Wednesday, June 10, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! SUPER DAVE STANDS UP AGAINST KCPD 'LOCAL CONTROL' & 'DEFUND THE POLICE' MOVEMENT!!!
Kansas City residents confront another major push to champion local control in 2020 as more radical activists tout defunding police altogether.
Super Dave is a favorite from the TKC comments and here's his hot take on both issues . . .
Super Dave Fights Against Kansas City Police Local Control
Back in April of 1874 the Board of police commissioners formed what was known as the Kansas City Police Department. The department was controlled by the commission until Tom Pendergrass convinced the city Council to take over control of the Police Department through a home-rule ordinance in 1932. It took until 1939 for the corruption to become so bad that the Missouri Atty. Gen. put a stop to it. The Missouri governor at that time re-created the Board of Police Commissioners and is that system that is in use today. Mayor Lucas working to take over the police department again with city rule will result in nothing but a repeat in history. The department will become corrupt and be used as a political tool against the residents of the city by the powers that be. Mayor Lucas has a political agenda here and that isn’t for the good of everyone.
A lot of crying for defunding of the police is taking place today by people that have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. These are people that think first responders to incidents should be mental health care providers, social workers, victim advocates and every other willy-nilly community chest of people whose actions will be completely detrimental in addressing the situation.
Who will respond to the bank robberies? Who will respond to hostage situations? Who is going to respond to a sniper in the tower? Do you think a mental health worker carrying a full load of common sense is going to attempt to approach an active shooting sniper who has already killed many? Please explain to me how a mental health worker is going to respond to a tragic accident with numerous deceased victims and make it all seem acceptable? What about the shooting victim lying dead in the middle of the street, how is a social worker and victim advocates going to make that a better outcome? The social worker going to go arrest the guilty party of the killing, I seriously doubt that.
You can’t take law enforcement off the street. Those that want to take a lot of active law enforcement off the street clearly have ulterior motives . . . .
What they failed to understand is that less law enforcement is not going to result in less crime of any kind. Instead it will increase crime as there is no deterrent for sure to stop someone from doing evil just for grins and giggles or because you have a better looking wife than they do.
There’s no way you can convince me that a social worker or workers will ever put a stop to the rampant murdering that's been taking place the past few years in Kansas City or any other city. Look at Chicago, some of the toughest gun laws around it’s not a deterrent whatsoever to stop killing in that city. Now how is a social worker going to change that? They can’t and they won’t. We have more social workers running around now than ever in life and things just keep getting worse and worse.
Law enforcement is not all about the people on the street, the street cop trying to enforce the laws. Law enforcement covers many entities from street crime to white-collar crime to local government codes enforcement. All laws are not handled solely by a police officer on the street. Many other factions enter into the whole picture of law enforcement. But it’s always the street cop too often that gets the blame when it all goes bad.
The effective way to have good law enforcement is to have a total complete package of law enforcement in effect. That includes prosecutors who do their jobs and who see that the sentences that the current laws on the books say must be handed out. Judges sitting on the bench are there to oversee that justice is served not to twist justice to fit their political needs or friends. That is why politics needs to be totally removed from law enforcement. Many state that incarceration does no good. To you folks I say, till you come up with a better plan that’s what it has to be. Sitting around campfires singing folk songs while eating s’mores as a social worker tells criminals what they did is bad makes about as much sense as making a child stand in the corner for five minutes for hitting his sister. Punishment has to be dealt to those that can’t follow the laws that we have in place. Some people just do not want to be a part of society and there’s plenty of proof for that out there. So the simple solution is to just remove them from mingling with society.
A country or city without proper law enforcement will quickly become a city we have seen on the news the past few days. What we see is they’re on fire with rampant looting while idiotic Mayors are handing out pardons.
Society as a whole needs to follow the law; it's as simple as that. And every one of these cases of police brutality of late have all started out with somebody breaking the law, makes no difference what law they were breaking minor laws or major laws that was what prompted the incidents we have seen. The best way to see law enforcement downplayed would be for people to not break the law, simple as that, see how easy that could be?.
If you don’t like a law then work at getting it changed don’t take it out on a law enforcement officer who is just doing their job.
For the record I don’t think anyone is above the law and all no matter whom bad cops and politicians included should be treated the same.
Want better law enforcement, then you better get ready to pay for such. First off, increase the salaries they are currently paid to where a starting police officer makes no less than 80K their first year. Then you start increasing the screening process for hiring such. Make law enforcement salaries the same all across the United States everywhere. Make the screening process the same everywhere. Those hired to be law enforcement officers, city code enforcement officers any person who is in place to enforce the law of this country should be able to pass a background check that includes about everything related to that person then a complete psychological workup and when I say complete I mean damn complete. This might not stop a few from getting through the process that shouldn’t be wearing a badge but it would tremendously help in putting better law enforcement personnel in all areas on the streets.
But let’s be careful out there and look out for one another and respect one another, as it’s respect that is rapidly failing and a key lack of many escalated issues we see on the news today.