Friday, July 03, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! COMMUNITY WARNING URGES CAUTION AGAINST POLICE UNDER STRESS AS URBAN TENSIONS RISE AMID VIOLENT & DEADLY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!!!
As prayers continue for a young KCPD officer who suffered gunfire yesterday and local violence against police earned national news coverage . . .
Everyone agrees that the stress level confronting local law enforcement is at an all time high right now . . .
KSHB: Shootings of 2 officers Thursday takes emotional toll on KCPD
Hopefully, over the next few days local leaders will step up to normalize community relations. It's clear that Mayor Quinton Lucas doesn't have much credibility with police after his politically motivated "local control" double cross prevented him from showing up to the hospital where KCPD was camped out last night.
Still, the mayor's conciliatory tweet hasn't garnered much traction but might be a nice gesture overall:
"Earlier this week we failed a four-year-old and his family. Today we failed and I failed our officers and their families. We’ll grieve for some time, but tomorrow we remember our primary role in this community of keeping people safe."
Mere moments after this tweet was published the local homicide count hit #97.
"Police said a large crowd of people made the scene hard to control, but they were finally able to start their investigation a few hours later."
Meanwhile, an East side leader and resource for all of Kansas City shares practical advice that offers an important reflection on the current crisis . . . The words have been shared hundreds of times and are exceptionally noteworthy going into a very tense weekend:
"Listen very carefully ... Two Police Officers have been shot TODAY. Therefore the police will be on HIGH ALERT. If you are stopped or have an interaction with police DO NOT make sudden moves. Their stress level will be HIGH. Be sure to talk with your young people too. A metro bus driver, a woman was also shot today. My prayers for all those officers and the driver who was wounded."
On the record, Kansas City CRIME FIGHTER ALONZO WASHINGTON warns his tens of thousands of followers about rising tensions among the African-American community and local police.
In a recent tweet, he called out the leadership of Mayor Quinton Lucas and local anti-crime groups as he featured EXCLUSIVE photos of a showdown at last night's Prospect homicide scene . . .
Mr. Washington noted: "The Lack of leadership from Mayor Quinton Lucas & their stupid anti-crime groups are going to send the Black community and the police into war with no leadership to avoid it!!!"
Accordingly, these warnings offer more REAL TALK than anything any local news outlet can provide and so we share the info in order to provide a more accurate depiction of life on Kansas City streets.
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