The "logic" of the newspaper KCMO counting methodology should be highlighted because it offers yet another attack against law enforcement that doesn't correspond to any data set or official confirmation.
The so-called Kansas City paper of record is counting "officer-involved" shootings in their homicide numbers.
Example . . .
It's a sad story that deserves mention but doesn't correspond to reality.
As of this writing, here are the latest homicide stats from KCPD which are then reported to the FBI at the end of the year . . .
Again, this is data point is important in an era when both progressives and conservatives fight about disinformation and the very nature of reality.
All of the local TV news outlets have parted ways with the Kansas City Star and use police stats to record KCMO muders rather than the skewed dead-tree methodology wherein "journalists" are accountable to NO ONE.
Accordingly, this is a big part of the reason that both subscribers and advertisers have abandoned the publication.
During a historic homicide spike, the Kansas City Star is publishing inaccurate information and their news content can no longer be trusted to offer objective reporting.
An editorial stance is one thing but these skewed stats feature so-called journalistic content basically calling out police for murders in shootings that have been ruled "justified" . . . It's a dangerous allegation to make and one that has been mostly unquestioned by local media.
You decide . . .