Sunday, June 21, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! INSIDERS LAMENT INFIGHTING AND CRISIS OF FAITH WITHIN JACKSON COUNTY CHAPLAIN MINISTRY!!!
Recent American civil unrest and nationwide demand for a crackdown against police brutality have placed historic pressure on law enforcement. In times of stress many of us turn to our faith . . . HOWEVER, the election season and ongoing controversy have complicated prayers for Jackson County.
To wit . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS LAMENT AN ALLEGED ANTI-POLICE WITHIN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT!!!
At the outset of this discussion, let's remind our blog community that political opinions are subjective but to ignore rampant complaints is to deny the right of local voters to voice their concerns.
Let's not forget that even the top law enforcement officer in KCMO complained of a hit to morale amid the current wave of protest. And so, it's clear that criticism from outside and within law enforcement has been making an impact . . . At the risk of granting too much power to trolls, we must realize that we're all human and words can hurt.
To that end, we notice a sense of betrayal from law enforcement regarding the Jackson County Sheriff who has been on record alleging corruption and racism against his colleagues
“Some of the things going on with the Sheriff's office is because I’m a black male telling telling them what to do and they’re not accustom to it,” Sheriff Forté said in a recent Fox4 interview.
And so this criticism leads us to a message sent our way which attempt to unpack the intricate politics of police reform at the crux of an upcoming August Primary.
Here's the word . . .
"There is great distrust of the current administration. The evidence for this is not hard to find either. The Sheriff has made numerous social media posts that put down and ostracized the current staff. He is throwing his own people to the wolves in a time that they need actual leadership and support.
"The support staff he has appointed is just as bad. The “in-house” Chaplin has made numerous, public accessible, FB posts about his distrust in the police as a whole. This is the man that has been placed in his position to provide first line mental health care to deputies. If he openly criticizes law enforcement on a public platform, why would any officer/ deputy go to him for help with anything?"
The chaplain referenced is Anthony Shawn Baker who has, in fact, posted criticism of police, president Trump and law enforcement brutality . . . But to be fair, he also posts some centrist memes and content that seems to encourage unity among law enforcement officials against racism.
Nevertheless, the politics of law enforcement officials isn't at issue here . . . Instead, what's important for readers, residents and voters is the obvious signs of dissent and division not only betwixt the public and police but also among law enforcement officials and those who minister to this embattled concern.
Developing . . .