The column starts with a 90s movie reference that is probably lost on most people who actually still read the newspaper.
However, the premise is more relevant than ever . . .
And here's where it gets really interesting . . .
A KANSAS CITY STAR COLUMNIST JOINS PROTESTERS IN QUESTIONING THE CONDUCT & CONTROVERSIES CONNECTED TO A KCPD OFFICER!!!
It's a bold tactic that was scrawled across city hall steps last year following the rough arrest a young woman which featured the controversial officer's shoe on the lady's back.
Finally, here's the premise of the column . . .
"Kansas Citians do have the right to know if there is a problem officer patrolling city streets.
"This was [THE OFFICER'S] first line-of-duty shooting death, prosecutors said. But will it be his last?"
As far as this blog is concerned, neither the question nor the answer are as important as the fact that the so-called Kansas City paper of record is now echoing the very same rhetoric used by "mostly peaceful" protesters and activists demanding a local leadership change for law enforcement.
Politically, it's far more important to see how local institutions are lining up as the nation's culture war worsens.
You decide . . .