Sunday, December 08, 2019

TKC SUNDAY TESTIMONY!!! KANSAS CITY VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT REVEALS BRUTAL HOME INVASION AFTERMATH, PLEA DEAL & ACCOMPLICE STILL AT LARGE!!!



When we reference and discuss rising violence and crime in Kansas City, many readers often lose sight of the devastating human suffering inflicted on so many victims within our community.

Accordingly . . .

IN A REMARKABLE SHOW OF STRENGTH, AFTER A BRUTAL AND TERRIFYING ASSAULT, ROBBERY AND HOSTAGE SITUATION, THIS KANSAS CITY RESIDENT SHARES HER STORY!!!

First, a word about the motivation for this Sunday testimony:

"I told several of you that when the case of our home robbery was complete I would tell you what happened. It is now complete. The one man they caught was sentenced to 10 yrs for four felonies he was changed with in our case. One of those were dropped. He had four prior felonies he was on probation for before he robbed us and two of those charges were dropped. So basically he was given 10 years for six felonies, which started out as 8 felonies. This was the deal presented to him by the Jackson County Prosecutors office. He will be eligible for parole in 7.5 years.

"The math they use to determine how to sentence people is appalling for larger cities. We were basically told what happened to us wasn’t violent enough to go to trial or to warrant more time. The comforting words from AUTHORITIES were, “when he gets out if he is charged with any other felonies he will go away for life”, which in Missouri is 30 yrs. We were told if this had happened in another county, more time would have been served.

"I hesitate to publish my victim's impact statement. Not out of fear, but out of the real reasons I want it out there . . .

"I’m not looking for sympathy, nor do I want to appear weak or afraid. I have an army of friends and family supporting me . . . What I am looking for is to reach someone, just one person who is in the position of leadership in our city or county, to come to the table and have hard conversations with people, like us, who have been through the entire legal system, and really talk about changes that can be put into place to begin to address the violence in Kansas City.

"It is also my hope our story will educate people and be a source of support for anyone else who is unfortunate enough to experience what we did the morning of July 15, 2019.

"The citizens of Jackson County, MO deserve that much from their leaders"

"That said, I’ve SHARED my statement for anyone interested. It isn’t an easy read. If you choose to read it, please keep all of the above in mind regarding the intent behind publishing it."
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For those who don't know . . . A victim impact statement is a "written or oral declaration made as part of the judicial legal process, which allows crime victims the opportunity to speak during the sentencing of the convicted person or at subsequent parole hearings."

That's the legal name but the author is no "victim" in the colloquial parlance of the term  . . . In fact, we admire her strength, resolve and dedication to the public discourse by sharing her experience coping with violent crime and this RISING LOCAL HOME INVASION TREND.

Here's the word for Sunday . . . 

STATEMENT TO JUDGE AFTER KANSAS CITY ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT

Thank you Judge for allowing me a few minutes to speak to you. I want to share some things about the morning that changed my life forever that you will not see on paper or hear from the lawyers in the room today.

July 15, 2019 at 5:01 AM, MY ATTACKER and his friend, whom he refuses to name, drove around our city, stealing, robbing and terrorizing people. This was not a spur of the moment decision; it was a planned hunting trip. They spent hours hunting their prey. Our experience with them was the big game hunt of the night. They stalked us from half a block away, watched us, drove around the block, hid their car behind some bushes. They ran half a block to our home, hid in the darkness on our porch, with semi-automatic weapons holding 30-round clips, waiting patiently for their human prey. There was then a brief struggle at the door between them, my brother and I which led to them violently escorting us inside my home, forcing us all to lay on the floor face down. Where they then, robbed us violently and left with their game trophies.

Somehow we managed to call 911. The first person to answer was Westwood Police. Their station is less than 8 blocks from our house. Sadly, since we didn't live in Westwood, and as OUR ASSAILANTS were running from our home, we were put on hold until someone from Kansas City picked up the phone.

