Forgive us the redux post but as the local homeless crisis worsens there are a few deets that deserve further examination.
First and foremost, debate over activist leadership has emerged and recent reports confirm a great deal of criticism of a so-called KC Homeless Union.
Volunteers at the Westport encampment say lack of leadership has become a major issue. "There has really been no organizer here. One that’s not on drugs just to be completely honest and that has been the biggest issue," a local artist said.
It turns out that not everyone who can organize a social media group is qualified to lead a social justice movement.
Even more interestingly . . .
ALLEGATIONS OF PUBLIC DEFECATION AND ALLEGED BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGAINST CITY HALL SPARKED THE EVICTION OF KANSAS CITY HOMELESS CAMPS!!!
Here's a pull quote hidden in a local story that deserves a good whiff before Easter diner.
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“We provided a porta-potty, yet we were having to clean human waste from not just the fountain areas but also the air vents that feed into City Hall. So these are issues that have moved this into a public health and safety concern,” KCMO Communications Director Chris Hernandez said.
Accordingly and in the final analysis . . .
Whilst compassionate souls lament the plight of homeless, on Easter Sunday we witness the rare enforcement of the fundamental principles of civic conduct on both activists and residents of Kansas City. Of course the quest for social justice, advocacy and free speech should be supported. However, at the very least, this cowtown will not yet condone public bowel movements and rampant use of illicit hard drugs as a form of protest. The bar might be set incredibly low, but the last vestige of standards in Kansas City are important to maintain.
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