A recent murder milestone in Kansas City evoked a few earnest comments that didn't seem to convince locals that the downward death spiral will stop any time soon.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY REMAINS SKEPTICAL OF PROMISES TO CURB VIOLENCE IN THE MIDST OF THE WORST HOMICIDE SPIKE THIS COWTOWN HAS EVER WITNESSED!!!
Proof: Take a look at a recent statement from Mayor Lucas wherein the most spirited discussion focused on criticism of his administration.
One example & response out of many . . .
"You've been talking and talking and posting and posting with lots of emotional rhetoric, but you never seem to come up with a plan. isn't your primary responsibility to keep citizens safe? considering those numbers, it was an issue when you came into office. so what have you done so far?"
Public asks for a plan . . .
"Everyday I hear you say we're working on a plan on the murders in KC then I wake up the next morning to see the news reporting a killing and new covid cases. KC now stands for Killings & Covid. It's getting worse everyday. What's the plan??"
A call for unity . . .
"Wonder if defunding the KCPD will help... You need to stand with the police and not against them. Without unity all around change will never happen all around."
Given the death count, these questions are fair and so far we haven't heard an answer.
Meanwhile, quotient of local violence continues to escalate and here's another round-up of the local milestone . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City Police are investigating their 154th homicide of the year, a new record for homicides on out year. In response to the record-breaking streak of violent crime, Kansas City announced a new initiative last month to tackle the root of the problem.
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Kansas City has hit a grim milestone: 154 homicides this year. That breaks the previous record of 153 set back in 1993, and there are still more than two months to go.
Local Talk Amid Historic Killing
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - This year is now the deadliest year in Kansas City's history. The city surpassed the previous homicide record set in 1993 when the 154th person was killed Wednesday morning near East 66th street and Paseo. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas shared a list including the first names of homicide victims in 2020.
Developing . . .