This afternoon the so-called paper of record is really attempting to convince the public that people still read their reporting.
Take a peek at no charge . . .
A glimpse at this week's distraction . . .
City Council members and community leaders said they were disappointed, shocked and disgusted by the treatment of Black and women firefighters described in a three-part series The Star published online Sunday. The series details systemic racism, sexism and harassment that the city has tolerated for decades.
Already, Mayor Quinton Lucas has asked fire officials to testify before the City Council on Thursday. The new city manager, on his first day, detailed steps his office will take over the coming weeks to address The Star’s findings. And a community leader called on the city to have public hearings about the KCFD.
Mayor Quinton Lucas said he was “gravely concerned” by the findings. Lucas, who was on the City Council for four years before becoming mayor in 2019, also apologized on behalf of the city.
“I haven’t been mayor that long, but on behalf of my predecessors, the city and myself, I think there are a lot of things that need to be fixed that weren’t,” Lucas said. “We will be dedicated to making sure they are addressed.”
The new KCFD Chief is in on the act as well . . .
"The issues we face inside KCFD are a microcosm of what faces our community & society at-large. As a 28-year veteran female firefighter in KCFD, I fully expect all of KCFD to join me in ensuring equity and inclusiveness for all. I am taking steps to lead KCFD forward."
Fact check . . .
THE FAUX TRIAL IS A FARCE THAT HOPES DISTRICT THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA AWAY FROM GROWING FRUSTRATION WITH MAYOR LUCAS AND CITY HALL!!!
There's little to any widespread outrage at KCFD, all of the complaints are OLD and most of them emanate from lawsuits that have already been settled.
Meanwhile . . .
Small biz continues to push back against city hall.
Council will approve HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS for a couple of controversial projects this week.
And we're soon to get another round of furloughs.
This fake hearing is a scheme devised by the newspaper and the current administration who are preying upon the gullible while big money is being moved around amid the threat of KCMO bankruptcy.
Notice, when all is said and done, the policy impact will be minimal and few if any firefighters will get little more than a a wrist slap.
Enjoy the show.