Friday, December 20, 2019

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE 'LOCAL CONTROL' ADVOCATES SHARE RESEARCH ON REPRESENTATION!!!



KCPD leadership effectively killed the issue of "local control" until next year.

However, leading up legislative smack down . . . A great deal of interesting data has emerged that hopes to reach across the cowtown Geo-political divide.

To wit . . .

KCPD LOCAL CONTROL ADVOCATES REVEAL THAT BROOKSIDE/PLAZA RESIDENTS RUN THE POLICE!!!

Recently shared via social media, here's a breakdown of the more captivating bits of their data . . .

"According to our research, no one who has served on the KCMO Governor Appointed* Board of Police Commissioners over the past decade has lived between Troost and I-435. *Mayor Lucas lives in this area; he is on the board by election, not appointment."

On corridor control . . .

"Did you know that in the past 15+ years, the Board of Police Commissioners has had only 1 appointment of a resident from the geographic area of Troost to I-435, all the way south to 470, north to the city limits? This is a HUGE slice of the city that has mostly been unrepresented in police governance. In that same time period, there have been 9 board members who live in the Brookside/ Plaza area. We don't need a governor deciding who is in charge of our police... that is our job, Kansas City."

Shout out to the Northland . . .

"Kansas City~ It might surprise you to know that research could only find two people who served on the Board of Police Commissioners for KCMO over the past decade who live in Platte or Clay Counties, North of the River. #LocalControl"

Reality check: So far there are only two confirmed yes votes on the Council for local control and this seems to be an uphill fight.

Moreover, there is a SURPRISING LEVEL OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR KEEPING LOCAL CONTROL.

This post on the topic from the KCPD Chief might be the best he shared this year:

KCPD's unique governance model serves Kansas City well

Nevertheless . . .



Activists continue to press for "local control" as a response and solution to community frustration over rising homicide numbers and the growing number of controversial, deadly, officer-involved shootings.

Developing . . .

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with the chief here. The local control model has done a good job of preventing corruption. KC should support the police.

Anonymous said...

YOu can't fix this once it's broken. Better to focus on more pressing problems. It's really unlikely that changing to city hall control will help bring down the homicide rate. That's just another empty promise from the 3rd district.

Benjamin said...

It's all about the pensions.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just what we don’t need more of - Unequal treatment, Kansas City can’t pick up the trash in a mild snow storm. Kansas City will be unable to protect and service its citizens with local control. That’s a fact.

Anonymous said...

No appointees from Troost to I-435? And somebody thinks that's a bad thing?

Nobody is crazy enough to want any of the fat reverends who brought us the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard debacle to have any degree of control of the police.

BTW, when is KC MO going to start taking down those MLK signs and replacing them with The Paseo? My guess is: never. Voters be damned.

Anonymous said...

The nominees for appointment to the police board are made by local elected officials, so you should talk to them if you're not happy with the mix of candidates.
And even a cursory glance at how the KCMO elected in city hall "manage" much of anything should be more than enough to discourage anyone from supporting the idea of giving control of the police to them.
This idea has about as much of a chance as a %350 million bicycle plan, a downtown baseball stadium, or covering the I-670 loop for a park.
Fix the potholes.
Curb the violence.
Control the water bills.
Stop the financial bleeding with endless subsidies.
Get serious!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I wouldn't want someone living between 435 and troost running the police.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

After the way that "Local Control" has worked with the Fire Department, I think that we should instead be advocating that a State-appointed Board take it over too!

Despite lavish expenditures, Fire response times continue to lengthen, especially in the Northland, and since hat fat bastard Smokey Dyer managed to get a choke hold on Ambulance service, those response time have become shameful!

We need all these Public Services to be controlled by someone not involved in the chaos of local Kansas City "Government"!

Anonymous said...

The Police Board needs to be disbanded and reincarnated as a civilian oversight Board made up of local citizens with term limits. members should be elected by the citizens of KCMO. In addition, KCPD Internal Affairs needs to have citizen oversight as well.

Anonymous said...

Really don’t care about local control for police but I certainly wish the state would take over the Kansas City school district!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but with a county and civic administration that are manifestly corrupt and incompetent, the last thing we can trust our local criminals with is running the police.

Anonymous said...

^^You sound really, really, old. Stupid too.

Anonymous said...

^^^ you just sound really really stupid. Weird.

Anonymous said...

KCPD's unique governance model serves Kansas City well


Not flashy enough.


Should be.. KCPD's unique, frosty, vibrant, robust, selfie ready and awesome governance model serves Kansas City well

Anonymous said...

Chimpy! You finally woke up. Too much Matlock, monkey?

Anonymous said...

They need to get control of the police so they can get their budget under control, police take up over half the entire city budget and they keep asking for more. Their management levels are ridiculously high and extremely expensive, there is no good reason for the exorbitant amount of management and money to pay these people that don’t do much of anything other than pad their retirements. I’ve heard the board alone gets paid $300,000 a year a piece for working two to three months as lobbyists in jeff city. If you’ve ever dealt with the popo they’ll tell you we don’t have to do anything you want because we work for the state and not the city and that alone tells you all you need to know. It is time to take them back under city control.

Anonymous said...

I call bullshit. The BOC answers to the black "reverends", community leaders, Gwen Grant, Hartsfield and the rest of the black grifter community.

Anonymous said...

Alvin Brooks. Not a Brookside guy

Anonymous said...

Local control means Carol Coe (back in the day) and Katheryn Shields picks who the sergeants, Captains and Majors are. Cronyism. Corruptions, bribes, all the things Chicago is. KCPD is fundamentally honest and above all that with some hiccups. Local control is the further degradation of the KCPD brand stated by Darryl "I can't shave" Forte. Now we all look like stevedores. The white officer don't because the Chief didn't.

The BOPC is far better than the "soon to be indicted" members of the Council.

Anonymous said...

Residents east of Troost run from the police !

Anonymous said...

What will be fun is when the city takes over the police dept. the mayor and city clowncil will take their guns away and replace them with baseball cards and pizza, they will also have to talk gently and kindly to the perps because we don’t want to upset the black kids.

Anonymous said...

Local Control is the only way to go.

Anonymous said...

The police don't show up and this is an example of a system that serves the citizens of Kansas City MO well?

The police don't show up.
The police don't show up.
The police don't show up.

Beetlejuice is more likely to show up...

Anonymous said...

I got your monkey!

Anonymous said...

KCPD makes more calls now than ever. Than ever. Than ever...moron.

Anonymous said...

Well, give Chimpy back to the zoo damn you! Lol

Anonymous said...

KCMO just wants the pension money to cover under funded developer commitments.

Anonymous said...

Then call him when someone robs you in a parking lot or kicks in your door in the middle of the night. See how that works out for ya.