Friday, June 19, 2020
TKC FRIDAY FACE-OFF!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR CONDEMNS KCPD AMID INDICTMENT!!! WILL TOP COP SMITH SURVIVE ATTACKS FROM MEAN JEAN?!?!
As usual, TKC is forced to break the news whilst other "journalists" merely parrot whatever press release copy they've been tossed.
Meanwhile, the rest of you d-bags don't realize that social media has shadow-banned most boomers, delightful crackpots and everyone else who isn't serving the algorithm . . . But I digress.
A recent indictment is mostly political theater and probably won't help the dead guy or his grieving family.
What's more important for voters, denizens of the discourse and our community of scumbags is the political drama at the crux of the current deadly police shooting debate.
In a nutshell . . .
ATTACKS TARGETING POLICE FROM THE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR AND MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER FIT 2020 CAMPAIGN BRANDING PERFECTLY!!!
To be fair . . .
We assume that the intentions of the Jackson County Prosecutor are pure and she's merely doing her courthouse job. Even whilst serving as Missouri Democratic Party Chair, Jean Peters Baker is not at all influenced by her political mission amid a red state election wherein the stakes are high and, if handled properly, the super-minority could make significant gains and take back the Governor's mansion. However, as objective observers suspend disbelief like they were members of fake crowds at sporting events during the pandemic, there is simply no denying the progressive anti-police messaging of the prosecutor is not just opportune but demonstrates a synchronicity so impeccable that, if not planned, should inspire the po-po to start buying lottery tickets given their luck.
Put simply in a less clunky but not quite as fun sentence . . .
Mean Jean waging political war against KCPD lines up perfectly with Democratic Party talking points on police reform. It might not be planned but to deny it is to be willfully naive.
And all of that brings us to a war of words betwixt prosecutor vs. police . . .
The premise . . .
Fox4: Jackson County prosecutor says KCPD asked her not to prosecute detective to help morale
Even better, this exchange should have been the headline and offers a scary preview of this EPIC cowtown clash of the titans. We've highlighted the most important part . . . Checkit:
Jean Peters Baker said she was stonewalled by police in her office’s early efforts to find out more about the case.
She said she requested a probable cause statement in February, two months after Lamb’s death. But she was told by the police department her actions could greatly hurt morale.
“Trust me when I say I wanted to stand at a podium in February, but I couldn’t do that because police simply refused to give me a probable cause statement in this case,” Peters Baker said.
“What I have learned over the past several months is how little influence or reason I hold over that department.”
In a press conference critical of police’s handling of the situation, Peters Baker said she received warnings not to prosecute.
“Warnings have come specifically against me to frankly discourage me from bringing charges in this manner. Here’s what you need to know, those types of statements, warnings, threats have been made to this office,” she said.
“I’ve heard it before, and this is not the first high profile case that I’ve handled. Those threats didn’t work then, and they won’t work now,” she continued.
Get it? Forgive our course reference but this cowtown police debate offers a perfect microcosm of the American argument over law enforcement even if our polite local media want to bury their power play even more subtly and tastefully than hottie news anchor cleavage.
In the final analysis . . .
THE JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR CLAIMS SHE HAS BEEN 'WARNED' AND COERCED BY POLICE!!! IN THIS EPIC FACE-OFF SOMEBODY HAS TO LOSE: WILL IT BE MEAN JEAN OR THE TOP COP?!?
The prosecutor is politically savvy, highly skilled and unafraid to wage a war of words but she's playing for high stakes and could incur outside opposition sparked by her decidedly anti-police rhetoric. Meanwhile, the Chief has never been a dynamic force within his department but instead his methodical and calculated style are indicative of the tremendous authority he wields . . . For now.
Meanwhile, the local homicide count continues to spike at the outset of Summer and the level of discourse and intensifying political theater seems to have little, if any, impact on the bloodbath taking place on Kansas City streets.
Developing . . .