SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY 'DEFUND THE POLICE' IN PROGRESS: CHIEF HIGHLIGHTS KCPD SOCIAL WORK WHILST CITY HALL PLANS UPCOMING $10 MILLION CUTS!!!



Observers of City Hall politics notice 12th & Oak bowing before worsening financial reality whilst paying respect to protester voices.

To wit . . .

LIKE IT OR NOT, EPIC POLICE CUTS COMING SOON TO KANSAS CITY!!!

Moreover . . .

IN THE MIDST OF THE WORST HOMICIDE SPIKE IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY, THE PANDEMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PROTEST CONSPIRES TO CUT POLICE RESOURCES!!!

Let's not forget that the 2020 murder count now stands at 82 - A historically high number for KCMO at this point in the year and a nearly 37% spike over last year's pace.

Still, this budgeting discussion has locals playing cable news talk show pundit rather than looking at the issues impacting their own backyards.

Without precious CARES ACT cash held up by Jackson County Executive Frank White, City hall doesn't have much of a choice but to dramatically scale back services to the public given that developer subsidy is already locked in and the suits in this cowtown aren't taking less money.

And so, the politics of today's budget presentation are mostly bad theater but the economic reality offers a very real glimpse at the future in Kansas City. There will be fewer resources for cops, social work, welfare, schools and neighborhoods whilst most protesters remain blissfully unaware of corporate subsidy sustained and curiously absent from any conversation about budget priorities.

Amid this discussion, today the top cop informed protesters and council (nearly the same thing) that KCPD actually leads the nation in alternative strategies to cope with underlying societal problems that often spark crime.

Here's the basics of his comment:

"There have been many calls lately to fundamentally shift the way policing is done in America. Several of these demands are about responding to situations of people in crisis without enforcement. I couldn’t agree more, which is why we’ve pioneered programs like dedicated social workers and a Crisis Intervention Team Squad.

"As far as I know, we were the first police department in America to employ social workers. For two years now, a social service worker has been assigned to each of our six patrol division stations. Their job is to help in situations that come to the attention of law enforcement but cannot be resolved by police. They’ve helped a family whose home burned down. They’ve helped victims of domestic violence start new lives. They’ve assisted with drug treatment. And ultimately, they’ve gotten residents the resources they need to be successful and reduced the need for law enforcement involvement. In 2019, KCPD social workers assisted more than 1,820 people."

Read his post in its entirety:

KCPD Chief: KCPD Highlights Service Aspects of Policing

Check the links:

KMBC: City leaders recount details of protests, discuss potentially cutting $10 million from KCPD budget

The Pitch: "Police are not heroes."

Fox4: As city leaders call for $10M cut to KCPD budget, some protesters call for chief’s resignation

KSHB: The City Manager’s office has requested a 4.5 percent budget cut citywide due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

KCTV5: Proposed budget cuts for police couldn’t come at a more difficult time. The department logged a record amount of overtime at protests and is under heavy pressure to evolve and change policies.

KCUR: Kansas City Police Chief Defends Handling Of Protests But Pledges Reforms

Northeast News: The current budget for KCPD is $242,052,964, which would be reduced to $231,160,581, Deputy Chief Karen True from the Executive Services Bureau told the board. “If we are saying we need to reduce our budget by those calculations, by $10.6 million, that equates to 212 people,” True said.

You decide . . .

Comments

  1. Protesters are winning this fight. They have the momentum and the police are going to be seriously weakened.

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    1. City hall giving in without a fight.

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    2. ^^^^

      That sounds about right.

      I guess we're going to break that homicide record after all this year. I hope this defunding move is remembered as part of what led up to that situation.

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    3. I hope KC is ripped apart by violence after this lunacy goes into effect. I want businesses burned or closed, people afraid to leave their houses, murders, rapes, rampant drug dealing. I want looting and a complete breakdown of society. I want all the police to quit and the mayor afraid to go to work. Only in this way will the ignorant left realize what a horribly bad idea this is.

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    4. Ok psychobitch, the only thing burning is your panties.

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  2. Kiss this town fucking good bye

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  3. They can survive without the ten million, they have the biggest budget out of all city departments. They can start by not crashing three cars a week.

    Every dept. in the city has to make drastic cuts.

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    1. Maybe KCPD can spend less on price riots??

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  4. I love the fact that people who don’t pay taxes want to defund the PD. You don’t have a horse in this race.

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    1. You are full of bullshit up to your shithole mouth.

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  5. Shut the new airport project down. Start charging for streetcar usage and charge for bus fare again. Don't get police funding or things will just get worse for KC.

