Wednesday, January 29, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHEAST NEWS REBUKES JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR OVER GUN RIGHTS BLAME SHIFT AFTER 9INE ULTRA LOUNGE DEADLY MASS SHOOTING!!!
In one of the most scathing critiques of an elected official in Kansas City history, the Northeast News leads local media in a demand for accountability following a horrific nightclub massacre.
The basics . . .
NORTHEAST NEWS CHALLENGES THE TACTICS OF THE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR AND CONTRADICTS HER STATEMENTS ASSIGNING BLAME BY WAY OF TARGETING MISSOURI GUN LAWS AFTER A DEADLY MASS SHOOTING!!!
On Saturday our blog community talked about the implications of permitless carry law but this point-by-point take down expertly crafted by Northeast News Publisher Michael Bushnell is some of the most brilliant community journalism we've seen in years.
Northeast News: Prosecutorial Malfeasance
"On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Jahron Swift, 29, a “frequent flyer” with the justice system, opened fire at a bar near 40 Highway and Noland Road, injuring 15 people and killing Raeven Parks, 25.
"One local TV station broadcast footage of Peters Baker on the scene of the shooting, almost in tears, lamenting how something like this could ever happen.
"Peters Baker pushed the blame for known felon, Jahron Swift, off on the NRA and Missouri gun laws instead of accepting the responsibility of her own actions that included letting Swift walk free on weapons and drug charges instead of sending him up the river where he belonged.
"Nevermind that Swift shouldn’t have been out of custody, much less possess a firearm given his frequent arrests for felony drug and weapons possessions."
Now, here's the legal break down that deserves attention and examines the crux of a crime fighting controversy:
"Peters Baker dropped Swift’s 2017 weapons charges in anticipation of the permitless carry legislation that would nullify the charge.
"Let that sink in for a moment. We’re told over and over by court officials that charges cannot be brought against people in anticipation of a crime, but Peters Baker dropped charges anticipating the passage of legislation that was not yet law.
"Once again, epic prosecutorial fail by the top law enforcement official in the county and this time the consequences are tragic."
There's a great deal more to this masterful opinion column that features one of the most haunting conclusions we've seen in years.
Read the whole story at Northeast News as the community newspaper offers the best reporting in Kansas City today.
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