Saturday, June 20, 2020
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KCMO 'DEFEND THE POLICE' EMERGES!!!
As always, we work to bring our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY a view from "many sides" of the Kansas City discourse.
Accordingly, and because we would be remiss without mentioning it . . .
WE'RE SEEING SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN POLICE SUPPORT IN KANSAS CITY PROPER AND THROUGHOUT THE METRO!!!
A few examples . . .
The KCPD police union is doubling down on strident support for an indicted KCPD Detective and the argument is trending across local social media . . .
Police union argues detective charged in Cameron Lamb killing was justified
Money line reported by Fox 4:
“Look this isn’t kindergarten. You don’t get a safe spot. Once you’re doing something wrong and try to get some place where it’s safe — that doesn’t happen that way,” Brad Lemon, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99, said.
“Officers were told there was a crime a foot. Officers responded to that crime,” Lemon continued. “They approach the individual committing the crime, and then had a gun pulled on them.”
The FOP president has repeatedly argued DeValkenaere’s actions were justified.
“This is a political overreach by a failing prosecutor,” he said.
Meanwhile . . .
As Black Lives Matter marched through Overland Park today, let's not forget that just last week a ride in tribute to fallen officer Mike Mosher earned the support of an equally large crowd.
Even more interestingly via stats that we check from time to time, here's a glimpse behind the scene from our vantage . . .
KCMO Council Lady Heather Hall standing up for police and against amnesty for demonstrators during the recent riot/uprising protests on the County Club Plaza has been one of our most popular posts this week.
To her credit, Norhtland Council Lady Hall & Teresa Loar were the only to to cast votes against the amnesty deal.
And so, we'll continue to monitor the discourse and remind our readers that our SNARKY ALTERNATIVE AND INDEPENDENT TKC BLOG COMMUNITY remains a reliable junk food staple of the local news diet in order to get a more complete view of Kansas City.
And all of this inspires our playlist with more old school songs from The Police this week . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.