Friday, July 24, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! COUNCIL DUDE ERIC BUNCH BACKS AWAY FROM KANSAS CITY VOTE ON POLICE LOCAL CONTROL!!!
The November showdown at the ballot box will be anticlimactic for Kansas City. Progressive votes in the presidential election won't really count given that the sketchy electoral college decides the fate American Democracy and Prez Trump is likely to win Missouri even if the rest of the country decides to give him the boot. Even worse, a recent Black Lives Matter protest mandate to take "local control" of KCPD is now at risk thanks to a cleverly worded resolution offered by Councilman Eric Bunch.
Remember Mayor Quinton Lucas recently made a bold pronouncement of plans for a November vote on the issue of so-called "systemic change" for Kansas City police . . .
“We have heard the community’s demands for an accelerated effort to explore the issue of local control—and today we’re taking decisive action to provide our electorate an opportunity to weigh in on this issue,” said Mayor Lucas. “Decisions about the future of public safety in our community should be in the hands of our voters. I look forward to hearing from the people of Kansas City on the best path forward. This is one of many steps we’re taking to create a better and more accountable City government, improve community relations, and build the best police department for our community and our officers.”
The statement on city hall steps was nearly as daring as the Mayor lashing out against "fake—primarily non-black—allies" following destruction at KCPD HQ.
Speaking of . . .
We advise readers to look at a recent tweet from Council dude Eric Bunch CLOSELY because it's very clever and signals a classic instance of "Kansas City Nice" that could derail the activist push toward local control . . .
"Yesterday I introduced a resolution that would establish local control of PD as a legislative priority of the KCMO City Council. Holding a purely symbolic local election is costly and confusing."
Did you get the switcheroo??? It was subtle.
COUNCIL DUDE BUNCH CLEVERLY SELLS OUT ACTIVIST LOCAL CONTROL SUPPORTERS WITH HIS 'LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY' NON-BINDING PROMISE INSTEAD OF TRUSTING VOTERS!!!
Credit to a few TKC TIPSTERS who note that A VOTE TO KEEP LOCAL CONTROL WOULD DEVASTATE LOCAL BLM and social justice activists.
Still . . .
Credit where it's due . . . The passive-aggressive political gambit is so perfectly convoluted that it will confuse the uninitiated.
But here at TKC we are initiated against this kind of theatricality and deception.
A translation of this move from Councilman Bunch . . .
- He's against a vote on local control . . . He can give whatever reason that he likes but arguing against direct Democracy based on expense is weak.
- The talk of a city council "legislative priority" is the worst kind of vaporware promise any politico could offer. It's actually an insult to mention this to an adult with any experience watching politics in Kansas City.
- Council dude Bunch slowly backing away from Black Lives Matter whilst posing as one of their city hall supporters is SMART. Very few people really understand how politics at 12th & Oak works so his crafty equivocating has been nearly unnoticed.
Meanwhile, Kansas City violence continues a historic spike this Summer as politicos work diligently to carefully position themselves against rising public anger emanating from "many sides" of the electorate.
Developing . . .