I struggle to forgive myself every day for my own actions that morning, I wished I would have fought harder at that door, even if they had beat or killed me to keep them from getting inside. I cannot forget or erase the sight of my baby brother laying on the floor next to me. His eyes, I can never forget his eyes. They looked back at me with such defeat, helplessness and fear. I thought to myself, "my mom and dad are going to bury two of their kids. They will not survive this . . ."

I looked over to MY FRIEND . . . All I could think about is that I want them to kill me first. I don't want to see her die. Then I thought of her grand-kids never getting to know what an amazing human being she is. The next thing I remember is hearing THE SUSPECT tell us to get up one at a time and get on the couch. I then shut down and resigned myself to being killed.

I have been told by police officers, detectives, and friends that we were just at the wrong place at the wrong time when OUR ATTACKER AND HIS ACCOMPLICE did this to us. Judge, if I had only known that being in my home at 5:01 AM and drinking coffee with some of the people I love most was the wrong place and the wrong time -- I would not have been there.

OUR ATTACKER has no remorse. None. He has learned two things from this: Don't leave witnesses and it's okay not to snitch because it doesn't make a difference. His friend is still doing what he does. Waiting for OUR ATTACKER to get out, and when he is released OUR ATTACKER will be made a hero in his circle of friends. He will be known as the one who did the time and didn't snitch.

I turned 50 this year and had so many plans for this year of my life. Instead, I am learning to live with PTSD because of the actions of MY ATTACKER and his friend. I am good at hiding it, I have to be, that's part of the gig. The best way I can describe what it is like for me is: Imagine you are dying from the inside out and nobody knows. That said, every day I struggle with guilt, depression and fear, and I hate admitting this, but there are more times than not, I feel like I am losing the battle. I am dying to get out of the darkness and spend a majority of my day trying to live in this world.

Today Judge, I feel like I am laying on that floor all over, searching for the one person who can stop what is happening. I do not agree with this plea deal. This plea means that my healing from his violence will be longer than his punishment for the crime. How is that justice?

I ask that you be the one of the first people with any power for change to make an impact on gun violence in our city. We cannot stop men and women like MY ATTACKER AND HIS ACCOMPLICE from getting guns, but we can send a clear message that the price for using them is a heavy one.

Thank you judge for taking the time to listen.
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Again, we thank this SURVIVOR for helping to keep Kansas City informed and BRAVELY sharing her story. 

You decide . . .

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

There have been at least four home invasions in Midtown that I know about, there are probably more victims who haven't come forward. People need to be aware there are armed criminals out there waiting to get into their homes. Please be careful after dark and in the early morning.

Anonymous said...

She is lucky to be alive. A very brave woman indeed. Once a gunman gets inside a home and takes hostages, things usually end horribly for the victims.

Ren said...

He'll be out in 5.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Sad but true.

Murrow said...

I don't know the answer to preventing crimes like this one but I do want to say that I agree with this blog for once, the person who wrote this is a very brave individual.

What I do now for sure is that disarming the public and making it harder for law abiding citizens to own guns is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

The biggest failure here is cutting a deal when he refuses to name his accomplice. Max out his charges and take it to trial if necessary, no cooperation on his end means no deal from the prosecutor... and if we get lucky, this POS dies in prison before he has a chance to terrorize others or procreate again.

Anonymous said...

Soft on felonies is SO progressive! Was it mayor James that said something along the lines of that’s just part of living in the city in regards to crime?

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the best idea I've heard is to "Escape from New York" the situation. Completely wall off a part of the city, probably from Independance Ave to 75th St and from Troost to 435, and let the inhabitants govern themselves. That community continually complains without much of their own effort to change things, that would be their chance to demonstrate real responsibility and self-determination.

Anonymous said...

Liberal judges and liberal prosecutors are weak on crime.
In KC, liberals do not even want felons to have to list it on job applications. If you want to feel safe in your neighborhood and at
your job then Do Not vote for Democrats.

Super Dave said...

