Thursday, July 02, 2020
The Pitch Rewrites Kansas City Legacy Of Deadly Political Corruption
Most longtime residents understand the legacy of Boss Tom Pendergast.
The ruthless mobster taught this town that organized crime easily trumps weak political infrastructure and greedy, weak elected officials. The response to his rule was changing the system of policing in KCMO.
Now, as a reaction to election season civil unrest, this town's "alternative" magazine echos progressive talking points that we've seen throughout the mainstream media over the past few weeks.
The Pitch: Why doesn’t KC control its own PD? Crime in 1939.
Money line and the premise . . .
"We will pause here to note the irony that—due to fears of corruption—the Kansas City police department is controlled by a state government that absolutely reeks of corruption. See Eric Greitens, Steve Tilley, the attempts to overturn the Clean Missouri reforms and the torrent of dark money poured into state elections. And that’s just getting started."
And therein lies the flaw . . .
THIS PITCH HACK JOB COMPARES GOP CREEPS TO MURDEROUS GANGSTERS AND FAILS TO DISTINGUISH PARTISAN POLITICS FROM REAL LIFE!!!
We've got no love for these Republican bozos but they're essentially harmless and represent a different side of the same coin as our hapless Missouri Democratic Party friends.
But Boss Tom and so many ruthless gangsters who stalk local streets don't care about policy or social justice . . . Killers rarely engage in political slapfights.
While this "think piece" is exceptionally well written, the premise is flawed and fails to understand the terrifying power that the criminal class hold. Real life gangsters can only be confronted by a strong police force. Worst of all, this column knowingly works to weaken the current system in favor of the same structure that enabled a thug who was so powerful that his name still rings out on local streets today.
Developing . . .