From behind the comfort of a paywall, the so-called Kansas City paper of record denounces a recent statement from the top cop on the threat of police cuts. Sadly, this is one of the few instances where the newspaper doubts cash complaints from local government.
What's more interesting is that a scathing editorial from the newspaper no longer "moves the dial" in terms of public opinion like it did only a few years ago.
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith's blog post on the " devastating" proposed budget cuts necessitated by COVID-19 is more than a little hysterical, and we don't mean hilarious. Every city department has been asked to look into what possible cuts could be made if an 11% budget cut turns out to be necessary to address a $60 million decline in tax revenue.