Another victim in a city that refuses to address crime as it should be. Justice in this town is the local version of "Lets Make a Deal." When you start feeling like a prisoner in your own home or town you no longer can enjoy the life that you should be entitled to. The goody two shoes who waste huge amounts of time protecting they claim the rights of the accused while totally ignoring the rights of the victims to not be robbed or assaulted. We are becoming a lawless nation simply because we won't deal with those who break the law in a harsh enough manner that it sends the message to everyone that crime is evil and has huge consequences. As a child I was never spanked in grade school. But I knew of one kid who was once. But knowing that if doing something really wrong could result in that fate was a huge reason in me behaving as I should. Punishment is what it is, being punished for doing what is wrong. Punishment should be a teaching experience that helps you in life understand that doing that which isn't right is wrong. But now we have a society full of people who think nothing of serving 5 years in jail. They laugh at you and will serve their short time and walk out going right back to what they were doing before probably 75% of the time or more.
In this case we have a victim who now has to fear if the one who wasn't caught will come back and seek revenge. The one suspect who was caught thinks they are doing their friend a favor by not snitching them out. Well maybe it's time we put those sort of people in jail for life because who wants anyone walking the streets covering for those who commit violent crimes?

Anonymous said...

"As a child I was never spanked in grade school."

Obviously you could have used it.

Anonymous said...

They will falsely use this impact statement when it's time to ask for money for a new jail. They will lie and deceive to get their big capital project and then keep doing the same crap to victims. No leaders will help you ma'am. The attacker will be out soon with revenge on his mind. Get out of town for your own safety.

Anonymous said...

11:29 is a classic example of a loser here in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

He will serve one third of his sentence.
He will be out by Christmas 2022.
Stuff that in your stocking.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^

@ 11:29 You must be the assailant or friends of the assailant out doing the same thing. It's people like you that I look forward to fighting back right between the eyes. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Crime does pay, just ask Lucas who skated on a DUI charge by floating a little cash around. There is no justice anymore. Super Dave is correct, we are now a lawless nation where even defending your life is frowned upon.

Anonymous said...

CCW. plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

It was entirely the judge's fault. The judge let these people walk free.

Anonymous said...

If more of these bad people would just get blown off the face of the earth it would send a message as well. Need to also fix it so that the family of those blown away can't sue the person who did society a huge favor by eliminating some trash.

Bad people have no fear because the law protects them and coddles them over you. If you drop a bad person in the street or at work you may be fired from your job or treated worse than a criminal for doing what was right. With all the modern investigation techniques we have now there should be no reason to take 20 year to put a murder to death. Do the crime and you will dearly pay the time in jail or a graveyard makes no difference to me.

Anonymous said...

Every elected official, city, state, county, federal is responsible for this continuing.
The Star might take an interest if a senior staff or editorial board member is similarly victimized.
Unlikely, as most live in Kansas.
Former Ja Co prosecutor Mike Sanders and current prosecutor Peter Baker are most responsible for this lunacy lenience.

Anonymous said...

Super Dave is dead on the money.

The "Liberalization" of sentences for criminals sounds great, until you are walking in the shoes of this victim (An actual "Victim" here, not some whiner with an agenda who votes for Progressives and thinks he/she should be granted "Reparations" until the sun goes Nova for self identifying as (Fill in the blank) __________.

Sanctuary Cities, exceptions made for lack of "Intent" - for rogue legislators -

Sundance -
"Remember the modern mantra for DOJ definitions of legality are all about “intent“. The IRS targeting wasn’t unlawful because it wasn’t intentional. The death of four Americans due to sketchy CIA and State Dept. operations in Benghazi was not unlawful because the risky situation wasn’t created intentionally. Hillary Clinton’s private email server with classified information wasn’t “intentional”, etcetera – etcetera, the list is long.

The nice thing about switching to definitions of lawbreaking by “intent” is the ease in arbitrary application. Republican targets ‘intended’ to violate laws… Democrat targets, well, not-so-much. Fluidity is a necessary oil amid a two-tiered administrative state.

