Monday, August 03, 2020

Kansas City Anti-Racist Peek At Crime

Sociology, data and direct observation hope the public will "unlearn" crime stereotypes . . . Read more:

Why are security measures heightened in some KC neighborhoods and not others?

Glass barriers. Metal gates. Visible security cameras. Ostensibly, each of these things is meant to make a building safer. They're often put in place after a crime is committed nearby, designed as deterrents for any future crime. But why do we see these measures more often in minority communities?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dumbest question ever.

Bandit Darville said...

Someone seriously asked that question and hasn't proven Darwin right yet?

Anonymous said...

Crime and the color of the perpetrators skin have a direct correlation.

Blacks
Lack
Maturity

Anonymous said...

Yet all of BLM and their Rainbow coalition blame Cops for the violence. Weird

J.W. said...

Dumbest question award goes to....

Anonymous said...

Why are bars on all the windows and doors of houses in some parts of KCMO and not in Prairie Village?
The Star needs to get some of their cub investigative reporters on that story right away!
It's as mysterious as the results of the Star's hard-hitting "gun violence" series will prove to be.

The Ayatollah said...

I can’t believe someone wrote that article ..... I love how liberals ignore hard data if it interferes with feelings.

Anonymous said...


It's not a matter of liberals ignoring the hard data, it's the fact they are just ignorant people. They really don't know any better.

Anonymous said...

Dedicated ignorance is different than what a 3 year old can claim about calculus.

Choosing to be ignorant moves it up into stupidity.

Anonymous said...

This article is beyond ridiculous. First of all people, are well aware of criminal activity in their own communities - it's not implied or perceived - they live it every day. And more often than not people know exactly who is committing those crimes. They don't need to be told how bad it is by some sociology grad sitting behind a desk miles away from the actual problem. Second, if people want any kind of improvement in their communities then isn't it THEIR responsibility to make whatever changes are needed to do that? There are numerous opportunities and programs available (mostly in the inner city areas) to start making those improvements but people have to be willing to do the work. Where are all the so-called community/city leaders to help with the issue of "food deserts" and other lack of services in the urban core? Why aren't they interested in investing their experience and time in these communities? That is very telling. And last, if the infrastructure of these areas is improved and if businesses open in the now-empty storefronts to provide goods and services to residents, then it is THEIR responsibility to keep up their properties and help businesses thrive instead of trashing their homes and looting and destroying those businesses. Your communities and neighborhoods can only be as successful as the people who live there want them to be. If they don't give a crap why should anyone else?