Wednesday, May 20, 2020

TKC MUST READ!!! KCPD TOP COP BLAMES COMMUNITY FOR SPATE OF KANSAS CITY GUNFIRE AND MURDER AMID LOCKDOWN!!!



A statement from the KCPD honcho on recent violence is making the rounds this evening. While there's some great detail on the recent spate of gunfire on local streets, there's no real word of a plan or anything much but BLAME in the blog post.

Checkit:

KCPD Chief's Blog: Seven shootings in nine hours in Kansas City

Shootings and homicides have been increasing steadily lately. As of Monday, May 18, Kansas City, Missouri, has had 204 living shooting victims in 2020 compared to 160 at the same time in 2019. To date, there have been 64 homicides compared to 52 a year ago.

I get asked a lot why this is happening and what can be done to stop it. I wish we had all of those answers. In nine hours from about 8:45 last night to 5:45 this morning, police responded to seven separate shootings. No one has died at this point, but several have life-threatening injuries. I’ve detailed them below to give you a snapshot of what we’ve been dealing with. In most, police were either close enough to hear the shootings when they happened or were there in minutes. Police presence is not deterring those set on committing violent acts.

You might see a few other commonalities in the cases below:

Uncooperative victims – From May 11 to 17, eight out of ten shooting victims refused to cooperate with the investigation and/or refused to press charges. A review of data over a longer period of time shows that two-thirds of Kansas City’s living shooting victims are uncooperative in the investigation. A majority claim they don’t know who shot them or why. Investigation usually shows that’s not true. They either want to retaliate, were involved in illegal activity at the time of the shooting they don’t want to disclose, or fear retaliation. If shooting victims don’t help police stop shooters, the shooters remain in the community and remain readily capable of deadly violence. We know who they are. We know what they’ve done, but we have no way to stop them within the criminal justice system.

Juveniles – Many of the victims and suspects from last night’s shootings were teenagers . . .

What could anyone have done to prevent these shootings, including police?

Unfortunately, nights like last night have not been unusual lately. Our officers, detectives and crime scene investigators capably responded to and investigated these incidents while handling everything else in the city. But we could not predict them.

We are frustrated and trying a number of tactics to reduce the violence. We are, however, just one piece of the criminal justice system. Many parts of that system have been affected by the pandemic. We’re out on the streets when these shootings happen. We’re gathering evidence, investigating and submitting cases for prosecution. But we are only one entity.

Courts, prosecutors, jails, probation and parole – they’re all part of the criminal justice equation. None of those are operating at normal capacity right now, but areas of the system struggled long before COVID-19. To show how other parts of the criminal justice system have an impact, consider this example: two suspects who have been charged with shooting a 5-year-old during a rolling gun battle down Truman Road last month just had their bond reduced from $100,000 cash only to $10,000/10%. One thing we do know is that people involved in crime continue to be involved in crime.

I will be sharing some of the new violent crime prevention initiatives we’re undertaking next week. As you can see, however, we need the assistance of victims, witnesses, and the whole community to make progress against violent crime. We live here, too, and so do our families. We want a safer Kansas City. We want a quiet night for all of our neighborhoods. We can’t do that alone.

Send comments to kcpdchiefblog@kcpd.org
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Read the Chief's post in its entirety . . .

You decide . . .

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is some blame to be shared with the community.

If people aren't willing to cooperate with police, they can't do their job.

Absolutely agree with the Chief's statement.

You heard it here first said...

New chief search coming soon.

Anonymous said...

^^^^

+100

Anonymous said...

Democrat city = Murder city

Anonymous said...


7 shootings and ZERO deaths!! Why?--because ghetto rats need training in marksmanship!

teach young blacks the proper Weaver Stance,and to quit aiming their pistols SIDEWAYS!

more dead rats = less violence.

Anonymous said...

Criminal gangs terrorize east KC. Gang life, criminal culture is ingrained in so many neighborhoods. Until the culture changes, nothing will change. Either rise up against your own community and improve yourselves, or this is it, ad infititum. Blaming slavery or Jim Crow is an academic exercise, does nothing to improve lives in the real world.

Anonymous said...

7:22

Your father is disappointed that you have never grown up and amounted to anything.

Anonymous said...

It is a cop-out (pun intended) to address juvenile violence and not call out the juveniles' parents, or parent as the case may be and usually is. They are doing a piss poor job of raising their children.

Anonymous said...

"You might see a few other commonalities in the cases."

Yeah....a preponderance of nig-a-boos.

Don't sugarcoat it, Chief, we know what the problem is here. You don't need to bother with formalities anymore.

Anonymous said...

It has to be frustrating to police to have the court system and certain Governors release inmates back out on the streets to commit more crime and shootings. I think the Kansas Governor released a number of convicts a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Reduction of bail in the case of the 5 year old victim? Which liberal fag judge is responsible for that? Fucking name the judge, chickenshit. Also, get a real prosecutor. Jean Petersucker Baker worthless.

Anonymous said...

Doesn’t matter which liberal fag judge it was. Almost all of them got their piece of shit law degrees at UMKC fake law school, as did Jean Petersucker Baker. Replace all of them.

Anonymous said...

If you are too politically correct or too much of a chickenshit to identify the problem, you will NEVER find a solution to the problem. Grow a pair of balls, Rick Smith, or get the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

8:29 so what's the problem Mr. Know it all?

Anonymous said...

8:32 Niggers, They can't behave.

Anonymous said...

A 1000 officers in the department and most work daytime hours in specialized units that do nothing to address violent crime in KC. They go home for the day before our neighborhoods turn into war zones when the sun goes down.

A Chief and Commanders who are racist to the bone and will do anything to keep the department White,
male and redneck.

The Chief must go and the city must be allowed to control the department.



Anonymous said...

Joggers

Anonymous said...

of course KC Ks police have not solved the 7 person shooting at 16th and minnesota that happened at a business that was having a late night rapper party. 1 dead. One already paralyzed girl shot in the legs. They dont care. Didnt even talk tot he business owner

Anonymous said...

Its funny to me that you never hear anyone talk about the sale and distribution of illegal street drugs including weed. Many of the shootings and killings are being committed by the thug drug dealers on the streets. These guys are exchanging large sums of cash and are killing each other over a variety of issues that arise among them. For many young men, selling and dealing in drugs is their only possibility of ever making any money because they do have the skills and training to compete in the legit job market. Crack down on the illegal drugs and knock out the supply, and much of the killing will stop. KCPD knows the truth about whats really happening but I think they truly don't care about black lives lost.

Anonymous said...

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If they don’t value their lives then why would the police?

Anonymous said...

crazy, folks dont talk about where it starts....Parents.

Anonymous said...

So? Its the Communities fault? Seriously, 70 percent of KC's budget goes to first responders.................FD wants more money in Nov, just say NO...No one has the answers..Even these so called tax payer funded groups Like MOMS IN CHARGE!

Anonymous said...

When crime goes up it's the community"s fault when crime goes down the police take credit.

Anonymous said...

Isn't really a personal responsibility issue? How many readers need the police to keep them in line? One hypothesis might be...if police were responsible for preventing crime how do you explain crime then...we have police, so why does crime exist? Police can't possibly prevent crime they can only investigate after the crime is committed. I think its more about self control and choices than it is about someone controlling someone else's actions.

Anonymous said...

You are some kind of an idiot, so uninformed, definitely part of the problem, and out of curiosity just how many outstanding warrants DO you have? Instead of posting crap like this why don't you try to get your GED (if you can pass that tough test) and get a fry flipping job somewhere. You're a waste of good air.