Ah yes, Hillary Clinton was not guilty or accountable because FBI Director James Comey said they couldn’t prove intent….. But the statute doesn’t require intent… But the DOJ said ignore the statute, they require it… and so it goes.

Also see recent years of recent Inspector General internal investigations culminating in the every familiar: “declined to prosecute”; yup, they all surrounded intent. Apparently anyone who breaks the law (lies) while inside the DOJ or FBI didn’t intend to… While lawbreakers (fibbers) outside the FBI/DOJ offices are intentful sons-of-bitches.

The “intent” issue extends everywhere….

Illegal alien entry, and accountability for fraud, all downplayed because there’s no proof of intent. Walk down a pier in San Francisco and shoot a girl in the head… your honor, my client didn’t intend to do it. The focus on intent -a specific decision made within the administration of a modern justice system- has become a shield against consequence.

It was a “mistake”…. he/she/it made “a poor decision” etc. A pattern of obfuscation downplaying consequence and allowing those decision-makers charged with delivering accountability to withdraw or apply the rules of law based on their individual overlay of ‘intent’.

From The Spectator-

https://spectator.org/redefining-the-rule-of-law/

While Progressives seek the destruction of the Rule Of Law, unless it inhibits the control of their quest for power, as in the 2nd Amendment, where, obviously, the STATE needs to confiscate ordnance, the ultimate destruction of the Rule Of Law, means chaos, death and dystopia.

Now, Americans like George Zimmerman are trying to achieve redress and compensation for the premeditated criminality of our ruling class in Politics, the Media and The Deep State.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/we-are-all-george-zimmerman-now

Zimmerman found out, what we all know. The deck is stacked against law abiding citizens.

chuck said...

My name didn't post, whatever...

12:34 = chuck

Anonymous said...

These criminals are used by the system..to do the dirty work .

Face It Bitches said...

You bitches, Chuck and Super Dave are 99% of the time dead on the money. If that's too much for you to handle then it sucks to be you. (Byron that includes you for damn sure)

chuck said...

Most all of my contemporaries, now carry guns. I warn them, that while on paper, this works out just fine, in practice, Kansas City is a Democrat stronghold and you WILL BE PROSECUTED, just like George Zimmerman, who barely missed doing 20 years for a crime he did not commit.

It's probably better to move out of Liberal strongholds where, like here in KC, (Indian Creek Killer and 20 or so black on white hate crime murders in 30 months) Baltimore (Freddy Grey) St. Louis (Michael Gentle Giant Brown) and ANY Democrat City, where, if you defend yourself with a firearm, the Prosecutor, the police, the media, politicians and bureaucrats will do ANYTHING they can to punish you for defending yourself.

The sickening, now exposed conspiracy to send the "Half White" George Zimmerman to jail, in order to appease the violent, "Black Lives Matter" filth and the supporters of the destruction of The Rule Of Law in lieu of whatever soup de jour enforcement of a local "Living Document" is in vogue at any given moment is unprecedented.

The new America is governed not by actual statutes voted on and enforced by objective LEO's but the diktats that change on an everyday basis, determined by the loudest minority voices in conjunction with self identifying "victims" with an imaginary ax to grind.

The "LAW" literally changes every day, depending on who is the most recent "Victim" in the "Identity Politics" WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE.

Guess who has the cross hairs on them white boy.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^George Zimmerman killed an unarmed man in "self-defense". Now he's suing the victim's parents. George Zimmerman is a criminal, not a victim.

"Guess who has the cross hairs on them white boy." - Bullshit.

There is no race war, regardless of how much you wish there were.

If you want us to be a nation of laws, then Impeach the Traitorous Criminal living in the White House & remove him from office. Then have a fair election free from foreign interference.

Mrs. Smith said...

My Daddy tells me stories of the day when law and order was something that was very real.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You Byron, the traitorous people of America are the likes of you. You're a huge liar and destroyer of all things that was good about this country.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/we_are_all_george_zimmerman_now.html said...

Byron, I am going to assume you are ill informed, or, slow to catch up.

