At the start of this evening, another murder on local streets pushes quotient of cowtown violence forward.
Already Kansas City is catching up to last year's record breaking homicide pace.
Today's murder was the 3rd so far in 2021 compared to 4 at this time last year.
Some readers note that the local rate of killing should actually be higher given New Year's Day violence that was tacked on to last year's count. A victim who succumbed to gunshot injuries and a lady cut to death who died on January 1st were added to the 2020 death toll.
Today, here's a glimpse at the continued urban carnage along with national perspectives . . .
And here's the tragic punchline . . .
THERE'S NO NEW PLAN FOR 2021 AS KANSAS CITY IS LIKELY TO ENDURE ANOTHER YEAR OF TRAGICALLY HIGH HOMICIDE STATS!!!
Moreover . . .
Local excitement over the streetcar or a potential Chiefs Super Bowl repeat has garnered more headlines and public interest than any initiative to curb this deadly trend.
The mayor also seems mum on the local rate of killing given the political heat he took for promising to keep the count blow 100 instead of the record breaking 176 number that concluded 2020.
Accordingly, locals can't be faulted for expecting the 2021 homicide count to remain stable given that elected officials, law enforcement and the community don't seem very interested in curbing this number.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.