Wednesday, June 03, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY DEMAND FOR 'LOCAL CONTROL' OF KCPD COMING SOON TO EPIC NOVEMBER 2020 BALLOT!!!
The aftermath of the Kansas City police crackdown on protesters, rioters and looters will be political retribution working its way toward the same election showdown that will determine the political fate of Prez Trump.
To wit . . .
FIRST ON TKC: BEHIND THE SCENES, KANSAS CITY IS MOVING TOWARD A NOVEMBER VOTE ON POLICE "LOCAL CONTROL" TO COINCIDE WITH RECORD TURNOUT & MAIL-IN VOTES FOR THE PREZ TRUMP REELECTION DECISION!!!
Again, savvy readers remind us that KC already has local control via the Mayor's position as police Commish and we're really talking about "City Hall Control"- The same 12th & Oak management that governs the litany of potholes & steel plates on local streets. Even worse, there's a school of thought which claims this move won't affect police pensions. For now that might be correct but when speaking on this topic not so long ago, former Councilman Ed Ford assured a crowd of hundreds that those pensions would quickly fall under KCMO authority when "local control" was finally achieved.
Credit where it's due, KMBC recently reported that Kansas City's Urban League called for local control of the Kansas City Police Department during a virtual town hall meeting.
However, that's just part of the effort and City Hall insiders reveal Mayor Q planning to increase his cable TV face time with interviews that include conversations about the local control effort with Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and possibly an audience with Prez Trump's only real challenger . . . Anderson Cooper.
In the aftermath of recent #BlackLivesMatter protests over the death of George Floyd, there is plenty of grassroots support for dramatic KCPD change from younger voters, the local African-American bloc and progressives.
The political reality is clear: November 2020 is the best chance to win so-called "local control" over KCPD . . .
Whereas, If Prez Trump wins, the GOP keeps the Senate and the Democratic Party endures a soul crushing defeat . . . It'll be at least 4 years before this topic could be renewed. If ever again.
Developing . . .