Sunday, March 28, 2021

KCPD Inspired By Effective Community Engagement And Kansas City Neighbors Looking Out For One Another

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 . . .

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

see something and then say something. Pretty simple and effective.

Anonymous said...

KCMO lives and dies by neighborhoods, it's as simple as that.

Santiago O'Leary said...

My neighbors saw that I left my weedeater unattended for two minutes and took the opportunity to steal it. Nice job, neighbors. Thanks. I knew buying a neglected property, spending my nights and weekends fixing it up, and making the area look nice would earn me the respect of the neighborhood. For all of that hard work, you've stolen my AC condenser unit, sprayed graffiti on my garage, thrown your garbage inside the fence, broken into my vehicle to steal my grand daughter's fake cell phone toy, and now the weedeater. Nice job, community! I am glad we are all getting along.

Anonymous said...

My neighbors have been mowing my grass for me for the last two years. It's hard to push a lawn mower when you're leaning on a cane.

In fifteen years, only one home has been burglarized; someone stole the guns from the only neighbor who owned guns.

Unfortunately, there's no way to know in advance whether you will have good neighbors or not. Don't assume that affluent people will be good neighbors, or that poor people would be bad neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Kind of makes me wish I lived in the shithole ghetto.

Anonymous said...

The story represents a good start.
Now if all the folks in high-crime neighborhoods would line up at the East Patrol station house and give the police of all the names of criminals who they know who have committed burglaries, robberies, rapes, and even murders, maybe the cops could get at least some of these thugs off the streets.
Trying to police without any cooperation from residents is the sound of one hand clapping.
And it could start with east side "leaders" encouraging cooperation instead of the tiresome old repetition of what happened decades ago and actually DISCOURAGING residents from cooperating in the safety of their own neighborhoods.
Really not very complicated.
And you don't even need a new taxpayer-supported "program" to do it.

Anonymous said...

" I dint' see nuffin'".

Anonymous said...


Let me be the first to say the neighbors in Central Hyde park stole from me, slammed me for renovating an old house that improved the neighborhood, kicked me in the butt for giving to them, and helping them do yard work, and then gang stalked me with lies of what a bad person I was. Brookside on the other hand was so much better at helping neighbors. Depends on where you are and how educated your neighbors are. Central Hyde Park is full of very ignorant and destructive people.

Anonymous said...

The ghetto neighbors can rat each other out, the cops can arrest the criminals, but Jean Petersucker Baker will let the criminals all go free.

Anonymous said...

3:30... BS, poor neighbors will steal you blind if they get half a chance. AND THEY WILL THINK THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO DO IT!

Anonymous said...

If the story is true - and there's no way to know that in the current media environment - it would seem to be more the exception than the rule.

Anonymous said...

The story is highly suspect.

Anonymous said...

In KC a more realistics, unwritten, follow-up to this story would be that the neighbor who called the cops is the latest urban-core homicide victim.

Clayton Bigsby said...

Lazy asshole taking advantage of your neighbors too?

Anonymous said...

@3:30 - Fredo Funkhouser says: "In fifteen years, only one home has been burglarized; someone stole the guns from the only neighbor who owned guns"

Yeah, right fuck head. Nice liberal propaganda on how you don't support the second amendment.