In the aftermath of a decisive E-tax election victory Mayor Q took a bold step and openly joined detractors of Kansas City Police Department Chief Smith.
Remember that no so long ago East side leaders admonished the city hall leader for failing to take a side on the tenure of KCPD Chief Smith.
Accordingly . . .
MAYOR Q HAS NOW PUBLICLY ALIGNED HIMSELF WITH ACTIVISTS HOPING TO REPLACE THE KCPD CHIEF AND PUSH FOR LOCAL CONTROL!!!
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To deny Mayor Q's solidarity with forces collaborating to remove the KCPD Chief would be outright cowardice and yet another departure into the legalese that only serves to make the rising star politico look weak.
The Mayor doesn't have to write a press release or author any more tweets to show the public where he stands: In direct opposition to the current local law enforcement leadership.
At the very least, the mayor's public opposition against the top cop offers a definitive reference for voters and a sign that po-po union organizers were yet again politically incompetent by throwing their support behind a dude who stabbed them in the back less than a year later . . . Supporters of former Council Lady and mayoral contender Jolie Justus claim that AT LEAST she would have been honest in her approach to community policing and probably didn't have the stamina to march in the streets and yell with anti-police protesters.
And so we thank this vital community news resource for making a straightforward argument in their latest issue.
Check-it . . .
Northeast News: Standing for Law and Order
The premise . . .
Once again The Kansas City Star, the Urban League, and the Kansas City Homeless Union – whatever that is – have called for Kansas City Missouri Police Chief Rick Smith’s head on a pike. Why? Because Chief Smith, unlike former Chief Darryl Forté, has a backbone and can’t be bent to fit the mold of the woke mob.
The latest alleged misstep by Smith was to agree to accept an award at the Jackson County Republican Committee’s Reagan-Lincoln Day Dinner for keeping the city safe last summer during the violent Plaza riots – a well deserved honor in this News Dog’s eyes.
For his decision, Chief Smith was excoriated and Twitter bullied by Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Quinton Lucas, then summarily dragged over the coals by The Star’s Editorial Board, most of whom live in Southern Johnson County . . .
Money line and a hint at larger political forces at play . . .
This is all about the Mayor and his woke gang trying to wrench control of the police department away from the governor-appointed Board of Police Commissioners and put it into the hands of bought off woke locals who are bendable to every whim and wish of the leftist mob.
You decide . . .