As always, we try to finish Sunday night on a hopeful note.
And so, thankfully, a weekend standoff ended peacefully and sparked an enthusiastic message from police at the scene . . . Check-it . . .
"This situation started when an alert neighbor saw someone breaking into a house and called police. Neighborhoods where people are engaged with their neighbors and look out for each other are safer neighborhoods.
"We share this message at community events and meetings all over the city, this case is an excellent example of this at work!"
At the very least, this optimistic note is something to consider as local crime stats increase amid warmer weather and our political elite are bereft of ideas or solutions.
Even better, neighbors helping neighbors and abiding by the golden rule offers us hope that the Kansas City spirit of community and goodwill exists even in parts of the urban core plagued by crime and desperately hoping for change.
Developing . . .