Seriously - this article, written by Zimmerman and supported by new information, makes it categorically clear, he was fucked and fucked hard.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/we_are_all_george_zimmerman_now.html

People SHOULD see the truth, I encourage everyone to take a second and read this article, it is astonishing what actually happened.

Anonymous said...

Dimwit run cities are the worst cities for crime and murders, Petersucker is a prime example of worthless and stupid, if she only cared to do her job none of this would be happening but she loves her blackies so much she’ll let them off the hook every time.

Anonymous said...

Who was the asswipe judge who accepted that pussy plea bargain?

Anonymous said...

I can spot your Alex Jones shit a mile away chuck, so no need.

Anonymous said...

Patrick Campbell

Anonymous said...

11:53 nails it. Well said.

Anonymous said...

It is impossible for Byron to have any empathy for victims of black on white crime. It doesn't exist in the Southern white enclave he calls home, so he can't relate.

Anonymous said...

^^Lot of truth to that. Also a state with huge gun ownership. Bet a lot of gun owners there would love to see his hateful anti gun comments he makes here.

Anonymous said...

1:57 = Says Brian Williams.

Anonymous said...

A good example of why people support the death penalty. He gets 10 years, is assured of being out in 7 1/2, and almost nobody believes that he will spend even half of THAT reduced sentence. A 30 year sentence means ……….. what? Certainly not 30 years. Lifers have been known to get out in 7 (an example is the Drummond Good Samaritan perpetrators. They were both lifers and were released). The solve rate of murders in KCMO is way less than 50%, and the average felon who is incarcerated has perpetrated dozens of crimes. Actually, crime really does pay, at least better than a minimum wage honest job.

Anonymous said...

George Zimmerman got screwed by liberal liars.

I hope he gets another day in court and the truth comes out.

Anonymous said...

Email him

Anonymous said...

Why are liberals so stupid?

Anonymous said...

No one gives a shit. Which is why we are #5 most dangerous urban core in the U.S.

Would not be surprised if we reach #3 or even #2 this year.

Anonymous said...

Liberals aren’t really stupid they’re just brainwashed commie traitors. Maybe if we start executing some of the high profile commie traitors the rest of the democrat commie treasonous scumbags will for a banana plantation in Cuba where they belong never to be seen again god willing

Anonymous said...

Div10.cir16@courts.mo.gov

Let the court know what you think.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry you were harmed! I hope and pray you'll be alright!!!

Anonymous said...

I’m being sincere and non-confrontational when I ask KCMO residents: what is/are the positive(s) that keep you living among rampant crime with marginal city services and poor schools?

Anonymous said...

5:50...a very arrogant division. I will send them a nice note tomrorrow!

Anonymous said...

Is Byron really that stupid? I know, a dumb question.

Anonymous said...

^ True story.

Anonymous said...

Judges don't care about crime. You can tell by the mercy they show on criminals. Judges live in expensive areas of town, usually carry a revolver, have alarm systems, go out in crowds of well healed folks, work in gun free environments with guards, and usually have defended criminals early in the careers as private attorneys. Crime effects them very rarely. The care less about us. Or people that have to travel downtown or to dangerous areas for their jobs.

Anonymous said...

I’m being sincere and non-confrontational when I ask KCMO residents: what is/are the positive(s) that keep you living among rampant crime with marginal city services and poor schools?

Very good question.

Insanity is the first thing that comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

Jean Peters Baker is extremely responsive to comments on her Twitter

Anonymous said...

This has to be alarming to those people living in Westwood and Fairway - just a couple of blocks away...violent home invasions and shootings. This has been a slow and steady encroachment coming West as criminals step out of their hiding places and rob people outside of their own neighborhoods. It starts off as breaking into cars, stolen cars, and then moves to day time burglaries and then home invasions. The progressives who think crime is a social problem have a quick change in attitude (and address) when they realize THEY could be a victim of one of these violent criminals. Thankfully no one was killed. The scars of being a victim of one of these crimes is nearly as damaging though. Thoughts and prayers are with the victim!