Monday, October 19, 2020

Kansas City Star Posts Inaccurate Homicide Stats Contradicting Police & Local Media

In the precious few moments before Kansas City hits a homicide record, we want to share an brief but important insight into how local media has reported this devastating violence.

Most local news outlets check with KCPD numbers in order to document the tragic count. This practice offers independent verification because those numbers are submitted to the FBI at the end of the year. 

However . . .

IN A BRAZEN MOVE THE KANSAS CITY STAR DISPUTES POLICE NUMBERS AND HAS ESTABLISHED THEIR OWN HOMICIDE COUNT THAT DOCUMENTS OFFICER-RELATED 'JUSTIFIED' SHOOTINGS AS PART OF THEIR NUMBERS!!!

The newspaper declared a record breaking homicide number last week and neither their subscribers or the public followed along.

In an era when the partisan debate fights over "facts vs. feelings" we can only argue that the Star's judgement is not open to independent review and is not documented by any government agency. The decision and data is simply granted to editors alone.

More importantly, every other news outlet in Kansas City deserves credit for siding with OFFICIAL numbers that are recorded by numerous law enforcement agencies rather than relying on dead-tree "journalists" with no accountability to the public.

To be fair, the we can infer some push back from the public if declining subscriber, advertiser and circulation numbers are taken into account.

Facts matter and what we've noticed is the declining influence of the Star's in part because of their inaccurate accounting of crucial stats that report his town's historic rate of killing.

You decide . . .

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's a newspaper?

Bandit said...

Who?

Anonymous said...

So the Star lied again nothing new there about that.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry.
It will only influence their 6 subscribers.

Anonymous said...

Just.Shut.Down. Put the rag out of it's misery.

Anonymous said...


The Kansas City Star is a police hating American hating propaganda paper that can't even sell papers for more than a dollar and doesn't have enough news to wipe your butt with. They are desperate and pathetic.

Anonymous said...

After the Kansas City Star went full Communist; haven't read it in years.

Public University Journalism schools need to be defunded as they have produced these lying journalists with no ethics, no "journalistic integrity".

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Wouldn’t line a birdcage with The Fallen Star.

Sharice Davids manicured muff said...

They should be counting the police shootings in the totals, those fuckers murdered people too

Anonymous said...

What's the Pitch say, that's where I usually get my biased and innacurate sjw news.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Excellent point!

Anonymous said...

Justified homicide is homicide. Agree, it should be included in totals. Wonder how many justified homicides there are in the heavy hitters like Chicago and Baltimore?

Anonymous said...

12:38 May as well include OSHA negligent manslaughter & toxic tort wrongful death then too.

Anonymous said...

dead is dead.

Anonymous said...

1:19 Yeah. Forklift accidents. Cancer victims. How about swimming pool deaths? You really thought that through, and came up with that response? Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html yes to this too. I'd like to know the stats on all the hospitals.

Anonymous said...

The UK has a corporate homicide law, the US does not.

The Case for a Corporate Homicide Law

trench collapses are popular with OSHA:
https://www.equipmentworld.com/colo-contractor-charged-with-manslaughter-in-trench-collapse-death/Rosario “Chayo” Martínez
https://www.nesglobal.net/construction-foreman-sentenced-jail-trench-death/ Carlos Moncayo
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/12/05/south-end-boston-trench-collapse-atlantic-drain-kevin-otto-sentence-robert-higgins-kelvin-mattocks/ Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks
https://www.ehstoday.com/construction/article/21919450/construction-company-owner-charged-with-manslaughter-over-workers-trench-death HAROLD FELTON

Anonymous said...

1:34 say their names mthr fucker.

Anonymous said...

^^^ that’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

Facts don't matter to the star writers. Publish a biased article, citing incorrect statistics, quote uncertified "experts and throw in unverified accounts of police abuses. However, it's really nothing new for the star.

Anonymous said...


^^ Don't forget the media's "anonymous" sources whenever they make up shit about President Trump.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 100%

Anonymous said...

^^You mean like this whole fake Biden laptop thing too?

Anonymous said...

^^Except it's not fake. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^The phrase is "fake Biden," not "fake laptop." I think we can agree that Biden is a fake, but the laptop is real. You can tell that it's real by the way so many journo-liars are pretending it's not.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet it is fake and nobody is buying it. Weird. When does the Durham report drop BTW? Where are we on Obamagate too?

Anonymous said...

I will dance in the street when the STAR goes belly up

Anonymous said...

^^You'll go belly up first geezer. Tick tock.

Anonymous said...

2:54 Oh you silly silly little queen!

Anonymous said...

The Star is dying a slow death. Will they count their own demise as well?

Anonymous said...

2:54 will die in a BLM peaceful protest within the year.