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    1. Things got worse when piolice rioted against taxpayers and expected the taxpayers to just pay for it. Fuck that.

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    2. Good point the 10 mill is about the same as the city's cost for free bus fare.

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    3. Such juvenile minds when you can't complete a sentence without cursing. Is this KC?

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  6. by the way, financial problems are affecting every city and many much worse than kansas city.

    a day of reckoning is coming.

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  7. Common sense and plain old logic are on hiatus at city hall.

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  8. And that idiot Katherine shields is wanting to lay-off 750 city employees. I think the mayor and clowncil should give their salary up for a year. This is a part time job, about four months a year max, clowncil make $72 grand and the boy blunder makes $144 grand.

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    1. And police riots cost $$millions.

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  9. The protesters are mainly non tax paying housewives, non drug addicted blacks, fat girls, fags of all 6 sexes and wannabe belongers. None of these groips are considered crime risk. They have nothing anyone else wants. So why are we listening to their demands for anything ?

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  10. Defund is the reality. It is what the people want and we should support it.

    If the murder rate was already so high, it's obvious that whatever police were doing wasn't working in the first place.

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    1. This may be the stupidest thing I've read all year.

      Defund makes all families less safe, particularly black families, all in the interest of settling some kind of score and scoring woke-points.

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    2. It will get worse and we can blame idiots like you.

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    3. Next time you need the cops call a protester

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  11. KCPD Walk off of your job like all of the others, you don't need this crap! You're life is worth way more than this. If the city won't stand by you then don't stand by the city!

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  12. The cuts are because the city is bankrupt because of the brilliant idea to shut down because of a fake plague. The riots are just the cover.

    10 10 10 all the way to detroit.

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  13. Brookside Bob6/16/20, 6:44 PM

    KC needs better management.

    Cutting police in the middle of a murder surge does not make sense. Will never vote for anyone who approves this again.

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  14. USA is rapidly becoming a shithole banana republic. Floyd was an ex-felon who held a gun to a pregnant women's stomach and demanded money and drugs. How about the black community address the whale in the room of their culture of violence, misogyny, and racism while retraining the police?

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  15. @Brookside Bob
    Actually, KCMO needs ANY management.
    In a police department, just like any service organization, the great majority of the budget is personnel.
    So cuts to force will take place.
    And for the pitiful clowns at 12th and Oak, just take the $10 million and spread it around to Modest Miles and other east-side grifters, and Aim4Peace, ad Hoc, and all the other totally ineffectual and unaccountable anti-crime "nonprofits".
    And don't forget the gang at 18th and Vine who are already asking for even more than the $100+ million already squandered there.
    The cowardice of the KCMO "establishment" is astonishing.
    Not really surprising, but still ASTONISHING.

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  16. Next time you need Police help, call a black person.

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  17. Remember Tanya Chamberlain And How She Died6/16/20, 7:16 PM

    So, how's that "Diversity Is Our Strength" treating everybody ? Next stop, Mogadishu !

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  18. What Bullshit! Not ONE fucking chance that 1820 people were assisted by social service workers . How many social service workers do we have? LIARS!!!! Pretty sure I could 2 a day EASY.

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  19. And don't forget, who will protect the car washes?

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  20. More neck kneeling to save the KCPD ammo budget.

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  21. This is not a good plan for Kansas City. One of the commenters realizes that this will hit black communities the hardest.

    You're actually making violence worse with this decision. Damn shame that the Mayor can't see this.

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  22. ^^^^ Mayor just wants to be congressman.

    And the beat goes on.

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  23. BLM Kansas City President was Justice Horn, a gay Student Body President, at UMKC.

    Mayor Quentin Lucas is gay and probably collaborated with Horn and the UMKC Professors and their students.

    Look at the crowd in the picture around Lucas and Chief Smith; they appear to be professors with their class.

    The State of Missouri needs to DEFUND UMKC $10 million or more to pay for the cost of the Plaza repairs, police overtime and cover the shortfall in the City's budget for the KCPD.

    KCPD should receive increased funding for:

    1. Non-lethal, self-defense training.
    2. Body cameras for the police.
    3. More cameras at high crime street intersections to centrally monitor areas.
    4. More police patrolling on the streets for crime prevention instead of reaction.
    5. Enhanced communications with neighborhoods to weed out abusive cops and find the bad criminals.
    6. Hiring of mental health professionals to assist calming and apprehending mental case calls.
    7. Whistle-blowing procedures for internal reporting of bad cops.

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  24. Governor Parsons and the Legislature should adjust the state budget that will both decrease crime and enhance law enforcement:

    Budget transfer $100 million from Higher Education to law enforcement in KC St Louis, Springfield, Jackson and St Louis Counties.

    Reduce the fat and make "tenured" left-wing professors work so they don't have time to organize ANTIFA and BLM to protest, loot and burn our cities.

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  25. The COVID-19 shut down was the cause for the spike in crime and anarchy.

    The economy was great and unemployment was at a historical low.

    Then with the Presidential election approaching, the left-wing media whipped everyone up in hysteria about corona virus and that if the country wasn't shut down; everyone would die.

    It was a big hoax as people under 60 that get COVID-19 have flu-like symptoms and are fine; if in fact they do get sick.

    Protect the elderly in nursing homes. No more economic shutdowns which creates total anarchy and crime; as folks have no means to earn a living.

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  26. How much does it cost to provide policing to the shithole ghetto? At least $10 million. Stop it now. They don’t like the police and they dint see nuffin anyway. Don’t spend a dime policing the shithole ghetto.

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  27. the next years are going to be tough for cities financially.

    police might actually be cut back a lot.

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  28. Makes sense. They're going to stop policing the black neighborhoods.

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  29. people used to think UMKC was good for Kansas City.

    some parts of it are.

    but incubating a cadre of radical professors who bamboozle students is a liability.

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  30. ^^ You just put a fork in it. A spade being a spade.

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  31. Revenue is down. The budget shortfalls can't be ignored. No mystery here. The tourism monies are zero. The sales tax number are down. The earnings tax numbers are down. The police don't show up. The police chief is a racist. The police aren't a good value for the money.

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  32. KCPD had social workers on staff. They were worthless, as you can tell. This defend the police movement wants to put more responsibilities in their hands. Good luck with that.

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  33. "Police aren't heroes" - the Pitch

    WTF? -- the Pitch trying to take on the KC Star to see which is the most uber-lib Democrat rag.

    oh well..both are going broke, anyway.

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  34. TOP PHOTO -- SEARCH AND RESCUE

    When Quinton "lost his marbles" playing with protestors, everyone joined in to search for his logic!!!

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  35. Selling my house and getting the fuck out. This city is going to shit

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  36. Let KCPD cut 212 people cut planning and research, get rid of the horse unit.

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  37. 8:36 you forgot the biggest loser of all the schools..... mudzoo in columbia

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  38. The City Council is like a child who waits for his allowance to come in. A cut at this time to Police is the worst thing that can be done.
    Now is the time to defund the moronic wasteful programs which the Council has created.
    Freeze spending on 18th and Vine, Jazz museum, Linwood Grocery, Blue Room, etc.
    BTW, have you noticed the Paseo street signs have still not been installed to replace MLK???

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  39. Cut all funding of the Street Car!!!
    The Stereet Car is a spreader of the Virus.
    Has anyone driven on 39th Street west of Broadway recently. KCMO Council is a complete failure.

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  40. Relax folks the sky is not falling. 212 people can be eliminated pretty easily without reducing actual police officers working the streets answering calls. Stop buying into the threats made by the Chief. Retirements and early buyouts would cover 1/3 of the positions. Eliminating 6 of the 9 captains at all the stations cuts another 30. Eliminating take home cars for captains who are not subject to call out saves more money. The list goes on and street officers aren’t touched.

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  41. Cut the Police Budget.

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  42. As I see it, the problem isn't police and protestors and a ridiculous fight amongst city leaders about the issue the media told us we need to pay attention to. We're all spoon fed bullshit by mainstream media on the daily, and the majority of you spend your time fuming and arguing about what you've been shown. Have you ever paused to consider, that maybe, just MAYBE, the problem doesn't lie in the tiny fires we're focusing on here and there. Regardless of how big those individual fires appear, they are NOTHING compared to the inferno of the media/government/old money machine that runs not only KC, but the entire country. We as a nation have intentionally been pitted against each other across racial, socio-economic, religious, ethnic, educational, etc... lines for 4 centuries and rather than doing anything about it, we're arguing over bullshit the people who've been gaslighting us told us we need to argue over. Shameful.

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  43. Look for the PD, which is top-heavy with almost 1400, to cut only officer positions and maintain its same command numbers with only 1100.

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  44. Shameful? What's shameful is our city leaders who continually give money to developers and then cut city services to its citizens as if there's no other choice. How about they do away with the sweetheart deals and actually work for the people who live here and pay taxes into the city coffers? This crap is just beyond ridiculous.

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  45. Um. Yes, it's shameful, and if you had any level of reading comprehension at all, you'd realize you're agreeing with and complaining about the exact same thing.

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