCMO murder total straight on an exceptionally violent Sunday night.
Credit to KCPD for keeping the public informed and sharing their latest info:
TO START DECEMBER 2019, THERE HAVE BEEN 139 KCMO HOMICIDES SO FAR!!!
Remember that justifiable homicides don't count on this list. That includes officer-involved shootings, self-defense and all manner of deadly confrontations that DO NOT result in murder charges.
Moreover, some very smart KCPD public information officers advise us that these numbers aren't set in stone. They change from day to day as cases are reclassified. Still, this is the best resource we've got for keeping up to date as metro murder counts don't really tell us much even if local media like use them to earn more shocking headlines . . . Here's a better, closer look:
First and foremost . . .
THE KANSAS CITY, MO MURDER COUNT IS OUTPACING ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT YEARS ON RECORD AND THREATENS TO BREAK THE 1993 RECORD!!!
In 2017 KCMO nearly surpassed the 1993 record with 151 killings documented -- There were 153 murders fueled by drugs and gangs in '93. At the start of December, KC stands on a pace more deadly than BOTH of those years.
On the bright side, generally, KC's gang problems isn't quite as bad given that movies suck nowadays and everybody thinks they're a super hero . . . But the drug threat from Mexican cartels is far more pronounced as Feds now start to warn about local drug war fighting betwixt narco-terrorist factions and their local supporters.
But here's where it gets tricky . . . There's a "domestic" component to these killings as well. Violence against women is often a major factor in boosting these numbers higher. 21 KCMO women have been killed in 2019 and nearly all of the females are innocent victims of attackers; unrelated to local gang or drug activity.
And it gets worse . . .
DECEMBER IS TYPICALLY ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT MONTHS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Holidays keep tensions high and bad weather forces people into uncomfortable situations where tempers flare.
And so, we remind our blog community that this is the season of deadly beatings and bloody confrontations as Kansas City killing defies holiday wishes for peace.
Further reading . . .
Fox4: After 3 killings this weekend, KC homicide count now passes last year’s number
KSHB: Baby's death in August ruled homicide, Kansas City police say
Townhall: The Futility of Gun Regulations: From Ghost Guns to Background Checks
You decide . . .