Crime experts note a variety of multi-faceted factors for the escalation of violent across the nation. From political & economic turmoil to a decline in mental health resources and fewer options for victims of domestic violence . . . There's never any simple, practical answer to the ongoing American crime crisis. Most reasonable thinkers understand that complexity of rising crime that has plagued the nation and nearly every city in the metro.
Sadly, the newspaper was content to simply blame police based on chatter during a focus group.
Thankfully, the Sunday story was safely hidden behind the paywall and we post it simply for filler whilst working on more productive aspects of the discourse . . . Or at least something more interesting than re-blogging a bunch of social media hateration.
In a year when Kansas City has set an all-time record for homicides, many Black residents say the problem is they can't trust the police. Barbara J.K. Johnson was still in her Easter clothes when she ran out to her yard where a 14-year-old neighborhood boy lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound.