Tuesday, August 18, 2020
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE 'LOCAL CONTROL' STAYS LOSING!!!
A bad idea pushed forward by Black Lives Matter protesters has now been ELIMINATED from the 2020 election cycle just as our blog community predicted.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTED MAYOR & COUNCIL TAKING OVER POLICE DESPITE SOCIAL JUSTICE PROTEST AND RIOTING!!!
TKC readers predicted this defeat back when Council Dude Eric Bunch sold out BLM and put forward local control as a "legislative priority" that would quickly be dismissed by the GOP super-majority in Jeff City.
Here's the cleaned up version of the story from public radio progressives . . .
Local Control Of Kansas City Police Department Off The November Ballot After Mayor Asks For Delay
On Tuesday, Lucas asked a city council committee to wait to approve the ballot language, meaning the question won’t be finalized before a deadline this week.
“The goal there being that we can have more discussion both on it as a legislative priority in connection with our other legislative priorities,” Lucas said.
The mayor plans to talk the issue to death when all of the protest momentum following the police killing of George Floyd has vanished.
This is a big departure from a bold pronouncement earlier this Summer . . .
Back in June the mayor declared . . .
“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.”
Of course the Kansas City Star was quick to jump on this bandwagon whilst our blog community pointed to a nightmare scenario in STL following their local control vote.
On the bright side . . .
MAYOR Q DID HEAR FROM VOTERS WHO THINK 'LOCAL CONTROL' I.E. A CITY HALL POLICE TAKEOVER IS A HORRIBLE IDEA!!!
Backing off this issue for the Mayor isn't a bad move . . . Whilst Council Dude Bunch leaving the issue to lobbyists in Jeff City is a remarkable sellout and betrayal . . . Mayor Q can accurately claim that voter feedback was overwhelmingly negative and leadership that caters only to protest demands is unwise.
Developing . . .